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Will playing a different stringed instument help me learn violin easier?
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jaden moody
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I have been playing the guitar for awhile now, and taught my self piano.  But will ether of those instruments, help me learn violin?

 

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The music theory will help if you are studying that as well on guitar and piano. All 3 have the same sounding notes to read on sheet music. Plus your fingering patterns on the violin will get easier by playing all 3 instruments (finger exercise). But if you are a beginner on the 3 I would suggest to pick one and learn it well before moving on because the fingering patterns are so much different from each other. But you will see how much control you can get from your hands by exerting so many different hand positions.

The violin family is a unique instrument... Bow in hand! Learn the scales so you can hear the notes in your head. No real shortcuts that I know about. Learn a instrument WELL before moving on to other instruments. It's kind of like learning one language well then you can move on to another language and compare.

 

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Knowing the guitar will make it easier, especially if you practice scales on it, since you'll be more familiar with how string instruments work. You don't look at where your frets are when you play it, you just know where your fingers are supposed to go. On a violin your fingers are the "frets" I guess.

 

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Thanks, and could I take all the scales I know from guitar, and play them on a violin, or would they be different on a violin?
 
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All the scales are the same on guitar, piano and violin. To make it easier you are only working with SEVEN natural notes with any western music (A BC D EF G). See no spaces (spaces can be sharp or flat) between BC and EF. The other notes, A D G use sharps and flats to create a new key scale. A#(sharp) Ab (flat), D# (sharp) Db (flat) and G# (sharp), Gb (flat). Then notice the BC and EF of the simple seven notes. B flat is the same as A sharp. No B sharp because it is a C. E flat is the same as D#. No E sharp cause it is a F.

 

The violin is the same as guitar and piano. The Piano makes it loud and clear (whole steps moving up and down on the white keys) the black keys are there for the half steps. So on the violin your fingers separate about an inch for a whole step and stick your fingers right next to each other for a half step. Why don't you just go through Fiddlermans free beginner video lessons to figure this out?

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Thanks for the help!

 

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We all need a little help Jaden. Hope you keep up with the violin.

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