Most people assume that learning to play the violin is difficult, challenging, and time-consuming. But just like learning anything new, learning to play this instrument takes patience, persistence, dedication, and enthusiasm. If you want to be successful in your attempt to learn how to play the violin, you have to stay committed throughout the learning process.
Having the right mindset is a significant contributor to your success at playing the violin. If you think that practicing violin is a chore, most likely you won’t enjoy learning and you’ll end up quitting. There are some people who are born or have the gift to play the violin and there are some that learn at a slower pace. If you fall under the latter category, you never want to compare yourself to those that are progressing at a faster pace. Instead, you should judge yourself by how much effort you put in to learn the violin.
Setting short and long-term goals is also a great idea. You may even set mini-goals within each practice sessions. An example of a short-term goal would be to learn vibrato in a certain amount of weeks. A mini-goal would be learning how to tune your violin properly during a practice session. An example of a long-term goal is to perform during a recital or on stage in a year at some community or school event.
Decide as well if you want to enroll in group or private violin lessons. Usually your budget will determine this choice. If you don’t have the budget to hire a private tutor, enrolling in group lessons is still a good choice. There are actually several options available to learn how to play the violin.
Other options include DVD’s and how-to-play-violin books. These are available either at your local bookstore or online. The internet offers a wide range of options on how you can learn to play the violin. In fact, there are several violin courses that you can download straight to your desktop. Most charge a fee well within reason. But if you don’t have the budget to pay for the associated fees to download an online course, there are still a lot of free resources available online. By doing an online search, you can find several violin sites that offer free videos, mini-lessons, and tips on how to learn to play the violin.
Learning to play the violin is not only for the young. Adults can be just as successful at learning to play this instrument as long as they set their mind to it. It is never too late to learn. It is all about having the right mindset and being committed to learn.
An acoustic and electric violin cover of the main theme song from Game of Thrones. Arranged and performed by Jason Yang. Original song and soundtrack by Rami…