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My daughter first started Violin lessons, and her teacher asked me to get her one. She said she's a 1/4th, and recommended a specific Violin store.
I called the store, and to buy, it starts at $800, or to rent it starts at $250 for 12 months for the lower quality, 350 for medium quality, and 450 for higher quality.
Not sure how long she's gonna stay that size, but can you guys recommend a cheaper quality alternative online? Or is $800 reasonable?
The Violin store said she might stay that size for for 1- 1.5 years.
Today I was practicing in a very stuffy and humid practice room, and after the practice I noticed the D string has somehow rusted. This has never happened before, and the strings are relatively new (I got this new violin just last month)! Does anyone have a similar experience? Should I replace the string? I do have a concert in two days so I don’t wanna change it now or else the tuning will go wobbly, yet I’m afraid it will snap. For context these are Evah Pirazzi strings.
I feel like I’m turning my left hand in at a strange angle to make the jump especially, but I’m not sure how else to try and make it sound connected. Thank you!
I am looking for a recommendation from the community on their preferred sheet music Publisher for the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Also, if there is a particular reason why you like that Publisher?
It’s summer here and my pegs are slipping a lot. This is an issue I gave frequently. I’ve pushed my pegs inside several times but it’s very very temporary and it loosens up within seconds. How do I fix this?
I’m no longer training under a teacher so I can’t ask for help from anybody else. I low how to tune from pegs and my fine tuners are very tight so no luck there.
I’m not a expert in loosening the string and putting them again. That was the common advice given on YouTube.
Does anyone have an easier and more of a semi permanent fix for me? 😭
I like the sound of my violin without the finetuners,but my teacher said that the e string is more likely to snap without it,should I keep it or take It out?
ive just done by chamber music and technical exam, should i take a small break from playing the violin or do i keep going?
It just decided to snap in the middle of Mendelssohn, and it just had to be my good bow
So my brother dropped my violin face flat on the floor, and ever since then my G and D strings have been buzzing every time I play it, and my A string will occasionally buzz as well. Anyone have guesses on why and how to fix this?
Advice please! I play in a high standard community orchestra, which has a good reputation and attracts players from quite a distance away due to it's musical standards. I enjoy the challenge of playing in it, and my playing has benefitted lots from additional tutorials from visiting professionals who offer sectional tuition.
That said, I think there's been various political and interpersonal issues brewing for a while, but they didn't really impact me that much (although I was aware and heard things on occasion) so up to this point I've just kept my head down. In the past 2 months, however, orchestra has simply ceased to be enjoyable. My desk partner felt he had to leave after many years, and the friendly, happy place that I first joined a year or so ago has no resemblance to the tense atmosphere at rehearsals in recent weeks. A number of players have quietly left over the past few months, to the point that it feels like I'm playing in a whole new section. Only 6 out of 30 violinists returned after the last concert for example. It's a similar story in other sections, yet things have carried on as there is always a queue of good players wanting to join.
This week everything has really exploded, and a number of people have publicly quit (including one person who has been accused of bullying out many of the others over the past months). I'm getting loads of emails/ other contact from the orchestra trustees and players basically asking people to state whether they're staying or going and give reasons why they are quitting, or fishing for complaints about others. My question is, should I just walk too? Given that it's just not fun. Or should I wait and see if over the coming months things get better with the main bully gone? If I want to play in a similar standard orchestra I'll have to go quite a distance to do that, so otherwise I'll be looking for an orchestra which has quite substantially lower musical standards, but at least should be a happier place. I'm sad, as I miss the orchestra that I joined and don't want to leave it in such a bad way, but this is also supposed to be fun for me, and my time to push myself and grow musically.
I've been playing violin for a little more than two years now, and I'm wondering when I should buy a good violin (I don't want to buy a cheap, bad violin and then have to get a new one later). If I do get a good, expensive violin, I'd keep it for the rest of my life. Thoughts?
Started yesterday, be brutally honest on how bad it is. I’ve been happy for a while now, time to change things up!
I'm at the point, I feel a hour lesson once a week just blazes past. I'd like to hear what people think works as an alternative. Is more lessons a week or a longer lesson better? Currently, the time is split up 1/3 on scales, 1/3 etude, and 1/3 on a solo piece.
I practice between 20 minutes to an hour a day. But I work full time and have children, so it tends to get interrupted. I think a part of what I like about a longer lesson is that defined uninterrupted time of just violin. The other is 20 minutes per topic, if I have any question or workshoping to do takes all the time.
Hey!! I'm a composers. Some days ago I bought Joe Hisaishi's World Dreams Suite Score (published by Zen-On) and I was studying it. However, I found the Violins 2 playing an F#3, and there are none indications, not in the score, not in the instrumentation chart.
As professional violinists, what would you do if you saw it in a score? Are there any wokarounds or ways to play it or just complain to the orchestrator?
I attach an image below.
Thank you very much!
I recently restarted taking private lessons again this past year, and the last time I played before that was about 25 yrs ago (for about 2 years) and was mostly in first to fourth positions.
I’ve been playing pieces with some higher positions and have done some scales in the higher positions as well but not much.
Been learning some dvorak with my teacher in preparation for joining a community orchestra in august.
What I’m finding is that as long as I know what it’s supposed to sound like my finger can auto magically shift up to the right note 80% of the time— don’t know where this ability came from. Those notes are so high up I have no idea what they are but after listening to the way it’s supposed to sound after awhile I just know there to go. Or maybe songs often go up to the same exact notes that it seems like I’m auto seeking but rather I’m just subconsciously repeating what I’ve done in other songs.
Is this true for anyone else? What’s allowing me to do this? Any way to develop this? I’m guessing practicing scales and arpeggios. But it’s so weird
Been using Eudoxas for the past 6 months, with Eudoxas my violin is balanced beautifully, feels just like any other violin that I've been lucky enough to borrow for a few minutes. But lately since the constant tuning at the start of lessons has been annoying for the past few months, I decided to give dominants another go. With dominants, somehow the violin has an extremely strong d string, even without the silver d option. G, A, e are all quite normal, just the d is extremely strong, even high up into the 7th position. Normally this might not be an issue except the imbalance is quite noticeable. What is going on here? Is it because of the higher tension? Is it because dominant strings have a strong d to make up for d and a being naturally weaker strings on most violins?
Does anyone else hear a piece they know and feel it in their hands but your fingers aren’t even moving? 🤔 I think it’s pretty cool and fun
Does anyone know where I can find the shoulder rests that strap around the body and keeps the violin up without the chin rest? I’m looking to find one because I’m a multi-instrumentalist and it’d be easier for me to play violin along with other instruments if I can swap quickly between them. They often appear with electric violins less so than typical ones.
Got an opportunity to audition for a country band. Worked on a couple of tunes this evening for about an hour and a half. My shoulders are killing me. Most of my gigs are on guitar, while others are on bass.
Can anyone suggest some exercises to help build up my shoulders?
Adult learner (and general slow brained human here), can someone please help me to understand:
A. How does the top simple meter turn into the bottom compound meter B. What is the point of doing this? C. Does this not alter the way this would sound when playing this piece? D. Is there a general rule when doing these conversions?
I understand the concept that simple meters are when the beat divides in two and compound is when the beat divides in three. I understand the notation 2 above a bracket would symbolize playing two notes in the time of three, and the reverse for 3 above brackets.
I grasp nothing beyond that. Thanks in advance (and in general thanks to this sub for all the help I've received posting dumb questions like this).
I want to learn how to play violin, so I bought one, but it will take a few weeks until it arrives. Do you know any ways how I can prepare myself and practice a bit? I am already familiar with notes and basic music theory.