June 19, 2015 at 12:52 am #2991
I would love to encourage those that are thinking about posting a video. These are reasons why it would help you:
1. I can see exactly what you are doing and give you tips/feedback.
2. You can find out things you never knew about how to improve.
3. We can build the community and encourage each other!
Thoughts anybody? Do you guys like the idea?June 19, 2015 at 1:12 am #2992
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Great idea on posting the a video. I think it would be interesting to see and hear how others are progressing. Maybe you could suggest a “tune of the month” or what ever time period you choose and a final deadline for posting.
Mike LubichJune 19, 2015 at 2:01 am #2996
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yes I think it’s a great idea! However I would never post a video of myself!! I’m a beginner and way too self-conscious! I have a hard time even playing in front of my instructor….June 19, 2015 at 2:25 am #2997
I get it. My hope is that you guys will positively encourage others at least, and then maybe someday when we guide you to the point where you feel more confident you can post (maybe 5 years from now). 🙂June 19, 2015 at 3:47 pm #3011
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I am definitly going to post a video. I have no clue what I will post, but I would like some feedback, because i’ve been learning all alone, because there’s no teacher where I am. I appreciate your resources very much.June 19, 2015 at 6:03 pm #3014
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I’d like to tell something to those who write they will never post a video until they get to a certain level. Posting a video allows you to progress 10 times faster. We’re doing the same in our classical guitar forum. And I see that everyone who posts their recordings regularly develop their skills and techniques easier and faster.
I will definitely post a video though I’ve been playing only for a week.
Besides, you never know what deserves your primary attention when you go on working on your own. It is really a great chance for everyone. The main problem here is that many are afraid of showing their imperfect play as it seems to them. But as Michael says we are all here to practice and learn. No matter what level we are at.
Don’t judge yourself from the point of view of the level. We’re all violinists, even me playing only one week. Because you don’t become a violinist after 5 or 10 years of practice. You become a violinist when you only start thinking of learning to play.June 19, 2015 at 11:55 pm #3033
What great words of encouragement from one of our members, thanks Laffesta! I have taught hundreds of people over the years and have always found it important to be encouraging first, and constructive second. If I ever write a book some day about teaching, I will always want to include the importance of helping others understand what they are good at, and not just what they need to work on. I never like to come off like you are bad at something, as in my eyes it is just something that needs to be practiced and worked on.
I think with this idea of posting videos we have the opportunity to encourage each other, and get great tips along the way. I don’t know any better way to learn as getting to know others on the same path can only make learning more fun and enjoyable.
My encouragement would be to not worry about your mistakes. This is not a place to post a perfect video of you playing, it is an area to post a video of your current level to learn how you can improve and take your playing to the next level. Then we can look back and see the progress you have made and witness to others how they can learn to play as well! So many people don’t know the mistakes they are making, so I’m hoping this new concept will allow some of those bad habits come to light. It’s all positive and constructive!
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