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    Chrystal
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    Hey everyone

    Im so glad to finally be on the forum I have been having some trouble getting signed up but now that Im here you wont get me to leave..hehe
    I have been playing violin for almost 4 years now. Loving every minute including the scratchy ones. I am an adult learner, as I was never introduced to the violin as a child. But the violin couldnt have chosen me at a better time. It is my friend and companion and its teaching me alot about myself, like endurance, diligence, patience and dedication. Music has thrusted me into a world of magic and colours that has become one of my greatest satisfactions in this life. I will continue this journey and strive for that beautiful tone my heart desires. As Michael says it is a “Marathon not a Sprint”…and Suzuki book 4 has been a Marathon for me but as I am finishing it up I can be proud of my accomplishments and late nights. I wish all of you great success in this journey of music

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    Mariko
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    Hi Chrystal! What a nice introduction! It’s so great that you are continuing the marathon 🙂 Suzuki Book 4 has some really great pieces! I’ve been playing for only 7 months so it’s my goal for the future. I’m an adult learner as well and feel very similar to you. I love every everything about the violin and look forward to every practice session! I hope you keep enjoying!! 🙂

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    Hexensohn
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    Bravo, Chrystal, those are lovely sentiments. Sometimes, it feels like music is your only friend. Adult learners have the advantage of patience and a mature enthusiasm for learning something new. My teacher doesn’t use Suzuki, so I haven’t looked at them really, we use the Essential Elements series. I wonder what some opinions are of the two on this forum.

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    Mariko
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    Hi Hexensohn, I just had a look at the Essential Elements series. Looks pretty good. It has much more explanation that the Suzuki books about the violin, the bow hold, rhythm… I also like it that the names of the notes are written inside the notes. That makes it easier to remember the names. Especially without a teacher I think the Essential Elements are easier to go with because it has much more explanations. I’m only a beginner myself so I can;t say more about it, but it does seem really interesting.

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