Arrrgh, I need hints and tips and I hope you lovely people can help me.
I started playing violin about 10-11 years ago, and by the time I stopped learning (because my studies were becoming very time consuming) I was working on Grade 5 Associated Board pieces. I still played for leisure after that, until I ran (very) short of money at Uni and decided to sell the instrument.
Now I've decided to give it another go, with the aim of playing in the orchestra for a local am ops society production of G&S's Pirates, which I had auditioned for, but didn't get a part as I fear there was some favouritism going on on the part of the Director (incidentally, any advice on how tricky the 2nd violin part is would be gratefully recieved). So I've bought a new instrument, it's got nice tone, and I seem to be remembering most of what I was taught. I was just wondering what people think are the most important techiques to sharpen up bearing in mind what I'm aiming for.
Also, how long, on average, will figuring out vibrato take. I never managed this when I was younger, but I'm going to be working at the violinmasterclass exercises ceaselessly.
Thaks in advance
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