FORUM

Please have a look at our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

A A A
Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Is there a best way to start learning the violin?
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
Avatar
Gabriela Granado
Member
Members
July 1, 2011 - 12:45 pm
Member Since: July 1, 2011
Forum Posts: 3
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I've never played the violin before, but my sister desperately wants to learn how to play it. Before she gets a violin, I want to be able to help her and guide her along, even though I don't play it myself. I play a variety of instruments like the piano, and the ukulele, the guitar too. But I've never been in possession of a violin. So what would be a few good basic starting exercises that I could learn yo help her along?

Avatar
myguitarnow
Laguna Beach
Pro advisor
Members

Regulars
July 1, 2011 - 5:49 pm
Member Since: June 15, 2011
Forum Posts: 1094
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Point her to Fiddlermans free beginner lessons once she gets a violin.

Avatar
kalbybot
Member
Members
July 2, 2011 - 2:56 am
Member Since: June 29, 2011
Forum Posts: 12
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

find her a violin teacher or at least someone to give her feedback..like does she have proper posture.. is she holding the violin right... and other issues..  it's easy to learn bad habits and difficult to unlearn them.. fiddlermans videos are very helpful, be sure let your sister see it... 

Avatar
woodrowman
Barberton, OH
New member
Members
July 5, 2011 - 3:49 pm
Member Since: July 5, 2011
Forum Posts: 2
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I play guitar.  From there, I picked up a Mandolin.  Then, I got to play around with the violin.  The good thing about knowing some Mandolin is that the violin is strung up the say way!  No frets, but since I know chords, I can figure stuff out on violin more quickly.  I am a beginner, but it helped me visualize the notes to start off with!

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
July 5, 2011 - 4:21 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 11702

For some reason I have never even tried playing a Mandolin.  cry

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 231

Currently Online: MrYikes
32 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today harvestman, fiddlinmama
Upcoming HeadCheese, Mad_Wed, ButteryStuffs, kit, makinnoise

Top Posters:

coolpinkone: 3755

Mad_Wed: 2849

Barry: 2661

Fiddlestix: 2637

Oliver: 2439

DanielB: 2379

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 1

Members: 3555

Moderators: 0

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 16

Forums: 56

Topics: 6441

Posts: 80329

Newest Members:

elaine a, Mukundan, MyMing, dbsimon, stirlingite771, mdedmon

Administrators: Fiddlerman: 11702, KindaScratchy: 1651