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Not too old to learn

Hi. I'm 43 & I just started taking violin lessons. I've wanted to learn it years ago but the kids & with all the responsibilities of a mother & wife made

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Learning violin as an adult, amateur, multi-instrumentalist homemaker.

Hi. I'm happily awaiting delivery of my new student violin kit. I grew up around music, in NYC. My mother played on her childhood Classical piano, &

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Can you plug silent violins into amps/electric violins in headphones

I was looking at buying an electric violin and then noticed they also sell silent violins. If they both plug into a cord wouldn't I be able to use amps

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Is it late to play a violin?

Hi Marie, I have a question to ask, is it ever too late to play a violin? In my school everyone starts at fourth grade. I was more cautious. After

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Violin bridge

My viola and violin bridges both have a tendency to shift more towards the G string, so that the area of the finger board under the E string is larger

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Problem with crooked bridge (connected to the pickup)

Hi! I just realized, that my violin sounds not so good as in the past. I have a pickup on it, connected with a bridge, from 4 years. At the beginning

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Violin Courses

Is there any course of violin for beginner? --------- Hello Michael, You can teach yourself a variety of ways. While many people hire a teacher, that's

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Is it late to play a violin?

Hi Marie, I have a question to ask, is it ever too late to play a violin? In my school everyone starts at fourth grade. I was more cautious. After

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What's the Difference Between Violin and Viola?

Dear Marie: Hi. Love this site.Awaiting delivery of my 1st violin What's the difference between viola & violin? I do Appreciate the deeper tone of the

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My Friend the Fiddle

I play ukulele since I was 6 years old and the guitar since I was 12. I always wanted to learn to play piano and violin and perhaps I might say, I never

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Which violin strings should I get? | What brand of violin strings for beginners?

Do you need recommendations on what violin strings to try for your beginner?

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Learn how to hold your violin bow and use the violin bow

Need a quick guide on how to use your violin bow? This covers the basics for you!

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Crooked Bow For My Violin?

Hi Marie, So, my friend and I went to a music store the other day. She is very good at violin, but I'm just a beginner teen. We went to the music store

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VIbrato

Hi, I'm Daniella. I've been playing the violin for quite sometime now. Now learning to play with vibrato. Do you have any tips for learning it? Does it

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Violin Bridge String Notches Missing?

My brother in law was given a violin. He knows nothing about the instrument so having been a student once I decided to tune it for him. In doing so I noticed

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What is the best size violin for a 9 year old child?

What size of violin is best for a 9 year old? Marie from learninghowtoplayviolin.com Hello R., It depends on how big the child is. Many children of

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Can you play basic fiddle music with fused wrists?

My wife has had both her wrist fused rigid. Her right (she is right handed) has a 15 degree bend and her left is straight. She has rotation but cant wave.

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When is the best time to start playing a violin?

My 5 yr old would like to play a violin. When is the best time to teach her to do so? ---------------------------- Hello! My personal advice would be

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How hard should I press on the strings?

I am just wondering how hard you should press on the strings as I would like to be able to play it properly. Do you have to press hard or should you be

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Multi instrumentalist

I already play and teach woodwind and ukulele, just recently took up the fiddle. I feel a special kind of peace when I play violin. --------------- Marie

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Violin Bow Hair Bugs

u ever heard of bugs getting into a stored bow and eating the strings? Do they still make them out of horsehair? Do you think the bugs do not like

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Viola bridge off-center and buzzing sound after changing strings

I usually play the violin, but had purchased a nice used viola ... sounded great other than that the strings were very old ... I just changed them and

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How to play the violin | how to play violin | learn to play the violin

Playing the violin gives you countless benefits, physical, mental, social, and emotional! Here's info for you, your child, or your teen about violin, music, tuning the violin, and...

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Find a violin tutor | Violin teacher, How to Choose a Great One!

How should you go about choosing a violin teacher for your child? Find out here!

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Violin Pegs Keep Slipping

Hi Ronnie, Congratulations on your new violin! Slipping pegs is a common problem. The wood that the pegs are made of and the wood of the pegbox both

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