I played violin from ages 7 to 16, mostly Suzuki method (through Book 7). Because we moved a lot, I had 7 or 8 different teachers. I was good enough to play in both Tulsa and Houston Youth Symphonies, but quit when high school got too busy.
I'm 40 now, and I'm interested in getting back into playing the violin as a hobby. My interest was rekindled after my two boys starting playing the violin.
I've been playing through my kids' Wohlfahrt Foundation Series practice books, and I got to say, I enjoy them much more than the Suzuki books I used to play.
I'd like to hear recommendations for good etude type practice books for an "advanced beginner" to regain the skills that have laid dormant, as well as fill in gaps that Suzuki may have missed.
My short term objective (next 6 months) is to regain enough skill to be able to audition and join our community orchestra, which has many good players on it.
Thanks in advance for your help.
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