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First performance for years.
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SilverHalide
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May 29, 2015 - 2:23 pm
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Hello, I will be doing a mini  tour of my city next Saturday and it will be the first time I have played to a crowd in over ten years. (Just took up violin again two months ago) Does anyone have any tips or advice?

 

Thanks.  🙂

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Get a good night's sleep the night before, eat a sensible breakfast, take a friend or two along, take a backup instrument or at the very least spare strings, stay hydrated, avoid alcohol (and etc) until you are all done.

"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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Have fun.. Play to the fans...Let your music out and share it with all.

cheers

Toni

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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Ι second everything said before 

A couple of other things you should think about is actually understanding that you may have forgotten how it's like to perform in front of other people, which is great and thrilling as well. But sometimes, if we haven't done so for a long time it can be confusing, make us feel nervous or even get distracted

I would either practice on "how not to get distracted" by anything going around while I would practice. I understand that there can be lots of methods, either looking at your instrument, your hands, or looking at nowhere with an empty gaze.

Some of these could also be distracting so you should find out which works for you. I would also ask some friends to attend an informal "rehearsal" and ask them to be noisy if they like.

 

OR (/and)

you just make it like rock n roll. Enjoy everything. 

Either way good luck, and congratulations for picking up the violin again 🙂

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Thanks guys.

Daniel - I completely overlooked the obvious about having spares. Cheers. 🙂

TonI - Thanks. Music always comes first. 😀

Here's - That's a very good point. I remember the nerves taking over when I was wee and loosing the place on the sheet music constantly. I have been standing at my windows while practicing and it is fairly distracting with the cars and noise. I like the idea of having friends over, may just do that. Thanks. 🙂

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Our performance went very well today, we have requests to play other venues already and I really enjoyed it. Thanks for all your advice!  thumbs-up

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Awesome news!!  "requests to play"  I can only dream!!

Violinist start date -  May 2013  

Fiddler start date - May 2014

FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

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I've only had requests to stop.

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LOL Jim. I doubt it.

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but the one who needs the least."

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@Jim Dunleavy LOL... no way man.. no way. 🙂

 

@SilverHalide Congrats on your successful performance and request for more.

BRAVO.... I am tickled to hear that.

Cheers,

Toni

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Cheers Toni.  🙂

Haha Jim!

Shiack - if only all gigs were as easy to get. We would all be laughing! 🙂

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