#1
Well UG, I just found a beat up violin in the basement. It is my intention to buy some strings and the cheapest bow I can find tomorrow and take a crack at learning how to play this thing. I wouldn't mind learning some classical or bluegrass, but what I'm most interested in is Scottish, Irish, and French-Canadian folk tunes. If anyone here plays, what are some good simple pieces I can learn quickly and practice to work my way up to more complex stuff?
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#2
Learn to play this:
0-3-5---0-3-6-5
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devil went down to georgia ftw

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#5
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im sorry, is this ultimate-fiddle.com?

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#8
how much does a decent bow cost anyway? ive been meaning to get a new one for my beat up old violin i found in my basement.
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#10
Violin is nearly impossible to play correctly self-taught. Too many things can go wrong.

Older violins are worth much more because the tone improves as the violin ages. Seriously, don't **** it up.
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im sorry, is this ultimate-fiddle.com?

no, but it is the off topic forum(aka the pit)
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Learn to play this:
0-3-5---0-3-6-5

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no, but it is the off topic forum(aka the pit)


touché... carry on then

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#14
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how much does a decent bow cost anyway? ive been meaning to get a new one for my beat up old violin i found in my basement.


As far as I know, a bow one might describe as "rather nice" could cost upwards of $300USD. A girl I know who's a really good fiddle player spent roughly that much on hers.

I'm sure you can get them cheaper though.
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Play this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jey-OmaKUM&feature=related

But in all seriousness Irish Washerwoman, Soldiers Joy, Devils Dream, Ashoken Farewell, and Landler and some simple fiddle songs. If you're a Mozart fan Here is a site that I found amazing:http://dme.mozarteum.at/DME/nma/nmapub_srch.php?l=2

I've gotten low quality bows for under $100
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#24
do some panini. paganini. pagnoni. paganonini.

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#25
I literally picked up my friend's violin and figured out smoke on the water within 2 min. Try it for that long, and once you can make a sound move onto something harder.
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#26
Bollocks to your Celtic folky tunes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-7GXPDVSWY&feature=related

Give this a gander.
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