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June 15, 2012 - 8:02 pm
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Hi everyone, I'm new here and I was wondering if anyone had tips for me. I've always wanted to learn violin so I am going to be getting my first violin from ebay due to affordable prices. Are Mendini's and cecilio's good brands? 

Kevin M.
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June 15, 2012 - 8:15 pm
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I would go with Cecilio.  You can also buy Cecilio violins from .  I have a Cecileo electric which works just fine for me.  Don't expect to get a 500.00 violin for 100.00 but they will serve you fine.


You can start learning before you own a violin, like holding the bow can be done with a pencil and practice bowing.  Use the learning tools and games then when your violin comes you should be able to start playing right away.


Just remember you are never too old to learn to play violin.


Any questions just ask and someone if not everyone will help you.


Good wishes on your journey.

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June 15, 2012 - 8:44 pm
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Welcome! Check out the review videos Fiddlerman did they could help you pick a violin you like at an affordable price.

"It can sing like a bird, it can cry like a human being, it can be very angry, it can be all that humans are" Maxim Vengerov


June 16, 2012 - 12:30 am
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Welcome Bree; you're definitely at the right site.  The tools that FM has put together here are just incredible.  Best of luck and look forward to hearing from you!

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June 16, 2012 - 12:42 am
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welcome to the site B.

Nothin hotter than a chick that can play the violin well.devil-violin

Wishin you all the best in your journey... can't hardly wait to share and enjoy your vids.

Lots of gals here playing and some are just downright fun to watch! ...and very entertaining as well.cheerleader

You're gonna love it here. enjoy your stay...hats_off

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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June 16, 2012 - 10:53 am
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Welcome to the forum Bree,

The biggest tip I have besides checking out all the information and how to videos is that you share your progress and questions here just as you already have.
Posting videos is like going to a teacher to have a lesson. We can make comments and give constructive criticism. Set you on the right track. Best of all, it's all free and everyone is nice and respectful about it.

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but the one who needs the least."

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