About the Violin
The violin is a wooden string instrument in the violin family. It is the smallest and highest-pitched instrument in the family in regular use. The violin typically has four strings tuned in perfect fifths, and is most commonly played by drawing a bow across its strings, though it can also be played by plucking the strings (pizzicato).
Violins are important instruments in a wide variety of musical genres. They are most prominent in the Western classical tradition and in many varieties of folk music. However, violins are also frequently used in jazz, in some forms of rock music, and genres of folk like country music. Further, the violin has come to be played in many non-Western music cultures, including Indian music and Iranian music. The violin is sometimes informally called a fiddle, regardless of the type of music played on it.
An electric violin is a violin equipped with an electronic output of its sound. The term most properly refers to an instrument intentionally made to be electrified with built-in pickups, usually with a solid body.
Learn to Play the Violin
There are 10 levels
1 session per week
Sessions are one-on-one & are tailored for you only for best results
When you complete a level, you can book your exam on a date that suits you. Exams are also one-on-one
Attend one group session per month to interact with other students of the same level as you, enhance your skills and assess your general progress
Frequently Asked Questions
There are 10 levels and the duration of each level varies according to the comprehensive capabilities of the student and their regular attendance to classes.
And for the oriental violin study, there are only 5 levels
The curriculum varies depending on the music school that the student wishes to join, be it classical, oriental or rock.
In Finoon, there are typically 10 progressive levels for the violin (assuming the music school is classical) through which the student studies certain musical compositions with a special focus on technique and practice. The duration of each level depends upon the comprehensive capabilities of the student and their regular attendance to classes.
First, let’s establish that no magic can make you a player overnight, mastering any musical instrument takes time. The most important thing however is, the number of hours per week that you actually invest into practice. Practice strengthens your muscle memory so that your body knows what to do without you even thinking. Make sure that you practice at least three hours a week, but it is recommended to practice for an hour (uninterrupted) daily.
No, Any person can play the violin
The curriculum contains a set of exercises and tracks that the student is advised to perform. It is preferable, nonetheless, to practice for an hour (uninterrupted) daily or even more when advised.
Musical instruments are known to be very fragile, you should always handle them with gentle care, and that includes not subjecting them to heat, impact or direct sunlight. As for the violin, it should regularly be cleaned using a clean dry cotton cloth dedicated specially to it. Replace the strings should they get torn or change color. It is preferable to change the full string kit instead of replacing just one string.
The violin is suitable for any type of music and the better quality that you invest your money in, the more capable your violin gets. The violin has stood the test of time when it comes to fitting in different genres as it can play the lead or the accompaniment and it can even play solo being one of the most lyrical instruments ever.
Yes, Finoon can buy the instrument on your behalf and this rids you of a lot of effort if you’ve just started your musical journey. Finoon can also sell instruments on your behalf, if you’re looking for an upgrade, or provide technical support and guidance for purchasing used and new instruments.
Medium and chines brands could be used for beginners. As for the advanced players, it is preferable to use French-, German- and Italian- made violins and of course the higher quality brands of Chinese-made violins.
Well, there is a wide range of accessories out there to buy and they are all there to make your job easier, but for the most important part a shoulder rest, a rosin and a case/bag are needed to get you started. There are of course other things like higher quality pegs, chin rests, stands and string adjusters … etc. but those are there to further ease you job and are not considered an absolute necessity.
Yes, for to play, you need the tips of your fingers directly over the strings and that cannot happen with long nails; so it’s strongly advised that you keep your nails on both hands cut regularly.
There are a bunch of tuner apps, which you can download over the Internet and a lot of them are fortunately free. These programs will use the microphone on your computer or mobile phone to listen to the sound of each string and indicate its current tone, and based on that you can increase the tension on the string or loosen it a bit to get the desired tone from each string but beware of straining the strings too much as they could get torn.
8 years and above should normally be good, and there is no maximum age as long as you can control you upper body. Some people start at a younger age than 8 if their musical talent allows it.
Yes, there is.