July 27, 2013 at 10:20 AM“Hi!
I had much free time recently and I've decided to fill that time with a new hobby and the decision for me was quite simple - violin :) I've set everything up so I will start learning in upcomming weeks.
What should I know and on what should I focus while learning playing violin?
What should I learn?
I am 23 years old isn't it too late? I've made the decision anyway but other visitors of your channel probably ask themselves this question.”
Can you start playing the violin as an adult?
Where should you start and what should you focus on?
Watch this video to hear my answer to this question lots of people ask themselves...
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With a good teacher, a few hours a day of practice, and an attitude that includes giving yourself permission to fail, there is no reason that anyone with the desire, a decent instrument, and a good teacher shouldn't begin the violin (or viola, or cello) as an adult.
You'll never be a child prodigy (you'll also never be a child again), and you will probably not become a soloist (most people who start as kids don't become soloists), but you can have a fulfilling musical adulthood.
I think it's cruel to tell people they're too old to play. A late beginner likely won't become a top soloist playing with the Berlin Philharmonic, but there's much more to music than that. I think everyone, regardless of age, should be encouraged to play music; it can enrich anyone's life.
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