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I Play Viola

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 90 People

    IssiHerondale IssiHerondale 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 25, 2014

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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 18-21, F Jan 31, 2014

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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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    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 26-30, F 14 Responses Jul 8, 2008

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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    Viola Loves!!!

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

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    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 2, 2014

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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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    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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    xxSatansDemonxx xxSatansDemonxx 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    Yes and we have a game tonight it,s so hot out and i,m tired from mowing grass and working in my yard and don,t feel like playing but i will go and play as hard as i can..
    trampgirl trampgirl 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I like to play cards... My favorite is spades and yes I do play euchre as well .. I wish I can find other players but it is so hard to find partners.. I only play for fun I don't...
    snowcop snowcop 46-50, F 5 hrs ago

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    This is only for my friends who enjoy pee-play. Who would enjoy watching me empty my full morning bladder and who would enjoy the smell of my sweet urine ;)
    Daredevil1942 Daredevil1942 18-21, F 35 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    yes, i play plants vs. zombies garden warfare and i'm so obsessed with it. I love it so much and i play it all the time.I even go on twitch and watch all the pvz gw streamers. I...
    starfishesis starfishesis 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    There seem to be a lot of people out there who think that just because a girl plays sports that she isn't feminine and she doesn't want to be a girl and would rather be a boy. But...
    fastrunninggirl fastrunninggirl 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I started playing young. My dad taught me and I loved it. I was able to play in the jazz band at my school because I had prior experience. I've learned bass, ukulele and electric...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    But I like to do other things too. My friends however, they are hardcore gamers and they let it rule their lives. They at least work or go to school (most but not all of them) but...
    Corick Corick 18-21, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I used to play guitar for about 2-3 years when I was younger. I really liked playing it but from issues that had occurred to me.. I couldn't play no more... Now my guitar is away...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 days ago

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    I would like to do a role play with a girl where she plays a school bully and I'm a smaller guy that she torments and beats up. I would like the girl to be descriptive about how...
    teentitan12 teentitan12 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've wanted to play D&D for years but never had people to play with or a way into the hobby. I've only been playing since 5e came out and already love it. I'm actually sad I wasn't...
    jiyuunatori jiyuunatori 18-21, F a week ago

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    I was at a birthday party and I was the only girl there, it was in 4th grade so I was 10. It was a camp out in the backyard. It was 6 of us in 1 tent and only 2 in the other one...
    Katiebieber Katiebieber 18-21, F Jul 19

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    July 18th around noon I'll be jamming in a park somewhere in philly, pa. Then Sunday morning-afternoon I'll be playing with some guys in the Jersey state prison. I've played many...
    Adrien001 Adrien001 18-21, M Jul 17

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    I absolutely love to play basketball and I also enjoy several other sports as well, but basketball has always been my favorite :) Even though I like to play sports this doesn't...
    fastrunninggirl fastrunninggirl 13-15, F Jul 16

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    I have been role playing for over 15 years. I'm very detailed, not writing one sentence responses, but trying to paint a picture of the scene and the characters. Not just...
    writerandrpr writerandrpr 56-60, M Jul 16

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    I'm laying here on my bed thinking about the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. I just want to play it rght now. I got Peacewalker and Ground Zeroes to keep me...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    I recently discovered three PC games that are so fun to play: Darkest Dungeon, Quiplash, and Papers, Please. Darkest dungeon is by far one of the most interesting RPGs out there to...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    Message me if u wanna play, male or female can play and please be around my age
    Baseballkid10 Baseballkid10 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    As I was raised by a computer genius father, I was always surrounded by some sort of game. When I was younger I played Baldurs Gate I and II for years. Growing older I started...
    lilysworld lilysworld 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I have the game for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and Pocket Edition! It's not something I can play a lot, but I love being able to build whatever I want, with no penalty. Plus...
    HazelnutIcedLatte HazelnutIcedLatte 18-21, F Jul 14

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    I've been playing bloodborne for a while now, this game is amazing on so many levels, they really created a masterpiece with this and am loving everything in it the story...
    pieceofpuzzle pieceofpuzzle 26-30, M Jul 14

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    In eighth grade, after moving from my hometown, I had no friends or social life outside of school so I searched for ways to compensate. Somehow I found Runescape and that was the...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 14

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    I've been playing for about twenty years now. I started out casually, then turned competitive. Though I was never a professional in the sense that I could make a living out of it...
    manimalien manimalien 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    25 years old and I play video games. I know some people around my age or older do not play video games.
    WWYDfan WWYDfan 22-25, M 5 Responses Jul 14

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