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I Play Viola

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    Oh Wow, Who Knew?!

    Did anyone else know that Jimi Hendrix played the viola before the guitar? If that isn't proof that the viola is a fantastic instrument, I really don't know what is! :D
    Yellowrhapsody Yellowrhapsody 16-17, F 5 Responses May 19, 2008

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    Only "girl Viola"

    5th year playing! so fun! and all the other violas are awesome as well. Im the only girl in the viola section in my grade's orchestra and some people are like, "ooh harsh" or "THEN YOU NEED TO BE FIRST CHAIR FOR WOMEN KIND!" , I guess the "ooh harsh" people are "sympathetic...
    LilOrange LilOrange 13-15, F Oct 16, 2011

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    Favorite Piece?

    My favorite so far is: Hindemith's Sonata Op. 25 for viola solo. What is your suggestion for the best piece to learn next in detail?
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2013

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    Getting Back Into It

    Hi.. I played all through HS and college and am recently re discovering how wonderful and transporting playing is. So far, practicing a few hours a day and transporting myself to wonderful bliss again now and then. Also setting up a camber music group stressing Violas this...
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F Jul 29, 2013

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    The First Time We Met Lol

    It was in 6Th grade at an H&H music convention at my school. They had all the orchestra instruments laid  out on tables.  And that's when I saw my viola.  One of the representatives was holding it in the air saying "this is the viola". And it was like...
    oaktree89 oaktree89 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 7, 2008

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    Group Forming Now!

    "chamber music" group with several viola forming now. First meeting/practice late September, first 'performance' sometime in January-- Vermont area. Write me
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F Aug 3, 2013

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    Started Violin at 3 years old

    and then saw the light at 5 years old. I am 18 now and that means that, as i write this, i will have been playing for 14 years roughly. Completely in love with the Viola and viola playing and am now past grade 8 standard. I am lead viola at 2 orchestras and play with 2 quartets...
    MrMusicMan21 MrMusicMan21 22-25, M Mar 4

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    Since age 12-13 in 7th gradeʕ •ᴥ•ʔ.

    I'm pretty sure i could make you tear up or maybe even cry. Maybe.
    Yogurtree Yogurtree 18-21, F Mar 6

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    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    Loving It

    i've been playing for two years now. i love the way it sounds i love the way the music speaks deeper than just to my ears i love the way i can lose myself when i play i love my viola i dont know how long i'll play, but i've enjoyed playing. Hopefully it'll last :)
    SecretIsOut SecretIsOut 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 19, 2013

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    Viola Loves!!!

    Go violas! :D weeeeeee!!!!
    charfactor20 charfactor20 18-21, F Nov 15, 2013

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    My Viola's Name Is Franz

     I've got to get something off my chest- I was a violinist first. Please don't hold it against me! I saw the light and converted. I love my instrument but wish it wasn't so darn hard on my shoulder- I've got plenty of old performance injuries. I don't play a...
    moonsnail moonsnail 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 11, 2009

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    I've just barely started to learn how to play

    the viola. However, I hope to master it in the future!
    AiKii AiKii 16-17, F Jan 31

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    Brahams sonata in E flat Opus 120 No 2 will be

    our first concert piece on October 4. Practicing at least an hour a day all summer! University viola group in NE US. Write to me!
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    Violas Are Amazing!

    I first started playing viola when I was in fourth grade, that makes it 2 years now. I caught on pretty quickly, I guess you could say it's it's in my DNA, my mom has played violin since she was in fourth grade and she's 53 now! Not to toot my own horn, but my teacher says I have...
    reinventlovex3 reinventlovex3 13-15, F Mar 22, 2012

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    symphony

    take out the bow, tighten the hair, watch the wood bend.  unwrap the rosin, rub it onto the delicate fibers.  carefully pick up the viola, cradle it with care.  the wood shines, warm rich wood, the scroll's elaborate craftmanship curls in perfect grooves...
    de6789 de6789 22-25, F 14 Responses Jul 8, 2008

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    IssiHerondale IssiHerondale 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Viola Player, Sad But True

    Ive played viola for about 5 years now, I started when I was in the sixth grade. Ive only ever had two, the one I loaned out for my years in middle school, and now I own my own. I named it Indigo Montoya. Anyone else find violist jokes sadistically amusing?
    Mexicat96 Mexicat96 16-17, M Apr 13, 2012

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    That's Vee-oh-laa Not Vy-oh-laa!

    I love the viola. Yeah, I'm a nerd, but it really is one of the most gorgeous instruments in the musical world. Unlike the violin, which goes so high, even the dogs start figidting uncomfortably, the viola is like smooth, silky chocolate to the ears--exactly what music should be...
    Yellowrhapsody Yellowrhapsody 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 15, 2008

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    Any women like having their hair played with or having their hands rubbed while cuddling?
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    I have issues. 1. I don't like being liked by my guy friends. It makes me feel uncomfortable around them and... ugh! 2. I don't like physical contact with guys. It feels wrong. My...
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    Someday, I'm going to have a big playground in my backyard. It's going to be candy apple red. And the slides will be blue and the swings will be purple. I'll have a big tire swing...
    LittleGirlCrissy LittleGirlCrissy 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    When I was under 10 years old, my grandmother was the one who taught me how to play the piano. I picked up fast, I learned differently. More doing than seeing, if that makes sense...
    WomanlyQueen WomanlyQueen 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I wish I actually had a real piano to play on... I live I. The UK and have always loved playing piano... Pianos are absolutely fantastic but sadly I don't actually have a piano I...
    sancarn sancarn 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 29

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    I miss playing football (soccer) I used to play until I was about 9/10 as a defender I can't remember tried to join a team but didn't get on as they was full to capacity, but I...
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    Cousins also play ball with me, and they play a post (or more like a training ground dummies), and sometimes even wear shirts, so that I can put that as a real game. Later, our...
    fifacoins123 fifacoins123 22-25, F Aug 18

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    Im on EMS i have my main on kradia, anyone here that plays on EMS? :D ive played for really long, haha i remember old maple X3 everyone i knew have stopped playing XC i really want...
    XIUS XIUS 13-15, T 1 Response Aug 19

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    I learned guitar playing for 3 years during secondary school. I followed my best friend for the audition to get in music school. She wanted to learn to play the guitar and I...
    malacka92 malacka92 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    No surprise. Im a teenage dirt bag half nerd. OF COURSE I PLAY VIDEOGAMES!! They're ultimately a waste of time, but I still love playing them. I love sonic the hedgehog, Zelda...
    LeonardFinch LeonardFinch 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    I enjoy playing this game, when I'm playing against bots. When it comes to a match a lot of players blame each other for their faults in an very aggresive way and that made me...
    ClaudiaSUN ClaudiaSUN 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 31

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    I've played piano since I was five, but I wanted to try something different, so I started playing alto saxophone in January, with the aim of getting into a Jazz band one day. I'm...
    TreetopTriceratops TreetopTriceratops 16-17, M Sep 2

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    Ive been playing wow for 2-3 years now and i only play with friends that i know irl and play wow. I cant seem to make friends in wow. Most people i meet are pretty much...
    Merrcury Merrcury 18-21, M Sep 4

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    I may be a girl but don't let that fool you I like to play dirty lol....have you ever played capture the flag with 4 boys all around 15 that's hard but guess what I won because I...
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    I enjoy playing tennis for the fun and exercise. A friend asked me to play last year out of the blue and I uncharacteristically said yes. I am completely self taught and not...
    Marbo12 Marbo12 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    Actually I should say, I used to play the piano. Learning that for 11 years and gave it up (to prepare myself for a university entrance examination) - Big mistake. I should have...
    SwanLake78 SwanLake78 36-40, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Last night I finished 'Frankensteining' this Squier Strat that my wife had gotten me for my birthday. I put a new neck-maple fretboard, custom antiqued headstock designed by...
    TtotheD TtotheD 56-60, M Aug 17

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    So when i was around 10 years old i heard someone in the next room of my school playing the piano and i was mesmerised by it, i immediately took up classes on how to play the piano...
    Zukiiwii Zukiiwii 13-15, M Aug 17

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    I've been playing for quite a long time, I have a PRS Starla X and a Gibson acoustic and a Gibson Thunderbird Bass. Just bought my son a Baby Taylor 305 for his lessons that start...
    deewhite19 deewhite19 41-45, M Aug 18

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    I would to learn the drums! I feel that the drums are my kinda instruments...if you know what I mean. I have played other instruments before but have never felt much of a...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I play gta v and black ops 2 and do game plays for my youtube channel Add me my psn bellow andrew12346 send me a message if you want to be in one of my youtube videos
    andrewj2014 andrewj2014 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    I have really long thick hair and absolutely love when it's played with our brushed. I could stand someone playing with it for hours on end!! It is one of the most relaxing things...
    stakalisious stakalisious 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 20

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    I play them but i'm not very good at them. Mainly strategy and rpg's i play not massively good on shooting games or anything like that. I have an xbox 360 and a ps3. Favourite...
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 21

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    How many ps or x box people here? what about ios ? android? - well I like play my games like tekken 5 etc , modern combat on ios - well modern combat 5 , im having problems with...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    I am learning to play my guitar and would like to hear some of your songs or songs that are easy to play
    andrewj2014 andrewj2014 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 24

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