From Itzhak Perlman's MasterClass

Parting Thoughts

Mr. Perlman offers his parting words and wishes you luck in pursuing the violin.

Topics include: Parting Thoughts


Mr. Perlman offers his parting words and wishes you luck in pursuing the violin.

Topics include: Parting Thoughts

Itzhak Perlman

Teaches Violin

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- Now that you've seen all of the pitfalls and all of the minuses and pluses that are involved in playing this instrument, do you still want to play the violin? It's so damn difficult. What are you doing? Just become a doctor, a lawyer, an accountant. Somebody actually said that to me once. [PLAYING VIOLIN] PROFESSOR: If you only take three things from this class, the first thing is practice slowly. That's number one. Number two is listen very carefully to what goes on while you practice, because playing is a physical involvement which can affect your ear. So if you can actually be a better listener as a result of what we are talking about, that's a very good accomplishment. And the third thing is to share and to feel my enthusiasm for music, to feel that we as musicians-- especially musicians who make a living in music-- are extremely lucky that, for me, what can be better than earning a living-- making a living while performing great art, performing great music? So if you can feel that, the class has accomplished a lot. So I wish you good luck and good practicing and goodbye.

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A very profound class. Thank you for sharing!

My violin is out of its case and into my hands! Excuse me, I need to go practice. Slowly.

Itzhak has his logical way of explanation in his instruction that makes sense to engineers like me. I have been learning this online 2 years ago.

I've made my way through the first few videos and they are great! Mr. Perlman is a fantastic teacher and there really is something for all levels here


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I’ve been looking forward to this MasterClass for months. It was truly worth it! Thank you Mr. Perlman!

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Thank you so much for this excellent class, he is really an inspiration for any musician!