A. The violin for beginners is very nice, but it should have clear articulation at the back of the neck. In particular, the strings can make strange and difficult “snapping” sounds. Another problem for beginners is having a good set-up. You shouldn’t be surprised when your violin has a “buzz” when you’re playing. That’s a good start.
Q. What kind of violin do you think would be best for a beginner?
A. I haven’t played with a beginner for a very long time. In my experience, that’s true for musicians, as well. For musicians of any age, a quality set-up is very important.
Q. What instruments are most likely to sound better for beginners?
A. I’d have to say a violin with a good quality set-up, and a good set-up that includes a good violin-trot. The set-ups that come with the beginner’s box are also worth considering.
Q. What is the best way to improve your violin skills?
A. First and foremost it’s really important to develop a personal relationship with a good music teacher and a good instrument-master.
Q. What would you recommend about getting a guitar or other music instrument?
A. I strongly support learning how to play a piece of music, then practicing that piece on the instrument you want to learn. Learn to listen, and practice, and then learn to listen some more.
Q. What is your take on how a beginner should learn a musical instrument?
A. All instruments have pros and cons that can be good and bad. For beginners, as you continue learning, the key is to learn what works and what doesn’t. A good teacher can help you understand this, but first you have to figure out what works and what doesn’t work.
Q. Is there anything you would like to say to a child about learning to play a musical instrument?
A. Remember to practice. Practice regularly, so that you don’t forget. Practice until you feel comfortable, and then you can go off and play your next piece.
Q. What advice would you give to anyone learning to play a musical instrument?
A. Don’t take unnecessary risks. Be sure of your equipment, and be sure you understand all the different pieces on the instrument. Then you can take the necessary steps on the instrument to be good. Don’t think