Hi, I never really post any videos of myself as I do have a teacher and he tells me where I need to work to improve next....I have posted in the past a video as I was preparing to perform a piece to perform to a small audience so in that case I wanted as many people to feedback to me as possible, not just my teacher, not that I don't trust him, but I think it is nice to get many 'perspectives' before a performance is due as after all I would be presenting my piece to many people.
Anyway, after that I never really post any videos of myself as I think I can't really play ANYTHING well enough to come here and post something to entertain you with, this is the honest truth, I am not writing this to get any attention or any 'here here Jo' replies, this is the true honest opinion of my playing. I hope to be a good violinist one day, but I am really not there yet, far from it.
BUT, I have had a couple of people (one especially, you know who you are) who have been kindly asking me to post a video as they are very genuinely interested in hearing how I am getting on/progressing with my violin learning.
So here I am posting a video.
How I am getting on? My honest opinion? I think I am still at the same stage I was roughly 10 months ago, still STUCK at playing slow pieces (this is a slow piece), still NOT confident in playing fast bits, in fact in this piece I am NOT confident in the fast passage in the beginning (well it's not fast but it's faster than the rest). I am learning other pieces, including fast ones with my teacher (ie Vivaldi 4 seasons and Bach Allemande etc but they are really too bad to post here)
This piece I only really practiced for 2 weeks, spending approximately 20 to 30 minutes on it per day (5 days a week, so I spent ten days on it). If you wonder how long it took me to play it the way I play it. So I don't find it challenging, although as you can hear, I still play it rather poorly!!! It would take me another 6 months to play it 'ok'.
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Posted: August 27, 2011