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  • #6152

    AtTheMapleTable@yahoo.com
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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?

    #6383

    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.

    #6755

    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.

    #6792

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

    #6811

    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.

    #6841

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

    #7269

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

    #7404

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

    #7456

    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

    #9261

    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.

    #10083

    DeaconBlue
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    Definitely the combination of shoulder rest and chin rest. I have spent a small fortune searching for the right combination that is both comfortable and secure.

    #14411

    DanoSurfs29
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    Has anyone tried the bow mate or bow right ???

    Dan

    #14421

    Mariko
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    Hi Dan, I am using the bow right tool. Or I used to, I even made a video of me using the bow right a couple of months ago. It’s really helped me a lot. The cool thing is that as soon as I put on the bow right, my tone is much more beautiful than without it because the bow doesn’t go crooked. I had written a blog post about it here in case you want to read about my experiences with it. I even added a video in that post where I play with the bow right. Hope it helps you!! 🙂

    #14432

    DanoSurfs29
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    Thanks for the info Mariko !! I may pick one up to give it a try now

    Dan

    #14525

    Mariko
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    Hi Dan, that’s great! Good luck! And if you decide to try the bow right, let me know your experiences with it. Would be great!

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