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Zhenya absolute beginner violin (22) RE: absolute beginner violin 03 Feb 09


Some people (myself included!) have started out by renting an instrument for several months. This wasn't expensive, and I probably got a better quality instrument to start learning on than I would have been willing to pay for at that point.

What type of music were you interested in playing - classical violin, or some type of traditional fiddle music? There are many styles and many approaches to learning, depending on what you want to do with the instrument. Maybe post a bit more, and I'll check back and see if I can give you specific recommendations for books, on and offline videos, etc. that might help. I've learned mainly Irish style fiddling myself, but I like to listen to many styles.

By the way, best of all, if you are able, would be to take a class or lessons.


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