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I am new to the violin... and pretty much musical instruments in general. I never learned to read music or playing anything real. I started with an electric guitar and was as far as producing very simple tunes. Now I finally have some money to put into the hobby. I chose the violin because I always liked the sound. I loved how the same instrument could play the craziest bluegrass or a beautiful classical piece.
I have been serious about learning for 5 weeks now so I have a basic understanding of sheet music, can play open strings and twinkle twinkle little star... I have been taking some private lessons and my instructor says I am if anything I'm trying to learn too fast. I know I should be focusing on the basics but I don't want to get bad habits that will hinder me later. For example she is recommending the finger board sticker. I don't care that it is only 5 bucks I just don't want a crutch and I don't want to keep looking at the finger board. Instead I attach my tuner to my bridge and place it next to my music. I then play the music and see how my finger placement is. Using fiddlerman's technique of putting the thumb on the nut for first position I can hit the first position notes without the stupid sticker.
The gear I have is my first violin (Musino V2044) bought from a music shop when I didn't know any better. I have spent some time learning on it and pretty much how it works. I am comfortable swapping strings, adjusting the bridge, adjusting the chin rest and started to play with a few bridges to see how the sound is affected. My second violin was bought from fiddlershop and is a K500P. I just received it yesterday so haven't really had much time to play it.
Wow.... long winded.... sorry about that...
Hi! Welcome to the forum I agree, it's amazing how the violin can play anything from classical to rock, Celtic, bluegrass. All different genres. It's really a great instrument. Hope you have fun learning new thing here as well with your lessons.
"Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game." - Voltaire
Welcome to the forum, Razoro2097! =)
I never had any tapes/dots/marks too. My teacher never told me about something like this, but somebody said that one lerns faster with them... Anyway, the choice is yours =) If You are already good, so don't worry about it =)
Seems You are very curious about sound and violin adjusting! You'll be in a great company here with all this, LOL! Lots of people here always do something with their (or someone else's) violins...bows...bridges...sound posts etc.
Thanks for the warm welcome all!
Here are my babies
Bottom one is the Musino the top is the Johannes Kohr
I received my fiddlerman CF bow today. I love the packaging! Something not even UPS can tear up
welcome to the forums razor!!
those are very fine ladies you've got there
hmm...about those dots and tapes, i don't and never had added them as well, been playin' for a month, but i know that it is better without tapes, plus, tapes ruins the fingerboard
once again, welcome and have fun!!
cheers! - ⁰ℨ
Very cool! I'm definitely interested in learning more on the mechanics of the violin. Most of my experience is involved in tuning compound bows and 1911s so I know how little changes can make a big difference!
The replacement bridge I cut down was done as a copy of the original bridge. I replaced it because the original was soft and my metal mute wouldn't hold on very well. Next to be replaced is the tail piece because I am having problems with the E string fine tuner... Any advice on fitting a new tail?
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