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Bart Meijer

Playing simple songs

September 1, 2007 at 8:13 AM

Olga, my oldest daughter wants to play the violin. Why, o why didn't she think of that when she was seven? It will be a lot harder at 25. Still, it's a joy to have a violin-playing daughter. I shall try not to burden her with my expectations.
Anyhow, she has started on a book that has lots of duets in the beginning. The accompanist plays a song to the student's open strings.
Now, to help her practice, I have made a recording of the first few songs, and experienced again how complicated it is to play something simple.
Here is a modest sample, complete with one-two-three-four in Dutch.
From Donna Clegg
Posted on September 1, 2007 at 2:24 PM
beautiful recording
From Albert Justice
Posted on September 1, 2007 at 7:09 PM
Thanks for sharing that... I look forward to using it. With all the 'very basic' things I'm working on I had a 'duh' moment in the power of simple things, somewhat relatedly. Thanks again.
From Bart Meijer
Posted on September 2, 2007 at 7:49 PM
Thank you, Donna. You made my day.
From Bart Meijer
Posted on September 2, 2007 at 7:51 PM
Albert, would a 'duh' moment be the American equivalent to the German Aha-Erlebnis? Or is it more like: Aha, but somehow I knew this already? That is what it was like for me.

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