[It would be an idea to the ability to comment on the 'violin tips' so that one can learn why an idea is good or bad - you can't tell how knowledgeable the vote sources are.]
My approach to learning a new piece used to be to just try to play it and then whey you fail (in most cases) to listen to it and try again. However, due to a combination of trial and error I've found that the first thing to do is to listen to it played by a good performer; next get the rhythm straight and THEN try to play it. This allows you to use the music as your guiding light and the rhythm to prevent you from misinterpreting.
So why an almost equal vote against this strategy - is there a better one?
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