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Dianne Adkins
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I definitely prefer acoustic. A big part of violin playing is developing tone. The violin was originally an acoustic instrument, so to play the classic music, and get the full benefit of all the standard technique practice, acoustic gives a true sense of the original intent, both of the music written for violin and the instrument itself. Electric violin is a modern creation and I feel like it should be an extension of skills you develop on the acoustic violin. Amplified sounds, especially with effects, alter the true sound, sometimes letting you off the hook on important aspects of violin playing you need to master. Ultimately it depends on your own goals. I guess I’m a purist. 🙂