Watch me PRACTICE VIOLIN – Professional Violinist’s FULL Daily Routine | Violin Lounge TV #361
What does a classical violinist do exactly in those many practice hours a day?
I invite you to practice violin with me!
Discover the structure of my routine and learn how to practice effectively yourself with my practice techniques:
Watch this video for some great violin practice tips!
Yup, in this video you see me struggle with all the stuff I find difficult
Below are the resources I mention in the video. For the actual practice tips, watch the video above!
Watch this video if you want to learn how to practice effectively, while babies, pets and family members might distract you.
I was ‘raised’ with the Scale System by Carl Flesch, that I still recommend.
This is the scale book by Ševčík that I currently use to allow myself to cover all keys and positions on all strings in a relatively quick warm up.
A lot of students spend plenty of time training their left hand, while it’s SO important to also do specific exercises for the right hand, your bow technique and tone production. No matter whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, advanced or professional player.
The go-to book for violin bowing technique on all levels is 40 Variations by Ševčík. However, you need to know how to practice them and what to look out for. My online students have extensive tutorial videos on that. Also they have recordings of the piano accompaniments they can play at any desired speed. This is REALLY useful if you’re practicing these. Want to be my student? Click here to learn more and enroll.
After all my out-of-tune notes in this video in order to teach you about practicing, please make me feel better by sharing this on Twitter:
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08:06 Bowing technique
13:12 What I practice when I don’t have much time
13:46 Paganini Caprice 5
16:13 Coffee break
16:25 Orchestra scores
18:28 Debussy sonata
20:30 What most teachers will tell you NOT to do (but what I recommend)
21:34 Brahms concerto
23:21 Bach 3rd sonata
Etudes and caprices
Currently I’m studying the 5th Paganini caprice as an etude. That’s pretty crazy stuff.
For intermediate students, consider Mazas etudes.
As a more advanced student, you probably already know Kreutzer, the bible of violin playing and Rode caprices. Consider studying Fiorillo etudes as well. You might know the ‘hard’ Dont, but his op 37 to prepare for Rode and Kreutzer is also very useful.
Here’s the Brahms concerto with the preparatory exercises I talk about. What preparatory exercises can you do for the piece you’re playing?
Hope this video is useful and inspiring to you!