I need some info. I have a violin. Just got it last sunday. Anyone on here play, how long, and how did they get started. I heard its the hardest instrument to learn with the exception to 56 stringed basses. I want to play, ive been trying scales, i know how the are tuned..i had to tune it. Would a mandolin help me. They are both tuned the same and are very similiar. Thank you.