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You know you're a violin geek if:
You change your last name to "Sharpe"
You marry a girl who's maiden name is "Flatte"
Your swimming pool is in the shape of a violin.
You buy a house on "Bridge Lk. Rd"
You name your 4 children:
Your name your cat and dog, "Sound" and "Post"
And this is no joke, this is my desk top, for about 3 month's now.
Playing "air violin" or "air viola" will probably only get you a few odd looks. It's if you start doing stuff with the "air groupies" that you probably risk getting locked up.
Now, since this is a *geek* checklist, how about sometimes having an mp3 or wav of applause and cheering set up so you can cue it and then bow and wave and say "Thank you and good night!" at the end of your practice?
But so far as names? I think I have a contender there. Our room-mate's last name is: Music.
"Music lives at my house."
...is a true statement.
And since she does the driving, I can also truthfully state:
"I usually only go where the Music takes me.."
"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman
I don't have anything to add...except I carry sheet music where ever I go to study on down time while everyone else seems to be texting...
a little steering wheel vibrato practice.. aka failure...
and while watching a movie..."omg pause that, I think I saw a violin..."
and of course the air violin when anything violin comes on in the house...and I have to endure a lot of rolling eyes..
Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato
I havent seen that one yet, any good ? We watched "Mr Hollands opus" last night. I guess we should add that to the list.
Yes, it was a pretty good movie. It starred John Garfield and Joan Crawford. Garfield did not play the violin in the movie.
Here is a clip .