I'm about 2 1/2 years into my violin playing life and enjoying it more and more as I see improvements along the way. Many aspects of playing take a long time for the "lightbulb" to go on! And of course I have so many more things to discover as my playing progresses, which is part of the fun of this challenging instrument.
It would be fun though to be able to go back a year and give myself some advice on what to do (an what not to do!). What would you tell yourself a year ago?
For me, I would say "Relax your right hand more, more, even more. Try playing long tones with different dynamics (p, mp, mf, f) like your teacher has been suggesting. And please stop ending your notes like they are hitting a brick wall! Otherwise, keep up the great work!"
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