What are the best resources for learning to play the violin?

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    #1PlayPerfect Music Practice Software

    PlayPerfect Music Practice Software
    A software providing visual cues, playback and performance reports helping young musicians train their ear to detect notes that are wrong or out of tune. Students can practice playing with or without a metronome, and learn to play any instrument.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    José Antonio Espinosa
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "Purchased this for my kids. So far they are having a great time and enjoy how it feels like they are getting feedback like they would at a lesson!"
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    #2Learn Violin

    Learn Violin

    Learn Violin offers helpful practice exercises that can be completed in two minutes. The app will allow you to learn simple techniques to remember, like violin finger style, and find out how to tune your favorite instrument.

    Apps

    iOS

    $1.99

    John Schmidt
    Written on January 1, 2017
    "I'm a very musically inclined person, but I've never learned to play any stringed instruments with a bow. Learn Violin made it easy to pick up a new skill with which I didn't have previous experience. They make it easy for beginners just learning the ropes and also provide valuable resources for honing in on experienced abilities."
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    #3ViolinSchool

    ViolinSchool
    ViolinSchool is a digital learning platform and community for violinists everywhere. Their video lessons, sheet music, online courses, learning resources and practice tools help anyone, anywhere, of any age and any level, to learn and play the violin.
    Course

    $19- 1 month

    William Lopez
    Written on March 4, 2017
    "Ever since I was a kid, I always wanted to learn to play the violin but never took lessons. But now that I found ViolinSchool, I can complete my lessons online easily. I have been progressing very quickly in my skillset."
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    #4ABRSM Speedshifter

    ABRSM Speedshifter
    Designed for musicians, Speedshifter is a practice tool that enables you to adjust the speed of any audio track without altering the pitch. It's ideal for musical, slow practice to a recorded accompaniment.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $4.99

    Kyle Perry
    Written on April 4, 2017
    "ABRSM Speedshifter is very useful in helping me pick up and learn to train my ear to be more of a musical ear. I had problems picking up the beat for certain music and songs. This allows me to slow down the music so I can easily pick up the beat for music I'm learning how to mix and play. It essentially is a digital metronome as well as a mixer on the go for me and I feel I've improved immensely in my ability to mix music and break it down to play personally."
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    #5Violin

    Violin
    This app for beginners is a good tool for learning and recognizing where the notes are located on the violin. Fingering positions are detailed and easy to see.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Michael Austin
    Written on March 27, 2017
    "It's a great app, really useful for violinists that want to remember melodies "on the go". Nevertheless, there are 2 major features missing: 1. There should be a bigger tablet mode so we can play the higher notes in the strings. Right now in tablet mode/view, the fingerboard is still way too short to play any famous piece."
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    #6Lian

    Lian is a free violin-learning application created by Mango Future. It has a feature that can tell whether students are on the right pitch and rhythm and release a full analysis of the students' playing based on an electronic sheet. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

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Best What are the best resources for learning to play the violin
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1PlayPerfect Music Practice SoftwareSoftware 4 Free
2Learn ViolinApps 3 Paid
3ViolinSchoolCourse 2 Paid
4ABRSM SpeedshifterApps 1 Paid
5ViolinApps 0 Free
6LianApps 0 Free
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