Violin


Darth Vader busking… I always knew he had a musical side. Doesn’t sound half bad either

Hungarian Busker playing Bela Bartok. I’m not sure but I think the piece is Erdélyi táncok [Transylvanian Dances].

That’s kinda what I’d love to be able to do one day. Take a holiday and busk all across Europe, playing the Bach Sonatas and Partitas. That would be an amazing experience. Plus, trying to play them in the places where Bach himself would’ve played them. That would be such an amazing experience, plus a great way to see Europe.

Plus, it gives me incentive to learn all of the Bach Sonatas and Partitas, and you know that by the end of my holiday they would be so ingrained in my memory that I would never need the music again.

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Well, I had my first lesson with my new teacher a couple of days ago. I would’ve posted sooner, but I’ve been rather busy. Here’s what she’s got me starting out on:
Rode 2
Summer by Vivaldi
Brahms’ Scherzo from the F.A.E Sonata
Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1
Choice of either Beethoven Sonata No. 1 or 5 (haven’t decided yet, though I’m leaning towards 5)
She’s also put me onto some Sevcik, and is changing my bow hand and my thumb position.

First lesson was really great – we ended up going for an hour and a half. Excellent 🙂 I’m really looking forward to seeing how I progress this year, I feel that she’s going to be able to push me along a fair way.

I’ve got the first rehearsal for the Uni Orchestra tonight. Program is Beethoven 5, Milhaud Percussion Concerto and Rodrigo Guitar Concerto. Should be good. Anyway, must get off to uni and get some practice underway.