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Should practice be shared with the general public for the sake of sharing

When I practice I play; scales in different keys long notes while watching the tuner long notes getting louder and softer tricky twiddly bits over and over difficult stuff at half speed impro along ...
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Should practice be shared with the general public for the sake of sharing

Sure. Make some and see what the reaction is. Maybe you will have the knack of making informative, helpful and entertaining recordings. Maybe they'll just come across as recordings of someone ...
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Should practice be shared with the general public for the sake of sharing

We can definitely learn "along with" other people—learn from their mistakes, share our solutions, etc. This works best in small communities, when the learning can flow both ways. Many music ...
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Should practice be shared with the general public for the sake of sharing

I would consider this oversharing. However, what might be helpful would be a short demo of how to solve a particular problem. That is, a demo of a particular practice technique.
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Should practice be shared with the general public for the sake of sharing

Maybe this is just my age, but… This seems to be a very modern penchant - spend half your life posting things online that are not yet perfected. Why not just get it right first? YouTube, TikTok et al ...
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Should practice be shared with the general public for the sake of sharing

I did actually debate doing this very thing with my guitar teacher once. An online practice journal. We came to the conclusion that it was going to be a lot of effort to create a series of the most ...
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How do I get back to violin after an 11 years hiatus

If you reached grade VI, you weren't a bad player at that time! Like riding a bike, you won't have forgotten, just that the skills have become supressed. So deeply that it feels like they've been ...
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How do I get back to violin after an 11 years hiatus

My recommendation based on my own experience is that you find a teacher and start over as though you've never played before. That way, the things that return to you more quickly will be obvious, and ...
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Are there advanced high-quality violins like Strads with 4 fine tuners? Does any concerto virtuoso use 4 fine tuners?

Are there advanced high-quality violins with 4 fine tuners? (like Stradivarius.) No Are there advanced violin concerto virtuosos players using violins with 4 fine tuners? No If we care about the ...
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Drawbacks to using fine tuners on all violin strings?

Sometimes there's confusion, because the merits of fine tuners will be different for different groups. FOR THE BEGINNER: Fine tuners can be very nice to have because they just make the job of tuning ...
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What do the small notes mean on 1st violin part

You're correct. Those small notes are cues, letting you know what is happening in another part during your rest. In a high-school orchestra setting, it's not unusual for the conductor to ask you to ...
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