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Kiwigirl
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Hey there, I agree with all of the above. I have some fave pieces of music that really breaks me out into goosebumps and helps me to dream those big dreams of emulating those players! But until then (whenever “then” is!) one piece of advice Michael gave in one of his videos on practise tips, is what I keep front and centre in my violin journey; and that is to review your abilities every 6 months to see how far you’ve come. One of the mistakes I’ve made in the past is not to have a “plan” when I’ve come to practise. Having some sort of plan to your practise time is vital because it keeps you focussed. Another thing I’ve learned about practising is that I never practise anything for more than 10 min max. I am a rank beginner and get quite fatigued if I go on for too long – I think it’s because I have back and shoulder issues, so short and sweet is the name of the game for me. I would really recommend watching any of Michael’s videos on practise tips – they are gold!