I just saw a violin in Target. They were selling it for $99.99…. I’m not sure how I feel about this.
First, the violin is a total piece of crap. The bridge is a joke, and anyone would have a hard time playing it and making it sound half way decent. On the other hand, it makes music more accessible to children and students. If people are buying them it must mean they have some interest and put some value towards learning music. There was also a clarinet, a flute, and a trumpet in the display case. Pretty much the divas of the music world.
What do you think? Is this a good thing, or does it take away from the long tradition of music?
Link: Target Violin