When I’m starting a new piece, I like to find YouTube videos and listen and watch how the pros do it.  But as we all know, there are many ways to play a piece.  There are choices to be made about fingerings, bowings, dynamics, and a multitude of possible means of expression.  The thing to remember is this is music.  It’s art, not math.  There is no right or wrong.  If you can justify what you’re doing (“I really like how this sounds”) you’re AOK.

So in this light, I stumbled across these two violinists who are extremely funny as well as talented.  I’ve watched several of their videos, but this one fits my thoughts about having many choices to make while making music.

Here’s the video.  I hope you enjoy it as I did, but also that it gives you a wider range of options in your playing.  (P.S. The Adult Beginner is spot on!)

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