Garth E. Posted July 29, 2020 Report Share Posted July 29, 2020 To say I know the violin is a very complex instrument to play would be an understatement. What I don't get are fiddlers playing wonderful jigs and square dance music...like Don Messer, and have never taken a lesson in their life. They don't even hold the bow or the violin correctly. Now I know one shouldn't compare the violin to a guitar, however many great guitarists can't read one note, yet are very successful playing professionally. My question is, is it possible to play well structured classical violin by ear. Can gifted violinists jam classical music together without sheet music in front of them or outside of what is memorized just by ear? I'm actually quite serious about this as I would really like to play a little classical violin. I have a very good ear and with some rudimentary lessons is it even possible? I also have a decent musical background going back to pre-Beatles. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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