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    I'm doing this goal setting thing to see if it will do anything to my productivity, and one thing that I want to do is take up the violin once my last exams are over this year. I will start in july, maybe sooner, so there will be about 6 months until the end of the year. On average, with one lesson per week and regular practicing, what is an achievable grade? Considering that at the moment I know nothng and can't yet read sheet music.


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    2 maybe 3? depends how much you practice.
    Seeing as you cant read sheet music, I'd say 2.
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    Ok thanks, I'll go for 3 then, I like a challenge, hehe. I am also learning sheet music ow, so hopefully I will know it before july.


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    I did grade 5 after a year. But that time i was a also doing grade 8 for both piano and my theory. So i say it depends on your current knowledge and whether you have the ear for pitch.


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    With instruments, it helps if you've played something before! Have you ever played anything before? Like in music class at school, or recorder?
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    I used to play the piano when I was little but had to quit due to the expence of the lessons, I also played the guitar but really didn't enjoy it. I found it no fun to play at all, possibly because I didn't particularily like any music for the guitar. I liked music that included a guitar, but not because of the guitar, if you know what I mean?


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    (Original post by progmaticOx)
    I used to play the piano when I was little but had to quit due to the expence of the lessons, I also played the guitar but really didn't enjoy it. I found it no fun to play at all, possibly because I didn't particularily like any music for the guitar. I liked music that included a guitar, but not because of the guitar, if you know what I mean?


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    Im thinking of going back for music lessons after a2 as well. Maybe go for piano, viola and guitar. Not for the grades though.


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    (Original post by jellybeansnkmk)
    Im thinking of going back for music lessons after a2 as well. Maybe go for piano, viola and guitar. Not for the grades though.


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    I was thinking of not doing grades as it might suck some of the fun out of playing the intrument, but I figured that it would be a good way of gauging my progress and it gives me things to aim for


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    In 6 months, I would say probably grade 2 at the most if you turned out to be a natural on the violin.
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    It took me a year to get grade 2 on the violin, and this was with weekly lessons and 6 years of experience playing the piano (so I knew how to read music etc.) However, I am not a natural musician whatsoever so you might be a bit speedier than me!
 
 
 
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