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    DarqueCadenza
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    Hey guys.
    I am a complete violin novice. I havent ever played an instrument at all, so I am learning to read music. Well, trying to.
    I do havea few questions, and I apologize if theyve already been answered on here, I didnt find it.

    So my questions are:
    What are Scales, and how/where can I learn to play them?

    I am terrified of tuning a violin, I have always had an irrational fear of the string snapping and hitting me in the face. Its whats stopped me from starting to play all these years. Are there any ways to work through this? I sadly have no Lutherans near me or musical places either.

    Is there a proper routine to clean a violin? And if so, what is it?

    Thank you for all your time. I really appreciate it. Ill be gettinf my very first violin on the 23rd and have been trying to learn as much as I could. I hope to join the Learning Program on here maybe next month.

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    Musicloverk
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    DarqueCadenza, scales are the notes played in order, like do re mi fa so la ti do. When there are no sharps or flats it is the key of C. Usually on violin the first scale and fingering pattern is in the key of D, which is two sharps. This teaches a basic hand position for the left hand finger patterns and you practice them to learn to play in tune by placing the fingers precisely in the correct places. I’d encourage you to view your fear of tuning the violin like a boogeyman fear. It is unrealistic. I’ve had strings break but never snap back and hit me in the face. I’ve never heard of that happening to anyone.

    #18683 Reply

    DarqueCadenza
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    Thank you very much!

    #18689 Reply

    Musicloverk
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    You are very welcome. Enjoy your new violin! Celebrate every little bit of progress.

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