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I see no reason why you can't play both if you are interested in both. I started playing drums and guitar at the same time at age 15 and now 19 years later I still play both and I have also dabbled in other instruments (like piano) but I consider drums to be my main instrument. Learning piano is widely applicable to other instruments and the visual layout ...


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#2 is a minor triad in first inversion (it has the 3rd as the lowest note). #3 is a major triad in second inversion (the 5th is lowest). Doing them in this order forms a simple chord progression: I vi IV viiĀ°/V V.


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You don't have to over-dramatise this. You practiced for an unusually long time, your hand hurts a bit. It would almost be unusual if it didn't! There are probably some tensions that can be sorted out, check with your teacher. And maybe just don't practice for so long.


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Standard generic advice first: It's probably a factor of your playing technique: poor ergonomics, too much muscle tension, or (most likely) both. No one can tell you exactly what's causing the pain over the internet: for that, you'll need a doctor. If it's an option, a doctor would probably be a good idea anyway. If you want to make it better without seeing ...


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Typically, I would say that you should end up around the middle of the bow on the note before D. So, just use the rest of the bow. Let me recommend to you a channel on Youtube, Allyson's Violin Studio. She has play-through videos, and practice clips.


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Play slowly first, then, once you know the piece, gradually start playing it faster. Use a metronome, and do not expect immediate results.


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It's a damper, or mute, like this one here When you wish to mute the sound of the instrument you slide it near to the bridge in order to dampen the bridge vibrations.


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The most important thing in finding a good sounding violin is the ability to try it before you buy it, and to be able to have other musicians, especially violin players, listen to it. Here are a few things to think about: Since you mentioned it, I'll talk about violin size first. It certainly possible to find a professional sounding 3/4 size violin, ...


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This doesn't directly answer your question but is important: Have a think about how you want to go about it, and the kind of music you'd like to play. I'm guessting you're thinking of classical, given the instruments you mention? I mention this because there seem to be two ways of going about playing music: 1) Learn by ear (ie teach yourself). There's ...


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Viola vs. Violin I would choose viola, if the increased size is not a problem (as could be with short arms, small hands). While the disadvantage is, that you have to learn a more exotic clef, all ensembles I know have a shortage of viola players. The parts are typically less demanding, so all players considering themselves better, chose violin instead, ...


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You were saying that you are still a few years away from being able to pay for lessons, but you can still start now! Give yourself a head start on music theory, from sites like http://www.musictheory.net and https://www.teoria.com/. These are both great and free sites that will teach you music theory. I personally would recommend learning the theory so that ...


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Like what Todd and Sazid said, don't expect to have an immediate result. Also, it helps if you build up confidence in your left hand. You can do this by plucking the notes, instead of using the bow. Although it might not sound as nice, it builds up muscle memory in your left hand so you don't need to stress over it while playing in a performance. Also, ...


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The strings should be fine providing there is no large change in temperature or humidity in the place the violin is going to be stored. If you know that the violin will be subject to changes in temperature and humidity, then it would be advised to loosen the strings. This is because a decrease in the temperature makes the strings shrink which could make them ...


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The four types of strings in the orchestra spend most of there time in different parts of the over all register. If you think about how the clefs work it becomes apparent. Think about where middle C is in the various clefs of the string instruments No as you can see the noation for the violin generally speakling is above middle C. The violin can actually ...


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Yes, they are always part of an orchestra. A traditional orchestra will have violins violas cellos basses They do not always have the same part as the violins.



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