I am 56 years old and have been learning to play the violin for about 18 months now. I have lessons once a week and try to practise for an hour most days. I'm past the really bad screechy stage (for most of the time) but still have my white stripes on the bridge to help me hit the correct notes. Don't know if this is a good thing or not? Some days I'm very motivated and other days I have to cajole myself to practise. Trying to get the vibrato with very limited success. Have watched videos of how to do it but struggling to copy this. I feel that at 18 months in that I should be able to do this! Frustrating!Also trying to get the 4th finger involved - another bug-bear at the moment! Any helpful similar experiences out there??
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