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How to Become a Violinist

Whether you want to be a violinist or the leader of a team of violinist, this guide can help you get started in addition to save you a lot of hard work. Once you have decided to be a violinist, the hard part is over.

1

Nail that look

Nail that look

If you think you just need to put on a tailcoat with a bowtie to be a violinist, you need to think again. As a matter of fact, if you do a bit of research, you will find that even the most popular violinists of today are getting modern, and they are adopting the laid-back-look.

You can adapt their style to be part of the world. You have flamboyant hair or get a vintage scarf. This can help you nail the look.

2

Opt For Your Gear

Opt For Your Gear

Primarily, you have two options to choose from to be an electric violinist. You can go for either the classic or the modern look.

For instance, if you have a good deal of extra money in your bank account, you can opt for the most expensive gear available.

But if you are on a budget, you can spend under $100 and get your hands on a basic violin that will be good enough to get you started. Make sure you bargain.

3

Accessories Matter a lot

Accessories Matter a lot

Once you have got a good electric or simple violin, your next move should be to choose the right accessories. You can go for a case that is covered by a variety of tour stickers.

This will make people think you are popular and that you travel a lot. And don’t forget your bow. These steps can help you get some additional authenticity points.

4

Tune your Violin

Tune your Violin

Now is the right time to work on your instrument. Although violins come ready-to-use, you still need to re-tune them from time to time.

No matter how much you look after your gear, you will need to calibrate it before each practice session. This can take plenty of effort if you have more than one unit to use.

5

Hone your skills

Hone your skills

This is the most important thing to keep in mind. If you don’t like to re-tune your unit over and over again, make sure you have one extra unit available.

Of course, it all depends on your budget. If you can afford another unit, do go for it. It will make your life a lot easier. To be a violinist is not easy but they are a few things you do to make the process a bit easier.

6

Be Tolerant

Be Tolerant

Once you have used your violin for a few days, you will realize that it takes a good deal of effort to play the violin. And it will take a toll on your during each session.

You may have neck pain or love-bite. After, this art is a lot of hard work. So, you don’t have to worry about it and prepare yourself for this trouble.

7

Don’t rely on aids

You can put a lot of stickers on your case, but know that you will also have to put some childish dots on your pristine joy and pride.

The reason is that you have no pre-made “notes” unlike a guitar or piano to get help from. But you don’t have to have them to be a violinist.

8

Appreciate your efforts

After your first successful performance, don’t forget to give yourself a pat on your back for the great job. You have just cleared your first hurdle. You are amazing. Now, you can keep going.

9

Keep practicing

Keep practicing

Lastly, make sure you keep practicing, as this is the only thing you need in order to get better and be a violinist that people will admire.

So, these 9 steps can help you be a violinist that your mother will be proud of.