I once took violin lessons for about 3 months but I felt like she was just picking on me and, besides, she was mostly involved with grammar school kids. I was very much an adult student in that crowd! We eventually parted company but swapped a few friendly e-mails later on. I continued to learn what I could from the internet and I think I made reasonable progress but eventually I knew I needed to really get serious.
One of my weaknesses was use of the bow. I scoured the internet and YouTube to come up with a careful approach to the problem and finally I thought I knew everything there was to know.
Then it hit me. My new wisdom was almost exactly an echo of one of the issues about which my original teacher complained. I had taken about 6 years to come full circle!
Anyhow, corrective action is underway but that took way too long!
(The issue in this case was the role/posture of the upper arm better suited to sawing the violin in half if the bow had teeth.)
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