What should i play ?
Hi, i've began violin 4 months ago and i'm currently working on suzuki book 2 . However i'm getting tired of working on the same pieces over and over again. I'd be very grateful if you can advise me sheets of the same level. Thank you in advance.
I've been playing since the late spring, early summer. About the same amount of time. The reason you play over and over is to cement knowledge and ability you need in order to progress in playing the violin. It isn't an easy instrument to learn so patience in practice is a necessity.
Ask your teacher if you have one if you could learn some new and interesting repertoire. Level 1 material from exam boards like RCM, ABRSM etc or Barbara Barber's Solos for Young Violinists vol. 1 might work.
Look at some of the Oskar Rieding pieces in first position (opus 34, 35 or 36). They are "real" music and fun to play. Also they're all available online and many examples on YouTube of folks playing them.
Chances are that you've moved through the 1st book too quickly - without emphasis on quality - if you're already bored of the book 2 songs after only having played 4 months. I'm assuming you don't have a teacher?
I didn't even catch that, 4 months and into book 2. Maybe he skipped book 1 all together. Maybe I'm just old and slow. I'm starting the 6th month and am working on 8-Allegro and 9-Perpetual Motion. Maybe he has skills to pick things up quickly. If you don't have a teacher, try to get one for at least five lessons.
How long have you been on the piece you’re on now? If you’re at the stage of getting so bored of it without much improvement, you might not be practicing correctly in the first place. I feel like Suzuki books 2 and 3 are where things start to pick up a little bit after an excruciating amount of folk songs in book one (until you hit book 4 which apparently stops many folks from proceeding) so maybe you’re either not practicing enough or not correctly which would both result in longer days on the same piece.
Hi! (have played in around 5 years now and are currently playing Bach sonata number 1)
Get "American Fiddle Method" by Brian Wicklund. Make sure you get it with the CD so you can play along.
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