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Violin.

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goodbye blue sky
Always Born a Crime
goodbye blue sky
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September 30th, 2008 at 08:38am
^ Thank you so very much (:
tarasaurus rex!
Thinking Happy Thoughts
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September 30th, 2008 at 12:28pm
: D no problem.
a thousand suns.
Always Born a Crime
a thousand suns.
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October 6th, 2008 at 03:26pm

hola fellow violinists.

Smile
tarasaurus rex!
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October 10th, 2008 at 10:37pm

:O Hallo!

Haha, this thread is slowwww. We need to recruit more violinists.
a thousand suns.
Always Born a Crime
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October 11th, 2008 at 06:31am

aye, that we do.

sometimes i get really annoyed that i play the violin, and not the guitar or drums because the only thing you can really play on a violin is classical-ish music, and it's so hard to find sheet music for other types of music, like rock. like, i think i've spent hours looking for sheet music of muse and mika songs before xD
linerlover
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October 11th, 2008 at 03:16pm
Dove Melankolia:
What kind of a violin should a beginner have? Any typical (untypical are also very appreciated) advice?


Depends whether you want to continue. In general, be prepared to pay more as your standard goes up. I'd say look up local violin makers, rather than going for brands with classic violins- occasionally branded ones aren't as well made, where local ones are handmade and have had more attention paid to them. Also, I'd recommend getting a decent carbon fibre bow if you plan on continuing- they're expensive, but they're lighter and more comfortable to play with, in my opinion.

=]
a thousand suns.
Always Born a Crime
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October 11th, 2008 at 06:35pm

i definitely agree about the carbon fibre bow. it was expensive, but worth it. it makes even me sound half decent xD
goodbye blue sky
Always Born a Crime
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October 14th, 2008 at 01:52am
^ thanks :]
I just love love love violin music :3
linerlover
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October 15th, 2008 at 03:04pm
Dove Melankolia:
^ thanks :]
I just love love love violin music :3


Saame. Of course, it depends on who's playing, but some of the pieces you can get are beautiful. One of my personal favourites to play is 'Adoration' by Felix Borowski- if you like it, it's in the ABRSM grade 7 book, if you're english. You got any particular favourite peices?
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October 20th, 2008 at 02:23am
a little bit longer.:

aye, that we do.

sometimes i get really annoyed that i play the violin, and not the guitar or drums because the only thing you can really play on a violin is classical-ish music, and it's so hard to find sheet music for other types of music, like rock. like, i think i've spent hours looking for sheet music of muse and mika songs before xD


Omfg, I would LOVE to play Muse on violin! I usually learn to play by ear, but it is nice to have sheet music, too.
a thousand suns.
Always Born a Crime
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October 20th, 2008 at 05:52pm

i'm playing 'adoration' for my grade 7 : D i suck atm, haha.

i can't play by ear at all D:
i'm just absolutely hopeless.
Rayessez
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May 28th, 2009 at 11:44pm
ive played violin for 11 years now.
im dead serious, since i was four.
i guess im pretty good

peace
CanCans
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June 18th, 2009 at 02:00am
mad as rabbits.:


Omfg, I would LOVE to play Muse on violin! I usually learn to play by ear, but it is nice to have sheet music, too.


My group used to do a pretty cool version of Hysteria from Muse. It's an arrangement by Jean-Luc Ponty, if you care to look it up it's pretty insane.
CanCans
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June 18th, 2009 at 02:00am
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stockholm syndrome.
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July 2nd, 2009 at 08:19pm
a little bit longer.:

aye, that we do.

sometimes i get really annoyed that i play the violin, and not the guitar or drums because the only thing you can really play on a violin is classical-ish music, and it's so hard to find sheet music for other types of music, like rock. like, i think i've spent hours looking for sheet music of muse and mika songs before xD


Ever tried looking for Yellowcard or Blue October sheet music? They're both rock bands with a violin player.
Darkromance
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September 18th, 2009 at 12:52pm
I 1st learned 4th grade, did it for three yrs, and I got a new one last year but I havn't plyed it since. I can still take it up again. It's always good to keep old music around and books just in case.
FlatlineFlava
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September 10th, 2011 at 12:09pm
since 1st grade. I dropped the lessons tho. maybe I'll start again this year.
angelofthemissed
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May 28th, 2012 at 03:35pm
I do, I picked it up almost two years ago