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I Play the Violin

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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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    The Violin of a Heart

    Sometimes during particularly unproductive practices I wonder why I play the violin.   It is a very difficult instrument. Perfection, even in the smallest of notes, is near impossible. Creating the right melodies requires almost perfect positioning and...
    iajcamps iajcamps 21-25 2 Responses Oct 2, 2008

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    Love My Violin

     I've been playing for about 10 years. I was at one time considering to be a violin teacher but my career interests lie elsewhere. I love my violin. If my house was on fire, I would save my dog and my violin. I love to randomly play for myself and friends. I feel very...
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 16, 2008

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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 2 Responses Sep 23, 2013

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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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    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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    In A Fight With My Violin

    I seem to be at war with myself and, well, my .... violin. The violin is such a demanding instrument and so hard to play! I love it, I love th rich and beatiful magical sound it makes when my teacher plays but right now I just have to try to restrain myself so that I won't throw...
    zemoroza zemoroza 13-15 4 Responses Oct 13, 2012

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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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    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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    Then And Now

    Then. It was because of Sailor Neptune. She was beautiful and somewhat mysterious. One day when I was in about 3rd grade I was watching a Sailor Moon episode. All I remember from it was the sound of a violin; it was quite gorgeous and captivating. Of course, who was playing it...
    Ayra Ayra 18-21, F Jul 9, 2010

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    MakaylaCorlisa MakaylaCorlisa 13-15, F Jan 7

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    My 178 Year Old Violin

    I have an old violin (date of manufacture written on the inside of the body - 1830). I play the violin since I was 10 (so, 14 years... and I don't play that well...) and I am currently playing it in a metal band. i like playing both classical music, rock and metal, and I love...
    PeaceWeapon PeaceWeapon 21-25, M 4 Responses Sep 27, 2008

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    Me Too...

    Now, here's my story:) I started playing the violin since age 6. Mom put me to play in a music school & I developed professionally until I finished school 12 years later. Then I went on to music academy and stayed there for 2 years. I moved to U.S. after that and quit...
    misasja misasja 26-30, F Dec 19, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    Not Really

    I really want to learn how to play the violin. I found one at my parent's house and my mom gave it to me, but the problem is is that it needs to be fixed. Hopefully soon I can pull together enough money to get it fixed!
    Captainwinky Captainwinky 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 14, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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'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'm Not Sure 'play' Is the Word For What I Do

    I am by NO means skilled with the violin, but hubby bought me one as it is my fave instrument and I am trying to learn.  I have no money to be able to afford a teacher to tutor me, so I am learning on my own.  I do not know much about it yet.  I am in the...
    haydenrules haydenrules 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 30, 2009

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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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    I have been playing the violin ever

    since I was seven . My mother taught me how.
    AdelaideHayashi AdelaideHayashi 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 16

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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 28 Responses Dec 28, 2009

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    Not Really I Don't =( But I Really Want To...

    I always wanted to play an instrument... However, it was a desire less than what I usually need to get going with my goal.  However lately I have been feeling the need to do things like this that are absolutely a want no one expects it and no one would judge it... Violin...
    lionstone lionstone 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 6, 2010

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    So Frustrated

    I've had to stop lessons because it's costing too much. I now feel I've lost my purpose, I suppose before I had a goal, progressing through my music grades. Now what do I do?
    howlesy howlesy 31-35 1 Response Apr 18, 2009

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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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    Naming Your Instrument

    I've been playing violin for 10 years ever since I was ten years old and I like naming my violins and bows. I love my violins and I like to have a bond with them so by doing this it makes me feel connected to the instrument and it's fun. I know many people who name their...
    bandrade bandrade 18-21, F Aug 5, 2013

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    What a Gift!

    i tried to rent a violin once to learn and i simply couldnt do it. i love the instrument so much and admire all of you who have this talent. its truly one of the most wonderful instruments.
    kittten kittten 46-50, F Jan 4, 2008

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    Recently Started, Counts As Playing?

    Hey. I like music, but for most of my life didn't think about learning to play an instrument, but when I was like 21 or something, I wanted to learn the drums, but sucked at it and got discouraged and gave them up. Lat year, in december, after thinking about it a lot, decided to...
    Escaladegris Escaladegris 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 28, 2011

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    Im a Violinist

    hey ppl i just wanted to say hello b4 i started well here i go my name is jazmin and i've played the violin 4 2 years im not that good but hey im not terrible either lol.Anyways right now im trying to play cello suite no.1 by bach its originally for cello obviously but im...
    haruka7 haruka7 16-17, F Jul 7, 2009

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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 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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    Living With It

    I started playing the violin when i was ten. The voice of the instrument just captivated me and i had to play it. i remember listening to the local classical music station and a concerto came on, i think the Mendelsohn or the Sibelius, i don't remember, and both are favorites...
    3strikes 3strikes 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2010

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    New To The Site

    Hey my name is AJ I have been playing the violin now for 5 years. I also play piano and guitar as well. I am a college music major studying the violin in syracuse new york. I am looking to share stories and meet people who play violin in other areas apart from my own.
    musiclif musiclif 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 10, 2011

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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 Jul 27, 2011

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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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    Anybody want to play :) truth or Dare with me
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    any girls wanna play it with me?
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