Yes, a violin can be self taught. Most schools will teach the basics in two hours, and for beginners there will be some guidance. Many schools will also offer violin lessons by phone, or in person. Self taught violinists should be prepared for the experience and the frustration that comes with this.
I have never even seen a violin. How do I learn to play?
The basics are pretty difficult. Just take a look at the videos and read some of the books, magazines and websites. The video on learning to play violins can be found here and the video on learning to play violins here.
I am worried that I will just get bored and not be able to play anything. How can I make sure I know enough so that when I learn I will be able to play the right things?
I know that this question has been asked of other teachers, and it’s not a question we’re likely to answer. At Music Academy we’ve found that this is one area where we are very good, and have been teaching for many, many years. But you’re definitely not the first person to ask it either. We always encourage questions and to read up on topics we may be unfamiliar with, and there’s plenty we can tell you. But no matter how many times you ask, we can’t give you a quick answer (with lots of pictures and tips and ideas…)
A long-time ally of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, announced his intention to stand as a Muslim candidate for parliament in the Egyptian parliamentary election at a Muslim Brotherhood rally in Cairo on Saturday.
The move, announced in advance, is intended to boost the credibility of Badie, who has been the Brotherhood’s political spokesperson for more than 14 years. And it marks an important return to Egyptian political life for the Brotherhood, which has not had an elected representation since Morsi was ousted in 2013.
Badie had previously served as the Brotherhood’s deputy chairman for political and religious affairs, and as a candidate in the 2011 presidential election. After his departure, Morsi appointed Badie’s successor and a Muslim Brotherhood deputy to become deputy parliament speaker, but the latter resigned in 2014 after the death of Mubarak.
The latest decision comes after the Muslim Brotherhood staged a dramatic comeback last year as the Islamists’ main electoral ally and supporters rallied in the streets, marching in the presidential election and staging demonstrations at the gates of the presidential palace in Cairo. The Brotherhood has been leading in the June 2013 elections,