Learning the violin for a few months now, how long should i practice a day?

Learning the violin for a few months now, how long should i practice a day? Topic: How to critique a journal
June 19, 2019 / By Moab
Question: So i have been going to violin lesson since February, and my lesson's are every Tuesdays for 30 mins. My teacher gave me Strictly Strings Book 1 to play from, of course she also teach me how to play all those stuff. I am wondering how long should i practice per day to get better.
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Kaolin Kaolin | 3 days ago
There is no magic number for practicing. You practice the right things in the right way for as long as you need to do it, without regard to the clock. Setting a timer is a distraction. Your mind starts wondering how much time you have left, or when you are playing something you enjoy you might be disappointed that your time has ended. Forget the passage of time unless you have an appointment and are trying to squeeze in your practice time wherever you can get it. Human attention span, even when we try to improve our focus, is limited to about 90 minutes. Do any one task for longer than that, you will start operating mindlessly. As a beginner violinist, you are not going to be able to handle more than about 15 minutes of practice at a time. Your muscles will start to rebel against you. So, for now you need to listen to your body. Once your body adapts, you need to pay attention to how much your mind can take. As a beginner, there are things you have to learn before you can incorporate them into your practice routine, but as you learn them make sure you are not neglecting scales and other exercises in favor of progressing through your book. It is also not a bad idea to record yourself practicing and play it back, both to critique yourself and later to see how far you have come when you get frustrated over something new. There are also exercises and theory you can do away from the violin that will improve your playing. Nothing should ever hurt when you are learning to play the violin. You will feel some discomfort in your fingertips as your callouses form. Make sure you take care of your hands, keeping them manicured and moisturized. Cracked, dry hands might hurt, and long nails are bad for your technique. You might also have some muscle soreness, but if you ever feel any actual pain you are doing something wrong. It could be the way you are holding your instrument or it could be that you are practicing for too long, but either way you need to stop. Pain is a signal the body sends out to get your attention. You should never play through it unless your future is at stake (like the time I auditioned with a broken collar bone), and the "no pain, no gain" mantra has no place here. Some teachers have students keep a journal of how often they practice because it does help you set a habit. I would advise you to do this if your teacher wants you to do it, but remember that thirty minutes can be divided into two fifteen-minute sessions. You are not expected to do it all at once. Other teachers have exchanged this for "play this 100 times before you see me again." Again, there is nothing magical about these numbers.
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Kaolin Originally Answered: Can I Practice Violin Myself (beginner)?
You can practice at home, but it's not terribly realistic to expect that you can catch up to kids who have been playing for years in less than one year, especially without a teacher. What are you going to practice if you don't intend to learn any songs? Holding the violin properly and learning how to read music is something you cover in the first month or so of lessons. The 10th grade orchestra is probably way beyond that. By the way, you don't play chords on violin. What you've written is, respectively, the note names of the spaces in treble clef, the strings on a violin, and the note names of the lines in treble clef. Those are not chords.
Kaolin Originally Answered: Can I Practice Violin Myself (beginner)?
The first three-five years are the toughest. But afterwards, when you keep on with it, you can be competent to start gambling increasingly complicated portions. When you first get a bow, no sound comes out of it for the reason that it demands rosin. You follow it through taking the bow & wholly rub it towards the rosin till you'll be able to see the rosin on your entire bow. After you've got implemented the rosin, begin gambling your violin to get a legitimate out(type of like breaking on your bow). Take an untreated material and wipe the rosin off your violin, otherwise the rosin will slowly take off the varnish, Also wipe the rosin off of the stick of your bow, being incredibly cautious to not contact the horsehair. Put the violin again in it is case lightly, don't depart the case up-facet down or the load will endure down on and weigh down the bridge. Turn the screw clock-sensible to tighten, counter-clockwise to loosen. It is helping to have specific tape in which your hands pass at the fingerboard for the primary a number of years. Once you believe you've got obtained the sample down, you must take them off. I desire I've been handy.

Havilah Havilah
When you're just starting out, it's good to practice 20-30 minutes a day, at the least. Personally, I loved learning on my instrument so I practiced roughly 2 hours a day in four separate sessions. It all depends on how much you enjoy it and how much effort you're willing to put in. More is always better, but definitely at least 20-30 minutes per day.
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Eliasaph Eliasaph
practicing music is alittle diffrent. after practicing 30 min your brain will start mixing up. so rest at least 5 h then start again This is the best way i Know my teacher told me this. good luck
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