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Hello I am new here I am 29 and considering taking up the violin for the 1st time. I would like to learn to play as a hobby I would love to be able to play some folk music and maybe some simple classical music on a violin.
My plan is to buy a super cheap Violin and try and teach myself a little bit. I really don't have a lot of money at the moment and so couldn't afford lessons or a better instrument. Do you think it is possible that I could teach myself to play a little and if so could you reccomend any instructional books or CD's / DVD's?
Thanks for reading my post any advice offered is greatly appreciated!
Tereza x
P.S. Xposted a bit!
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Date:November 10th, 2005 05:22 pm (UTC)
Um...as someone who's been teaching violin for nearly 11 years, please don't try to teach yourself. It'd be much better to start with a teacher, learn the basics, then work on stuff yourself. Violin is so tricky to learn...and if you learn it wrong, it takes years to relearn correctly.
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Date:November 10th, 2005 08:52 pm (UTC)
i second the above. it's much harder to relearn the basics than to start out right with lessons. maybe save up a little bit or work with a music student (usually really cheap rates) to find a reasonable rate. you can't learn technique from pictures and videos, so i'd throw out that idea right away.
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Date:April 15th, 2006 03:22 am (UTC)
Damn! This community seems to have died. I'm a suuki violin teacher in Australia, and thought this would be great....
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