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So let me say before I accidentally make myself into something better than I am.
My daughter plays violin, and I just bought my first violin ever, and haven't even gotten rosin on my bow yet.
Maddie is 7, and I am 26. Maddie doesn't know it yet, but she has a violin, it is her Christmas present. She has been playing for four months at school and is loving it. She is so excited about violin that she talks about it constantly.
I can't wait to get started either.
I can't wait to get my hands on everything I need just so that I can get caught up to her. She has her first violin concert in a week! I hope I can catch up to her. She is teaching me a lot already.
I ask her questions to see how much she knows just of what I have found out so far watching Fiddlerman's videos, and she is really knowledgeable about how to play, but I have found out that they haven't been teaching her how to read the music, just going on muscle memory so far. Being that I already play the guitar, I know how to read music for the most part, and can teach her that rather easily... I hope.
I have a question though, I got my violin in the other day, and Maddie's will be coming tomorrow or Friday, and I just realized that neither of our violins came with even a sample puck of rosin. I was wondering if there is a brand or make up of rosin that you guys recommend? Thank you.
I took up playing for much the same reasons as yourself. My son is in his second year of viola studies in middle school.
As for rosin, everybody has a different opinion. Here's a thread on the forum that takes up that very topic: /forum/learning-to-play/what-rosin-should-i-use/?value=rosin'type=1'include=1'search=2'ret=all
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