So You Want To Play Violin (Again)….

Guess what I got for Christmas?

I used to play violin when I was younger, though not extremely well. Still, being able to play a musical instrument is one of those things that every cultured individual should be able to do (speaking or reading at least one other language is also in this category).

So after some months of waffling between a guitar or picking back up the violin, I went with something familiar… and unique. It was a tough choice though. I’d play every instrument on the planet if I could! I visited a couple of music stores in omaha and that made my decision to get a violin. I even got to rent one for a while just to make sure it was the right instrument for me but it definitely was!

Surprisingly, I tuned it right up using the piano in the living room as a guide, as was barely able to squeak out “Good King Wenceslas” much to the consternation of Marie. It’s not encouraging when your one-year old daughter buries her head in sheets and pillows to get away from the screeching of a poorly played instrument.

Nevertheless, I am undaunted. I have all my old books, and am committing myself to at least 30min of practice every evening. If I get any good, I’ll share!

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