My daughter started learning the violin at school in September and when she started I asked for some forum advice to help her (as I don't have a clue!)
All the advice has been really helpful and I try and help her as much as possible. What I am finding that is different to the piano (my instrument and her 1st instrument) is that a lot of work is needed to get the notes sounding right.
She is using finger position 3 so is having to do quite a lot of finger movement and changing and some notes sound quite screechy going from one note to another but most generally sound fairly good.
I have suggested to my daughter that it might help if she worked bar by bar to get the inotation right and sounding as good as I think she is capable of (seeing as she is a beginner).
So my question is really is it better for her to practice playing through the pieces from start to finish at this stage and not worry too much about screeching and the odd area of incorrect inotation, or better to work bar by bar to get the piece as perfect as she can? I don't want her to be trying to aim for total perfection at this stage as it will just put her off the whole learning process.