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Why do YOU love the violin?
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I thought I would ask what makes you love the violin. I am curious to hear peoples ideas on the violin. It is such a cool instrument. What makes you like to play it? Is it the sound? The feel? The emotion that it brings? I hope to hear your thoughts on this. Cheers!

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There is something intriguing about learning an instrument that I will never conquer.  Every once in a while it does make some wonderful sounding music.  It sure is a lot easier to live with a violin than a cello.

And, I can not think of an instrument that can be more at home in as many genres as the violin.  Allows my struggles to take on global and historical significance.

 

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

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The violin has such a deep yet emotional sound that really forces its user to cohere to its resonance. It's dynamics, timbre, and fluency on any given piece is just a masterful bundle of joy. It can be played with such passion and skill that it undermines other instruments on its caliber. Truly a worthwhile instrument to play to understand the beauty and textures of music in general.

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I love the violin probably because I
love the way it can tell a story. Travel through time and revive
those old Earthy song and embellishing the imagination to a new
place. There is also something fresh, it's rustic sounds evokes the
certain harmonies in which I always seem to surrender to the mystery
of it. Maybe it's the beauty of a soloist playing something
completely wonderful, moving fingers between chords? Or Maybe its the
sound of the triplets swashing those wondrous melodies in a
(*mild) acid to reveal a new chrome finish that music so needs
today!!!!!! Simply put, it's a soulful instrument!  

 

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I have always love the sound of the violin. I also love how versatile it is It can cross so many genres. That's not to say other instruments cant.............they simply can't do it as well ^_^.

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Oliver said:

There is something intriguing about learning an instrument that I will never conquer.  Every once in a while it does make some wonderful sounding music.  It sure is a lot easier to live with a violin than a cello.

And, I can not think of an instrument that can be more at home in as many genres as the violin.  Allows my struggles to take on global and historical significance.

 

"Allows my struggles to take on global and historical significance." I like that...

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I am not really sure how to answer the question of why I love the violin. Its not really something I can put into words its such a visceral (sp) emotion. I know of no other instrument that can take you from a historcal set of notes that invoce the correct emotion of the composer to the modern music that takes your feelings on a rollercoaster that the player controls. All the way though the ability to fuse the sounds of say celtic classical and jazz to bring your silent emotions to full bodied music that everyone can experience with you.

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It's hard to express the feeling you get when you are playing. Maybe it's because the sound you are creating is an extension of the emotions you feel. The violin is such a versatile instrument you can play so many different types of music in it and it is small enough to take almost anywhere.

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When I was younger I loved playing b/c it was my escape from a very jacked up childhood.  When I began to play I was able to get away from all the yelling, and fighting that went on around me.  

Now…

 I love playing because I feel it is a true gift from God.  I use my violin to give God praise and honor. God is showing me that he wants me to play from my heart now and not how I played years ago. I love to play because it brings me great joy knowing that I am able to make a joyful noise unto the Lord. 

 

Many Blessings,

 

Mellissa

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cheerfulmother2002 said:

When I was younger I loved playing b/c it was my escape from a very jacked up childhood.  When I began to play I was able to get away from all the yelling, and fighting that went on around me. I wanted to make them very proud of me....

 

Now...

 I love playing because I feel it is a true gift from God.  I use my violin to give God praise and honor. God is showing me that he wants me to play from my heart now and not how I played years ago. I love to play because it brings me great joy knowing that I am able to make a joyful noise unto the Lord. 

 

Many Blessings,

 

Mellissa

The way that you speak of God is inspiring. It is so refreshing to hear someone talk of God in such a sincere way! Music and the spiritual can go hand in hand for those who wish to discover music in that way.  Thanks for sharing smile

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SanSkirtA,

 

You are very welcome!  I am so glad to share.  God loves it when we seek Him through worship, so what better way to do it than with such an amazingly beautiful instrument!  I have found that as I play and truly worship I can feel His presence.

Mellissa Clark

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I love the violin because of how it is an escape from the things that go on in my life.

But yet, it is still a doorway to new explorations.

When I was in 5th grade i had wnted to play the violin, but didnt yet have the money to buy one and didnt have parents with good credit to rent one.

I was dissapointed at this finding.frown

When i play it, i get lost in its singing. I end up thinking and almost singing or humming along with it in my head. I think and focus more with the violin. As soon as i started playing it my B's on my report card improvingly and noticeably changed to A's. I couldnt had been more proud of myself.cheerleader

-Dezy De Leon

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basically i love it because you can just play it anytime... plus i love it when i can feel the strings vibrates under your hands.. it makes me feel part of the music itself.. the violin becomes an extra part of my body... violin_girl

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What I love about the violin is the potential for a high pitch emotional sound. I'm a Tuba player by trade, but whenever I'd play in an orchestra, I could always hear the vibrato coming from the violins. Heck, that's why I'm taking the time this summer to learn how to play the violin as a side job.

Also, I'm a big fan of America's got Talent, and in '08, when Nuttin but Stringz came on, I was astounded by what they did with the violin, and how they turned something so emotional into something that kids could get into. 

Finally, I like how it gets kids into something that keeps them out of trouble, and gives them confidence and a sense of accomplishment. As a brass tutor, it's very similar to see progress with my students, and violin is no different in that sense. Kids are eager to learn the latest songs on the radio, or to play a new lick they learned, and I can't imagine it being any different for any other instrument.  

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Since I can remember, I've always had a love for strings, violin/cello especially. Strings produce a sound unlike no other& hit me just the same, a certain part of my heart that instantly reflects that warmth& depth. Playing piano& guitar for the better part of my life, along w. drums, bass, xylophone& others, they all produce& create a certain sound, a certain emotion, but nothing compares to strings... they are the romantics of instruments.

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You can control how the violin sounds- happy or sad, jazz or rock. I feel happy when I play it. It also has a beautiful shape- I particularly love the scroll. Also, it isn't to big or heavy, like a bass. Although I love all the string instruments, violin is my favorite.

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    Since I grew up on classical music, the violin has a lot of appeal for me. In elementary school I chose to play the flute. In middle school we often ran into the orchestra when they were leaving class, but the instruments seemed very intimidating. How I wish at almost 30 that I had made the switch to violin then! In high school all that was available was marching band, which I hated, so after 9th grade I quit band and quit the flute. After 14 years of almost never playing my flute I wish I had never stopped. I've forgotten how to read music, and it's made it very challenging to learn new instruments.The instrument I've fallen in love with and eagerly wish to learn is the violin.

    The violin has such beautiful, expressive sound  that I have been obsessed for the past month with learning it! I love the sound, the shape- everything about it really. To watch a master violinist such as Fiddlerman play is awe-inspiring. It gives me goosebumps, brings me to tears- such ability to inspire emotions is incredible. I look forward to the day when I can inspire such emotion while playing the violin.

I thank you all for your posts. They are very heartfelt and inspiring. Take care.

~Ashra

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I started to appreciate violin when I first saw Sue Son playing Vivaldi's Summer Presto in BGT, and I'm really amazed w/ her and am kinda envying her because of her talent. Since then I really want to play violin.

 

PS I'm impressed w/ Henry Lau too! Playing the Summer while dancing, he's awesome men!

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I don't know, beats the heck out of me.  

There are days when I want to throw it across the room.

There are times when I don't even want to look at it.

 I won't  pick it up or play for weeks.

Then there are those  times I am so addicted to it.

I won't put it down for weeks at a time and constantly play it.

I'll even wake up in the middle of the night to play it.

I am beginning to think those legends are true about it being the "Devil's Instrument" or "The Devil's Box"

As to why  I even put myself through the torture of trying to master the SOB thing, is beyond me.

 

All I know, that it's just plain fun !

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Myself, I find that there is something very intimate about playing the violin. I have had a more personal connection with the violin than with any other instrument I have played.

But, with that, it has caused me more anger, frustration, defeat, joy, delight and exhilaration than others as well. And, it's well worth it!

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