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    What accessory is the most important for a beginner who does not a lot of extra money to invest in accessories?

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    Mariko
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    I would recommend a shoulder rest as an important accessory, makes playing much more comfortable. And a tuner of course, but you can download an app for it on your cellphone for free. Also download a metronome app, it really helps you with the rhythms. And get a cloth to wipe off the rosin of the strings and the belly of your violin after every practice session.

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    Anteros
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    Good suggestions. As a beginner myself, I’ve been finding a practice mute to be helpful as well since I sometimes have to practice after everyone is asleep.

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    hydols
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    I think the markers to know where to place the fingers.

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    lrushdi89
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    I saw the cutest mute at shar.com it was a little mouse. Also there are some blingy mutes for those interested. I have tried many mutes and I find the regular rubber 80 cent ones to be the best and most reliable buy a couple in case you loose one.

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    ViolinLove
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    The two most important for me would be a Shoulder Rest and a Metronome/Tuner

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    nana23
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    yea a shoulder rest sets up good habits and wont mess up your neck.

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    newbieviolinist
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    I agree with the shoulder rest suggestions! 🙂 Made a world of difference for me.

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    tfeldkamp87
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    I would have to say shoulder rest and markers to know where the notes are. I also use a bow right and I love the results from it

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    Dianne Adkins
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    I recommend rosin, shoulder rest, a cleaning cloth for a start. Also your books, CDs for listening, and a music stand.

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