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Old 12-18-2015, 06:16 PM   #1
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So has anyone picked up violin after learning to play guitar or visa versa?

Also, reasonably priced violin for beginners?

I'm thinking I want to learn another instrument. I've heard violin is super hard from people before, but I wanted to get more opinions from you good people.
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Old 12-18-2015, 07:36 PM   #2
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So has anyone picked up violin after learning to play guitar or visa versa?

Also, reasonably priced violin for beginners?

I'm thinking I want to learn another instrument. I've heard violin is super hard from people before, but I wanted to get more opinions from you good people.
Hi! I don't know about beginners violin good prices but I've tried to play the violin.. I play guitar since when I was 13 years old and now I'm 26.. Anyway I think that the approach is very different from guitar!
Initially the posture is awkward and unnatural and neck hurts .. Your fingers should be put in a really awkward position for someone that used to play the guitar! But as you know, after a first time of difficulty you surely will enjoy the pleasure of that beautyful instrumet!
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I considered it after seeing Mairead Nesbitt in person, but I don't have the neck for it since mine is bolted together with 24 screws.

I do have a niece that has started taking lessons....I hope she stays with it, the violin is a very impressive instrument when played well.
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I play in a duo with a fiddle player who happens to be a virtuoso guitar player. He said the violin is SO much harder because even beyond hitting thw wrong notes, there are SO many ways to make a note sound bad!
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Then the violin is definitely off my list....my natural talents end with the kazoo.
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What genres interest you?

I play folk and blues, and I've successfully (more or less) taken up lap steel as an alternative to Spanish-position playing. Not quite as radical as violin, but it fits my genres and is a manageable compromise.

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Old 12-19-2015, 05:09 AM   #7
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I picked up violin. I put it back down after making a sound that can only be described as the sound a cat makes when you pull its spleen out through its butthole. I have a lot of respect for anyone who can make a halfway decent sound out of it.
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Yeah, I hear it sounds band for the first few months, but I'm alright with that. I also have a window of time to practice when my neighbors aren't in the house and I am. Having neighbors will certainly be incentive to practice a lot at first to get to the point it is not annoying so I can have a more open practice schedule.

As far as the music type I'm interested, I love just about everything when it comes to genre. I'm picky about bands- I usually like eclectic stuff. Right now I'm really into New Orleans music cuz I just moved down here. Part of the reason I'm attracted to violin is I want to pick up an instrument not as many people know and are willing to get creative with.

Basically I've quit drinking almost entirely and I think my brain is just taking to things that require some level of technical difficulty. I'm also learning front end web development and dance (burlesque and ballet). I don't know if it is inspiration from the move combined with mental clarity or both. I know I'm just ready to pickup a new instrument. New Orleans definitely is a place that has inspired me in the realm of music and art like no other which is saying a lot since I've loved my tunes since I was a wee one.

I shall be getting the violin this week. I'll let you all know how it goes.
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Yeah, I hear it sounds band for the first few months, but I'm alright with that. I also have a window of time to practice when my neighbors aren't in the house and I am. Having neighbors will certainly be incentive to practice a lot at first to get to the point it is not annoying so I can have a more open practice schedule.

As far as the music type I'm interested, I love just about everything when it comes to genre. I'm picky about bands- I usually like eclectic stuff. Right now I'm really into New Orleans music cuz I just moved down here. Part of the reason I'm attracted to violin is I want to pick up an instrument not as many people know and are willing to get creative with.

Basically I've quit drinking almost entirely and I think my brain is just taking to things that require some level of technical difficulty. I'm also learning front end web development and dance (burlesque and ballet). I don't know if it is inspiration from the move combined with mental clarity or both. I know I'm just ready to pickup a new instrument. New Orleans definitely is a place that has inspired me in the realm of music and art like no other which is saying a lot since I've loved my tunes since I was a wee one.

I shall be getting the violin this week. I'll let you all know how it goes.
I remember delivering mail past a house everyday where a lady was practicing the violin. It did sound bad but Im sure it got better. Seems like something you would enjoy. Good for you on the drinking.
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My neighbor rented one for about a minute. He asked me to come by & show him how to play it....he figured since I could play the guitar I could play the violin
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