I’ve given myself one year to master the violin.

As an adult beginner, I should be playing Twinkle Twinkle; instead, I'm playing Paganini's 24th caprice.

A faster theme

Well, the opening of it anyway.  Danielle just taught me thirds, which come up in variations 6 and 8.  As it turns out, thirds are hard (big surprise) so I’m not quite ready to show you those yet, but I figured I could pump out the theme again almost up to tempo.  It was a bit more challenging than I thought it would be:

Unfortunately, I haven’t practiced that second part enough to keep that pace.  Danielle told me to use the metronome to build speed.  Start at a certain tempo and continually go faster when I play it perfectly at that tempo (I use perfectly loosely here).  Perhaps I’ll be able to get the entire theme up soon.  Also, I’ll have an introduction to thirds!

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One Comment on “A faster theme”

  1. Lili says:

    Congrats!!

    You are getting much better. It shows your work and dedication. I wouldn’t think of attempting to play this and have been playing for the same length of time you have, let alone produce a recognizable theme.

    Good job!


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