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I Play Viola

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Viola Loves!!!

    Go violas! :D weeeeeee!!!!
    charfactor20 charfactor20 18-21, F Nov 15, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 2

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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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    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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    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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    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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    IssiHerondale IssiHerondale 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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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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    Related Experiences

    I play these instruments; 1) Violin 2) Viola 3) Piano 4) Guitar 5) Bass And some drums, but not well enough to make it to the list.
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I'm beginning to learn how to play the drums. My ex was a professional drummer and it just inspired me to learn how to play. I want compete in a drum off with him. Haha
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    I love playing with long silky smooth hair. Running my fingers through it, pull it back, or brush it. I could do it for hours. I like when were watching tv and she sits in on...
    ptaylor4022 ptaylor4022 41-45, M 8 hrs ago

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    I play shooter games like, medel of honor, GTA games and I play minecraft
    diaperedsammy diaperedsammy 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    Used to play it all the time with my friends, got us into some pretty crazy and awkward situations lol. Willing to play again. Never really done so online though, so this could be...
    flyboy84 flyboy84 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    I play nude on snapchat....anyone? ;) 18 m at horny_biguy
    Hornybiguy96 Hornybiguy96 18-21, M 16 hrs ago

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    Best sport ever!!! I love to play volleyball no matter what the weather is :)
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    What song do you want me to play on six string bass.
    Frankineedles Frankineedles 13-15, F 11 hrs ago

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    I grew up a Hoosier, I didn't have a choice but to play basketball. Still love it to this day though.
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    Anybody wanna role play about sex ? (; message me a topic
    mayawho mayawho 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Next im gunna write about my first really tingly experience an that was when i use to play football yanoo? I'd been wantin to play for my village team buh there weren't enough...
    hanntiger1 hanntiger1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    What with my nude lyrical dancing an my nude life modellin, mum got a call a few weeks back askin if I’d be interested in auditioning for a part in a play?! It’s got a nude...
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    Have you been beginning like NFL (Nfl)? If the answer is yes, you may need to try fantasy football. A lot of the fans of NFL are into this virtual game. So far, huge numbers of...
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    I saw a Wii game in dads car. Just Dance 3 I've had Just Dance 2 and I like it alot I asked dad "Can I have this?" he said "No. It was alot of money" :/ But then he said hes just...
    KovusShame KovusShame 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I started playing my freshman year of high school. I chose music over art class, and everybody in the music class got to choose one of the instruments that the school had. It was a...
    OwlishL OwlishL 16-17, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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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...
    Wattouat Wattouat 18-21, F Jul 4

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    Okay..maybe I'm not being completely accurate. *blush*. I'm a 49 year old female. I first started playing guitar at 15..well..trying to play guitar. I never got anywhere. At 23...
    Misfitbrokentoy Misfitbrokentoy 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 5

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    I mostly play by myself, sometimes my lil brother comes down to play one-on-one, I'm getting an online pass for three months, I play on my Xbox console and I play shooter games...
    diaperedsammy diaperedsammy 18-21, M Jul 18

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    After watching a vid on youtube that had asked about morality plays and the like on the new generation of videogames, there was a question asked if videogames could be a moving...
    JohnnieGirl5 JohnnieGirl5 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I don't personally play the lottery but my mother does & this is the closest that applies. My mother plays Monday thru Saturday , spending 27 dollars a day playing various number...
    MeepingSophia MeepingSophia 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've been playing since I was 5 years old and now I'm 22. 17 years and I still live this instrument. I remember when I first started, I hate practicing. I would never practice for...
    EllaAfter EllaAfter 22-25, F Jul 2

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    So, my friend just told me be started playing ranked 3 days ago, and got putt into silver 2... I'm happy for him yet I'm pissed off at the same time... Because to be honest, he's...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    I have been playing since I was 8. Played numerous games that its hard to count lol lets say its a very addictive hobby but also helps with stress release. I like the horror genre...
    Anthromorphic Anthromorphic 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 14

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    I play piano, clarinet, oboe and just recently started percussion such as vibraphone and marimba. I have played clarinet and oboe for concert band and I played clarinet for...
    HappyHart5 HappyHart5 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Ok... So Imma big nerd... I just played my first encounter of DnD. I've wanted to play for awhile now, but never knew anyone that played. I'm excited though... Me and my...
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    Even though I'm a quiet person, I definitely have a playful side and like to be silly sometimes. Especially, if I'm with a guy, I love to play fight, play wrestle, have playful...
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    I like to play RPG games mostly, such as the Mass Effect trilogy, Heavy Rain, and Fallout 3/NV. I also like many other games like Red Dead Redemption, Skyrim, L.A Noir, Saints Row...
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    Is soccer for *******? I live in Australia and i really like playing soccer but everyone here thinks soccer is for *******, i really enjoy playing soccer but all my friends are...
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    I used to have a good group of gaming buddies i hung out with, but they all went the way of the wind and dissapeared. Ive got an anxiety disorder so i dont really have any friends...
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    Anybody planning on playing firefall when it launches on the 29th? Yeah i know i played the beta too, it lacked a lot of content but from what i hear theyre supposed to have added...
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