||[Sep. 24th, 2012|09:45 pm]
It turns out that my sister has a violin. She said originally that she was going to give it to me because she can't read music. She played violin in middle school, so I don't know if she forgot how to read it or what. But I am going to be nice and teach her, since I do like helping others and it's a shame to have an instrument and not play it. I told her that there's more to an instrument than reading music. She said she remembers how to bow and use the fingerboard. But we're both inquiring about lessons at a local music store that's a few blocks from my house.|
I called her today to ask her to bring her violin over the next time I see her. I figure that if she's ambidextrous and plays with her right hand, I'll be able to test my dexterity and see if I can do it, too.
If I can't play right handed, I don't know what the other options are, but I'm certainly going to try.
I feel like such a n00b, and I have a lot to learn about the violin, so if I say stuff that is incorrect, I don't mind being told otherwise by people who have had a lot of experience or at least have taken some lessons.
Is there anything I need other than a bow, extra strings, a case, a tuner, an extra bridge, etc? My sister has a violin that came with all that stuff. It's a beginner violin I believe, but she says it's pretty decent for the price.
Thanks in advance, and thanks for the help in my last post. I appreciate it.
Also, can I use finger tape to memorize some of the positions? I do plan on taking lessons and I am sure a teacher could give me some tips. I hope to memorize all the positions in time, not use it as a crutch. And I know the position of the tape varies from one person to another, so once I'm signed up for lessons, I'll ask the teacher to help.