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Reem
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August 26, 2012 - 11:45 am
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hello,

so, I'm a new member to this forum and to forums in general. bare with me till I figure out how this works. ._.

anyways, I've always loved music ever since I was a kid, I joined the music club in school when I was in the 3th grade, I used to play accordion for couple of years with dad's help, he's a violinist with a bit of experience in other instruments. music life was going great till mom died and both of us stopped. and now, 11 years later I'd love to go back to playing music, I've got one of dad's violins and I'm ready to learn problem is he's too busy for private lessons.

now I have exactly three weeks till my next semester in college starts, I guess I just need some tips on where to start and how many hours I need to spend practicing.

sorry you had to read my life story, and thanks in advance ^^

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Welcome aboard Reem !!   Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. This is a wonderful site to learn on. Fiddlerman has lots of videos and info for beginners. There is always folks here willing to lend a hand, I think you'll find this to be a great experience for you.

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Hiya Reem,
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Yep, there's a right mixed bunch here so you are sure to find what you need.
Having been here a while I have noticed there's some who practice loads and some do it as and when time allows, it all depends on how much it grabs you.
Whichever way, we're all about self improvement, however that works best for the individual.
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August 26, 2012 - 3:01 pm
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Hey Reem,

Welcome to the forum. Happy to have you aboard. thumbs-up

Try here and see if you find anything useful.

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Reem said
hello,

 and now, 11 years later I'd love to go back to playing music, I've got one of dad's violins and I'm ready to learn problem is he's too busy for private lessons.

now I have exactly three weeks till my next semester in college starts, I guess I just need some tips on where to start and how many hours I need to spend practicing.

 

You can practice 45 min a day, 3 - 15 min sessions. 1st one focus on technique and ear training. 2nd one focus on any difficult parts of the song you are learning. 3rd, put it all together and practice the piece. Make sure you leave a 10-15 min break between sessions. Choose songs that are at your skill level and work slow to perfection then speed the tempo up keepin the high level of accuracy all the way till you are in tune, on tempo!

Be the fiddle!- pfish.

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August 26, 2012 - 11:43 pm
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Welcome Reem!  You'll find a ton of incredible tools here and great support from our members!  72% of the members are self-taught with the aides provided herein (I just stole that stat from the survey on the sidebar, lol), so you're in good company.

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Welcome to the forum, Reem!

Reem said 
...now I have exactly three weeks till my next semester in college starts, I guess I just need some tips on where to start and how many hours I need to spend practicing.

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Are You going to quit playing, while You'll be in college? Or there is no internet (or violin) allowed? That would be not good - 3 weeks is too little =( 

The duration of a practice session is an individual thing. Depends of what You wanna learn and your abilities (i mean physical - it's a hard thing to stand with the violin first times). I would not recommend to spend more than 40-60 minutes in a row on the first week. And make breaks every 10-15 minutes, or whenever You feel tired =) If You have time (and a wish dancing), You can take the violin later and continue... The main thing about this at start - is NOT TO OVERTRAIN YOURSELF!!

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