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mookje
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That’s really great news Holly and very brave of you, good job!! can’t give advice in playing in a orchestra but wish you lots of luck and lots and lots of fun 😃

 Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about dancing in the rain!!

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Thanks, @mookje.

I read, on another thread, that you've started lessons. That's a terrific new development. Having seen the amazing progress you made teaching yourself, I'm looking forward to hearing more about it.

I had my first lesson working on the 2nd violin part of three orchestra pieces this week. One I had prepared. My teacher made me sight read the two others and I was terrified... but so happy I bent to her insistance. Learned a lot about timing and counting (the notes in 1st position aren't that tough.)

On the other hand, my usually lovely sounding violin was moaning like a cow giving birth (never really heard a cow giving birth!) Whereas when we work out of the Suzuki books, my teacher is a real stickler for bowing, she let that slide during this particular lesson. When I mentioned at the end of the lesson that I thought my violin sounded out of sorts, she said: 
"No, it just sounded scared."
Oh, so true 🙂

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I have weekly lessons now and it makes such a huge different in my playing. I’m really really nervous every week but It is so good for me. My teacher motivates me to just play, doing dynamics and not to much worry about things. Yesterday we played a Irish song together, he on his alt-violin, and that was really fun. 

Timing is difficult indeed, I don’t find it easy to play with a metronome 😃 But it’s necessary so I’m going to practice that more 🎻  

scary violins, it sounds so familiar 😃

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mookje said

scary violins, it sounds so familiar 😃  

Our violin so easily reflects our emotions.  Like an open book.  

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When is your next rehearsal Holly?

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but the one who needs the least."

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Rehearsals are always Thursday evenings in snow bird season except school vacation breaks.

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