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There are about two methods I have used to tune my violin without solely relying on my ears: 1) Using a Tuner that tells me whether my string is too sharp or flat and I can loosen/tighten the string accordingly. 2) Using an online tuner app that emits the exact pitch of each string (E,A,G,D) and by listening to it I can keep tuning my strings until they ...


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Yes, it should be. If you want to be sure, you could test them with a tone generator on your computer (eg. see if the generated tone is properly identified by your tuner).


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Pick it up, dust it off, and start all over again! It's probably been 5 or 6 years, so some will have been lost for now, but it often comes back quite quickly. If you only played solo - as is usual for grades stuff, it would be a good move to join an amateur orchestra/ensemble when you have your skills back, after a few months or less. Your musical tastes ...


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Personally, I'd take it up again for a few months until you have most of what you did at one time resurface (it would come back up anyway even if you started with lessons right away). And once it stabilizes somewhat ("stabilizes", not "stagnates": the idea is not to go as far as you can on your own but to get the stuff that is still in your bones back into ...


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Lots of study books tackle higher positions, for example Otakar Ševčík's School of Violin Technique Op. 1 Part 2 and Mary Cohen's Nifty Shifts And some pieces are written to help beginners explore other positions, for example David Sone's Eight Pieces in the Third Position Such studies will help you feel secure out of first position, and (as tarun ...


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Learning online is always a great start, but could never replace a teacher. However, just a few things. Beware of your posture. Buy a music stand, and play standing, at first. Spread your legs out so your feet are underneath your hips, and do some shoulder circles to loosen up your back. Stand straight, but make sure you are not stiff, either. It is ...


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You can learn online. If you do it on your own without someone listening and seeing your posture that might bring some dangers. You can take some online lessons maybe or try to find a teacher from time to time. Be aware of your posture, so you don't heart yourself. Filming yourself can be a good tool to find problems with holding the violin or bow. When ...



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