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Going Electric
Switching focus from acoustic to electric as I learn
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Sasha
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February 22, 2021 - 7:42 pm
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This last year was rather busy.  I did not practice much on the violin, barely enough so I did not backslide too far.  But I have had a renewed focus on music over the year, and I have been working a lot on guitar and keyboards.

I wrote a little blip in the chat column about it, but I am switching my focus on violin from acoustic to electric.  It is really those sounds and styles that motivate me, so why not go with it?  Sure, I have gained an appreciation for classical and even some folk music, but what really drives me is much more modern sounds and styles.

I guess I don't really see any valid reasons myself for having to learn on a normal violin.  Sure, skills overlap, some are a bit different, but like guitar, would I really want to learn on acoustic to play electric?   Probably not. :D

There seem to be more electric players out there now than used to be, but for the most part, especially learning, I see most approach it as acoustic to learn and main, electric for fun.  I guess for me, being true to myself, it's the opposite.

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Be true to your heart! 

Guess I've just experienced a bit to much of "roughing it" - no ref to the Mark Twain book - lol.  Maybe just the survivalist in me... but I could always end up somewhere with no electricity (it's happened).  Sorry if I sound like a broken record, I'm sure I've said this far too many times.😬

 

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Not that I want to jinx anything and have the power go out again. (lol) 

- Emily

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February 23, 2021 - 12:10 am
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If you prefer electric violin then electric violin you should play.

 

Mark

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