Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Welcome to another episode of TwoSet Violin. Today we're going to be reviewing... Actually, just observing... What practice does to your livelihood. We've gathered a compilation of videos that show the progress of different violin learners, people that are learning the violin. As professional musicians, you know, we have a very... Illustrious career. - Illustrious? - Performing... We don't have an illustrious career. Yeah, we're just living our humble life with bubble tea. So, please accent the like button, if you made it this far to the video. - Onegaishimasu (please). - Thank you so much, guys. Check out TwoSet Apparel. I love this so much. I wear this almost every day. Anyway, I'm sure many of you have seen this because it's got 12 million views. It's from Violin Noobie. This is a two years progress video. Let's watch. I have been playing the violin for two years and I want to show you guys my progress video. I recorded videos from week one until today. And you might want to lower the volume just a tiny bit in the beginning. Oh right, I get it, as in like, it's screechy. - I thought something was going to go like bang. - Oh, no, no, that's fine. It's all right, Violin Noobie, we will take it all. - We've taught - We've taught students. - We were all - Yeah, we taught students and we've been there ourselves. It's not that bad but... - I mean, it's a typical beginner left hand. - Yeah, you got the left hand. Did she just shift? - Yeah. - What the... You're not a beginner if you shift. Anyway... How early does a typical student learn shifting? Grade... Three? - Three. I thought grade three. - I think most people - Grade three when you - start doing from first to third, - Third position. you don't do second position. But first to third, you be like.. Woah! - It's not bad for three weeks. - It's not bad. She's actually got like slurs going. Yeah. Slurring is when you put two notes together. Like that. String crossing, nice. Okay, that pinky eventually needs to get fixed, I hope by the end of this video. Her pinky is curved. - Yes. - Let's find out. Hold on a second. Would you be playing this after one month? No, you wouldn't. It's pretty good. And then I think it's pretty cool, it's like, the coordination between left and right hand. When you start, it's pretty hard to get. Why do I know all this? Cause I've taught. You can tell Brett's a very good and supportive teacher. He's good at finding positive things to say. No, I mean, I feel positive but you're articulating it better. - All right. - I'm just like, that's pretty good for a beginner. - Oh, all right. Why. - But I couldn't figure out why. - But you actually articulate. - I just - Yeah. Cause I taught people. Yeah, you have taught more than me. I wish she figured out how to tune the violin, actually. Cause I don't know what it's like playing for three months with the violin out of tune. It could mess with your... Perception of sound. Oh, well. Hey. Is she self-taught or does she have a teacher? I love seeing adult beginners, by the way, because I hate this idea that you can only learn when you're like... - Three years old. - Anyone can learn. - "I'm mostly self-taught." - That's impressive. That's impressive. It makes sense why the violin is not tuned because the teacher would have fixed that. Yeah. Also, might explain why - she jumped to harder pieces earlier. - Yes. She's not following like a method. Yeah. She's just going straight for it. The left hand is good now. Yeah. Actually, the posture is pretty good for self-taught... Cause, dude, anything could go wrong. - She seriously just did vibrato? - Yeah. How long was this, like three months? Yeah. Three months. For those of you that don't know vibrato, this motion... Usually, you don't learn that for at least one to three years. Oh, yeah. Oh, you wouldn't touch it for a while. - Yeah. - And vibrato is like one of the hardest things to learn. - Yeah. - It's not just teaching, you have to like, - kind of figure it out yourself as well. - Yeah. She went to the dark side. - Yeah, yeah, I was gonna say. - Electric violin. Sacrilegious violin. But it's all right. We're not here to judge the violin. We're here to see your progress. She's getting more comfortable cause she can look at the camera. - Yes. - Yeah. It's got rhythm as well. Yeah, string crossing is getting better. Yeah. Usually, beginners have worse rhythm and she's self-taught. - Yeah, and how do you read those notes? - You self teach yourself rhythm. Yeah, rhythm, notes, reading everything. Bro, what the... She just jumped to third position and like in tune and stuff. There are a lot of frets though. - That's true. - That's a bit sacrilegious. Yeah, that's cheating. - Dude, she's already on one fine tuner after one year. - I know. She's upgraded from the dark side, back to normal. Dude, gliss! She just went... And her bow's getting better. Her pinky is bent. Yes. Am I hearing like the beginnings of a spiccato? Yeah, the bow is coming off the string. - Oooo. It's like... - That's pretty - Dude, this is impressive. She's kind of like... Almost taking off, like almost being able to fly. You need that momentum here, come on. Get the bow moving. - Whoa. - Whoa! Dude, that just escalated. Oh, damn. Dude, that's like less than two years. Trying to think of all the beginner students that I've taught. I was kidding. Just kidding. I was kidding. Her left hand is a lot more efficient now. - Yeah. - She's not lifting it. She's close to the string. And also I saw a little bit of wrist movement... - Yeah. Yeah, it's moving now. - in the right hand. That's pretty good. Rhythm... String crossings. In tune. Thank you for watching my video. Dude, the last two clips like blew my mind. - Yeah. - It's just like, brrr, and the improvement rate just shot up. I'm inspired. Like, put this in perspective. Brett, like, do you think you could play flute... - In two years as well as she just played? - No... - Like, self-taught. No lessons on the flute, dude. - No way. You have eight lessons on the flute only. And by the end of it, you're like... *Imitating flute sound* - Like nah... - *Imitating flute sound* Nice one, Violin Noobie. You're no longer a newbie. So we have another beginner, adult beginner violinist. Three years progress video. Let's go. Bro... - What the hell? - That's not three days, bro. Like, don't lie, don't lie to me. That's at least three months. Bro, the first day I'm like... Do a circle... Dude, no, the first day is not even that, it's like... It's pizzicato. Dude, first week at least should be like open strings or like just pizz. Yeah. His bow's straight. Bro, this guy did 40 hours every day for the first three days. Yeah, the comments was... I mean, maybe. I believe it. - Yeah? - I noticed when you teach an adult, they pick up faster. - But he definitely has lessons, right? - That's true. Or is he self-taught? So like, adults learn faster, but... They hit a plateau very quickly. Let's just see. - All right, maybe. - I can believe that. Yeah. One thing I'll be interested to see is by the end of the three years, if his bow hand is less tense. - He is quite tense right now. - That is by far the most obvious thing, it's like... See this? Right now it's a bit like... And because of that he's not using much bow. Rather than... He's like... Yeah, and the sound sounds a bit choked. - Oh, he's already getting better. - Oh, he's ready for weddings. - Haha. - He's ready for wedding! There you go, guys, that's Pachelbel Canon in D. It takes three months. He's using more bow, but his wrist is still very tense. - Which is understandable. - Bro, that's impressive though. Because even now, I struggle with this. Dude, he's got the Oistrakh cheeks. I know, he's like... You can see the concentration. - The legato is sounding better. - Vibrato! Yeah. The tone is sounding not bad as well. Dude, he's like using his full bow now. Yeah, he's using more bow. I'm impressed by the... Yeah. To be able to sustain the sound with the string crossings and the change in the notes in the left hand. And his bow hold looks much better. His left hand vibrato is a bit tense though. Let's see what happens. - Ohh! - Woah! Ohh!!! Dude... He sounds a lot better here. You can even see the control. - Yeah. - It's a lot better. Is this during COVID? Is that why... That's pretty good. Trills. - Bro... - Woah... All right, guys. In the frog, bouncing, control. That takes control to not make it sound like... No, dude... - Dude, he's more in tune than someone we know. - Wow... I refuse to believe this is two years and four months. Well, hey, you know why? It's called practice. That's true, I believe it. - Yeah. - It's practice. I mean, obviously it did happen, but it's just like... The difference between - the beginning of the video to now is huge. - Fast. That's huge, yeah. Bro, listen to this again. Oh my god, yeah. Oh, wow... Bro... Ooo. Fancy. It took me quite a while to get sautillé. And it's not an easy piece for two years though. Oh my god. Dude, it's been 26 years and I can't even... There you go. - I don't want to try. - I was starting to get worried. - It's like, "no." - I'm not trying. No! Is that Mozart? Dude, Mozart, I didn't touch it for like 10 years. - I didn't learn Mozart 5 until I was like at least 20. - 15 years. - Ooh. - Harmonic again. The bow distribution.