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Is Learning Violin really that hard?
I am wanting to learn the violin, every where i look, be it internet or people, they said it the hardest instrument :( so advise?
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I did purchase something familiar on eBay. It doesn't fit, my bridge is too big. Sigh......

I just couldn't practice more often. I do not want to purchase and found out it doesn't fit again, so I couldn't return because it such a hassle.

So sad, just waiting for the mute to arrive then.

 

I notice when I practice the open string EADG. I find it hard to land my bow properly on the D and A string, is there any tip or tricks? I know hard work and practice will win out, just want to know is there a few key things i am missing out. 

 

 

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ysckyler said

I notice when I practice the open string EADG. I find it hard to land my bow properly on the D and A string, is there any tip or tricks? I know hard work and practice will win out, just want to know is there a few key things i am missing out.  

First thing is to be sure the bridge is adjusted correctly.  With a bad bridge, you aren't learning to play violin---you're learning to play a violin with a bad bridge.

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RosinedUp said 

 

First thing is to be sure the bridge is adjusted correctly.  With a bad bridge, you aren't learning to play violin---you're learning to play a violin with a bad bridge.

 

Thanks RosinedUp for the advise. I be sure to check with my teacher is my violin bridge set up properly. He also a luther, so would know. Just finish my second lesson, just got to say both my arm are sore in different places. 

 

Despite all the obstacles, I think I am picking the early lesson ok. So this gives me a huge confidence. When I learn twinkle twinkle little star. I will posted the video for all to see. 

 

So total hour spent on Violin so far 3.5 hours. 

Woo hoo!!!

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You'll get used to those weird positions eventually and hopefully not be so sore. :-) Baby steps. ;-)

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but the one who needs the least."

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I thought that I'd chime in here some may argue with this point but 28 is nothing but years to me in late 2012 for some odd reason I decided I wanted to learn violin I bought one made a few mistakes along the way purchasing the wrong things but once I rectified the problem took a lot of advice from people here on Fiddlerman purchased the right bow and strings from Fiddlershop I was on my way.

All of this at the age of 44 to now the age of 45,I'm not even going to fool myself or others and tell you how good I am but it was something I wanted to do I've loved the sound of the instrument in fact classical music all together for years even though I felt I would always be boxed into playing heavy metal on electric guitar.

Just keep these things in mind you get out of something what you put into it and I'm not talking financially only I'm speaking in terms of practice as well just don't let yourself get bogged in the thoughts that you should be further along than you may already be by now.

I've not posted in the forum for some time now and have sold off one of my violins and kept the one that I'm happy with as far as sound I'm backwards in the fact that sometimes I get stuck in a rut and have to step away from playing to gain new perspectives in what ever instrument I'm playing and usually can pick right up where I left off.

I know by now you have made your decision and hope your journey is enjoyable with the violin.

 

 

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Sorry haven't been kept updating like I'm suppose too. Busy with work with all that. After 5 lesson of half an hour each, with a practice session of 10 -15min a time. Total hours clock in about 5 hours more or less. 

 

I can play twinkle twinkle little star!!! I can't play it smoothly yet, but It just a great feeling finally playing a simple tune out of my violin. 

 

I feel so happy now. With 15 more hours need to clock in, see if I can play a decent song. 

 

So what the first song you learn how to play the violin? I am thinking bruno mars I am your man for my first one : )

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