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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

New Violinist - Two Different Violin Bows?  
Hi Marie, Thank you very much for your website. I am age 12 years old and I like how it is easy to understand what you are saying. I want to ask you …

Left-handed Violin Playing - Which hands to use ? 
Hi, Since most people are right-handed, why do we perform violin fingering with our left ? Shouldn't our more articulate hand be used for the intricate …

Problem with crooked bridge (connected to the pickup) Not rated yet
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 …

Can you plug silent violins into amps/electric violins in headphones Not rated yet
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 …

Is it late to play a violin? Not rated yet
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 …

Violin bridge Not rated yet
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 …

Violin Courses Not rated yet
Is there any course of violin for beginner? --------- Hello Michael, You can teach yourself a variety of ways. While many people hire a teacher, …

Violin Bridge String Notches Missing? Not rated yet
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 …

When is the best time to start playing a violin? Not rated yet
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 …

VIbrato Not rated yet
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 …

Homeshooling Violin practicing father Not rated yet
Hi there, just quickly stumbled on your website. Thanks for sharing your tips. We homeschool our 6yr old daughter and shes been taking Violin from an …

Viola bridge off-center and buzzing sound after changing strings Not rated yet
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 …

Can you play basic fiddle music with fused wrists? Not rated yet
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. …

Crooked Bow For My Violin? Not rated yet
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 …

How much rosin do I use? Not rated yet
I just got a violin and I don't know why the hair is snapping and breaking? ------------- Marie from Learning How to Play the Violin: Hi Jessica! …

Violin Curved Bridge - How to Fix? Not rated yet
I have a full size violin, and my bridge is not straight. I know how to adjust crooked bridges, but my bridge is curved a bit at the top and I have tried …

Violin Fingerboard Not Flat Not rated yet
Is the fingerboard on the violin supposed to be perfectly level front to rear or is it "torqued" or twisted as it ends over the sound box, or at the bridge …

Adult Violin Learning - Where to Start? Not rated yet
Hiya, i have decided after all these years(im 33) to try my hand at learning the violin,i do love the sound of the electric in particular. Basically …

I quit years ago...Is it too late to start playing violin again? -Alice Not rated yet
I am 13, half way through year nine, and really regretting quitting the violin. But the problem is, I quit 3 years ago, when I had been already playing …

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Question About Playing C on Violin Not rated yet
If a crochet is on the c chord, how do you play it on a violin? ------------------- Hello Trixie! I am going to assume you are asking how to play …

When I put my violin bow into the case, it always falls out Not rated yet
When I put my violin bow into the case, it always falls out. How do I make sure the bow doesn't fall out? Marie from learninghowtoplayviolin.com

How Do You Use Vibrato on Violin Not rated yet
How do you do vibrato? Marie from learninghowtoplaytheviolin.com Vibrato is a more advanced technique. Typically, you'll start learning …

Learning how to play violin Not rated yet
i play classical violin and i want to learn playing violin by seeing sheet music so can anyone please help me..................... rgds n.g Radhika …

What is the best size violin for a 9 year old child? Not rated yet
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. …

Parent of New Violinist - How Often Should He Practice? Not rated yet
Hi, I have just enrolled my son (7yrs) for Violin lessons. He made his own choice of instrument. As a mother I was a bit apprehensive if he has made …

Violin Bridge Leaning - Is it still playable? Not rated yet
My violin has not been played in about 5 years nor has anyone touched it, so it is greatly out of tune. When I pulled it out today, I have decided I want …

How long would it take to learn to play violin at the age of 15? Not rated yet
How long would it take to learn to play at the age of 15? Marie from learninghowtoplaytheviolin.com Hi Jasmine! It truly depends on …

I like playing violin, but I don't really practice Not rated yet
I like playing violin but don't really practice. Marie from learninghowtoplaytheviolin.com Hi! If you're getting enjoyment out of it …

Cheap Electric Violin - Why are my finger tapes not straight? Not rated yet
I purchased a relatively cheap electric violin online. After practicing for a while, I decided to place tape down to help with the fingerings. I used …

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