Maybe that's right. For sentimental reasons I still have the cello my teacher
got me when I first started playing 30 years ago ($40 - including bow and canvas
bag). It's not in the same class as the instrument I bought 15 years later at
the suggestion of my then teacher but at 1% of the price what can you expect!
Incidentally, it's probably different with keyboards, but anyone who bought a
bowed string instrument at any time and, getting bored, just stuck it in the
cupboard for a few years must at least have seen a good profit.
On Mon, 9 Apr 2001 08:20:41 -0600 James <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> At 12:51 PM 4/9/01 +0100,RJC wrote:
> I didn't say or mean to imply "Right at the start." I said "Fairly early
> on," which would be at the discretion of the teacher. In my case, I think
> that having had access to, if not owning, a decent instrument could have
> made a big difference when I was in late teens and had been playing for
> five years or so.
> >But right at the start you might not have - when you are struggling to
> >keep the
> >bow anywhere near the string, let alone trying to produce a note!
> >On Sat, 7 Apr 2001 12:51:26 -0600 James <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > You will find your music making
> > > immeasurably more enjoyable, and you will find yourself playing much
> > > better!"
> > > JB
> >Roger Clarke
> >Computing & Electrical Eng.
> >Heriot-Watt University
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