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captcharger
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December 9, 2012 - 9:30 pm
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When i was a in 4th through 6th grade i was taught to play the viola. I loved it. Then my father got a job transfer from Dallas to San Antonio. Well my new schools never tought this insterment and my parents wouldnt help with private lessons.

Well im 47 now. I want to start learning to play again. I know i will be completly starting over. But i dont even know where to begin.

I now live in Mobile Al and there appears to be no teachers down here. That lwaves me teaching myself. Is this truely even possible? If it is where do i begin?

Any help would be appreciated

Bill

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Barry Nelson
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December 10, 2012 - 3:39 am
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Hi Bill, welcome aboard !!  im 49 and have been playing violin for 4 years and Viola just a few weeks. Im self taught as in no teacher. Ive learned from internet, books and sites like this.

The main site, fiddlerman.com has a lot of great folks there also. We do projects together like our most recent Christmas project.

Any questions you have we will be happy to help. If i cant answer it , Pierre or someone will.

 

Look this site over as theres lots of info and learning tools here.

 

Barry

Bach : As the greatest expert and judge of harmony, he liked best to play the viola, with appropriate loudness and softness

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December 11, 2012 - 12:32 pm
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Welcome aboard, Bill!

Although this site doesn't get the traffic that our sister-site Fiddlerman.com has, we are growing - slowly but surely - into an internet community of students of the viola.

 

Ask questions. Post videos for critique and encouragement. Participate in the group projects. Just jump in and make yourself at home here. We're all on the same journey.

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December 12, 2012 - 1:52 pm
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Is there any intro to viola books out there i can buy?

Also thanks for the replys 8)

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Barry Nelson
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December 12, 2012 - 2:09 pm
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Im using the new directions for strings series . I used essential elements when learning violin and they also make a viola series. Im sure they are tons of good methods out there, but these are only what Ive used.

Bach : As the greatest expert and judge of harmony, he liked best to play the viola, with appropriate loudness and softness

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December 14, 2012 - 3:39 am
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I'm with Barry.

Essential Elements for Strings - Viola is very easy and clear to understand. These books are very reasonable on Amazon as well.

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