Ok i'm thinking about violin at 23 and just want to ask a few questions to clear up some things i'm thinking of, and it is regarding the crappy subject of self learning.
I'm aware self learning violin is looked down upon since there are so many habits and pitfalls you can fall into. Unfortunately for various reasons, I won't be able to get lessons until maybe a year from now minimum, could be 3 years even, and when I do get them I probably will only be able to get 3 and never again. Because I happen to be starting Uni soon and what timing I thought of to start violin. So (this is not a money issue, it is a parental issue) questions below.
1/ If I have missed it, what are the reasons self learning is so bad, as I want to see all these issues and hopefully avoid or study beforehand how to eliminate them.
2/ If I was to take lessons online, eg from Ben Chan, Todd Ehle + looking around for hundreds more is it possible to self study, reason I ask this is their websites look soooo detailed, that it makes me think that their instruction videos would deal with all the habits, posture problems and pitfalls with self learning, if I am incorrect in thinking this please advise why.
3/ Books to buy when learn violin, although I would prefer online videos or links to resources that cover said information in books, as it is easily accessible. So why do we get those books when the videos and internet is so detailed, please advise.
4/ Would just like to know some daily simple excercise regimes to practice violin everyday, eg lets say you were really busy one day and had no time to extensively practice, what small practice would you do, so that it is still beneficial and you are still learning a bit everyday?
5/ Before I get the violin (and since I have no musical experience), which may take a few weeks, what should I start learning that I can do now? eg reading music, learning where notes are etc etc (almost like theory stuff that doesn't involve the actual instrument)
6/ This is only 1% chance, so don't consider it strongly, but do you think if I did the above self study for maybe 3 months, and was able to get a maximum of 3 lessons after would that be the most efficient time to get lessons? aka 3 months self study and the 3 lessons used to correct habits and pitfalls, as I think if the 3 lessons were done before the self study, it would be wasted, as I THINK I would be taught holding bow, notes etc, when most of those can be self learned, and it's the pitfalls and habits I should be correcting with lessons. Am I wrong in thinking this?
Thank you for your looking at my detailed questions that are quite long, i'm quite technical so I try to understand as much of something that I can so please bear with me.
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