I've always been a lover of classical music, but it wasn't until last year that I found a passion for violin. It was the moment I turned on the radio one night, and lo and behold, Heifetz' recording of the Sibelius came on. I never before had been moved or awed by music as much as that concerto enraptured me.
The next week I started up violin lessons, with the dream of one day being able to play the Sibelius.
Now, a year has passed by, and I am in Suzuki book 6, but far from accomplishing my dream.
So, in theory, what is the fastest way for me to gain the skills and technique to perform a concerto like this? Just slowly progress until I am at that level years from now? Or is there any practice routine that will allow me to advance more artfully?
So far my routine is:
1 hour of practicing nothing but intonation and bowing technique
1 hour of Wolfhart, Mazas, and Hrimaly scales.
1 hour of practicing suzuki and other pieces.
Can anyone suggest a more effective routine? 3 hours is my limit for playing each day.
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