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Are there tabs for violin?

Tablatures have been created for guitar or any instruments with frets. The notes still use general convention for rhythm, but the note itself is replaced by a number. That number is the fret where the finger is. This has several advantages. First, a beginner doesn’t have to learn how to read notes. Then they give […]

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Why is the violin so difficult?

Everybody has heard once a violinist or fiddler playing with a scratchy sound and slightly out of tune, even simple parts. That is often the case. We all know young children and their first challenging years on the violin… So the violin has a reputation of being a difficult instrument. But is it a deserved […]

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Can I start playing the violin as an adult?

Like me, if you have inherited your violin, or maybe you just have seen that band. In any case, you consider starting the violin and envision yourself on stage or having a great time with your musician friends. But contemplating the task, you fear that it can be a too tricky instrument to learn, especially […]

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9 tips and your violin E string won’t whistle again

It has happened to a lot of players. We try to play as perfectly as possible, have a good tone and intonation. Then, suddenly, our E string gives that bright, loud, harsh sound: it has decided to whistle. We try to stay concentrated, but we fear that next time it might happen again, and this […]

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Is playing the violin harder than the guitar?

This is the question many parents ask before selecting an instrument for their children. And this is a tough decision as changing instruments is not easy after several months or years of practice. The violin and the guitar are both string instruments that look alike somehow. But is playing the violin really more complicated, and […]

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Why does my violin squeak? Where to start

There is nothing worse than hearing a squeaking sound of a violin, or, as some people say, a screaming cat. And sometimes it happens when you try to play to an audience… That is one of the most feared aspects of violin playing. Parents fear to hear squeaking sound from their kid’s violin; starter violinists […]

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Is playing the violin harder than the piano?

It is often said that playing the violin is harder than playing the piano. This is a crucial question when a kid starts to learn an instrument. Parents want to give him or her the best chances to succeed. There are a lot of children that learn both the violin and the piano at any […]

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How long should I practice my violin everyday?

Every musician ask this question. I did ask it myself for a long time. It is human: we all want to learn as fast as possible. We do not want any road blocks between us now and the future ability to play as well and freely as we can imagine. But the more we practice, […]

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Is violin good for kids?

Is violin too hard for kids? Will my kid be up to the task? Learning the violin seems to be such a daunting task. Are there qualities that my kid can develop from learning the violin anyway? I think the answer is yes, there are many. I have tried to list a few. And after […]

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How young to start violin lessons?

Each and every parents want to offer the best to their children. The more option your children have, the better. It is well known that music is a good way to increase many skills for a child: intelligence, focus, dedication… And violin is a prestigious and impressive instrument, that has to be learnt early. I […]