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How Long Does it Take to Learn Violin?

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO LEARN VIOLIN? Time to learn the basics! • Violin parts • Proper care • Posture, bow hold, and plucking techniques MONTH START New rhythms: Quarter notes and quarter rests. • Play notes with left-hand fingers • Pluck simple melodies • Develop greater bow control New rhythms: Half notes and half rests. By now, you can play some easy, beginner-friendly songs. Learn notes on the D and A strings • (using fingers one, two, and three) Use your bow to play songs • New rhythms: whole notes, whole rests, eighth notes, and eighth rests. MONTH MONTH 3-6 7-12 • You've completed your first year, way to go! By now, you know a lot of notes and rhythms, so you can play more songs. J.. . • Use your fourth finger and learn some notes on the G and E strings • Use your second finger to play F natural and C natural on the Dand A strings Learn about slurs and hooked bowing • Learn to play natural and flat notes with all four fingers, which allows you to play in keys other than D and A major • You can play faster music without losing your tone quality New rhythms: Dotted quarter notes and syncopation. New rhythms: Ties and dotted half notes. MONTH 13-18 MONTH 19-24 • Now you've been playing violin for almost two years! You may be ready to learn basic solos with accompaniment. • You'll learn all the notes you can play in first position, including sharps, naturals, and flats yard • Learn to bounce the bow, and play faster with more accuracy New rhythms: Sixth notes and dotted eighth notes YEAR By now, you should feel like you can • really play the violin! YEAR Solidify all notes in first position and • become comfortable with flat keys More complex bowing, and you'll learn • about double stops New rhythms: Triplets • Now you're getting pretty good! • Learn to shift into third position, which opens up your range, so you can play higher notes • Time to learn vibrato, which will give you a more sophisticated sound YEAR Graduation! Well, not exactly. Congrats on making it this far, but the sky's the limit for what you can learn. If you want to keep improving, it's up to you to be dedicated and keep practicing! AND BEYOND Ready to learn violin? Find a violin instructor near you at TakeLessons.com t0 takelessons MONTH 2

How Long Does it Take to Learn Violin?

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