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not a simple hobby

Sunday, January 8, 2012

violin is a demanding master (or mistress).

One can put it in a closet-- in fact, I did for nearly 30 years.  I could pick it up and play for special occasions, but I want to play it well. I can't stand it if I am not in tune, so it demands practice-- not just occasionally, but 5+ hours a week, just to maintain skills.  

I am struggling with the battle in my mind- to play for fun, to learn new techniques, to put in the time required to improve. Do scales? Do etudes? Gain skills? Learn new repertoire?  

It is fun. It is hard work. It is a challenge. Don't forget the first one, Helen,  it is fun.

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Playing Since: 1969
Experience Level: Purty Good

Interests:
[Jamming] [Socializing]

Occupation: varies

Gender: Female
Age: 59

My Instruments:
Violin- a 1907 Knute Reindahl
Fiddle- a 2018 Ozark 5 string by Dickey Russo



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"playing since" should really be "started when?" otherwise it sound like I didn't take a 30 year hiatus. "purty good" with classical-- novice with other genres. I am happy to be here and ready to turn playing into FUN! Fiddlin' Plans: Explore fiddle music from all the major traditions! Currently learning Ozark tunes

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