As you perhaps know, I'm sixteen and I picked up a violin for the first time in the early June this year. I'm learning by myself at home, without any teacher. I have never learnt in the music school at all. Now I'm playing simple things quite well, I'm relaxed when playing and I really enjoy playing my fiddle. But one question still bothers me - how far can I go playing alone? Is it possible to extend the playing skills over simple etudes? Will I ever can play, for example La Campanella correctly? Can I learn bowing techniques such as detache, stacatto or others? I'm not talking about being a virtuoso, or even a fiddle player in philharmonia - just about playing for fun and satisfaction. Maybe there are some tips over the internet about learning alone?
Thanks for any replies
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