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Yesterday, while my daughter was practicing, her left hand got tired of holding the violin, so she decided to put it down; she probably forgot that she was holding the body next to the neck instead of the neck, so when she swung the violin, it flew out of her hand, hit the floor, slid under the piano bench, and hit the bottom part of the piano (probably the pedals). OUCH!!!

I immediately went over to pick it up and thought the violin would have been cracked! I took a quick look, one peg broke off and my guess was the sound post probably got shifted. We took it back to the rental place (OMG, it's not even her own violin! It's a rental!) and it probably won't be back until next Monday or so (hopefully it will come back in time for her next lesson) and we don't know how much it will cost us! Lately, my daughter's "pet" phrase is OMG and that's exactly my response was when the whole thing happened! It all happened so fast -- in a blink of an eye!

OMG!

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Pegs: Less than a dollar, maybe....

Soundpost adjustment: Find Pierre ASAP(or $20-30)

Lessons learned: Priceless

 

Joking aside, it shouldn't cost you too much...after all everyone makes mistakes...some more scary than others. Thankfully nothing really nasty happened. ACCIDENTS=LEARNING 🙂 Chill, pky

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Don't worry I'm sure it'll be fine, Pky. Just tell her to be a little more careful next time. But after this incident, I'm sure she will.smile

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That the exact lesson I want her to learn -- be carefull with her instrument -- she had always swung her violin in the air and I had always reminded her that one day she might hit her violin on the desk or piano nearby and broken into pieces.

Now she has to practice with my full size violin, I could see she is being a lot more careful. LOL! This might be good for her to build up her left arm muscles to lift her violin at proper height LOL because my violin is much heavier than hers.

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Yeah, little kids think everything is a toy and don't understand the cost of anything. How is her playing pky?pink-violin-girl

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She is doing fine. She picks up whatever her teacher teaches her pretty fast. However, since we are so busy during summer time, when it's time for her practice it's usually past 8:30pm and she is exhausted already; so practice is a drag for her. she is now practicing with my violin:).

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Summer is a tough time for discipline 😉 Hope she learns to love the violin or any instrument. They don't even have any music programs in public schools in California (hardly) anymore. That topic could be a whole new topic for a different thread.

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Sorry, I'm not sure if this is the right topic to post my question but I'm just wondering, must violinists tune their violin each time they play it?:P
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LOL, as far as being off topic, we all do it. It's hard to reply to posts without getting into something very different related to something close.

OMG!!! can apply to lot's of things.exactly

To answer your question about tuning every time you play. You don't have to, and you may even be able to play in-tune with an out of tune violin provided you don't use open strings, but you should.

String pitches change with weather changes, material stretching, as well as the pegs slipping, tailpiece moving, tailgut stretching, etc.

If you have fairly new fully stretched strings on your fiddle, and the temperature and humidity stays the same, plus you don't play too hard, you shouldn't have to tune much at all.

For my instrument to be perfectly in tune I tune it constantly. It's a good idea not to tune often in an orchestra unless you can do it real quietly without disturbing others and you choose the right moment to do it as well. Usually an orchestra tunes at the beginning of the rehearsal and after the breaks.
Also good to tune or check intonation before each piece performed. 

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Ouhh I see. Hahah Thanks for answering my question even though it is really off the topic LOL. laugh

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