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guangjiu wu
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after 3 months learning ,my son can play simple songs(he has the teacher local one week one class and with the guidance also from the beth video), but still a lot issues i can see, he has hard time to bow at lower half of the bow especially the when close to the frog, he felt difficulty to balance the bow, pls give comments and willing to listen more about where to improve and how to improve. thanks in advance.
guangjiu wu
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Posted: March 27, 2018
Last Comment: March 28, 2018
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guangjiu wu
Posted: March 28, 2018
My son using 1/4 size violin, thank you Elke , I think you are absolutely right, thank you for your suggestion. we will practise the suzuki add upon the local teacher required practice.  Good day Elke.
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Elke Meier
Posted: March 28, 2018
Guangjiu, your son's teacher might refer to the fact that the Suzuki method is very strong on technique and people have to add new techniques pretty fast. Maybe he feels it is too fast for a little child. But when you follow Suzuki it does not mean that you cannot add other pieces in between if the progression in the Suzuki book seems too fast for the teacher or your sun :).

guangjiu wu
Posted: March 27, 2018
Say thanks on behalf of my son

thank you beth and Elke, This morning when he woke up,i shared the video to him, he is very happy to hear your kind comments, and i encouraged him to work harder with your praise. beth you have a good point on why his violin sound not continuous, that's my puzzle, you are right it's because he is too focused on metronome, your suggestion to use suzuki method , i totally with you, i asked the local teacher before why not use the suzuki method, he said in his mind the suzuki method hard for young kid to start, he prefered the book called "the road to learn the violin"Chinese name"学琴之路",and start with open string and mainly on La string, from upper half bow to middle bow and to lower half bow,  i would like to have him to learn the suzuki from your videos, later on when he practiced the twinkle twinkle little star ,maybe easy for you to tell the problem he has. thank you very much for your detail and kind response. Best wishes to you.

Elke Meier
Posted: March 27, 2018
Congratulations to your son (and to you!). That was quite impressive! And how special to have such a young Violinlab colleague! I guess he will have overtaken all of us within a few years... :). What size violin is he playing?

Beth Blackerby
Posted: March 27, 2018
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Hello Guanjiu, your son is adorable! I can't believe how focused he is. What method book is that?