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comment Teaching a group of people of varying skill levels
Cool, good to know I'm on the right track. I had a little bit of an opportunity to try this out last week, but it's exam season and there weren't too many people -- so I'll have to try again this week.
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asked Intermediate exercises for sight reading, specifically for reading ahead
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comment Musical factors when picking a good school to go to.
I think an addition to every answer if it's not included already should be how good the people (students and teachers) are. What "good" constitutes might be up to you, of course, but I think the importance of peers and teachers is on par with the educational content itself.
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comment How much baroque music was derived from improvisation?
@Willie I bet he was right most of the time too.
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comment When learning a piece, concentrate on playing the beginning really well or the whole piece the same?
One of the most celebrated violin teachers, Ivan Galamian, suggested that students should dedicate time to practicing technique and practicing interpretation separately, and to make the distinction between the two very clear. Practicing interpretation means playing the piece from start to finish with the same mindest as if you were in a performance, and practicing technique would mean to focus on very small sections of the piece, devising variations that you think best isolate the difficulty you're having with each.
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answered What is the right age to start learning to play violin?