I get lost in sheets
I know every note, Im not saying in reflex, I say I dont understand the sense of the notes, I need every time hear the piece Im practicing because I dont understand the relation of the notes, I tried the tempo but I get lost, I play the notes but I dont feel it, if I play it 50 times I feel the music but Im slow learning a piece, and I fall into despair, I dont know if this is attention deficit or what it is
Reading the music along (not playing) as you listen to it will help you learn the relationship between different notes and rhythms.
You play the violin with your brain, not just your hands. You need to have a concept of the right sound in your head, which includes the right rhythms.
Sounds like you might be self taught?
The reality of learning a musical instrument, especially one as difficult as the violin, is that 50 repetitions are not enough. Maybe you need 1000.
Repetion is not enough, you need to know why you are repeating something. I may be stating the obvious but just to make that point clear is important.
Sometimes, with classical era or some 20th cent. pieces, I have the strange feeling that the music is all construct without content- just scales and chords, like a modern box-style commercial building. But if I forget about the details and just listen, focus on the emotional intent-then the illusion quickly passes.
I wonder if you really understand details of music notation. I have found with students, they talk about reading the music the same way you write about it here, until they really understand how to read the notation.
hi Norman it takes time. take sheet music of simple songs and "read" them, just like you would read a magazine or something. actually, best is to sing the music. it's like learning a language, it takes time and effort.
As Yogi Berra was once said to have observed about hitting a baseball: it is 90% mental. The other half is physical.
I don't get lost in the sheets. But my socks do.
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