I've been playing violin for 9 and a half months and I have a good grasp over the instrument. I can shift to 3rd and I am playing around in 5th position and my vibrato is coming along nicely. Since this is my first instrument and I have had no previous music experience, my ear is not as good as it could be and I rely on my muscle memory to secure intonation. One final note is that I can play any major and I am comfortable with both flats and sharps in a song.
I used to do Wohlfarht etudes. I got up to etude 16 and thats where I stopped. I started playing songs that I like. Well, I would skim through the song picking out parts I could actually play and put the other parts that I couldn't play aside.
What would you make of this? Etudes are pretty boring and the music I do like is entertaining and refreshing to play. What do experienced violinists make of this?
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