Trying out the violin is a great experience. Violins are popular instruments that never
fail to be included in orchestras. Violins can show the emotion of the person playing it.
It has a soothing sound when played in a mellow way, but can also show strong
emotions when played otherwise.
For beginners, this isn't the first thing to concentrate on. They should learn how to
hold the violin and bow properly before anything else. Holding them incorrectly can
cause you to tire more easily, and it would be hard not to touch other strings. There
are four strings in a violin, but you can only touch one at a time.
If you don't know how to read notes yet, expect to do so after a few lessons. You can't
play a song if you can't read. This is an easy step, because violins can only reach
about three scales and there are only twelve notes. What's going to be hard is knowing
what string to use and where exactly to press it. I myself had a hard time doing it. But
with constant practice, you will be able to do it soon enough.
You should expect to improve steadily. As a beginner, you have no way of going but
up. This is good, because with each improvement you make, you are going to be more
encouraged to continue on. Although the rate of improvement depends on you, finding
a good teacher and having the support of your parents will make things easier.
Another thing to expect is frustration and having more patience. A little frustration is
inevitable. Like everything else in this world, learning a new object take time and
patience. You're going to make a lot of mistakes along the way. This doesn't mean that
you're bad, because everyone has gone through the same thing.
Learning a new instrument is better when the student is young. They have an easier
time remembering, since they don't have to concentrate on other things. Adults can
still learn, no doubt. However, their fingers won't be as nimble as a child's. Practicing
a lot is the solution to this problem. So really, everyone can learn.
Don't expect things to be easy. Violin, no matter how easy it seems to play, is rather a
hard instrument to play. First, your hands will get tired of holding the violin up for
long periods of time. Second, the exact locations of the notes are hard to distinguish.
And third, it takes commitment to learn. When you are committed, even if you're
having a hard time, you'll continue on. You will have to constantly practice.
Although it is hard, try to keep a good attitude while learning. Don't vent your
frustrations by refusing to practice. Instead, be more enthusiastic. In the end, you're
going to appreciate every little hardship you had to endure. Being able to play for
your family and friends is a great accomplishment.