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Becoming better at Violin
Getting to a good enough standards to play at concerts-help?
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April 6, 2015 - 1:58 pm
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Hey guys,

So, I absolutely love the violin, I really do and I'm willing to put in the hours it's just that my family can't afford for me to have an excellent teacher and I know I need to improve my technique. I am grade6/7 standard and to play at concerts I know you need to be better than grade 8. I'd just love to experience entertaining and really want to get somewhere. Any ideas how? Or what I could do to get somewhere? Are any of you guys in the same boat or have been? What did you do? Thank you, I really would like/need some answers :)

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April 6, 2015 - 4:46 pm
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At that level, you're way better than I am, so I won't presume to give you advice.  I'm really just commenting to bump your post back to the top of the list of Recent Forum Posts, until somebody qualified can answer.  

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright

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April 6, 2015 - 9:36 pm
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Hey Emma and welcome to the forum.

Could you explain what grade 6/7 entitles? One of the greatest ways to improve, especially when you can't afford a teacher, is to record yourself and become your own teacher. Analyze your performance in every way.

A bonus is that you can post your performances online, here among other places and ask for constructive criticism. This likens private lessons.

Look forward to following your progress.

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but the one who needs the least."

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