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Old 02-10-2014, 10:25 AM   #27
CalumII
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Default Re: Adult learners who can play straths, reels, jigs and h'pipes.

If anything it sounds worse, as my wife will testify.

Adults do play violin to a high standard, but it is rare. The learning curve on violin is very, very shallow and you never really make "breakthrough" improvements that make you feel like you've achieved something. I suspect the drop-out rate for adult violinists is really high - I know I've stopped playing it sometimes for months at a time and it has taken a real effort to go back to it.
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