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Also got my violin back last night :) It sounds sooooo nice. Good-quality strings do make a difference. I had forgotten how difficult the 1st violin part to the Bach Double is. Eeep. But I played the Fiocco Allegro! Badly, but I played it!

I haven't lost as much ability as I was afraid I would have. I can still get a pretty nice tone; my fingers have just lost the memory of where exactly the notes are, and how to shift precisely, so I tend to play out of tune. My left hand also has a tendency to collapse around the neck, which is a bad habit I had before that is just worse now. But I'm noticing it, so I can fix it. And I think I have the patience now to get it all back.

I love rediscovering pieces that I had forgotten about - turning the page, mentally playing the music, and going ooooh I remember this! I love this one!

Of course, I had to put Mithril outside while I played to avoid getting my ankles gnawed to death. Poor kitty. *stifles a laugh*


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Nov. 28th, 2001 09:32 am (UTC)
left hand
You could always take up fiddling, where left hands are supposed to be wussy. :) I went into a folk-music store when I was considering fiddle lessons (in high school) and the guy behind the counter said: first lesson: grab the violin in one hand, the bow in the other, and make it comfortable. Then play like that. My worst habits on violin were bow-hold and angle issues.

If I ever take up violin again, it will be as a fiddle. I quit violin in high school when they told me I had to learn vibrato next. I don't like vibrato. I've got a spare bridge that I may try sanding down myself, but I'm very lazy. (Maybe once I'm no longer a grad student.)
Nov. 28th, 2001 09:47 am (UTC)
Re: left hand
yeah, I've done some fiddling. I like classical, though :)
Nov. 28th, 2001 10:11 am (UTC)
Hiya -- would you be interested sometime in geting together to play the Bach double and other fine violin duets? That'd be really cool! Same invite for you, antimony... fiddle stuff is good too...
Nov. 28th, 2001 02:44 pm (UTC)
sounds like wonderful fun!
Nov. 29th, 2001 06:46 am (UTC)
Re: ooo!
cool! I'll email you about it! :-)
Nov. 28th, 2001 10:28 am (UTC)
Io beat me to it! I was going to suggest that you guys get together about la musica at some point :)
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