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Valentine's Day - Instrumental Violin CDs for sale - Rs. 210/-

“Valentine’s Day” has 32 of the best of old romantic Bollywood songs in mp3 format.
Price Rs.210/- Payment only through online banking – contact sureshg.violinist@gmail.com for orders. Also discount on bulk order of 20 CDs and above.
Also included – a FREE casio booklet with western chords and staff notation for beginners.

Hello!

I offer the following shows and have been doing them successfully for the past 10 years –

    • Birthday at 12am at the doorstep  – Celebrate the birthday of your loved one by surprising them on the midnight of their birthday at their doorstep. You can also let me know their favorite Hindi or any other song and I can play that for them on the midnight of their birthday in addition to the ‘Happy Birthday’ melody.

 

    • Reception and wedding shows – Offering new and old Bollywood songs on the violin with/without 3 more artists on instruments such as tabla, guitar, etc. alongwith my sound system, performing for 2-3 hours. Also, special tunes will be played during bidaai or while welcoming the bride.

 

    • Solo violin performance at malls – Also offering the option of on-demand playing of melodies.

 

    • Teaching violin for corporates – I also offer weekly violin tutions and special violin workshops to corporates in Pune. The teaching is based on Western (international) tuning reading staff notation alongwith simultaneous teaching of Hindi / regional tunes on the violin.

 

    • Violin performance for corporate events – performance can be in Indian or Western style based on your choice.

 

    • Special occasions – I have also entertained a couple for a Valentine’s Day special, on the event of a proposal, Navratri events, Ganesh Chaturthi events, etc. Violin recitals are often asked for and are very soothing for condolence meetings.

 

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Please directly contact Mr.Suresh Gujar at +91-937100 7275 or drop a mail at sureshg.violinist@gmail.com instead of dropping comments, for a quick response.

 

 

Learning Violin

Quality violinists are very rare. Each and every note produced by the violinist is related to his feelings and temperament at the time. A very common complain by teachers is “I am not able to find good students”.  The teachers in question might be true devoted violinists who have spent countless hours over many years honing their violin playing skills. So, do the students need the teachers, or the teachers need the students. In actuality, both should be devoted and spend their time to satisfy each others needs; The student should try his best to produce correct notes of violin every time while at the same time the teacher should guide the student for the exact placement of fingers as many times as required without getting angry. This is challenging for both the parites and requires a lot of patience.

Students who decide to learn to play violin must first and foremost ask the teacher on what tuning he will teach out of the three ways of tuning as follows:
1) G-D-A-E (Ma-Sa-Pa-Re) which is the standard universal way to play the western music, film music or Indian classical music (with certain limitations)
2) D-A-D-A (Sa-Pa-Sa-Pa) which is used only for South Indian classical
3)A-D-A-D (Pa-Sa-Pa-Sa) which is used only for North Indian classical and light music
The student’s future depends on this basic choice which is his foundation. Hence, approach to only those teacher’s who satisfy your need. To put it simply, suppose you are only interested in learning film (say Bollywood) songs,  then don’t  go to Karnataki /South Indian teachers .
What do you want to learn? Decide and then select the teacher as per your interest. It is very difficult to switch to another tuning method at later stage.

A student who had been learning the violin for two-three months once asked me, “How much time it will take for me to be able to play the violin like you?”
I replied, “It is simple! How much time does a plant require to grow to a certain height?”
“It is very difficult to say”, he said, “but it depends on species of the plant.”
I told him, “Once, a costly imported seed,  was bought and planted in rich man’s farm. It was watered daily by pouring holy water of The Ganges. After 10 days, there was no sign of a plant. Further, it was found that even the seed was dead. This is a story of a violinist. You might have lots of money, the best, costly and imported violin, have the best possible teacher to guide you and abundant time to practice but after all of this if you don’t have the ear for music or you don’t have ability to recognise on you own whether you placed the fingers properly on the finger board firmly with appropriate pressure for producing the appropriate notes, then you will not be fruitful in your attempts to play the violin. You are not supposed to see at the fingerboard’s small pits or design as cues to place your finger tips. Instead you should be measuring the distance using your ears. This is very difficult and hence the violin is very difficult.

“Should I purchase the violin and then come for learning the Violin?”
This is always the cofusion situation  of students.Simple answer is” NO!”.
Students must show their ability (not financially) on the teacher’s spare violin,the  violin meant for student’s use only.This violin can be given to students by refundable deposit/rent, returnable basis (assuming student’s devotion) only.Students may be rich ,it does not
matter, but teacher should not tell the students  to purchase the violin unless he sees his
ability.
Violin, if purchased without teacher’s advice,  or violin if purchased and teacher is not available,  then ? that violin is like a show piece at your home,  which is insult to the glorious,sensitive soulful  violin.It is like a purchasing car and keeping and spoiling without driving is it not?
As a teacher, I never advice to purchase the violin for at least one month.I teach student,  how to hold violin Indian and Western style, bowing, placing fingers on correct notes, scales, staff and Indian notation,  followed by self tuning.Student’s ability will be judged and then only he will be allowed to purchase the violin depending upon his budget.
Of course ,somebody is donating a violin to student is welcome. I feel very bad to see the untuned or bad shaped or broken German violin.
I always give and want to give the violin,  the respect-  which has given me lot of happiness.

Learning the violin

Quality violinists are very rare. Each and every note produced by the violinist is related to his feelings and temperament at the time. A very common complain by teachers is “I am not able to find good students”.  The teachers in question might be true devoted violinists who have spent countless hours over many years honing their violin playing skills. So, do the students need the teachers, or the teachers need the students. In actuality, both should be devoted and spend their time to satisfy each others needs; The student should try his best to produce correct notes of violin every time while at the same time the teacher should guide the student for the exact placement of fingers as many times as required without getting angry. This is challenging for both the parites and requires a lot of patience.

Students who decide to learn to play violin must first and foremost ask the teacher on what tuning he will teach out of the three ways of tuning as follows:
1) G-D-A-E (Ma-Sa-Pa-Re) which is the standard universal way to play the western music, film music or Indian classical music (with certain limitations)
2) D-A-D-A (Sa-Pa-Sa-Pa) which is used only for South Indian classical
3)A-D-A-D (Pa-Sa-Pa-Sa) which is used only for North Indian classical and light music
The student’s future depends on this basic choice which is his foundation. Hence, approach to only those teacher’s who satisfy your need. To put it simply, suppose you are only interested in learning film (say Bollywood) songs,  then don’t  go to Karnataki /South Indian teachers .
What do you want to learn? Decide and then select the teacher as per your interest. It is very difficult to switch to another tuning method at later stage.

A student who had been learning the violin for two-three months once asked me, “How much time it will take for me to be able to play the violin like you?”
I replied, “It is simple! How much time does a plant require to grow to a certain height?”
“It is very difficult to say”, he said, “but it depends on species of the plant.”
I told him, “Once, a costly imported seed,  was bought and planted in rich man’s farm. It was watered daily by pouring holy water of The Ganges. After 10 days, there was no sign of a plant. Further, it was found that even the seed was dead. This is a story of a violinist. You might have lots of money, the best, costly and imported violin, have the best possible teacher to guide you and abundant time to practice but after all of this if you don’t have the ear for music or you don’t have ability to recognise on you own whether you placed the fingers properly on the finger board firmly with appropriate pressure for producing the appropriate notes, then you will not be fruitful in your attempts to play the violin. You are not supposed to see at the fingerboard’s small pits or design as cues to place your finger tips. Instead you should be measuring the distance using your ears. This is very difficult and hence the violin is very difficult.

“Should I purchase the violin and then come for learning the Violin?”
This is always the cofusion situation  of students.Simple answer is” NO!”.
Students must show their ability (not financially) on the teacher’s spare violin,the  violin meant for student’s use only.This violin can be given to students by refundable deposit/rent, returnable basis (assuming student’s devotion) only.Students may be rich ,it does not
matter, but teacher should not tell the students  to purchase the violin unless he sees his
ability.
Violin, if purchased without teacher’s advice,  or violin if purchased and teacher is not available,  then ? that violin is like a show piece at your home,  which is insult to the glorious,sensitive soulful  violin.It is like a purchasing car and keeping and spoiling without driving is it not?
As a teacher, I never advice to purchase the violin for at least one month.I teach student,  how to hold violin Indian and Western style, bowing, placing fingers on correct notes, scales, staff and Indian notation,  followed by self tuning.Student’s ability will be judged and then only he will be allowed to purchase the violin depending upon his budget.
Of course ,somebody is donating a violin to student is welcome. I feel very bad to see the untuned or bad shaped or broken German violin.
I always give and want to give the violin,  the respect-  which has given me lot of happiness.