Do you play any instruments /r9k/?
I'm in the process of learning the violin. Still a beginner though. Currently trying to learn Seitz Concerto N.2 3rd Mov.
I still can't do the triple stops that appear in the first measures.
I'd like to join an orchestra someday, but I'm afraid I started to late to learn music to do that.
Just stick with it man violin takes forever to get gud. If you put in the same amount of time a 10 year old does you'll see the same results, so it's not too late unless you're like 50 or 60. As for me I just play guitar and I want to start piano but no money for a good keyboard
i played flute in middle school and high school, i was actually pretty good and had potential, went to a lot of honor bands and competitions, in the middle of high school i was like fuck it, but i regretted it in college because i could have gotten so many scholarships,
I play guitar and so far it has gotten me 0 pussy. Even though I mostly listen to /mu/core I only play songs by megadeth and metallica
I don't play much any more, but I can play the violin, tenor sax, and guitar.
I played violin from age 5 to 15. I played tenor sax in jazz band and marching band in high school, and I just mess around with the guitar from time to time for shits and giggles.
I'm curious OP, are you taking Suzuki lessons?
>I'm curious OP, are you taking Suzuki lessons?
No, I have a traditional teacher that makes go through intervals, scales and different bowing exercises. He mostly follows Alard's book: http://imslp.org/wiki/%C3%89cole_du_violon_(Alard,_Jean_Delphin) plus some etudes like Wolfhart and Sevcik books.
My teacher absolutely hates the Suzuki as a teaching method. I don't particularly care about it as a method since I don't follow strictly the Suzuki principles, but I think the pieces are very nice.
I take lessons got guitar and I'm applying what I learn there to teach myself bass and piano.
I'd really like to learn to sing too but that's super awkward finding a private place to practice and teaching yourself through books and youtube videos
I know about 12 chords on my acoustic guitar. Doesn't matter because my strumming patterns are dogshit. Mostly I just play in my room and make up lyrics off the top of my head.
i currently play lead guitar in a band. played bass and keyboard in a previous band and before that the cello in yet another band.
but i only play guitar during band rehearsal, when at home i've mostly played electric organ for the past six months.
I was just curious since that particular song is in one of the Suzuki books, 3 or 4 I think.
I'm curious what your teacher dislikes about Suzuki? I was too young most of the time I was taking lessons to pay much attention to what the teaching methods were like.
My biggest complaint about Suzuki was the variability in the teachers I had. I think I had 4 or 5 different teachers over the years. Some of them were great, but some were really bad. In fact, a bad teacher was a big part of the reason why I quit taking lessons at 15.
Try mixing in picking the root note and then some random strumming. It normally helps me get creative with different patterns. Also you can mix up different strumming patterns for different chords. For example one song uses E down (pause) up down up, C down(pause) up down up down up down up, G down up down up then third on the E string 2nd on he e string then repeat. The whole time hitting the root note.
>I was just curious since that particular song is in one of the Suzuki books, 3 or 4 I think.
It's the first piece in book 4.
>I'm curious what your teacher dislikes about Suzuki?
One thing he said is that they produce "players" instead of violinists, teaching more to imitate than to play on their own. He also complains about how they are technically impaired and their music-reading skills are poor (students learning strictly under the suzuki method doesn't learn to read music until book 4 I think).
Maybe it just happens that my teacher is very old and he's more into old school teaching methods. To give you an idea, the teaching books he uses shows pictures without chin rest and obviously without shoulder rest, something to expect since the book is from 1848.
Those are some valid criticisms. There is a lot of focus in Suzuki on 'listen and repeat'. Especially for beginners. I'm pretty sure I started music reading much earlier than book 4 though. One thing they don't do a good job of teaching is music theory.