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tune a week?
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April 17, 2019 - 11:11 am
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hey guys!  so I've been away from my violin for awhile, and getting back into it.  i'm still a super beginner.  I see the learn a tune a week on the website - is that too lofty a goal for a beginner to mix in with scales and etudes ?  maybe, a tune every 2 weeks ??  even then for a beginner it would'nt be perfect by that time, but would it help or harm my progression ?  

can't afford to go back to lessons atm, so i'm on my own for the foreseeable future!

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April 17, 2019 - 11:32 am
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Hi @michelle.lea - don't concern yourself over that - I believe ( @Fiddlerman can correct me if I misunderstood ) - I think the "tune a week" was just Pierre's way of "getting folks involved" - there is - as far as I know - no expectation on anyone to learn to play any one of his tunes in a week.  They are there to inspire us, a tune to pick-out if we are interested, and so on.  ( I *think* the "week" thing came from when FM started the idea, they were posted regularly - i.e. weekly - but - he's a busy chap, so the interval between posting has somewhat extended these days ! )

As far as helping or hindering your progress - well - we all come in to learning the instrument in different ways - and if you have a regime that works for you ( your etudes and scales ) then sure - of course - stick with that - BUT - if practice time allows, it is my enduring belief that it does no harm to branch-out, explore, investigate, try ANYTHING that takes your imagination - like simple tunes you just know in your head from childhood, pop tunes you just know the melody to, and of course, anything from the "Tune a week" series....

Very glad to know you're back into the violin groove !  Good to have you back ! thumbs-up


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