Would adding frets to a violin make learning faster? posted by Desiree D'amico

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Would adding frets to a violin make learning faster? on August 26, 2009 @ 8:21 pm
by Desiree D'amico Desiree D'amico is currently offline. Click to send a message.
I've played guitar for almost 6 years now, self taught. A few of my friends are starting a new indie experimental band and need a violinist (guitar slots filled up fast!) I'm dying to be in a band again, but the only hitch? I don't know how to play the violin. At all.

The thing i've heard that is the most difficult is finger placement. it's easy on guitar because there are frets. well i found this fretted decal online. (http://www.frettedfiddle.com).

My question is, would these frets really work in helping me apply what i know from guitar to the violin? I'm not looking to learn the "proper" way, i just want to be able to add some sound to the band.

any input would be greatly appreciated!