I've been playing the violin for two and a half years and I am usually a pianist but the violin is my second favorite instrument. Up to this point I often asked myself if I should quit the violin. I can only cancel lessons once a year at the end of the school year so I have to decide in the next months.
I think I made a mistake. I chose a piece to play on which I'm working currently. But I can now confidentely say that trying to learn it is futile. It's the third movement of BWV 1014. But my teacher said ok so she should've sad no. At this point it would be easier to point at the things that I'm happy with but there are none. The shifts are always bad plus I've never shifted to 4th and 1/2 position before. The intonation is killing me too... Bow distribution is out of control and I can't vibrate in 3rd position without the violin shaking which makes vibrato impossible in the upper half of the bow near the frog. I'm in despair. I don't really want to quit but I think I need to go back 3 levels but apparently my teacher doesn't think so and she should know.
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