I'm getting a violin in just under a couple of weeks, and have never played one in my life! I've just realised that I'm a bit confused as to how to find the note on the violin that's shown on the stave...for example, if the stave says the A above middle C, how do I know which string I need to play on the violin?
I know this is the same for, say, the piano, but I guessing it's easier to tell on the piano seeing as the notes are all laid out straight in order, whereas on the violin (and other string instruments) it's in a confusing order!!
And also, how far apart do you need to play to go up in semitones? I bet the lack of visible frets makes this really hard for beginners!!!
I'll probably find out this in violin books when I buy one, but I won't be able to get to a music shop (or have the money to) for another couple of weeks, so thought I'd ask you experts on here for some tips!!
Sorry if I didn't make any sense, and thanks in advance!!