#1
Not like a violin with actual frets, like the violin is marked with a line where the fret should be. I am wanting to get a violin and learn how to play, but i am thinking it will be difficult without marks where the frets should be. Ive seen a Dean fretless bass with fret markers when the frets should be.
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#2
When a lot of orchestral instrument players are just starting, they put a piece of tape or something where the fret would be.
#3
I could do that i guess. I could draw the lines in or something. The hard part would be finding out where the line would go
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#4
YES! I knew being a violinist would come in handy one day on a guitar forum...

At any rate, as previously stated, you could put pieces of tape where your fingers go for first position, then add pieces as you go into second, third, and so on. Or you could just use white-out or something of the sort to put dots on your fingerboard. It'll come off if and when you want it too.

OR you could shell out a couple thousand for a Mark Wood violin...
He has this badass 7 string fretted Viper violin shaped like a V. It's on my list of things to buy once I get a job.
#5
yeah i always say i am going to save up for someting expensive when i get money.... such as the EVH 5150 3..... once i start saving money i usually spend it thinking "ill get more, no worries" but yea i think thats what i am going to do then, just put some white out or something on the fret board. also, i dont know how they are suppose to be tuned... SO i will probably end up tuning it like a guitar so i can screw around and play songs i know... like mr brownstone... but on violin. I once met this 15 year old russian jewish kid that had been playing violin since he was like 5 or something. I played stairway to heaven and he played along with me, but instead of playing the same thing as me, he played the pitch of the words, then he played the solo and stuff. it gave me chills.
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#6
please don't tune a violin like a guitar, it will make it sad. violins are tuned in 5ths, G-D-A-E.

and i personally wouldn't use white-out because i don't know how hard it might be to get off the fingerboard. try little dot stickers.
#8
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I used whiteout when I first started. It came off just fine. However, little dot stickers will work.

And I agree on the not tuning it like a guitar.
Who the hell tunes it like guitar?

Also, viola > violin!
#9
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Who the hell tunes it like guitar?

Also, viola > violin!


Eh, I play violin and viola, and I have to say I like violin better.

It's just more brutal.
#10
Ok, first.


Don't try to teach yourself violin. You can teach yourself guitar, not violin. Trust me.


They sell special tape for this exact purpose.
#11
if you cant teach yourself violin how did the first person to play it learn? think about it....
#12
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#13
We put masking tape strips to indicate where to press down. You don't need to go all the way up, my violin had the marks for the first three frets and that was more than enough for everything beginner. After a month of playing, you'll get used to it and won't even need the tape.
#14
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Well he's right. You CAN teach yourself anything. But I think what the guy was getting at is that the violin is a classical instrument, like the classical guitar and as such, has a right and wrong way of things being done. The electric guitar however isn't a classical instrument and has no right and wrong way, as such.

But you could teach yourself just fine, but you'd be setting yourself up for a lot of pitfalls. I wouldn't mind teaching myself violin...or rather...fiddle. Just to get my jig on
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