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I started in March playing the violin. My instructor likes the "All for Strings" series for older students... and I have had no problem with that.
But like all older students, I get bored with what I am assigned, yet run through it anyways for the learning process. This week we will complete book one (of the three part series).
Two of my favorites that I seem to have memorized now are "The Blackest Crow" and the "Skye Boat" song.
First two lessons I took were with my electric violin, as that was all I had. Then I decided I wanted a acoustic, and have been very happy with my FM Concert violin.
Next lesson is Wednesday, and I keep thinking of taking my electric in this week with my effects pedal. In the bypass mode it is like a normal violin for the most part. For the last part of lesson, we always play what I want... Yet sometimes ya just want to hit the pedal/switch and add something to it. If nothing else, I love the tuner feature on it.
It would be one of those.. I love my acoustic and what we do in the lessons... but here's what I also love playing kind of sessions.
Somehow I think she can handle it... and might even approve.
I would also suggest focusing on the basics first.
Opportunity is often missed because it wears suspenders and looks like hard work.
Have you been playing for 7 months with an instructor? Seems like that is a good foundation. Maybe if you take the E Violin along and let your teacher know that you want to play both and would like to use the E.violin, and then you can have a jam session.. while continuing to the acoustic lessons at times... Life is short.. play both.. 🙂
I play EV... I love it. Last time I jammed my violin bud put it on a setting that was so rocky cool.. it was so fun to play Minuet 1, Bach with ...um... it was like 99 setting.. like hard rock.. I had a blast.
But Mostly every day i play my acoustic violins.. .Hell.. I am 50.. I guess I play whatever I want .... when I am lacking a skill or cant shift or my tone is screwed.. I take responsibility and work on it... Or say screw it and get out the EV.. LOL
Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato
I started with an electric violin... after my second lesson I bought my Fiddlerman Concert. The FM is the one I take to my weekly lesson. Plan on going to a weekly lesson for a year to learn the basics.
Had to cancel a lesson last week, and she has a lot of students who cancelled Thanksgiving week.... so we are going to do a double lesson. First half hour with the acoustic and second half hour with the electric.
Always something I want to learn or improve on either of them. Been playing the electric more and more, yet still find a couple hours a week for the acoustic to practice my lessons.
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