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Zlata Brouwer

Can you Learn to Play on an Electric Violin, Viola or Cello?

August 25, 2013 at 5:05 PM

In this video I answer a question from Valyncia. She writes...
"What do you think about electric violins for beginners? I am the one whose sound post fell down and its been in and out of the shop for 4 weeks now (waiting for someone who knows how to set the post)... I ask because the electric has no sound post (at least the ones I have looked at) - and can you recommend any electric violins for a budget of about 60 - 150. dollars (US)? I have found a few on E-Bay... Thank you...Danke vielmals..."

So... is it smart to start learning to play on an electric violin, viola or cello? Is it possible?

What are the differences in learning to play on an electric instrument and an acoustic instrument?

Should you buy a very cheap electric violin, viola or cello online? Where should you look out for?

Is this useful to you? Please let me know in the comments below!



PS: Do you have questions for me on violin or viola playing? Post a comment below or send an e-mail to

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