Does anyone else play the violin?

@Aeval39 (774)
United States
November 16, 2006 9:51pm CST
If you don't, would you want to? I know a lot of people who used to for a little while and then they stopped. I can't imagine a life without my violin. I've been playing for almost 10 years now, and it's become a part of me. It's what I do when I'm upset or angry. Or when I'm happy!
16 responses
• Netherlands
4 Dec 06
I play he violin, Viola and cello. I a more particular about the cello though. I play it nearly everyday.
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@Aeval39 (774)
• United States
5 Dec 06
Wow nice! I can pick stuff up on the cello, it's really fun, but I love the violin. Isn't switching between violin and viola difficult? My brother plays the viola and whenever we play together, if I want to show him something, I'll play it on his viola. It's so hard to switch back to my violin afterwards, I end up stretching my fingers too far!
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• United States
6 Dec 06
Cool. I can play the violin, and viola. I just composed a series of duets for violin and viola.
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• Netherlands
7 Dec 06
I don't find it hard switching between them. I think they are similar enough that transition is easy. It was hard though trying to play the clarinet. I hated that and wanted to go back to my strings.
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@tmnjyk (3486)
• Canada
17 Nov 06
My grand father used to play violen, he was a member of a band in our small town in the Philippines before and that is how he made a living those days. He knew how to play every musical intrument, especially the violin, guitar, drums, etc. But he's gone now about 6 years ago. I remember when he was sick, he asked me to borrow a guitar and he played it really nice, he asked for a violin too, but we weren't able to borrow one from our neighbors. Sorry, you just reminded me of my dear grand pa.
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@Aeval39 (774)
• United States
17 Nov 06
Looks like I'm sending everyone down memory lane today. Your grandpa sounds like he was a great person. I'm sorry he's gone. It sounds like he led a good life. At least it was full of music.
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• United States
17 Nov 06
I played a little as a child until my orchestra teacher left the school. My aunt taught me for a little while but she moved away as well. I hadn't thought about it in years. Great memories. Thanks for bringing this up.
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@Aeval39 (774)
• United States
17 Nov 06
hehe You're very welcome. All the teachers that I've had hold such a large place in my heart and memories, and I wouldn't have met them if I didn't play. My friends and I still call my high school music teacher our second mother. I'm glad you have good memories of this. ^^
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@Poison_Girl (4162)
• United States
17 Nov 06
Nope. I can't play any instruments. :( --- --- --- "I certainly think Britney Spears is the devil. The way she projects herself and the fact that she is so obviously vacuous. I think it's such a shame that she became so influential to very small children." -- MORRISSEY --- --- ---
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@Aeval39 (774)
• United States
17 Nov 06
Awesome quote. xD
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17 Nov 06
i did the same......... it requires time n in my buisy scedule theres no time 4 my sweety!!1
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@Aeval39 (774)
• United States
17 Nov 06
Oh I make time for my sweety. :P But I know what you mean, it does require a lot of your time and effort. If you love it as much as I do though, then it's worth it in the end!
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@delina123 (2454)
• Canada
17 Nov 06
I only played it for one year
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@Aeval39 (774)
• United States
17 Nov 06
Was it for school, or parents forced you? Or did you just try it and find that it wasn't for you?
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• United States
17 Nov 06
i have one but i never played. i wanted to take lessons but it didn't work out.
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@Aeval39 (774)
• United States
17 Nov 06
Ooh, why do you have one? It's a beautiful instrument but it takes a lot of practice and dedication.
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@estherlou (5017)
• United States
4 Mar 07
I was one of those students who played the violin in grammar school for 3 years. Then, when I went to junior high school, I switched to the viola and played until I graduated from high school. I never owned my own instrument, and sometimes regret I never kept it up. I really enjoyed playing and learning to play the violin taught me how to read music which I used and still use when singing.
• United States
6 Dec 06
I play the violin and viola, but I prefer the viola because of its deep warm sound. The viola and the violin have both become apart of me. Thats how instruments are. you play them for a long time, then they become part of you. You play them in rain or shine and happiness or anger. Playing the viola soothes me and helps me to relax.
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@punichow (40)
• Philippines
6 Dec 06
I hope you can teach me how to play violin. It's one of my frustrations in life.
@vicii3000 (774)
• Romania
17 Nov 06
I don't play any instrument!
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@Brandi06 (2227)
• United States
17 Nov 06
no
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@krizz420 (4387)
• Canada
17 Nov 06
nope
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@Pigglies (9335)
• United States
19 Mar 07
For a long time I couldn't imagine life without playing some instrument, but now I haven't played in quite awhile. I played viola before violin, so I bought a 5 string violin which is totally awesome. I wanted an electric, but decided against it. Now I'm somewhat considering selling my 5 string just because I don't play it much. But I should try to start playing again.
• United States
19 Mar 07
Yes, I do. My Father and his father all played the violin. The family is from Germany and Austria, so it's something that is handed down, from generation to generation. If there was ever a fire, you would find me grabbing my violin and my cats first! For most of my life my violin was my greatest possession. *cringe* I'm afraid to say that an electric violin has eclipsed my wooden violin, for now. I usually play for friends and family.
@coffeeshot (3785)
• Australia
5 Mar 07
I only play drums. My little sister has just begun learning the violin so I want her to teach me what she knows! If you guys like violin/cello you should check out The Red Paintings. www.theredpaintings.com or www.myspace.com/theredpaintings they have a string section and rock and paint and have an alien foetus in a jar.