Started by greg, November 05, 2007, 12:29:32 PM
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Quote from: Guido on November 05, 2007, 03:07:31 PMMost orchestral violinists will have started at about 5 or 6 years old, worked for several hours a day during their teens, and up to about 6 per day at a 3 or 4 or 5 year college degree before gaining experience in orchestras of gradually increasing quality. So starting at your age, there would probably be little or no hope in getting to a top orchestra, and they are the only ones where you could actually live purely off the salary. String instruments are probably not the ideal instrument to choose
QuotePercussion seems to be the only thing where you wouldn't have to start young to be in with a good chance, but then of course there are only a few of these positions available. The 'easy route' would probably be singing - You could get really good with hard work in much less time, but that realies on you haveing a naturally good voice too. But as a guide - for how different the rate of progress can be - I know people who have got to grade 8 ABRSM in less than two years, whereas piano or violin might take about 10 years on average. All depends on how much you are willing to work.
Quotei can understand a pianist having to practice that much, but violin?..... is it really that hard to achieve a good tone and intonation?
Quote from: HandelHooligan on November 05, 2007, 03:33:06 PMHilarious!
Quote from: Guido on November 05, 2007, 03:55:51 PMI actually can't believe that I'm reading this!
Quote from: G...R...E...G... on November 05, 2007, 03:52:23 PM seriously, the violin can even sustain more than two notes at a time, the only thing hard about the instrument at all has to be tone (making sure you're perfectly on pitch) and intonation.
Quote from: G...R...E...G... on November 05, 2007, 03:52:23 PM seriously, the violin can even sustain more than two notes at a time, the only thing hard about the instrument at all has to be tone (making sure you're perfectly on pitch) and intonation. I've tried seriously practicing the piano for awhile, and even though it has an easy layout and all, it just involves so many notes that it's insane. Most of the time with the violin it's just one note at a time, and succession of chords is rarely played fast. Not to mention you never have to bend a string in pitch, you don't have a whammy bar to deal with, you don't ever have to learn a 5 or 6 note chord, and there's way less notes on the violin, just to name a few things.
Quote from: G...R...E...G... on November 05, 2007, 12:29:32 PMif this isn't a good idea, i'll just forget about it
Quote from: Larry Rinkel on November 06, 2007, 04:12:52 AMIt's not, Greg.
Quote from: Herzog Lipschitz on November 06, 2007, 01:51:25 PMDo you have any other dreams that we can rip to shreds, G...R...E...G... ?
Quote from: E..L..I..A..S.. =) on November 06, 2007, 02:22:11 PMI've tried to rip those apart but he just keeps persisting!
Quote from: G...R...E...G... on November 06, 2007, 03:11:44 PMyeah, i'll try to think of somethingthey've already been ripped apart by fate i couldn't help but persist, since it's only human to try to get what you want......that was the last way i could think of doing music as a living..... maybe i'll think of another dream that can be ripped to shreds..... let's see, there was the conductor thing, the music professor thing, and now the violin thing.....
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