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HeadCheese
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You play "air violin/viola" in your car when stopped at lights and listening to your favorite classical music.

...and you point at the Fiddlerman hat you're wearing when the air-guitarist in the car next to you gives you a funny look at your performance.

(true and frequent story)

exactly

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My desktop is what I want my shop to look like. I had a cat named Mozart. I hear a tune and try to figure out how to play it.

 

When everything you see in a store you say can I use that for my violin.

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roflol

As the only normal person on this site, this obviously doesn't apply to me!

(Ps Why Is it so hard to type while your left hand is trying practice vibrato using the edge of your iPhone)

I was born with nothing,
and to my surprise I still have most of it left!

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Although it's not exclusively violin related, I used to have a dog named Melody and a cat named Harmony.

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SaraO said

Although it's not exclusively violin related, I used to have a dog named Melody and a cat named Harmony.

Not Spectrum's Angels by any chance?

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and to my surprise I still have most of it left!

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You know you're a violin geek if:

You change your last name to "Sharpe"

You marry a girl who's maiden name is "Flatte"

Your swimming pool is in the shape of a violin.

You buy a house on "Bridge Lk. Rd"

You name your 4 children:

E dward

A lice

David

Gayle

Your name your cat and dog, "Sound" and "Post"

And this is no joke, this is my desk top, for about 3 month's now.

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seems perfectly normal. i want a violin shaped bed!

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

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HeadCheese said
You play "air violin/viola" in your car when stopped at lights and listening to your favorite classical music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air violin in the car, getting strange looks !  

Guilty as charged!!violin-1260

No matter where you go, there you are!

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Playing "air violin" or "air viola" will probably only get you a few odd looks.  It's if you start doing stuff with the "air groupies" that you probably risk getting locked up. 

Now, since this is a *geek* checklist, how about sometimes having an mp3 or wav of applause and cheering set up so you can cue it and then bow and wave and say "Thank you and good night!" at the end of your practice?

But so far as names?  I think I have a contender there.  Our room-mate's last name is:  Music. 

So...

"Music lives at my house."

...is a true statement.

And since she does the driving, I can also truthfully state:

"I usually only go where the Music takes me.."

 

hats_off

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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Fan-freaking-tastic....

I don't have anything to add...except I carry sheet music where ever I go to study on down time while everyone else seems to be texting...

 

a little steering wheel vibrato practice.. aka failure...

 

and while watching a movie..."omg pause that, I think I saw a violin..." 

 

and of course the air violin when  anything violin comes on in the house...and I have to endure a lot of rolling eyes..

 

:)

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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some of your favorite music CD's have names on them that most people can't pronounce.

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"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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Trying to play along with the violinist in the "1946" movie, Humoresque, which I watched last night.

I couldn't keep up.    frown

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You go to bed and lay awake thinking about how to answer or solve someones violin related or technical problem.......

Great thread guys. smile

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but the one who needs the least."

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TerryT said

SaraO said

Although it's not exclusively violin related, I used to have a dog named Melody and a cat named Harmony.

Not Spectrum's Angels by any chance?

Had to google that one. Interesting...

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Fiddlestix said
Trying to play along with the violinist in the "1946" movie, Humoresque, which I watched last night.

I couldn't keep up.    frown

I really enjoyed that movie.

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Barry said

I havent seen that one yet, any good ?    We watched "Mr Hollands opus" last night. I guess we should add that to the list.

 Yes, it was a pretty good movie. It starred John Garfield and Joan Crawford. Garfield did not play the violin in the movie.

The "special effect" in Humoresque was done, contortionist style, with two violinists representing each of Garfield's arms. The result is totally convincing.
Here is a clip .

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....Rpu7DDs2SI

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In staff meetings at work, you discreetly practice your bow hold with your pen.
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When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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KindaScratchy said
In staff meetings at work, you discreetly practice your bow hold with your pen.
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Then flight of the bumble bee comes on the office radio and you lose all control

roflol

There is no shame in playing twinkle, youre playing Mozart

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I was driving down the road hummin along with all the great fiddle tunes on the radi...oh, the radio was off. Couldve fooled me!

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