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What is your favorite time to play?
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NoirVelours
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I usually have a morning practice, that often doesn't go that well, then I have an early evening or late afternoon practice that goes better. But when I pick up the violin after 8pm I dunno why but I'm playing a lot better, things are coming more smoothly and¬† most of all, I feel extremely inspired by playing at night. Maybe it's because it's more quiet, people are relaxing I dunno. Ok that comes in conflict with the kid that has to sleep and the neighbours ūüôĀ I already said I dislike playing with a mute. So when I put the violin in its case my heart is twisting because because I feel like it's at night my real practice should be!

You have any favorite time you feel at your best for practice?

"It can sing like a bird, it can cry like a human being, it can be very angry, it can be all that humans are" Maxim Vengerov

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Oh wow, I find the itch to play at several points in the day! LOL  Oddly enough, the biggest itch is always at night! 

My fiddle, for the most part, stays out with me in the living room throughout the day and doesn't go back into the case until I go to bed.  I'll actually pick it up several times during the day and play for 10-15 minutes here and there.  

I think I have the urge to play at night because I usually read then and my choice material is books on violin/fiddle/music! LOL  

‚ÄúTell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.‚ÄĚ ~Benjamin Franklin

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Fiddlerman
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April 23, 2012 - 1:02 pm
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Evening is good for me too.

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

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I'm usually busy during the day so that leaves my evening choices as violin practice or watching TV which is really horrible.  Easy choice.

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 Evening. But i can do it only before 21:00, because the neighbours =( And usually i spend evenings on the work so i have to practice in time between 11:00 - 16:00. Depends of schedule... =(

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Night for me.  Even late night.  My neighbors are far away so I don't bother anyone.  I'm definitely not a morning person.

I've learned so much from my mistakes that I've decided to make some more.

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I like to play at night too. My second best option is whenever I want my roommates to leave. wink

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Fiddle4Fun said
My second best option is whenever I want my roommates to leave. wink

roflroflroflroflrofl

 

I have to settle for anytime I can steal for myself... In a perfect world, I would practice/play at frequent short intervals throughout the day, and always sound GOOD.

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Any spare time I get.
Especially while my GF watches crap on the TV, hence I'm sometimes in the closet!
(and before 11pm coz one needs one's beauty sleep)

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

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The roosters around here break from their repertoire about 10 am, after that I'm good to go.  Then, afterwards, I practice anytime I feel in the mood and my fingers are not too sore; up untill midnight or so.

In the evenings I either pluck the strings or bow very softly.  I haven't had to force myself to practice, however, it's only been a week.  I may have to start scheduling once the newness wears off. 

By the way; I serenade the roosters with YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE, ITSY BITSY SPIDER, TWINKLE TWINKLE, AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL, AND MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB - more to come, hopefully.

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I've always been a fan of playing later in the day, as I'm not a morning person. But on top of that, I really enjoy when it is raining outside or when there is a really good thunderstorm. There's just something about it that is really relaxing to me and that just says "No, stay inside, do something relaxing."

 

My problem now is trying to avoid disturbing my roommates. It sucks when I really want to practice and all of my roommates are home. Sometimes they insist that it's okay, but then I feel like every mistake I play is treacherous to their ears. I'm still looking into getting a mute, but I think the Electric Violin may solve some of those problems.

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My favorite time is really anytime, what a way to start your day...what a way to end it.

"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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I2ain, a rubber mute completely over the bridge really does the trick for what $3-5 max. Roomates are noisy anyway they won't notice you or any bad notes lol violin-student

"It can sing like a bird, it can cry like a human being, it can be very angry, it can be all that humans are" Maxim Vengerov

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My favorite time was in the morning. As the day went on I became more tired and couldn't play as well as in the morning.  Maybe in the morning I was still sleeping and only think I played better.  Right now with it being spring, cleaning tack and getting horses ready for show season, there is very little time during the day so I'm going to have to start practicing at night.

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Although I think that I play better early in the day, I enjoy playing in the evening as a way to wind down. Sometimes I enjoy a glass of wine while I'm practicing. Not sure if that helps or hurts, though popular opinion in this forum seems to favor a libation as a learning aide.

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I don't want to encourage use of alcohol as a learning tool but I like to have a glass of wine when practicing and it does help relax a bit. smile

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

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I too practice when I get the chance.violin_girlserenadeviolin-studentdevil-violin

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Kevin M. said
"Maybe in the morning I was still sleeping and only think I played better."

 

That is hilarious! rofl

 

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i like to play when my neighbor turns up his stereo.....then he cranks it up and I smile because I know he cant afford the extra electricity

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LOL, you sound like a fun neighbor smile

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