How do I evaluate my playing?
I'm a late starter, started two and a half years ago at the age of 20, I started with arabic music because that's where i come from but a year ago i started practicing from the suzuki book, i was able to attend a praviate violin class for a couple of months unfortunately i couldn't carry on However now i'm working on suzuki vol.4 on my own, how can I evaluate myself and what should be my next step ?
Get a teacher.
Make a You Tube and share it with the group. You will get a lot of advice. Perhaps, more than you want.
Too bad I can't get a teacher where I live
Wafaa, Do you know anyone in your area who plays the violin who you could play for? It is very hard (almost impossible without a lot of experience) to evaluate yourself on the violin.
Welcome Mrs. Emad,
If you play for other people and they invite you back you are doing OK. If that happens be happy for your relative success but try to keep improving.
Yes, make a youtube clip and share it here, you will get evaluated and given advice :) Just remember that you will get negative feedback too as a community is not the same as a teacher who gives only encouraging feedback. But still that is the easiest way to get evaluated and many people here like to comment :)
I agree with the previous comment that discussions on a forum may be positive or negative. At this stage in your playing you want encopuraging feedback. Why not try Skype lessons or Video Feedback lessons? Have a look at proamstrings
+100 on the suggestions for Skype or video feedback lessons - Skype would be the better of the two as it allows for immediate feedback during the session. The teacher can't reach out and change your position - but it is preferable to videos but that is a real option as well.
Thank you all
Red desert violin is similar to violin lab in that it has video lessons you can access at will, but they are very carefully sequenced, like a course.