I thought i would share some ideas for good beginner peices and at the same time ask you to suggest some more for me.
Some of the pieces i like to attemp to play at home includes:
'Sicilienne' by Maria-Theresia v. Paradis
'valse triste' by Franz von Vecsey
'valse sentimentale' - Tchaikovsky
'Liebesleid' - Kreisler
I find these pieces, atleast most parts of them, quite suitable for beginners and can recommend them wholeheartedly.
I would like to get some inspiration for other short beginner pieces for my little repertoire that are in the same area of difficulty and playability.
Need some more information on how you play first
Playing in allmost all positions, shifting around.
The pieces you put out are intermediate pieces.
Liebesleid should not be attempted by beginners.
All the others, with the except of Sicilienne maybe, are intermediate. Slower songs, like the two valses, are actually harder to play than faster songs.
"Liebesleid should not be attempted by beginners."
Sicilienne is an intermediate piece too.
If he plays in almost all positions and does vibrato with good intonation, he is definitely not a beginner.
How many months have you been playing now, SP?
Thank you for the replys, i guess i will just try listen to more different pieces to get some inspiration, i guess that is the way to go. Thats also how i got to know Sicilienne and Liebesleid, randomly listening to Kreisler playing some small pieces.
ANDANTINO in the style of Martini by Fritz Kreisler is an easy piece.
There are some nice easy pieces by Pleyel, also duos where the first violin is nice to practise alone.
Six months and you are playing solo Bach? That's amazing.
After I had quit lessons shortly before my 12th birthday and then resumed playing before my 13th (and moved away from New York City in the meantime) I found two books of violin pieces that set me on my violin path once more, a step above where I had quit. This was back in the late 1940s, but used copies of the books can still be found, and perhaps more importantly the tables of contents can be found at Amazon.com (under "books") in case you want to search IMSLP.
Speaking of Gluck's Melodie (Kreisler adaptation), could anyone guess which grade (ABRSM, RCM, or ASTA) that would fall under?
Thank you Andrew, that looks like a collection of small pieces which will be joyfull to study! These kind of small pieces i find very handy in persuit of developing my playing and testing what has allready been learned. Cant wait to go print some of them.
SP -that is actually a transposition (to G major) of the Bouree I of Bach's third cello suite (which is in C major). So if you look for his third cello suite on Youtube you can hear how it goes. Hopefully the different instrument and different key will not cause you confusion.
Thank you, got it! With you information i found out that its actually the final melody in the Suzuki book 3, so of course there was plenty of examples on youtube how to play it.
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