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Sevcik: Personal journey into the unknown
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I'm age 47.  I have never had a violin lesson.  My interest is classical music.  This project is a process of documenting my progress of learning the violin without any instructors.  Beginning in Jan. 2013, the plan is to post videos of each exercise (exception being I shall skip the melodies) within all the Sevcik books starting with:

School for Beginners Book 1 and 2...then

School of Violin Technics Book 1-4...etc

At present, I can't play anything.  The objective is to quit goofing around and give it an effort at least and see what happens.  The videos won't be interesting because its all dry technical work.  But I have been told Sevcik is rigorous if nothing else, and the files can be downloaded from Fiddlerman.com. 

So here goes...

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Congratulations, less talk and more play...thumbs-up

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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Why skip the melodies?

If you have faith/belief in that lesson series as being potentially good, why disregard the melodies that are a part of it?  They may be there for reasons you don't understand yet.

But hey, it's your life and your time.

dunno

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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Im in, whats the first thing we are working on? First pages of both books, one book at a time alternating?

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

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It's very nice. I'll lookforward to see your videos, Composer!

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It's very nice. I'll lookforward to see your videos, Composer!

Thanks. I'm working exclusively in the School for Beginners until its complete. https://fiddlerman.com/wp-cont.....inners.pdf Currently practicing Section 1.  Will post a video on Jan 6.

I've changed my mind about the melodies.  I will post videos of those as well.

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