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Unread 12-02-2008, 03:32 AM   #1
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Learning the Fiddle

How long would it take to learn to play the violin? I'm interested in learning celtic fiddle. I've played piano for 15 years and also know how to play the clarinet and saxophone so I'm fairly musical and know how to read music.

Also, if I were to buy a decent violin to begin on, what would be the price range and brands that I should be looking at?


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Unread 08-19-2009, 05:55 AM   #2
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Arise topic! Arise!

So....didja ever buy that fiddle? I was given one almost two weeks ago and I have been having a blast with it. I am currently doing the self-taught routine.
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Unread 08-24-2009, 01:54 PM   #3
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How long would it take to learn to play the violin? I'm interested in learning celtic fiddle. I've played piano for 15 years and also know how to play the clarinet and saxophone so I'm fairly musical and know how to read music.

Also, if I were to buy a decent violin to begin on, what would be the price range and brands that I should be looking at?
Hey,
I play the violin and have been since the start of the year and am just about grade 2.
To get to grade 8, you are looking at 8 or so years (Thats how long my teacher has been playing for).
But I can play, Cannon in D, Puff The Magic Dragon, What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor, Scarbough Fair and The Can Can.

So, to get to a level where people can tolerate you, around half a year of good practice (I play it 1-2 times a week).

Its a great instrument to learn, and seeing as you are a pianist and can read music, you have the upper hand over me.

I say go for it!

P.S. Vibrato is hard!
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