Do You Enjoy Making Music With Others?

@Pigglies (9339)
United States
June 20, 2008 3:03am CST
I find that if I'm going to practice alone for a long time, I don't want to practice as much. For a few years I worked too much to be a part of any groups, so I didn't even feel like practicing. Finally, YouTube got me back into the idea that I'm sort of playing with others, in that it is all a learning experience together with others. However, I really miss actually playing in a group. So next year I'm going to try to join an orchestra since that was the only thing I could really squeeze into my schedule that I could find. I'd love to play less common instruments in groups, but I don't have many friends that play anything so I can jam with them. However, one of my friends does play guitar and was saying it would be cool to try a harmonica/guitar duet sometime. Even if it's just a fun group that never performs, I love being in a group. What about you?
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• United States
21 Jun 08
I haven't played with anyone in a long,long time.Which instrument do you want to play in the orchestra? I know it is a drag but you have to practice so when you play with others you will sound good.
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
21 Jun 08
I want to play violin in the orchestra, but I know they need viola players so I'll end up playing viola. Which is cool too. I'll have much more time to practice next quarter since all my tough science courses are over now. And I'm trying to start practicing this summer too, but I'm also studying for the GRE until about mid-July.
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• United States
21 Jun 08
Yay, the heavy science classes are over! Try to at least touch the violin each day. Play a scale.I remember hat I went to musical summer classes when I was about 11 or 12.It was fun and I learned a lot.If I am remembering correctly I went in June til early August.
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@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
22 Jun 08
Yeah, I've found that with almost anything, it helps to do it each day more than to spend a ton of time doing it all at once. Like studying for 5 minutes a day for 10 days in a row would possibly be better than studying an hour one day, depending on what you're studying. Not that I usually only practice violin for 5 minutes, but I'm going to try to shoot for at least 15 minutes a day. Whenever I just have a spare 5 minutes and I'm not stuck somewhere where I need to be quiet, I'll usually use those 5 minutes to practice harmonica a bit. Even just scales. But if I work violin into my schedule that should help. I'll probably try to work in viola too, maybe more so than violin just because I'm 99% sure that's what I'll end up playing.
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@Fleura (7398)
• United Kingdom
27 Oct 15
Making music together feels like a truly fundamental aspect of being human, it's really special. My daughter and I are both learning the recorder together and practicing together inspires us both.
23 Jun 08
ya, i enjoy the music while doing with others?