Squeaks and scratches, rosin dust and the occasional new skill developing.
Watching other adult learner beginner posts made me brave enough to take the plunge. Maybe someone else who's interested will see my blog and think "Hey, I could do better than or at least as well as that". Then I can help someone else find this passion too.
I welcome any constructive criticism to help me improve. Else should be good for a laugh! Don't be too hard on me as I'm self-taught :)
Monday, 10 February 2014
I worked my way through Essential Elements Book 1 over the first month, and learned everything but the Minuet 1 to varying degrees of proficiency. I recorded 3 tunes on my unplugged electric. I need to get an amp to improve the sound.
Slurring Practice - Essential Elements Song 155 - Monday's Melody
Slurring is when you continue to bow in the same direction while playing more than one note.
Staccatto Practice - Essential Elements Song 182 - Surprise Symphony
I didn't have instruction on doing staccatto at this point, but my new teacher gave me some much needed pointers shortly after I recorded this.
Fourth Finger Practice - Essential Elements Bonus Song - Pedal to the Medal
I still struggle with 4th finger a few weeks later, but I'm working on it! This song is fun as it's a bit 'rocker' reminding me of Smoke on the Water.