The violin is a beautiful instrument that is fulfilling to learn and master. Just like any instrument, there are mental and physical benefits to playing the violin—but is it right for you?
Here is what you should know about the violin and if it is the right instrument for you.
The Violin Takes A Long Time To Learn
While it takes a lot of time and practice to learn any instrument, the violin is known for being particularly challenging. But that doesn’t mean you should let that deter you! It is a very rewarding instrument
Like any instrument, you must be committed to learning. Even professional violinists spend a lot of their time practicing and improving.
The Violin Is A Versatile Instrument
One of the great things about the violin is that it can fit in anywhere, in any music genre—classical, jazz, and even rock and roll. Once you have overcome its initial challenges, you will find that you can adapt the violin to your playing style.
The Violin Is A Very Physical Instrument
Playing the violin can be physically challenging. It requires many different skills such as strength, dexterity, and muscle memory. You will need the physical strength required to carry out proper bowing techniques and knowing where to place your fingers on the strings. Your violin teacher will give you exercises to do each day in order to build this strength.
It’s Ok If You’re Not The Best At First
No one started out playing the violin perfectly. In the beginning, you may feel discouraged or silly. But once you get the hang of it and keep practicing, you will become comfortable and the positions will feel more natural. If you find yourself lacking motivation, find a group in your area you can practice with. Group practices are great to keep yourself motivated and responsible.
Save Money Through Used Violins
Brand new violins can be expensive, but you can find violins that will meet your budget through used instruments at Music Go Round St. Louis. Not only will you see some serious savings versus buying new or renting, you are guaranteed a quality instrument. We inspect all instruments to personally ensure every piece of works and is of guaranteed quality. Used instruments are even more “mature” sounding than brand new!