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Obsession to hobby - rekindling passion for playing and sharing
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California, the place of my heart
November 14, 2019 - 1:54 pm
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Hello everyone.

Just wanted to talk about something on my mind with regard to violin.  I guess it can apply to a lot of our hobbies and obsessions. 

I recall being so obsessed with violin and learning violin that I would attempt to learn to play in my VW beetle.   I was sneaking on this site at all times of the day during work to hear others progress and learn and get every bit of information.

Flash to the last year... I picked up the violin in sept / oct to prepare for Barry's annual fiddlefest.  And got my little handful of tunes ready to play.  I ended up with a broken camera or something that didn't allow me to play....

... and there the violin sat in my office until two days ago.   My expensive violin, and bow that I worked hard to pay for each month.  Why didn't I play it....what happened....

Life happened.... I started running 1/2 marathons, and trail running, and going to photography school.  I came to the forum less because I didn't remember or know all the new people.  

But I can tell you this...The violin is more than just a passing obsession.  It is one of the loves of my life... and I do want to play more of the music that I originally intended to play... I love the sound and the roots of melodies from centuries ago.

I love how I feel after I make music... I don't think I will every be on the Honeymoon with my violin again... but I will recommit to learning  and doing some of the hard practice ... I want it.  

Oh...that is another note for me...when things got harder?  Did I back off?  Was I ready to make the shift and vibrate and sound a little wonky or was it safe to just stay in first position and pretend that I only want to play simple fiddle songs and holiday tunes.

To play the pieces I want to play will take practice, time and the courage to sound bad again.   So I talked to my ego... and I am ready to put in the work.

I am excited for the upcoming Christmas Project and I look forward to checking in here to have some fun with past friends and new friends.

Cheers and Happy Fall Y'all. :)


Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

November 14, 2019 - 2:34 pm
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I love this! 

The Bumblebee Flies!

Please ignore any typos. My typing ability on a real typewriter did not transfer to these device key pads.


November 14, 2019 - 7:25 pm
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Welcome back! 

You have been missed.



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November 15, 2019 - 11:25 am
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Yes, we definitely missed you Toni 😁

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but the one who needs the least."


November 15, 2019 - 1:29 pm
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Welcome back! I love the recommit. Best of luck on everything.

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