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Emotions Towards an Instrument
Feelings towards our instruments
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StaceyC
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January 5, 2019 - 7:25 pm
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It's so hard to put into words, yet I found myself wanting to try tonight. I am such a beginner but I have had this love of violins for years. I truly love my violin and am attached to it. I got new strings for it today and hearing it play so clear and smooth just made me love it even more. I truly can't describe properly how it makes me feel to play it, let alone just look at it.. It makes my heart happy.. I know this all probably sounds corny but it's how I feel. As soon as I open my case and see the violin there, I'm happy... Does anyone else feel like that??

You'll never know unless you try!

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Shane "Chicken" Wang
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StaceyC said
It's so hard to put into words, yet I found myself wanting to try tonight. I am such a beginner but I have had this love of violins for years. I truly love my violin and am attached to it. I got new strings for it today and hearing it play so clear and smooth just made me love it even more. I truly can't describe properly how it makes me feel to play it, let alone just look at it.. It makes my heart happy.. I know this all probably sounds corny but it's how I feel. As soon as I open my case and see the violin there, I'm happy... Does anyone else feel like that??  

You are not alone. I felt kinda strange when I felt closer to my violin than I had my previous not violin instruments. I haven't been able to play for the passed few days and it is breaking my heart. I have trouble understanding how people give up their violins when they trade up. I can see getting another easier to play instrument, but this one has become my best friend and I can't give that away.

I read on this forum, where someone asked if anyone else had cried while tuning up their instrument. I laughed at first and wouldn't respond to the posting, because there are some things we shouldn't admit to. And it was just teary eyed not full on crying. No other instrument has been able to bring me to a crying halt, but this violin has. When it is just you and the instrument, you can share an emotional level of yourself no one else ever sees.

I know exactly how you feel. For some of us, it is perfectly normal.

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Fiddlerman
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January 7, 2019 - 11:38 am
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I am numb after all these years but I still love looking at my instrument and all the wonderful instruments in our shop. Also, I've met so many customers that feel the same way that you feel. I understand your feelings for sure.
Our cleaning lady said that she feels great every time she visits our place and said that it reminds her of a game room or toy store. LOL

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but the one who needs the least."

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coolpinkone
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January 7, 2019 - 4:04 pm
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For a while when I was first playing violin I had a very hard time in thinking what would happen to my violins after I died.... I didn't want anyone to play them. 

I have sort of let that go now.. ha ha.. if I don't think about it too much. LOL

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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January 7, 2019 - 7:26 pm
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But Pierre, it is a toy store.

The violin(and viola for that matter) is a more intimate instrument. We're forced to embrace the instrument to play it and we maintain constant contact. We're the only ones to place our ear to the it while we play. It's quite expressive and between the ebony fittings, varnish, f-holes, c-bouts, purfling and carving, it certainly has great aesthetics(so much so that mandolin and guitar builders have copied it).

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Fiddlerman
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January 7, 2019 - 10:30 pm
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Amateur said
But Pierre, it is a toy store.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Shane "Chicken" Wang
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coolpinkone said
For a while when I was first playing violin I had a very hard time in thinking what would happen to my violins after I died.... I didn't want anyone to play them. 

I have sort of let that go now.. ha ha.. if I don't think about it too much. LOL  

@coolpinkone you... kinda got me choked up with that....

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Fiddlerman
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January 11, 2019 - 6:25 pm
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Me too. 🙂

Rather not think about that. 

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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I don't care much personally. On the contrary, I'd prefer someone play it so it doesn't end up in someone's attic taking dust... would be a pity.

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Awh...thanks @Shane "Chicken" Wang & @Fiddlerman ... I am not going anywhere... ( I hope.. ha ha)

That was just a statement of how much I loved the violin.    I have never really cared what happens to my possessions... but I thought about with my violins.  

I definitely want them played... the music must go on... 

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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I’m really in love with my violin and she can always brighten up my day. I’m not sure if I want any one else to play on it, but the music must go on indeed. Maybe it depends on who is going to play my violin after I’m gone smile

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

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Just picture a future Heifetz playing on it and you'll be fine. 😉

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