One key to personal improvement is to challenge ourselves. Learning to play a violin is considered an endeavor that brings great additional benefit to concentration and focus. This is a great idea for children but also an excellent idea for improving ourselves. Even if we did not study violin as a child, we can still take up this training as an adult.
Making a good choice in a violin requires that we understand a little bit about how they are sized. There are eight different sizes, with the full size stated as 4/4. They decrease in size down to the smallest at 1/32. Most adults typically use the 4/4, but for the best fit, we should measure the length between our neck and the middle of our left hand palm. To do this, we should raise our hand in the position like playing a violin. The full size (4/4) will want a measurement of 23 inches, for the 3/4 it is 22 inches, and 20 inches is for 1/2. The sizes continue to reduce until the 1/32, which is 13 inches.
Any of these violins are a great choice to enhance personal improvement for our children or for us. With violin lessons and practice as part of the learning experience, if we have a child that will be taking up the violin, it might be a great thing for us to do as well.
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