my HUGE struggle in learning violin is 'playing fast'.
I would like to hear from other students (amateur professionals anything really) that like me had this HUGE BLOCK in learning to play fast and it took them ages to conquer it.
I know how to tackle the problem, I know what exercises to do etc, what I want to know is that I am 'not alone' in taking this long to crack it.
I have been learning for 4 years and 4 months, I am currently learning the Mozart n3 concerto, Monti Czardas, Mozart Rondo (from the Hauffner), Schubert Ave Maria transcription Heifetz etc
However I STILL cannot play fast!
The Mozart Rondo and the Czardas are 2 pieces I am giving it a go in order to help myself play faster. The Czardas is not too bad, I almost got it there, however it's because it has shorter bouts of fast notes, the Rondo is a total nightmare (it is simple in notes but a nightmare in the sense I cannot achieve a reasonable speed on it, not even close to Szeryng never mind Heifetz!)
Even the Mozart N3 I can play the 1st movement ok-ish but it's too slow!
My main problem is that my right hand and left hand get out of sync fairly soon in the speeding up process.
Please tell me I am not alone in this, who else has been playing 4 and a half years and 'still' cannot play fast???
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