Your piano experience might not be the advantage you think it is, and learning to play the violin without lessons sets you up for bad habits and injuries.
This is one of the most common questions regarding violins: I want to buy a violin for my friend/child/significant other. Which violin should I choose? The answer: none of them. Read to find out why.
Why Do Some Violin Teachers Stop Using the Suzuki Books Before the Student Completes All Ten Volumes?
Some teachers use the Suzuki books as a supplemental resource, without following the series. Others discontinue the series or obtain the pieces covered in later books from another source. Why?
Guitars have been around a lot longer than Rock n' Roll, and violins play more than classical music.
The history of why some string instruments have frets and others don't, and why we should not add frets to instruments that do not have them.
Music Misconception: Fretless String Instruments Are More Difficult to Play Than Fretted String Instruments
Whether it has frets or not, finger placement on a string instrument is learned by muscle memory. Also, there is no objective way to measure which is more difficult.
Strings vibrate when they are plucked or bowed, producing sound. The vibration may be transferred into the body of the instrument and amplified, then projected out through the sound holes.
Are they two names for the same thing? Are they different instruments? Does it matter what style of music is played on either the violin or the fiddle?
Should children be required to perform specific tasks demonstrating finger independence before they are permitted to take violin or viola lessons?