Vol.17 No.2

Finding The Fiddle That Fits

Though anything new can take a while to get used to, comfort is key.

National Standards: 7, 9

Prepare: Have the class read Finding The Fiddle That Fits (page 34 of the student edition). The article give tips and tricks for finding the instrument that will fit you best.

Key points in the article:

  • Comfort is one of the most important factors for those learning a new instrument, especially young students, to ensure they don’t get frustrated and lose hope
  • Don’t get an instrument to “grow into,” it’s essential for the instrument to fit and feel right from the get-go
  • Having an ill-fitting instrument can result in pain, discomfort, and even prevent the player from playing correctly
  • Choosing the right guitar depends on a players’s height, weight, hand size and body type
  • Nearly all guitar crafters offer multiple sizing options to fit your specifications
  • Learning to play the keyboard is a great introductory step for most music students, and luckily, there are options that accommodate all hands, even the tiniest ones
  • Similarly with brass, horns are offered in small sizes for small students, but some instruments are better suited for smaller children than others

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