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I am 28, and I just started to learn the violin last year. I just hand a random, and probably abstract question pop into my head.
With all the endless things to learn on the violin, and with music in general; I think it's sometimes hard to see what the future could possibly hold for me. Will I forever be playing music according to the great masters, and using their interpretations of various pieces? i.e., fingers, bowing, shifts, etc. Or, in the distant future, would I eventually gain enough knowledge to be able to create this for myself?
Without being introduced to music from a single digit age, with out going to university and getting a degree in music, would the "average new adult violinist" eventually be able to spend hours practicing his/her own interpretation, working to express the heart and mind as to the way I want the music to sound. Figure out my own fingerings, expressions, the composers intentions, shifting, etc?
I don't know if this is a silly question. We could easily sit here and say that anything is possible with a lot of work. But, maybe we could discus what all the above takes.
Thanks in advance.
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