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Minuet by Luigi Boccherini
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JuanFiddler
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December 4, 2018 - 11:58 am
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Hi folks its been a long time after my last post. Here I Share this minuet That my students at the primary are dancing to on the end of the year party. Too I don't have the piano track lol.

Regates.

Juan.

There's nothing better than a cold beer and the warm soothing sound of a violin.

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bocaholly
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Thanks for sharing that, Juan. Very nice, full sound and love that piece.  

I don't know if I'll ever be able to memorize 3 minutes plus worth of music but I guess you have to do that if you want to be "present" for the dancing kids while you play.

If someone videos the dance, I'd love to see it here.

Thanks,

Holly

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Shane "Chicken" Wang
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December 4, 2018 - 10:49 pm
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Wow young Juan, you play that thing like it owes you money.

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Fiddlerman
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December 7, 2018 - 11:12 am
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I had the pleasure of Juans visit years ago and can attest to the fact that he has progressed enormously.
How old were you when you started playing Juan?

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Fiddlerman said
I had the pleasure of Juans visit years ago and can attest to the fact that he has progressed enormously.
How old were you when you started playing Juan?  

Pierre how have you been? Thank you so much for your feedback. I started on the violin when I was 26 (im 32 now) I had some ups and downs on the way but I always try to make sure I keep on playing. My dream is to play classical and Celtic músic. Hope to upgrade my violin sometime soon. We will have a conversation about that bro.

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So beautifully played, thanks for sharing!

 Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about dancing in the rain!!

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Andrew Shumway
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Very nice!

I had been using ABRSM exam books for practice material, but after a while I had to admit how boring they were. Then I found a set of old-edition Suzuki books online and, whatever you think of the "method", those books contain quite a large selection of material, so I'll be looking at the Bach, Beethoven and Boccherini myself.

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You're playing that really well !  (a bit jealous here. Well, someday...)

What does ABRSM even mean ? some exercises can be boring, I need to practice with "musical" exercises. Have fun with Beethoven and the like 🙂 . And show us as much as you want !

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Andrew Shumway
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ABRSM stands for Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

They are one of the main examining boards in the UK. It basically means the Royal College of Music (RCM - not to be confused with the Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada!) and the Royal Academy of Music combined. There may be others.

Whereas in the USA you audition for conservatory at age 18, and how you get that far is up for grabs, hence the popularity of the Suzuki method, in the UK you have exams from grades 1 to 8, where 8 is a suitable level for conservatory entry. Your teacher chooses increasingly difficult pieces for you to work on until you get there. You still have to audition, but the pathway there is what we have instead of a "method".

For example, the first movement of Bach's BWV1001 is a grade 8 exam piece, as is Kreutzer 10. The Corelli Sarabande is a grade 2 piece. On the way to grade 8 there are some nice pieces, but many boring ones.

There is a small amount of equivalence between the ABRSM pathway and the Suzuki method, although Suzuki seems far more rigorous, and Sukuki 8, 9 and 10 seem like an endless array of concerto movements, whereas for grade 8 oboe, all I had to do was the Hindemith sonata, Britten's Metamorphoses after Ovid and the first movement of the Mozart concerto. I have no recollection of any piano work, except for the slow movement of Beethoven's Moonlight sonata, that was grade 5, and after grade 8 I worked on the first movement of the Pathétique until my scholarship ended when I was 18.

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We will definitely help you out when the time comes Juan. You can count on me. 🙂

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