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Inspirational music
What inspires you as a goal?
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I've loved violin for as long as I can remember. What are the pieces that keep you motivated for short and long term? 

My baby really loves pachelbel' canon. Puts her to sleep nearly every night and aside from vibrato I can see this as something I can do within a short time....a year or so I see me having a good handle on it. ūüėĬ†

Long term...Vivaldi's winter just gives me chills.....would love to be able to play this.

What is everyone's goals for pieces to play?

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what motivates me is to play as beautifully as I can.  I'm working on legato, slow, emotional pieces at the moment.

Melodie by Gluck is one that I like

Schindler's list

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We all have songs that inspire us in different ways.

For me, one of the songs I really wanted to learn to play was "When You Say Nothing at All".   Wife always loved the song when she heard it at a Allison Kraus concert I took her too years ago.  

Anyways.. was working nights for a while, so practiced a lot on breaks/lunch in a warehouse/production environment...  Took a day off last month for our anniversary...  and started off practicing like normal, then played the song.   Funny how the violin can make people grab tissues for their eyes...

Play what makes you happy, or something that you want to play for someone.  

This video is even from the year we saw her...

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@Taper123 ,

Great story! I've always liked When You Say Nothing At All (and everything else Alison Krauss plays).

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Claire De Lune...  for a very very long time it has been that song and only that song.

The Theme to Schindler's list is also one that I crave.

Air, Bach

Mercy, Hilary Hahn (newer quest)

Swan Lake

Bach -  Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: III. Gavotte en Rondeau  ( I actually use this for a running song lately)

and more Bach - Concerto for Two Violins

The Gael - The Kiss, theme from Last of the Mohicans

Games of Thrones theme - Newer quest

Various Movie Themes - Phantom of the Opera

Nutcracker themes

oh somebody stop me.... facepalmfacepalmfacepalmfacepalmexactly

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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The Gael (Promontory, the kiss) would be awesome to learn! Have loved that since first time I seen last of the Mohicans.

Being only a month since I started playing I'm not ready to tackle those rolls needed lol. I'm already too ambitious and taking on songs beyond what I should be playing....one day though!

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I am overly ambitious myself.. I just can't help myself.

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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This is my long term motivational piece.  I will not truly feel I have succeeded in this endeavor until I can play this.  A scary thought... 

Meditation from Thais

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What wonderful choices. This may sound weird, but...Ode to Joy is my "go-to" so far (only 2 months in, though) for feeling like I'm "really playing" a violin. I'm not "really" playing it any more than when I'm playing Mary Had a Little Lamb but...just something about it. I don't know what it is.

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OMG! Ha ha, and sorry to go OT for a second here, but...I was trying and trying to submit that post...Submit wouldn't come up...it kept telling me to do the math...but I WAS. 8+5=15! 8+5=15! What more did it want from me?

...Oh.

Let us only pray, folks, that my violin playing is at least a little better than my math.

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For me I would like to play covers like "We Are Three" their Counting Stars rendition was just amazing. thumbs-up

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@bob4223 

I heard one by Simply Three - Counting Stars.  Is this the one?

I love love that Song.  Counting Stars.  Welcome!

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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coolpinkone said
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I heard one by Simply Three - Counting Stars.  Is this the one?

I love love that Song.  Counting Stars.  Welcome!

Yes, that is the first one I ever heard. I was running and it came on Pandora, I knew the song because I am a big One Republic fan. After, I finished running I went on YouTube and I have been hooked ever sense. The violinist that played counting stars is no longer with them but they are still awesome to listen to, check out this video.

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I have too many inspirational songs to count, but my ultimate goal is to be able to play¬†Czardas by Vittorio Monti. ūüôā

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Czardas is on my list also. ¬†sooooo beautiful. ūüôā

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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I love Canon in D also; am learning it now. It's slow going as I am a beginning violist, but it's worth the effort.  The music is wonderfully soothing.

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I'm different from most people on this one. I've bought a LOT of musical instruments over the years, hoping in each case that talent would jump out and bite me. For each one, I wanted to play music that I liked, where that instrument starred in those pieces of music.  I would work at it for a while (sometimes quite a while) and finally get discouraged and not bother anymore.

For violin, I didn't have any particular piece (or even genre) that I wanted to play. I also knew almost nothing about the instrument.¬† I decide very rapidly I needed lessons. (The world has been uncooperative about that - my teacher had no slots for 4 or 5 weeks, then I managed to get 3 lessons, then he went on vacation for 3 weeks. I'm thoroughly sick of the first 2/3s of "Boil them cabbage down" by now. ūüôā )

My end goal is to be able to sight-read a piece of music, and play it decently at or close to normal tempo.

I've found a number of tunes that seem easy and I know what they're supposed to sound like ("Ode to Joy" was one I've picked up, although I have yet to see the music.)  I don't have any major pieces of music that I'm striving for yet, though. I'm still trying to acquire the basic skills.

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Great topic!

My goal is to be able to play the Chaconne from Bach's D-minor Partita, kinda like this guy:

Bach Chaconne - Joshua Bell

Criticism does not disturb me for I am my own severest critic.

- Jascha Heifetz

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Charles, let us know how we can help. If nothing else, we can motivate and give learning tips. ūüôā

Nice goal pj

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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Thanks for sharing wonderful videos. I really enjoyed...

It¬†Really did good ūüôā

Said by Berthold Auerbach "Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."

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