Fiddle/Violin For Beginners

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Stringbanger, Jun 30, 2020 at 7:10 PM.

  1. Stringbanger

    Stringbanger Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I have a violin that has been neglected. I don’t think it’s an expensive one, My wife got it out one night and “jammed” along with me. I was playing an acoustic guitar. She sounded pretty darn good playing it for the first time ever, without any knowledge or training.

    Anyway, I know that there are many internet resources, but I thought I would check with the TDPRI denizens first to see if you had ideas for a beginner violinist. I think my bow is pretty good quality, but I need to buy some resin. I love experimenting on different instruments, which I think, in the long run, makes one a better guitarist. Although that’s debatable, since it takes time away from guitar playing.

    Thanks in advance for any responses.
     
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  2. cyclopean

    cyclopean Friend of Leo's

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    i'd imagine putting it in old time tuning may make it easier for someone just starting out.
     
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    Most beginners lay out the notes with thin tape on the fingerboard to start, 3-4 positions. You really need the rosin so the hair grabs the strings.
    The same thing I tell aspiring guitarists, keep your fingers close to the fingerboard. Good luck!
     
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