Songs are expensive instruments. The violin, or harp, or whatever you wanna call it, comes with an upfront cost. The instrument is built and tuned before any strings are put on it. Then, even if the instrument is not in perfect performance condition, the price is still very reasonable. This means that, if a customer likes the instrument, they would rather shell out the money to build and tune it themselves rather than buy the “luxurious” piece they see on TV but never heard in person.
There are also other price points that can affect the purchase price of an instrument. When buying a new car, you are allowed to get a tax refund up to $30,000. This usually goes towards down payment, vehicle, and other non-musical expenses, which you can then lower or even eliminate if you want. If your budget allows it, you can get a free instrument as a gift.
How much do I learn to play?
Learning to play the violin starts at an early age, most adults learn the skill during their first year of education. Students can choose between a formal curriculum in which a mentor is present throughout the entire program (which is quite a lot of work), or if they want to just sit and learn by practicing on their own.
There are many ways to practice, and that goes for students too. Some students make their own violin tuners, others use computer programs like the Fiddler (which is essentially software for the iPhone), another way that’s quite popular is to have a teacher practice on a computer with the strings themselves. There is absolutely no reason why you can’t take the time to practice over and over in a dedicated lesson hall, as long as you do it alone.
How is all this different than piano?
There have been a lot of articles on this topic and a lot of misinformation about how to improve yourself playing an instrument. This is the first time in my life that I have ever been confused, confused, baffled, or anything else besides surprised. As someone who has spent a lot of time and money learning piano and piano teachers and people teaching piano, I can say that there are very few things that I do better than playing the piano. When it comes to learning a new instrument like the violin there are some differences.
If you have a piano teacher, you are usually teaching the keys of the piano, which is different than how you learn to play. When using the digital notation on the digital keyboard