dtoh wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:45 pm
1. ... a teacher is not so critical early on especially since as a beginner you have no way of know if a teacher is any good.
I respectfully disagree with this statement. First, I think you have it backwards. A good teacher is critical in the first two years to make sure your foundations of technique are correct and you learn the proper way to critique and teach yourself. Second, get advice on finding a good teacher and the second point is not an issue.
If the OP is playing D03 pieces then hopefully he or she has had the fundamentals already. If not then studious work with some of the texts recommended or better yet a periodic checkup with a good teacher will help you stay with or recover proper technique. In particular, pay attention to producing the right tone with the right hand and good positioning with the left hand, and posture. These are the things the many self taught get wrong.
Not to add to your information overwhelm, but I would add the Frederick Noad method books to the list, 1 and 2. Don’t get all the books recommended here. Pick one method and stick with it. You’ll just get over whelmed trying to sample all these recommendations.
Lastly, the lessons here on Delcamp for your level are marvelous. I’d suggest starting at D01 and read through everything till you get stumped then start there. The encouragement from your peers, critique on your work, monthly video performance practice, and international camaraderie can’t be duplicated. Not to mention the priceless repertoire, and all free. You can supplement this by working through the aforementioned books. Hope to see you there!
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