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Suggestion for Etudes to supplement learning?
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ryonass
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Does anyone have books they recommend? I've been playing for roughly 7 months and I'm following Suzuki method. I would like additional resources to make sure i'm supplementing my learning.

 

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Yes sir I do.  Free too.  Go to the navigation bar at the top of this page and click on "Sheet Music" then select: "Free Violin Studies, Etudes and Solos."  For someone with less that a year playing I strongly recommend the Wohlfahrt Etudes.  They are excellent.  Here you go: https://fiddlerman.com/wp-cont.....1_1-30.pdf

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The Fiddlerman site has several free books available. See https://fiddlerman.com/studies.....nd-etudes/ .

Many people like Wohlfahrt's. My teacher likes Schradieck, although it is boring as hell. (As my teacher puts it, nobody has ever formed an emotional attachment to one of the Schradieck exercises.)  Pretty much anything on that page will do you good.

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@Uzi @Charles I saw that on Sheet music tab but I did not know which one I should be following. I will give both of them a try tonight. Thank you both!

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I also highly recommend the Wohlfahrt etudes at this stage, and you may be able to get something out of the Kreutzer etudes even now (though they're probably more useful a bit later on).

Once you've been playing a bit longer, consider the Mazas etudes as well:

http://imslp.org/wiki/Etudes%2.....r%C3%A9ol)

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AndrewH said
I also highly recommend the Wohlfahrt etudes at this stage, and you may be able to get something out of the Kreutzer etudes even now (though they're probably more useful a bit later on).

Once you've been playing a bit longer, consider the Mazas etudes as well:

http://imslp.org/wiki/Etudes%2.....%A9ol)  

Just took a look at the Mazas etudes, looks very challenging.

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ryonass said

Just took a look at the Mazas etudes, looks very challenging.  

Yeah, probably not something you should take on now. Maybe a year or so down the line. For now, it's just good to be aware that they exist for future reference.

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This might be a stupid question but for the Wohlfahrt Op45 do I just play throught it? I see most of the early parts don't have key signature. How do you start playing that? 

 

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Hi @ryonass Do you mean for the first couple etudes in the book? The lack of sharps or flats in the key signature means those are played with no flats and no sharps 🙂 Hope that helps 🙂

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Yes.  Each etude is numbered with a roman numeral. If you mean they don't have a key signature because they don't contain sharps or flats in the signature, then the key is C major which contains no sharps or flats.  

Also, you should learn to play them from beginning to end.  Start by playing them slowly and over time (using a metronome) learn to play them at the designated tempo.  While it won't seem so at first, these pieces are actually quite musical and your goal should be to learn to play them musically rather than mechanically.  There are youtube videos demonstrating them if you need to hear how they sound when played by expert violinists.  Here's No. 1 played at the proper tempo.

 

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@damfino yes that does help. Thank you

@Uzi that makes a lot of sense now. This is my first time coming across C major. I guess i will now learn F natural. I can't thank you enough for that video! I have a lot of work to do and it is exciting. Again thank you!

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@ryonass Have fun, and don't be afraid to move on if one becomes boring or frustrating. You can always return to it at another time, and usually then they seem so much easier and you wonder at how they had felt so hard at first. That's how my teacher would move me along. We didn't go in order, we worked one one based on maybe a technique it would help with, or a key that went with something else I was working on.

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@damfino Will do. This is prefect because Suzuki book 2 uses F natural and I will be starting that soon.

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