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I Play the Violin

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    Well I used to.when I was at junior school I

    learnt using the Suzuki method. If memory serves I could probably give you six variations of twinkle twinkle.! Love it as an instrument but have a real love/hate thing with it if I'm ever asked to play it!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M May 18

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    Music To Competitive Nature.

    I started playing the violin when I was ten years old. It passed the time by and I always set a goal in mind to become better each day. Practice, practice, practice. I come from a very musical community, very artsy too, so you always wanted to be in performances because it was...
    siriuslylovestars siriuslylovestars 22-25, F Jun 10, 2011

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    I remember who taught me.

    Back then, it was sweet. His hands leading my own into the correct position for playing, the twinkle in his eyes when I blushed. But I look back and cringe at the thought of his touch. He'd play a piece for me a few times, and the smile on his face when I duplicated the notes...
    LostEmeraldEyes LostEmeraldEyes 18-21, F May 29

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    Played My Performance Diploma Today!!!! :O :D

    Yeah I did it! Royal School's Performance diploma exam! Wow what a rush! I had to prepare myself mind body and soul but I did it! I played five pieces, did a quick study and a Viva Voce exam (oral exam). Was soooo stressed especially for the Viva Voce! But wow I just had to share...
    Carinpixi Carinpixi 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 23, 2013

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    MakaylaCorlisa MakaylaCorlisa 13-15, F Jan 7

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    I've been playing the violin

    for 3 years but I still don't know how to vibrato. When I try I end up shaking the whole violin. Lol. Any tips or advice ?
    alicep67904 alicep67904 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 24

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    I Just Started Violin/fiddle

    I love fiddle and I love violin they both sound great, love them equally in genre.But since I just started and am on holiday, I need help, I do not remember where my fingers are suppose to go!  Get what I mean?
    dajagerbomb dajagerbomb 16-17 1 Response Jul 27, 2011

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    Lost In My Music

    Ive been playing for 6 yrs and I absolutely love my violin. Its an amazing feeling to play and get lost in my music,... its great to feel that you can make that happen! My violin is my way out of reality,.. it truly comforts me to play. The vibrations, the sound, the strings...
    USMCGIRL4ever USMCGIRL4ever 18-21, F Mar 26, 2010

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    I Wish I Had Gotten Violin Lessons As A Child...

    I started to learn to play the violin in my 30s. I wish I had gotten lessons when I was a child. I was think I would have been good enough to join the Philharmonic, rather than just watching and wishing... I'd like to practice more, but usually feel guilty for annoying my...
    KamiKasi KamiKasi 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2012

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    5+ years, started in the sixth grade

    and will most luckily continue until my senior year of high school
    Bcori1999 Bcori1999 13-15, F Aug 31

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    pkmaster pkmaster 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    I've been playing the violin

    since I was 8. I also played in the National Orchestra of my country. I stopped playing for a while, now i'm getting back to it. Hopefully i'm not that rusty. LOL. I love my violin. :)
    pkmaster pkmaster 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    The Calm After The Storm

    I wrote a story earlier about letting go. It was part of a deeper realization and acceptance of what I needed to do. The fact that I had to write it down, type if you prefer to call it, was just achingly difficult. I could hardly see the screen because of the tears. It was and...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 24 Responses Jan 22, 2010

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    I LOVE to play the violin I play mine at least

    a few times a night and my piano I am sure my neighbors love me between that and my classical music playing pretty loud most of the night!
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I admit I am a newbie,

    but I absolutely love the violin. I learned to sing, play piano, guitar, and now I'm hooked on the violin.
    RandomStumble RandomStumble 18-21, F May 18

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    I HATE Violin-According to my parents I begged

    to play Flute at age 3. They bought me the most expensive Flute they could find and hired a teacher. I could not quit and soon started loving it. When I was around 5 they bought me an expensive Violin and started me learning that too. I HATED that damn Violin! But since it costs...
    PaleEyedColored PaleEyedColored 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    Things-to-do-before-i-die List

    Not that I'm dying. No, I still have lots to do in this lifetime. But just like the movie, The Bucket List, my professor from one of my university Psych-courses (many moons ago) asked us to make a bucket list. He just called it 'Things to do before I die' list. To play the...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 29 Responses Dec 28, 2009

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    I Love It!!!

    I started at around 2 and 11 months. I hated it the first few years because I was being forced into doing it. And I simply didn't like it. But now, 11 years later, I'm loving and and have the biggest passion to play it and put all my heart into it and dedicate a lot of my time to...
    taylorbaker taylorbaker 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 15, 2013

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    When you're a violinist,

    you have a tendency to look at your violin in disbelief. You just can't believe how beautiful it is and how perfect the sound is and then that's usually followed by awkward looks from people who just don't know that feeling. Not very many people understand this passion.
    Carissamae Carissamae 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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    I have been playing as of now,

    about 3-4 years. I have developed some very advanced skills. Most people say playing the violin is hard, but the truths it isn't. Although, that could be because I played clarinet before violin, but the clarinet I had would start squeaking on any note higher than a middle B, so...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 21

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    I have played the violin

    for four years! I absolutely love it! Its one of my passions and i want to play for the rest of my life
    ShyProdigy ShyProdigy 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 28

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    I Can'T Stay Away From My Violin

    I love the violin. I love playing it too! I remember I joined strings last year, now I sing. But when I have it I feel comfortable. My friend told me to join chores 'cause it was fun, so I did. And truth is I miss playing the violin. That's why next year I'm going to start...
    Goddessofwolves Goddessofwolves 13-15, F Mar 19, 2013

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    I am learning to play violin

    and I love it. However, I've had some difficulty, not so much with actually playing it but with practicing. I'm living with my mom and dad, and they're practically always around, as they get out of work when school for me lets out. So, I don't have much time alone at home. The...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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    I started playing the violin a year

    and a half ago, one time i was about to play but i turned around to see my dad by the door smiling and told me to play for him. After 3 notes my dad yelled and had me stop saying i was too loud. He took it and threw it at the wall... I cried for 2 hours because o that and never...
    xxemopikachuxx xxemopikachuxx 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 1

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    I have been playing the violin ever

    since I was seven . My mother taught me how.
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    Play It For 1 Year Now

    I play the violin for about a year now. I really like it, I always wanna play the violin and last year I decided to finally starting with violin lessons. I never played a instrument before, yhea only a little keyboard at school and at home. I'm not musically but I really...
    BeInTwoMinds BeInTwoMinds 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 3, 2012

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    Neptune

    When I entered the middle school, a new 6th grader, clinging hard to my friends for identity, my friends had partaken in the 5th grade music lessons, and most were taking strings.  I walked down with my friend to the music room, picked up a violin, and...
    Ravenjeanette Ravenjeanette 18-21, F May 10, 2009

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    I have been playing violin

    for about ten years now. I'm in the advanced level, and I LOVE to play fiddle music and old country hymns! When I get to playing it is hard to stop. I have played for 3 hours solid once. I just hope that I'm good enough to get a scolership for college. My parents, teacher...
    Ranchsavvy16 Ranchsavvy16 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    My Voice

    My love for music started when I began playing the violin at age 4/5. Well actually the love part came later. Who loves to practice all those hours the same stuff over and over? Especially when you are young? But it grew on me. And now... violin is my voice to the world. With...
    Carinpixi Carinpixi 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2013

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    My Vice

     I have been playing the voilin since I was seven years old. I had an antique voilin that my dorky older sister gave to me, I brought it over to germany use to play it all the time until My shi&&& ex husband decided to pawn it. I miss playing. I miss the strings...
    MiseducatedChik MiseducatedChik 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 8, 2008

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    The Truth... And I Need Tips

    Ok so the truth is im not actually 18. im turning 13 in 6 months. i absolutely LOVE to play my violin but i dont like to practice without the other 64 musicians in my class. i really need some helpful hints on how to force myself to practice at home without another violin/viola...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 2, 2013

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    I've been playing for 15 years :) I'm an

    orchestral violinist and in hoping to eventually do this full time and give up my corporate job. I play a beautiful German violin which is over 130 years old. It's 7/8 size since I have small hands and it's perfect. I love being a violinist.
    pawton pawton 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I used to. Junior school back in the early 70's.

    using the Shinichi Suzuki method. Basically learning to play by ear. It was hard to stay disciplined to practice every night. I even played in a jamboree. A big concert with dozens of other students in London. I gave it up when I got to secondary school. They didn't use the same...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response May 29

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    Mr Shan, My Teacher And Guru

    I used to play violin with a dear friend,Mr. Shen. He was a elderly man who had taken the violin up again after 30 years. He had a sharp and clever mind and a talkative and kind personality, and his Russian was drop dead perfect:)He had a passion for violin like I ve never seen...
    Abeautifulheart Abeautifulheart 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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    Just started playing the violin

    but I'm struggling...
    christinaL6 christinaL6 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    A Family Legacy

    I play the violin that my aunt and my mother played. I haven't picked it up in awhile. I have sent it to be repaired after some damage was caused during a play (the violin was a prop). I was given a wonderful gift a few years ago- a brand new bow.Does anyone have suggestions on...
    morgana1982 morgana1982 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2012

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    I have played the violin

    for a good portion of my life. As long as I can remember to be truthful. My family have always been the musical sort: I played the violin, my brother played the accordion and our parents played wind instruments. I really do love playing such an amazing instrument. I hope to one...
    Wattouat Wattouat 18-21, F Jul 4

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    I started violin lessons in my hometown about

    12 years ago. I loved playing violin there because I was actually learning, going to concerts and festivals. My second year playing, I went to the Brandon livestock festival to play In the 10 and under category and took home 2nd place. Devils Dream was one of the tunes I played...
    JustThat6irl JustThat6irl 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 24

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    Means Everything To Me (edit)

    I have played the violin for a long time now, almost 10 years is the reckoning, and now it is a skill vital for my future. See, I'm stupid enough to want to pursue a career in music (because, I know there are no jobs, but I figure that it's better to do what you want to do, than...
    IamcalledS IamcalledS 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 17, 2013

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    3 Years Ago

    Three years ago I started playing violin, right when I entered high school. I was so excited about it but I thought I would never be able to do it, the only subject I'm ever good at is English. I started that year making new friends in my orchestra group even though I'm...
    unomassacara unomassacara 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 12, 2013

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    Beginner

    I playy the violin. I can say that so easily, yet I am just a beginner. I am too lazy to practice, but I am glad I know the basics of it. My favorite songs are canon in D, dramatic essay, Viola hero, Anvil Chorus.  I usually have to cut my nails to pay it though. I always want...
    icemedia icemedia 16-17, F Apr 30, 2011

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    I Bought It Drunk

    A couple of years back on the 12th of July I woke up went a mates house where me and about 5 others started drinking later on that night we went out for a bite to eat I was really drunk I can not remmber much but I seen a music shop open and I bought a violin I did not know how...
    TheDevilsOwn TheDevilsOwn 22-25, M 15 Responses Mar 2, 2011

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    1LilLefty 1LilLefty 13-15, F May 29

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    AriannaMariee AriannaMariee 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 1

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    At times I prefer them over modern music. It's much more peaceful IMO. I even played a violin for 3 years
    Alyzza123 Alyzza123 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Uninstall- violin cover by bukurano is awesome
    CosplayPotato CosplayPotato 13-15, F Aug 18

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    Who wants to play but instead of truth or dare I want to play truth or truth
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I want to play. I want to share some excitement. I want to please and pleasure you. Playing would thrill me
    axtranot axtranot 41-45, M 52 mins ago

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    I would like to play dressing up. No naughty stuff. Just dressing up.
    Heellover Heellover 36-40, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I make music using daws and am learning to play guitar
    Gian422 Gian422 18-21, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I'm ready to play right now, just message me :)
    grasshopper831 grasshopper831 31-35, M 12 hrs ago

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    I am looking to play right now just message me :)
    grasshopper831 grasshopper831 31-35, M 12 hrs ago

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