Everyone knows the violin is a difficult instrument to play. Many consider it the most difficult. We've already established that the violin is harder than the guitar. Today we want to find out: is violin harder than piano? Generally, things like this are subjective. One person might find the violin harder, while another finds the piano more difficult. But in … [Read more...] about Is Violin Harder Than Piano? (What You Need To Know)
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I've been playing the guitar since I was a teenager. I only just started learning the play the violin a few years ago. Coming from the guitar, I have definitely found the violin to be much harder. It has taken me much, much longer to reach even a basic level of proficiency. After the same amount of time learning the guitar, I was able to play advanced pieces. Not so … [Read more...] about Is Violin Harder Than Guitar? (What To Know Before You Start Either One)
Do you play guitar? Or bass, or another fretted instrument? Then you know how useful those frets can be. They make it so much easier to get each note exactly right. If you've ever player a fretless bass, for instance, you know how much harder it is to get the note right, when you have to nail the finger position perfectly on your own. So if you're thinking of … [Read more...] about Do Violins Have Frets? (Everything You Need To Know)
Learning the violin is famously difficult. Despite that, the instrument continues to attract many young musicians. In fact, in some cases, it is the difficult reputation itself that attracts new players. Some people just love a challenge. Whatever your reasons for considering the violin, there is one big question all prospective violinists have. How long does it … [Read more...] about How Long Does It Take To Learn The Violin?
Violins are expensive. We all know that. When you first get started on the instrument, it hurts to learn you will need to spend at least $400 for a decent entry-level violin. And then comes the bow. How much does a violin bow cost and is it going to hurt as much as the instrument itself? No, not quite. Bows can get incredibly expensive, but you can get good … [Read more...] about How Much Does A Violin Bow Cost? (All Factors You Need To Know)
I first started on the violin a few years ago. Like many, I bought the cheapest instrument I could find at the time. As you can probably guess, it sounded terrible. It looked almost like a 'real' violin, but the weight, color, and feel were just off. And the bow included in the package was along the same lines as the instrument itself, quality-wise. It was made from … [Read more...] about What Is The Violin Bow Made Of? (All Common Materials)
Violin strings have changed a lot over the years. That is why you will get many different answers when you ask what violin strings are made of. You'll hear that they are made of catgut, horse hair, and even human hair. Only one of those three is true. And even that one is not what it sounds like. Plus, that material is rarely used these days. Modern strings are … [Read more...] about What Are Violin Strings Made Of? (And Which Material Is Best)
Violins are famously expensive. We've all heard about violins selling for many millions of dollars. But those are famous instruments with a lot of history. How much do violins cost if you are looking for a regular instrument? Maybe an entry level violin, or something for an intermediate player? Or even a professional violin? Keep reading to learn how much you can … [Read more...] about How Much Do Violins Cost? (All Price Ranges)
Everyone knows the violin is difficult to learn. That is why it is so impressive when someone plays it well. It is also why it is unusual to find people who are successful in some other field, but who learned to play the violin skillfully while doing it only as a hobby. But there are a few famous people who play the violin. Not many, but a few. Keep reading for a … [Read more...] about Famous People Who Play The Violin (And Play It Well!)
We did not want to create another list of the best violinists ever. Those are always objective and usually result in hateful comments and emails. Instead, we've simply compiled a list of some famous violinists who are currently active. They are all great, but we're not calling any the best. Check their music out and make that determination for yourself. The … [Read more...] about Famous Violin Players Today (14 Great Modern Violinists)