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I am new    11:42 on Thursday, April 05, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

littlemiss
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Hey everyone! I am 13 years old and am trying to teach myself the violin, but I do not know what to start with. What type of music (besides rock and hip hop please) do ya think I should start with? I like all music and I am like to play fast songs so it is kinda hard for me to find some thing easy enough and yet fast and hard (hope you understand what I was saying ). If you know of some music I could play or like please let me know!

Have a great day!!
Natalya

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Re: I am new    17:24 on Saturday, April 07, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

eri
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Try getting the first couple of Suzuki books. They start pretty easy, but have recognizable songs and you feel like you're playing real music faster.

You should probably take a few lessons as well, even if you don't want to take full-time lessons, just to make sure you're holding everything correct and not picking up bad habits that could keep you from playing with an ensamble later.

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Re: I am new    18:42 on Saturday, April 07, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

SciFi-Karis
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I agree with the above post in that you should find yourself a teacher. It is difficult to teach yourself such a difficult instrument as the violin.

As for fast, fun, easy/hard songs - yes, Suzuki books are the best to start with, but I would supplement them with some Irish jigs or Celtic fiddle music so that you have something that you enjoy if you want to go for the fast stuff. There are books out there - go to your local music store and ask around for them. Most of these are very easy to learn and fun to play.

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Re: I am new    08:19 on Saturday, April 14, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Beevin
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Try scales on the violin, so that you get used to the fingering and switching strings and such...it's fun, do that before you start playing actual songs. And for a style of music, I would say start with Classical, since violin is a big classical instrument, or go to the riffs page on this site...find a few easy songs, and practice them!!

Love,
Beevin

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Re: I am new    20:11 on Friday, April 27, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

littlemiss
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Thank you ya'all!! I have been trying to find some Cletic music but it can not seem to found some that I like right now.
I am thinking on asking my Piano teacher if she can teach me viloin one week and the next one piano and swich back and forth on the instruments each week.
I'll ask them about those books when I go there next week, (if I remember lol).

thanks agian for the tips!

Natalya

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Re: I am new    18:00 on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Dpfun2
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the song lightly row (i dont kno the sp) is a song that sounds good fast or slow and it is easy to learn

<Added>

the website violinonline.com have everything anyone needs to know as a beginner. It also has useful exercises for the @dv@nced player.

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Re: I am new    11:50 on Tuesday, May 08, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

joecool16
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I'm kind of new too, I stopped playing a few years back, and I recently started playing again, I kind of find it hard getting from string A to string G and also I don't quite know the strings with a ledger line...

Any body have a good piece for a guy like me? thanks

-JC

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Re: I am new    10:40 on Thursday, May 17, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

littlemiss
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JC, I got a song that I know and have that is easy, although in one part it goes from the G string to the E string. But it is slow and easy, I have it is tap and if ya want it I can get you a copy of it. The is song is called Ashoken Farewell.

Seeya,
-N-

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Re: I am new    10:43 on Thursday, May 17, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

joecool16
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haha, sure, I think I can handel G to E... :|

send it here,
unworthyme16@yahoo.com
thankies

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Re: I am new    12:37 on Sunday, May 20, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

littlemiss
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Hey,

I tried sending it to ya but it said the email was wrong. is this right : unworthyme16@yahoo.com ????

your welcome



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Re: I am new    01:55 on Monday, May 21, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

joecool16
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hmm... ok... just send it here instead
joec00l16@yahoo.com

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Re: I am new    19:18 on Friday, May 25, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

littlemiss
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ok, I will try again. I lost the tab so I will be doing by memory.

Hope it gets to ya.



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Re: I am new    12:23 on Saturday, May 26, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

joecool16
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aw, ok, I hope you find it...

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Re: I am new    10:06 on Monday, May 28, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

jmuzic77
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Natalya, try playing Bach. not allways fast but you can allways add your own touches. im 13 also and have been playing for 4 years. also Russian songs are fast and VERY melodic. good luck. the private lessons will REALLY help!

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Re: I am new    21:02 on Monday, May 28, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

littlemiss
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ok, what songs of Bach would be best to start with?? I will be starting some lessons tomorrow, with my piano teacher that plays the fiddle/violin also.

joe, did you get the music??

thanks,

N-

   





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