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My nephews violin bass bar is small so the violin has a deep voice like a viola. I have medium silver wound with steel core strings on there but I'm thinking of buying a light tension gauge. What do you know about the differences in the light vs thicker strings.

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As a private teacher, in the past I charged $60/hour. But, I was also teaching beginners. Because I worked at a studio, I didn't take all the money home. I'll be doing that from home from now on. But, as for recording work, I'm not entirely sure what to charge. Any help is appreciated.

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So I'm currently practicing thirds, sixths, octave's and Intervals in general. My teacher explained to me that when you play an Interval on the violin in tune, you can hear a quiet low pitch tone in addition to the two notes you play. My teacher called this a "Combination tone". It only occurs when you play in tune ( I don't know why). My question is: Is this an actual thing that people know about? If yes, why does it happen? I really want to know why this happens. And also is there a general rule to what pitch this lower tune is? If you don't know about this I'd suggest trying it out and listening for it. Please tell me if you can hear it because this is really interesting to me. It literally blew my mind when I first noticed it. Thanks for any info in advance.

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Hello! I'm really determined to learn the Violin. The Violin will be my first instrument, so I have no background with music besides listening to it. How difficult is it, and do you guys have any beginner tips? Thank you!

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I am learning play both Violin/Fiddle and mandolin and I came across this book in a forum. Reading through it looks like it offers some pretty good advice, basically as the title suggest learning to improvise by playing Chord Tone Scales. I'm just wondering if anybody has experience using it, and if there's anything I should keep in mind while reading through it?

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I have an opportunity to buy a violin that the owner claims is a Thibouville-Lamy 1920s. I only see examples of this maker online for much higher prices. Is this just a simpler model or fake or what? I can provide pictures of the violin.

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My girl showed interest in the violin so I decided to take her for lesson and was introduced to the Suzuki method. It's day one, I'm committed but I noticed I can't see all that well up close. Is it important to be able to see the strings clearly at the beginning? I've never considered getting reading glasses or going to an eye doctor for farsightedness so looking for some advice to get a better look for what's ahead.

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I can't read sheet music and I've never been able to learn. I've taken lessons for years and I've never managed to pick it up even a bit. Even the letters of notes don't make sense to me. Everything I do is by the ear. I AM really good at picking up tunes by ear.

I'm wondering, for those of you who are like me either by choice or inability, what has the experience been like for you? I'm especially curious for advanced players.

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