Hi Tally! So glad to hear you’re interested in learning violin! The violin is primarily an instrument for single lines (melodies) instead of chords, as you stated above. In regards to resources, you’re currently on one of the best websites to use as a starting place for great guides, one-on-one support, and tutorials. Violin Tutor Pro is a hub for all of these things.
If you need good hints at playing, start with our YouTube Channel and the Beginning series of lessons – Course for Beginners
If you’re looking for a Method Book to walk you through the first stages, our sister site, Superior Violins, has a good selection of those. I would suggest trying out Essential Elements for Strings – Essential Elements – Superior Violins
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