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