Bought a violin 36 years ago. Play guitar, banjo, ukulele, mountain dulcimer and sometimes the radio. I’ve been told it’s never to late to learn to play an instrument. It’s time. I want to learn how to play the violin (fiddle). How’s the best or easiest way to learn? Don’t want to sound cheap, but don’t want to spend a whole lot. I’m retired, my wife too. Steve.
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If you think your fiddle & bow are in good shape, then start with what you've got - but buy new strings.
The bow is EXTREMELY important - make sure to learn to hold it correctly (amazing how important this is).
Many GREAT Fiddlerman Tutorials to get you started!
Over in the right hand side bar, scroll WAY down to -
- How to properly apply rosin to a bow.
- How to Tighten a Bow
- Changing the strings on your violin
- Holding the violin
- Holding the bow
- Tuning your violin
- Drawing the bow across the strings
- many more follow!