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  • 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...

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  • Yeah, we're just living our humble life with bubble tea.

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  • 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.