First of all, hello everyone. :)
I'm new to the site and I'm on the brink of turning 22. I've always wanted to learn the violin. When I was younger my parents couldn't afford an instrument for me, and my school offered no music program. I looked around but the nearest course was an hour away, with both parents working no one could take me.
I now have the means to buy an instrument, and the drive to finally do something I've been wanting to do as long as I can remember, so I thought now would be the time to start.
I've been researching for several days (one of the ways I found this site.) and I can find so many things on the disadvantage older beginners have. I think I'm at even more of a disadvantage because I have no musical background at all.
Since this discovery I've started learning how to read sheet music, and taking notes on things I think I need to remember. Things unrelated to the violin that I should know before playing.
Now it comes to buying a violin. I want to buy a beginners violin, but not a low quality violin. I'm going down to a couple of the top rated violin shops in Hawaii this week, so perhaps I can find a violin I like there. I was also looking at Shar's Franz Hoffmann Deluxe Etude Violin Outfit. I like the idea of buying online because my husbands in the military, and we move around every couple of years, and if I decide later I want to upgrade, then I can do that through them, with the exchange program they offer.
I was wondering if you had any tips for me in regards to begginning my study.
My husband played the violin in junior high for four years, and loved it. (Something I didn't know about him until recently.) He said he would help get me set up, and help me with the beginning stages of learning. I told him that it would be better that way, so I know that I'll stick with it before hiring a teacher. Is that good? I don't want to learn, and practise for hours if I'm doing something incorrect and will have to learn it all over anyway.
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