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Music => Musicians' Section => Topic started by: Sirix on June 23, 2006, 08:42:02 pm

Title: Violin
Post by: Sirix on June 23, 2006, 08:42:02 pm
hey, i'm starting to play Violin and I was wondering if anyone had any good suggestions for sites/books for newbs?
Title: Re: Violin
Post by: potatismos on June 27, 2006, 08:33:33 pm
anything pagannini should be fine :)
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Post by: Gazus on June 27, 2006, 10:26:26 pm
A teacher is the best thing for a beginner with a violin, I think.
Title: Re: Violin
Post by: Ant on June 28, 2006, 12:20:00 am
GO PIZZICATTO CRAZY DEATH METALLL!!!!!
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Post by: Gazus on June 28, 2006, 02:40:59 pm
Mmmmh, I never tried double tapping on my violin.
Maybe should I. :P
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Post by: Niccho on June 28, 2006, 03:46:17 pm
Try to play guitar with that violin Spinal Tap style!
Title: Re: Violin
Post by: Sirix on June 28, 2006, 06:29:21 pm
thanks, to thsoe of you who actualy gave advice :P

I wanted a teacher, but there are none available in my area that I can find.
so solo is the way to go for now.

Pagannini eh Potat?
i'll check it out for surely.
Title: Re: Violin
Post by: potatismos on June 28, 2006, 07:02:56 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wZ_1-i1AKM&search=paganini
Title: Re: Violin
Post by: Sirix on June 28, 2006, 10:41:53 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wZ_1-i1AKM&search=paganini

wow, I just watched that with no sound, since i'm at work.

 :-X

i'm sure it sounded impresive though.
Title: Re: Violin
Post by: Kernel on June 29, 2006, 05:45:12 am
OH yeah, it DOES sound impressive..!

It doesn't sound that complicated though... it's just so damn fast!

It'd rock if you ever got the skills to play like that, although I think you won't ever be able to do it unless you do nothing else than practicing to play the violin for like two years or something...
Title: Re: Violin
Post by: Gazus on June 29, 2006, 03:49:36 pm
Asian way of playing the violin is amazing for sure. :)
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Post by: ~futilite~ on June 29, 2006, 04:40:53 pm
Do they play different from the way we do here?
(Cause I don't think that the girl in the video played different but it's only one girl, maybe you know something I don't about that topic?)
Title: Re: Violin
Post by: Gazus on June 29, 2006, 07:28:22 pm
"Learning" instead of "playing" would have been better.
Didn't hear of the "Suzuki Method" ? :)
You start playing an instrument at 3 in the aim to get a better sensibility in music, etc.
A good way to make elite musicians. :p
Title: Re: Violin
Post by: Sirix on June 29, 2006, 08:37:22 pm
"Learning" instead of "playing" would have been better.
Didn't hear of the "Suzuki Method" ? :)
You start playing an instrument at 3 in the aim to get a better sensibility in music, etc.
A good way to make elite musicians. :p


yeah, i'm definetly at a disadvantage at trying to learn my first instrument at near 20...
but no point in letting that stop me!
Title: Re: Violin
Post by: Gazus on June 29, 2006, 08:49:23 pm
Sirix > in the end, those children are monstruous musical machines (I consider a lot of them like that).
Not realy a disadvantage. Depends on the point of view. :p

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And it depends on your instrument. Guitar is easier to violin for example, which expects extrem rigour from the musician. But in the end, with good bases, you can make what you want easily and with more pleasure than if you would try to descript it with a beginner's level.
Title: Re: Violin
Post by: Sirix on June 29, 2006, 10:39:11 pm
Sirix > in the end, those children are monstruous musical machines (I consider a lot of them like that).
Not realy a disadvantage. Depends on the point of view. :p

[Edit]
And it depends on your instrument. Guitar is easier to violin for example, which expects extrem rigour from the musician. But in the end, with good bases, you can make what you want easily and with more pleasure than if you would try to descript it with a beginner's level.

you're my new best friend

*tear*
Title: Re: Violin
Post by: Gazus on June 29, 2006, 11:03:08 pm
Have a beer. :D
Or a cookie, as you want. ;D
Title: Re: Violin
Post by: Sirix on June 30, 2006, 12:26:29 am
Have a beer. :D
Or a cookie, as you want. ;D

COOKIE COOKIE!

beer is for alcoholics.. and I must be sober to learn :D
Title: Re: Violin
Post by: Gazus on June 30, 2006, 07:18:43 pm
Tapping is definitly impossible with a violin. :p

Anyway, I Know The Reaper is nice and easy to play. I got to find other songs from MaSu to play. :D

Sirix > yeah, play dry ! \o/
Title: Re: Violin
Post by: Ant on July 02, 2006, 05:33:16 pm
Have you learned any other instrument before Sirix?

I have found having experience with other instruments really excels the learning curve, for example i played keyboard when i was 8-10, then 10-12 i played drums then 13-16 i played electric guitar and bass, now i'm back to keyboard i have such a better understanding of rhythm and chords on the keyboard with previous experience on it already i'm just teh 1337 ;)
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Post by: Sirix on July 03, 2006, 10:14:42 pm
Have you learned any other instrument before Sirix?

I have found having experience with other instruments really excels the learning curve, for example i played keyboard when i was 8-10, then 10-12 i played drums then 13-16 i played electric guitar and bass, now i'm back to keyboard i have such a better understanding of rhythm and chords on the keyboard with previous experience on it already i'm just teh 1337 ;)

I played Clarinet in grades 9 and 10... but I pretty much forget everything anyway.

that's it as far as musical experience goes... this is my first!
Title: Re: Violin
Post by: SethMorne on July 07, 2006, 12:52:35 am
Not sure if anyone already suggested this, but get the Suzuki books. They help. A LOT.

Also look into the Essential elements books.

I've been playing Violin for five years now.  Just got my dead grandpa's violin, too.  ;)
Title: Re: Violin
Post by: MDX on July 07, 2006, 02:32:43 am
Have a beer. :D
Or a cookie, as you want. ;D

COOKIE COOKIE!

beer is for alcoholics.. and I must be sober to learn :D

you calling me an alcoholic?
Title: Re: Violin
Post by: Drakonis on July 17, 2006, 06:15:37 pm
Best advice I can give you is get a tutor asap to avoid bad habbits with the Violin. Once you learn the basics and get some music theory, music reading, etc behind your belt you can go the self-taught route if you'd like, but until you learn to actual handle the instrument properly and get some music-theory and such learned I wouldn't recommend it.
Title: Re: Violin
Post by: the ru on August 30, 2006, 10:46:41 pm
Or just learn it yourself; probably takes a lot more time, but you're more likely to develop your own unique style.  8)
Title: Re: Violin
Post by: Jack Lupino on August 31, 2006, 01:16:24 am
Yeah, unique like playing with your asshole while playing tetris in hard mode.
Title: Re: Violin
Post by: Cylon on September 07, 2006, 10:53:42 pm
 I would suggest learning the basics of music theory on a piano first, its better suited for begginers. The notes are all layed out on individual keys as opposed to sections of string... makes for a better noob to music interface.