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A Musician's Riddle for you
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MicheleRene
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December 15, 2011 - 4:48 pm
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Which is worse--having no instrument and lots of time to play or having the instrument and no time to play at all?

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Hmmmmm, great question. I don't have an answer. I guess having no instrument cause you might win one on Violaman.com 🙂

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I think have no instrument, be cause you might have no time to practice but you can play a little eventually if you have an instrument and also having your instrument makes you want to play even more, well that happens to me.

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One has to REALLY want to play....you have to make time, even 15 minutes a day is better than the once a week 2 hour session. A stand or a string swing (hanger) is a great thing, when all you have to do is grab your violin vs unpacking it from the case you will find you pick it up more often.

Lots of nights I'll keep it near me while watching TV and play during commercials.

 

REMEMBER...you cant date the violin/viola...you have to Marry it violin-studentsf-kiss

 

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Bach : As the greatest expert and judge of harmony, he liked best to play the viola, with appropriate loudness and softness

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That's a good point Barry. Make time even if it's just 15 minutes. I like that.
When I was preparing for auditions I would play 8 hours a day and needed relief from time to time so I would practice in front of the TV without the bow or with a practice mute every once in a while.

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Barry said

One has to REALLY want to play....you have to make time, even 15 minutes a day is better than the once a week 2 hour session. A stand or a string swing (hanger) is a great thing, when all you have to do is grab your violin vs unpacking it from the case you will find you pick it up more often.

Lots of nights I'll keep it near me while watching TV and play during commercials.

 

REMEMBER...you cant date the violin/viola...you have to Marry it violin-studentsf-kiss

 

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Somebody should tell my college profs LOL--as far as they are concerned you have NO life outside of their particular classroom. Good thing I'm out in May haha!dancinbunny

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But what will you do with all your spare time after May? Imagine!!!!

Play for hours? banana

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I always make time for my practicing, and use a mute to practice and I do as Barry said, I have my violin near and ready to play in the moment I have time.clock

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You sound like you have it down pat. I try to keep my fiddle out too. Just wish I had a private room for all my projects and practice.

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a dedicated music room is also a dream of mine, complete with sound proofing, recording (video and audio) equipment always set up and ready, etc.

Now that would be cool !!

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Yep, that would be the life. Maybe someday if Fiddlershop.com does well.
However, I have to admit that I won't be able to do it selling stings.
Hopefully other products will sell.
My price directly from Daddario for Zyex 4/4 set with aluminum D is $31.06 plus shipping to me if I don't order over $150 worth of stuff. This is my cost. Then when I sell I have to pay for postage to the customer and my merchant service takes 3% when I include all fees. There is also a monthly fee for the merchant services. Not to mention all my hosting costs and SSL certificate etc.
So if I sell strings at the same price as Amazon I'll loose money. I'm going to do it for a while just to get people to visit my site but it will not be fun.

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Violaman said

But what will you do with all your spare time after May? Imagine!!!!

Play for hours? banana

I'm trying to stop myself from counting down the hours!! I keep seeing my violin, guitar, flute and keyboard--and then have to stick my head in a textbook YUCK!! But I shouldn't complain about it. Once I'm working I can afford to get more sheet music and supplies too, so at least all this school will have a purpose 🙂violin_girl

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True 🙂
What are you studying?

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