I Want to Learn to Play the Violin

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    At Last

    Finally took violin lessons. Harder than I thought it would be. I have only ever played the piano before this, so have to get used to using the fingerboard and bow! A lot of it has to do with how calm you remain when playing. Any slight tension in the arm changes the character of...
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    1 Response May 25, 2010

    I've Always Idolized Those Who Could Play the Violin

    I find the instrument beautiful and the music it makes enchanting. I thought outloud that I would like to learn to play the violin and was told it was pointless because to be a great or decent violinist I needed to start very, very young. One of my dreams was easily nearly...
    Marowit Marowit
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 3, 2009

    Wish I Could...

    Its a fantasy I have to play the violin music I love so much...I already have songs I want to play listed in my head...the only problem is..I dont know how to play : No violin teachers I know of around here. And with work and college, I can't find the time I need to learn it...
    hoping2live hoping2live
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 4, 2010

    I Sure Do...!

    One day I WILL. I've seen people playing the violin and I think its very fascinating and it gives beautiful music and I think its totally romantic too. I want to be able to play it someday..like i really really want to...I hope one day I get the opportunity to learn it and play...
    Michhhhnat Michhhhnat
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2011

    I Am In Love!

    I'm trained as a classical pianist and love the piano but I've also always had a longing to play the violin. The violin has a soulful quality that I've yet to find in any other instrument. I tried learning to play the violin when I was 12 but due to various school examinations...
    skullbunny skullbunny
    May 18, 2012

    I Wish.

    My grandfather was a stud when it came to playing the violin..I have tried but can't learn...I have poor hand-eye coordination and justify my inability to learn solemnly on this. I know it's not legitimate since technically your supposed to memorize all the strings etc., but...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    4 Responses May 25, 2010

    Craving The Violin/Fiddle

    For my entire life, people have told me I have an ear for sounds. Indeed, I have had the ability to hear things other have not, and I have always found music in any sound, but nothing compares to the beauty the streams out from the violin wether it be in classical form or in a...
    CaraLina CaraLina
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 10, 2013


    I was trying to learn to play the violin from 3rd grade to 6th grade I took practicing  for granted and now I wish I hadn't I still have the violin and its not in good shape I plan to restore it and pick up where I left off as soon as I have the money to get it back to...
    Jayangel Jayangel
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 4, 2010

    I Want To Try Learning How To Play Again.

    I used to play violin a year ago, it was for fun mostly just because I figured I need to have some kind of hobby to feel proud of. But I really enjoyed the times I spent running around town just to go to violin lessons and showing off in front of others what new songs I had...
    Yuusha Yuusha
    18-21, M
    Mar 19, 2012

    Teach Me

    ever since i was young i've wanted to learn how to play the violin but to this day there's no hope.... well, i could force my parents to hire a teacher.... i wish they'd let me... I wanna be known for something nice... even just a simple song would do....
    losingmyfriends losingmyfriends
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 5, 2008

    I Used To Play

    I played violin for about 2 1/2 years back when I was 12. I absolutely loved it. However, I broke my pinky finger and needed to keep it in a splint so I was unable to press down on the strings. By the time my finger healed I was so far behind in my lessons (it was a group class...
    RoastofRump RoastofRump
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2011

    I have a violin at home.

    I don't play it because the hair is loosen or broken. It doesn't sound the same so I don't play it anymore. It be good to play violin like a pro
    lorrena19 lorrena19
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 23, 2015

    Just so I'll know...does beating an *******

    over the head with one count?
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Mar 17

    Free Skype Lessons

    I offer free violin skype lessons....skype: zelleel
    zelleel zelleel
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 19, 2012

    I got my violin about 2 weeks ago(maybe 3).

    I can't really afford to have lessons so I'm watching videos from youtube. I still can't read music sheets that well and I still can't remember the scales. I was learning that but then I got impatient and wanted to play a song. I can play easy songs using tabs. I learned...
    alilight alilight
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Feb 5, 2015

    After years of practice I'll probably still

    sound like I'm killing a cat but I still want to learn this classic and complicated instrument. To learn the violin is to gain confidence to try anything.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Oct 5, 2015

    It's Next On My List

    i love music and love to learn new instruments and the violin has powerful pieces written for it
    psych9 psych9
    2 Responses Apr 21, 2012

    Would Love To Play Again...

    I used to play the violin, from the time I was around seven until I was twelve. Then, due to a disagreement with my teacher and the fact that my heart just wasn't into it anymore, I stopped. I would love to re-learn how to play, and just play for the enjoyment of it! Perhaps I...
    Sahndya Sahndya
    22-25, F
    Feb 4, 2010
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