Next music piece
I am looking to find my next classical music piece. Having been an adult beginner violinist since March 2020 (18 months) with almost daily one hour practice and with the help of my online teacher (not classically oriented), I have tried these - Bach's minuet in G, Pachelbel in D major, Mussorgsky's pictures at an exhibition - promenade, Debussy's arabesque no.1 (1st page), Shostakovich's gadfly suite romance (1st run of the theme), Debussy's girl with the flaxen hair (all of it except I still can't do double stops and harmonics well), Chopin's minute waltz, Grieg's morning mood (1st page), Gluck's dance of the blessed spirits, Bach's concerto for two violins largo (1st page), Schubert's serenade (1st half), Ravel's le tombeau de couperin menuet (1st page) and my major piece for the last 5 months - Beethoven's romance in F major.
As you can see, these were picked as and when I couldn't resist learning it and my really amiable teacher let me go with the flow. :) As for the foundational elements, I've been trying to pick them up with the pieces I work on and with some dedicated time for exercises. I wouldn't call myself proficient even for the level of a beginner with 18 months of daily one hour practice. I have only recently started doing tolerable vibrato.
While I am interested in technique and improving my practice and proficiency, I am more likely to practice and stick with a music piece that I really love and can't do without. There are many to choose from my favorites and there are many I haven't heard yet. Based on what I've shared - music pieces and somewhat unstructured training - I would really like you to suggest music pieces that would be good to try next and if possible, I'd appreciate your reasons for your suggestions. I might try it solely for your reasons. :)
It sounds like you are doing very well in only 18 months. At your level I suggest the following pieces of music:
Thank you for your suggestions. :) They sound lovely.
The early Mozart sonatas may be playable for you. Early in life, my father introduced me to the slow movement of Beethoven Op 12 No 2. It remains a favourite. The 2nd movement of the Purcell G-minor sonata was a set piece for Associated Board Grade V - I think the other movements may be easier technically. Nevertheless, that sonata also remains a favourite.
Search for some Handel Sonatas.
Check out Corelli sonatas, and I hope you are doing some Kayser/Wolfhart etudes and starting scales.
A lot of good suggestions here. I respectfully suggest, however, that you would do well to get a "checkup" or "second opinion" from a teacher who is "classically oriented" to make sure that your impressive trajectory through the solo repertoire comes with appropriate development in technique. If you're an adult learner, you want to get this right the first time, so it's vital that you're really learning to play properly. Otherwise you'll likely reach a ceiling on what you can play, and possibly that right soon.
What Paul said. You really need a classically-oriented teacher and one who does more than "let you go with the flow." A classical teacher can advise you scales and etudes, suggest what your next piece should be, and generally guide you as well as make sure that you are not picking up bad habits. Please get a standard teacher!
I've tried, in my response, to be sensitive to the possibility that the OP may have limited means to afford a "real" classical violin teacher and that one might not even be available where they live. But even one or two Zoom or Skype lessons to check your basic posture, hand positions, bowing motion, shifting, intonation, vibrato, etc., could be very helpful.
I've encountered the OP's first name once before in my life, and I think Paul may have hit the nail on the head.
I'm going to suggest something a bit different - having gone your route myself. Take a slow expressive ballad - something like 'Danny Boy' (Londonderry Air) and practice it to performance level. I think this will teach you what is actually necessary to go beyond just playing through pieces and generating something that others might want to hear.
Paul’s absolutely right. The world of the violin has not changed in one sense, there are still a huge number of teachers out there. In fact, they are now infinitely more accessible and, I suspect getting cheaper. IT is absolutely not a problem to get a teacher from just about anywhere on the planet. The only remaining question for me is why do adult learners who so clearly love the violin and want to play it as well as possible still balk at the suggestion that without a teacher they are not taking appropriate steps to reach that goal.
Maybe as you get older, you feel more confident, due to a wealth of knowledge, and less open to criticism? Probably not. But, there might be a classically-conditioned association between teaching and young kids, so adults maybe scoff at the idea. Idk, just throwing some ideas around.