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Hi everyone, I haven’t been here in a few years and honestly, I haven’t played my violin in over a year. I injured my left rotator cuff about a year ago and couldn’t even Really move my arm let alone hold my violin. I had to quit my lessons and basically put my poor violin away (I did look after it during the year). Tonight I picked it up and played a few short Christmas songs 🤗. My shoulder and back are hurting now and I’ll have to ice it but it was worth it. 

In my lessons I was working on Suzuki book 5 but tonight I felt like I had never played a day in my life, so difficult and my arms were wobbly and stiff. I’m going to try to do short practices a few times a week until the new year and then contact my old teacher and see if she has any spots left for students. 

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Welcome back. I hope your teacher has a slot open for you.

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mischa91,

Welcome back, I'm sorry to hear of your injury, that's a ruff one for sure.

 

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cid said
Welcome back. I hope your teacher has a slot open for you.

  

Thanks!

 

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mischa91,

Welcome back, I'm sorry to hear of your injury, that's a ruff one for sure.

 

Mark

  

thanks! It’s been rough, my shoulder is at maybe 80% what it was, I think this is the best I can hope for at this point. I’ll probably have to go back a ways in my lessons and relearn some things and hope my shoulder can cope with the extra strain. 

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Welcome back to playing and the forum @mischa91 !

Yeah - work at it, but don't over-do it !   Patience, patience - it will hopefully improve (the shoulder that is!) over time.   Oh boy - a whole year without playing - you must be overjoyed to feel you're able to work on it again !  Great news !

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Welcome back!

If you were in Suzuki Book 5 I would imagine you have a lot of latent skill that can come back with hopefully not too much work. My intonation tends to slip when I haven't played for awhile. Since I began to play I maybe only missed a month at most due to a medical issue. Maybe a week for vacation once or twice a year. But yeah....rotator cuff issues would do it for me too. Hope you get back to 100% again!

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BillyG said
Welcome back to playing and the forum @mischa91 !

Yeah - work at it, but don't over-do it !   Patience, patience - it will hopefully improve (the shoulder that is!) over time.   Oh boy - a whole year without playing - you must be overjoyed to feel you're able to work on it again !  Great news !

  

Thanks! I've found a new teacher who is willing to go slow and accommodate my injury which is nice. I do feel great being able to play again, i couldn't even hold my violin without pain about 6 months ago, so its really great now.

starise said
Welcome back!

If you were in Suzuki Book 5 I would imagine you have a lot of latent skill that can come back with hopefully not too much work. My intonation tends to slip when I haven't played for awhile. Since I began to play I maybe only missed a month at most due to a medical issue. Maybe a week for vacation once or twice a year. But yeah....rotator cuff issues would do it for me too. Hope you get back to 100% again!

  

Thanks!

Yes, i think so too. I played yesterday for about 25 minutes and played a piece from book 4, it went okay, a little pitchy and slow but not too terrible. It'll get there eventually.

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