Can I, as a 5' 11" adult male, learn to play (at least at a basic level) on a 3/4 size violin? I have no aspirations to play in an orchestra, just get to.
A friend who, like me, is an adult beginner, and I tried each other's violins. He told me that many women prefer to play a 3/4 size and that.
I even play my 4/4 with a 3/4 bow to lessen the stress on my shoulder. The 3/4 Robert,. I am an adult student - started about 5 years ago.
Violins are either "full size" or "fractional. Adults, teens and children age 10-12 play full size. Children play 3/4 and smaller violins depending.
Many smaller adults wonder if they need to play on a 3/4 size instrument, as they may not be aware of the range of sizes that are available, or simply feel that full.