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it's offical! getting a violin
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jasiones
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It's official...Getting a violin! My GF and her bro ordered me a Ceclio electric violin (i saw the box being delivered..and it had the brand name plastered all over it haha) Will include everything I need to get started...Bow, Case, headphones, rosin, extra strings and an extra bridge.

 

my question is..I have never owned a violin nor played a musical instrument past my 4th grade plastic clarinet. What steps do I need to do before I start playing?  Adjusting any pieces on the instrument, apply rosin to the bow, tune it, etc.

 

Also does anyone know how to tune an electric violin without having an amp to project the sound?  I will most likely have head phones only and not sure how that will work if the tuning instrument cant hear the notes (i dont know how to tune by ear). 

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Electrics aren't really silent without an amp, just quiet.  It's usually no problem to tune them with an electronic tuner or by ear.

You'll definitely have to put some rosin on the bow and tune up.  As to what else you may need to do, well, you won't know until you get it.

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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oooo i thought they were silent without an external speaker source....doh if that's the case maybe I shouldve just got an acoustic! the main reason of getting electric was out of courtesy to the other people in my apartment lol

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I wouldn't worry too much, they are definitely quite quiet.  I doubt the people in the next apartment will hear it at all. 

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The cecilio electric is a solid body, so all you will hear is the bare strings. It would be very hard to hear without an amp, but to the player it will be easily audible since you have the instrument close to you.

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oooh, nice! would love to see pictures of yer violin! can't wait to see yer progress!

cheers! - ⁰ℨ

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Great mate

Have a look at:

http://fiddlershop.com/cecilio.....evn-1.html

Watch the video

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Congratulations, Jasiones!party

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Great mate

Have a look at:

http://fiddlershop.com/cecilio.....evn-1.html

Watch the video

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thanks for that link was trying to find it.  I got my violin! The Same one in that video. The only thing is I donhow know how to install the bridge. it's slanted a bit and I read the lower sIDE goes where the thick string is at?  There is Also a notch on the violin that holds the bridge in place.  do I put the bridge in the slot first and tilt up against tr strings? Or slide against the strings first and tilt down jn the groove? 

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I need help figuring out this rosin...there seems to be a black coating around it and I cant tell if it's something I have to twist off or if that is in fact the rosin...it came with my violin 

 

View post on imgur.com

 

 

also looking at pictures online this is how they have the bridge set up..is it correct?

 

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the bridge looks fine. It should be straight or very slightly leaning back.

The rosin, that is the rosin. Take a key or knife and scratch the rosin before trying to use it. If not you will be puttin on rosin for hours with nothing happening.

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That violin looks great! everything looks ok.

about the rosin; I can see that you've got a Dark rosin, it's better than the light rosin since it doesn't really dust a lot and it's a lot stickier than the lighter one, it grips the violin good. it's really shiny when it is new, you need to sand it a little bit to remove the shiny coating, if you keep rosining yer bow even though the rosin is not yet roughened, the rosin will not apply on the bow, you won't notice if there is a rosin in yer bow, and if you don't have any rosin on it, it won't make a sound at all.

I read the lower sIDE goes where the thick string is at

No! the lower side is for the E string, which is the thinner string.

There is Also a notch on the violin that holds the bridge in place.  do I put the bridge in the slot first and tilt up against tr strings? Or slide against the strings first and tilt down jn the groove?

you need to un-tune yer violin first to lower the tension of the strings, that will make it ll easier when adding the bridge

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It will get a lot easier soon. But it does help if you a tad mad confused

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