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jojo
I just realised!!!! what made me want to learn the violin was listening to a soloist play the Theme from Schindler's List live at a concert hall. That piece always brings tears to my eyes and is just sooooo passionate you can feel it in every hair on your body! well.......3 and a half years into my violin learning journey I have now (last week) started to learn this piece, all on my own as my teacher is away on holiday! I can't believe it I am finally achieving my original dream goal on the violin, to play this piece!!! Beth, I have changed my fingering FOUR times so far in the last week, I find as I am getting more comfortable with the piece I find new fingering to accomdate bowing/phrasing/dynamics etc...I take it it's normal to do this? (change fingering every other day whilst you learn the piece???) LOL Anyway, my FIRST big celebration on violin, goal n.1 almost achieved now :)
jojo
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Posted: August 11, 2010
Last Comment: August 13, 2010
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Eileen
Posted: August 13, 2010
It is a wonderful piece, very beautiful !

jojo
Posted: August 11, 2010
will post it in time :), I've only started looking at it last week, I want to 'run it past' my teacher but won't see him until 11th of September.... also am working on making the 'fast bits' smooth, only one of them is a little tricky, and that's the one in at the end of bar 33!! (the first bit where there is D#, F#, B, D#, F# up in 3rd position, B in 3rd position and D# in 3rd with 4th finger extension on E), that bit I can do but I am working on doing it 'up to speed which is the difficulty! I love it though, I feel it is a little challenging as a piece but 'not too challenging', 'achievable', I don't feel overwhelmed by it...

Eileen
Posted: August 11, 2010
That's wonderful Jo ! My teacher wrote that music out for me and I've worked on it off and on for a while. I'd love to hear you play it when you feel comfortable posting it ! It is a lovely piece !

jack
Posted: August 11, 2010
Congratulations Jo!

It's always great to follow one's passion and dreams and watch them achieve their goals. You are a very driven person and I'm sure you will have many more celebrations as you continue in your journey. Thanks for sharing your inspirations and achievements with us.

Cheers!!    ;-)