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Adult beginner violinist | 2 years progress video

  • 4th June 2020
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I’m playing the violin for exactly 2 years now, so I collected clips from day 1 until today and I made this 2 year progress video.

I always wanted to play the violin, but I thought I was too old to learn and that you needed to have some special talent to be able to learn this. Well, luckily I found out that’s all nonsense. You don’t learn this with talent, you learn this through hard work.

I’ve had weekly violin lessons ever since the start and I practice about 1-2 hours a day, 4-5 days a week. Besides my daily technical exercises, I tried to play my favorite songs, had a go at making a few music videos, met a pianist friend to play duets with, played on stage during recitals and concerts and I did some collabs with other musicians from around the world. Last but not least, I passsed my “grade A” exams in music (both theoritical and practical). I don’t think I’ve ever learned so much in my entire life!

I hope this video is insightful and gives you a clear and realistic view on the process of learning to play the violin.

-Marijke

• S O N G L I S T
0:28 – 0:47 Exercises from the first Louis Metz violin method book
0:48 The Hanging Tree (The Hunger Games)
1:59 Opus 11, 1st movement (Ferdinand Küchler)
2:07 Sally’s Song (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
2:19 Opus 35, 1st movement (Oskar Rieding)
2:38 Hedwig’s Theme (Harry Potter)
2:49 Rigaudon (J.B. de Boismortier)
3:01 Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
3:12 Oh Come All Ye Faithful (Christmas song)
3:28 Playing in an orchestra at a Christmas concert.
3:42 Opus 35, 2nd movement (Oskar Rieding)
4:03 Misty Mountains Cold (The Hobbit) – COLLAB
4:19 Opus 34, 1st movement (Oskar Rieding)
4:35 Canon in D (Johann Pachelbel) – COLLAB
4:51 Position shifting + vibrato
5:05 Opus 34, 2nd movement (Oskar Rieding) – RECITAL
5:20 Concerto in the style of Mozart, 1st movement (Hans Millies)
5:33 Colors Of The Wind (Pocahontas) – COLLAB
5:43 Opus 15, 1st movement (Ferdinand Küchler)
5:55 He’s A Pirate (Pirates of the Caribbean)
6:13 Opus 15, 1st movement (Ferdinand Küchler) – RECITAL
6:29 High Hat (George Gershwin) – ENSEMBLE RECITAL
6:40 The Wind That Shakes The Barley (Irish folk song)
6:57 Prologue (Beauty and the Beast)
7:10 Victor’s Piano Solo (Corpse Bride)
7:33 Quand Jésus Naquit à Noël (Christmas song)
7:48 Angels We Have Heard On High (Lindsey Stirling version)
8:05 Brothers (Fullmetal Alchemist)
8:21 The Wind That Shakes The Barley (Irish folk song)
8:35 Crystallize (Lindsey Stirling)
8:56 Elements (Lindsey Stirling)

• M U S I C
Intro-outro // Fredji – Happy Life
Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music. Video Link: https://youtu.be/KzQiRABVARk

• G E A R
Acoustic violin (rental) // German, about 150 years old
Strings // D’addario Zyex G, D, A + Helicore E (aluminium wound)
Bow // Zlata Brouwer // carbon fiber violin bow
Electric violin // Bridge // Aquila
Strings // Dominant + Pirastro Gold E
Octave strings // D’Addario Helicore OCTAVE + Sensicore Supersensitive OCTAVE
Bow // Zlata Brouwer // carbon fiber viola bow
Rosin // Evah Pirazzi Gold
Shoulder rest // Wolf // Forte Secondo
Tuner // D’Addario // Micro Violin Tuner
Amplifier // Kustom // Sienna 16PRO

• A L L S H E E T M U S I C
http://www.marijke-plays.com/

• I N S T A G R A M
marijke.violin
https://www.instagram.com/marijke.violin

• E – M A I L
marijke.plays@gmail.com

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