Electric Vs Acoustic?

Electric Vs Acoustic?

Electric Vs Acoustic?    20:09 on Tuesday, March 31, 2009          

(1 point)
Posted by blackstrings

I'm turning 22 this year I haven't played the violin in years, (grade school) I am pretty set on buying myself a violin, but I can't decide between the acoustic or the electric. I have heard lots of pros and cons for both but I would like some more opinions.

I consider myself a beginner obviously, so to narrow it down, for a beginner, what would be a better option?

and on a side note I was told musicbasics.com is a pretty fair play to order from if I decide to purchase online. Anyone have any opinions on that?

Re: Electric Vs Acoustic?    11:26 on Monday, April 06, 2009          

(9 points)
Posted by xxxmadsxxx


this is my own opinion so everyone else's might differ;

If your just beginning I'd suggest the acoustic, the sound is just so beautiful and the violin's known for the feeling it can produce, its harder to get that across on an electric. I'm not biased (I have both an electirc and acoustic) and electrics are good if you want to mix things up (i.e distortion, computer editing, ect) or play in bands but for a biginner who just wants to just learn the violin I'd say stick with the traditional acoustic (Y)

Hope this helps

Re: Electric Vs Acoustic?    04:45 on Tuesday, April 07, 2009          

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Posted by ANG13

in my opinion, i think it depends on the kind of music you play. If you are into classical ...then acoustic is good but if you like rock and stuff like that, then electric is good.
Otherwise, i think it's better to have both so as to explore the sounds of both.....i hope this helps

Re: Electric Vs Acoustic?    12:41 on Tuesday, April 07, 2009          

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Posted by Alexandragon

Yeah I have both but the electric is quite good & sounds quite painful in comparison to the other one. I would go for acoutic if you're not grade 8

Re: Electric Vs Acoustic?    03:52 on Monday, July 13, 2009          

(21 points)
Posted by EricHill

I think at your age it would be best to start with something really simple like a beginner acoustic violin.

You dont want to spend to much money at first because there's always the chance that next year this you would have given up on violin.

Be sure to check out my blog http://www.violinlessonshq.com for free online violin lessons

Re: Electric Vs Acoustic?    08:40 on Monday, July 13, 2009          

(18 points)
Posted by livern

i've heard that unless you're willing to spend thousands on a good electric violin, a acoustic is always better =)
hope that helps!


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