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Old 02-08-2014, 04:08 PM   #24
Steve Anderson
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Default Re: Adult learners who can play straths, reels, jigs and h'pipes.

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Originally Posted by bob864 View Post

In that regard, piping is a lot more approachable than violin. In similar forums for people learning violin no one can give examples of adult beginners who make a similar level of progress.
Perhaps we would be able to find an example of this if the competitive violin circuit were as large as the one for bagpipes.... or if violins were featured in parade bands.

I think it is like learning a language. Easy as pie if one is able to apply the language on a daily basis but quite difficult if it is rote memorization with no opportunity to interact with native speakers.
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