Anyone play the violin?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by CrystalWho, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. CrystalWho

    CrystalWho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I play the violin! anyone else? I'm just starting to learn 3rd postion, any tips?
     
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm a violin n00bie like you... I studied for about a year and a half, but had to stop because my grad school schedule was making it too hard for me to fit in enough practice time. It's great fun to know something about music.
     
  3. CrystalWho

    CrystalWho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah... I've maneged to sick with it for 3 years, and it does take up time. luckily I home school, I think that's why I was able to stick with it.

    You know what's fun though? did you rent a violin or did you buy one? because if you still have it and if you got the basics you could still learn songs and stuff and not practice as much.
     
  4. EweSheep

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    Well I dont play a violin but started to play a bowed psaltery. Its easy to do but the hardest part is to remember the notes!
     
  5. CrystalWho

    CrystalWho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's a bowed psaltery?

    lol same with the violin!
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Here is the bowed psaltery

     
  7. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    I have a cheap violin and started to learn it, but I have problems with carpal tunnel in both wrists and it becomes painful on the left wrist if I practice much. I've had the surgery and hope to get back to it, but even after healing from the surgery I still have pain in them sometimes. I have no trouble remembering the notes by ear but still have trouble with the bow bouncing. So you can see, I have a long way to go.
     
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  8. Capvin

    Capvin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Violin is a wonderful instrument but I suspect that the earlier in life that you start to learn, the easier it is. At best, violin is difficult to learn how to play, but the best start when they are about 5 years old.
     
  9. CrystalWho

    CrystalWho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried when I was five i think.... oh gee, I hated it! if I stepped out of this circle thing the lesson was over, and I wanted to know what the staff and notes where but we hadn't gotten there yet, but my teacher didn't even tell me. I like it a lot better now. I think I had a bad experience with the teacher when I was little...
     
  10. Capvin

    Capvin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A method, called the Suzuki Method was developed in Japan to teach young children how to play the violin and it has been very successful.
     

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