Take your violin out of its case, rosin your bow, and begin to play along with Arizona Violin.
We are going to take a look at violin shops around the world, read books on the art of violin playing, discuss which witch to start practicing.
An open letter to Speedy Violin in answer to his solicitations that I use his method program for the sale price of $39.97.
I have a few questions to ask:
1) Is the musical method course just about reading music or playing the violin also? You sent stuff on how to hold the violin and the bow, but you are now talking about JUST a course on reading music.
I can read music quite well but I have poor eyesight so I have difficulty seeing the music. It sounds like you have different parts of the speedy violin course that would require another fee.
2) Frankly, I would rather wait then rush into something which would disillusion me with your method. Here is my second question:
I liked your Intro on the computer with the music and rhythm which certainly is contagious. I keep hearing your music and your voice. Are you a hypnotist? That's all right because I don't want to read a mess of booklets with tiny print in them. I think the whole problem is that there has never been a good computer program for the violin or any other instrument because...?
And I don't mean a YouTube presentation. There is one by a Chinese American violinist, a very young man who does play well and does invite an audience interplay. I think his name is Chen, which is like Smith in English. But for me he really does not cut the mustard.
I'm looking for a computer program where I can transpose and write the notes on the computer, plus lots of other things which I know of because I saw my conducter of the Scottsdale Symphony use it to write his music for which he 20 years ago was getting $5,000 for an original score of background music for a stage play of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
Everytime I go to the only computer store in Phoenix, Best Buy, to buy a Keyboard and ask about these kinds of music computer programs they stare at me blankly and tell me to go to another store in the town of Tempe, instead of Phoenix.
Computer, computer, computer violin teaching course is what I am looking for, not just a bunch of booklets with tiny print for a guy that's going to be 79 in September.
You do not make it clear enough what kind of computer course you are offering. If you let me preview that course, I will advertise it for you for nothing.
Let me say a word about my blogging to clear up any ambiguities you may have about the need for a beginner's course for the violin.
As I said in my last letter I have played the violin to my satisfaction as an AMATEUR over the years to control my blood pressure and bowel movements. I have a life expectancy of about 5 years, and as I told my doctor who wants me to live to 100 there is probably less than a one in a million chance of that happening.
If time runs out on my buying your program at its present sale price, so be it.
On the other hand, if you let me preview the whole program two things may happen:
1) I might buy it.
2) I would let you advertise it free of charge on my website.
Right now I am more motivated to learn about blogging for money rather than as family news or the like. You were one of my google adsense advertisers and you must have paid a pretty penny for that ad, I'm sure more than $40.
That's my offer. Take it or leave it.
I would only give you the free ad space because I like your Texas connection.
In the music world today Arizona's name is mud.