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elimeny evertime i think I don't feel, I don't care anymore, from somewhere, I'll hear this violin play a note....and it hurts again. It's so soft, so subtle, so nothing. But it's like running a sharp knife across my skin ever so slowly... My heart just begins to ache. I close my eyes, and just seep deep into the thickness of the pain....soaking myself in that note, in that chord....fading away... dying....i must prevail ...someone give me a c chord....i will overcome...eventually ....so there... 991211
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camille http://www.violinafrica.co.za/Violin1.mp3 000125
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camille sister to cello 000125
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birdmad i think it can best be said that she played me like a two_bit_fiddle 000709
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stan My grandfather was a violin prodigy, i have his violin, made in 1776, Italian. I tried to learn but am so old my bones have set and can't even hold it properly without pinching nerves in my neck. My teacher (who plays with the orchestra here) was amazed with my instrument. He played his, then mine, and mine sounded like three of his. He wanted it so badly but had no money. if only i were rich i would have given it to him. such a nice russian fellow. Oh how i wish some had put it in my hands 30 years ago. 000801
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argo What was it that they were always saying about the violin? Oh yeah, you had it good if you played the violin. Even if the last owner had written on the bridge in blue ink, not giving you a chance for genius. 010105
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unhinged ooohhhh, an italian instrument made in 1776...the peak of the violin. i'm crying over here. i've always wanted one of those. the violin was the best mistake i ever made in my life. i love to play, have always been told that i have a natural talent for it. my instrument is a german one made in 1891. i love it. it has been so many places with me. i think my emotional health hinges on it. i love to make that thing cry when i can't. it is definitely the inanimate love of my life. 010115
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Aimee my violin... it's a sofia... I've been in such a crappy mood today and I played for like an hour and now I feel so good inside. relaxed. calm, the sadness is still there, but the intensity is much less... I love my violin. 010311
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unhinged i love mine too

aren't they just the greatest things?
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melvinwang play for hours, get better only slightly, yet stii gratified 010505
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monadh I am always playing
just listening to music,
I find a part of myself playing along
and every little movement is there
inside my soul a whirling storm-cloud
a caged thing whose wings amass
some long promised freedon

and it is all there
my voice
my song
my soul spelled out on a string

~*~
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Aimee I think I'm going to stop playing after this next year. It's probably for the best, but I just don't think it's the smartest thing on the earth to keep playing. 010715
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sim hope you never stop even if itīs only a fiddle :) 011102
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ClairE Dude, when you asked to play it, you startled me by actually knowing how to play.

It's been so long...

You make me slip.

Maybe it's not a good idea to be with writers or violinists. I just can't seem to help myself. Maybe I like competition.
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shiva the A string broke itself

and the others went haywire

my room is torture

goodnight violin

i hope you like the living room weather better
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TK The sexyist man I ever knew played Violin 011223
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dionysos my wooden lover

her narrow waist, her slender neck...

she teases me, flaunting her g-string...

come to me, lover, and press your body to mine...

kiss my neck deeply...leave your mark.

my fingers dance as you vibrate with pleasure...
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silentbob insatiable 020316
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zander Famous last words: "Hey? whats that doing in your violin ca...AUGH!" 030103
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Angie i am a violinist. i take lessons from an 86 year old. 030605
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celestias shadow I love my violin. I suck, but when I play it right, it sounds beautiful. 031124
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no reason i love electric violin jazz solos.
yum.
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girl_jane Oh...I wish I knew how to play. I wish I even had one to play. 031124
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girl_jane Oh yes, my physics teacher said that violins have the smoothest sound wave, followed by the cello. It makes sense to me that the violin, the instrument that makes the most beautiful sound on Earth, would have the smoothest sound wave. 031124
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daughterofthemoon I love the violin
i play but i hate practicing
the high note hurt my ears
but the low ones sooth my soul
cello is better though
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oldephebe a book by Anne Rice..Queen of Gothic Horror

great book..but kinda depressing..
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notme keep practicing daughterofthemoon
eventually the high notes won't hurt
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u24 I bought one (well Linds got it for em for my birthday)
but I hardly play it at all. mainly because I don't know how. :)
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nomme for me, i find the best thing is to find some recordings i like, listen to them over and over and over again, playing_along with them until i can play without them



i play fiddle, jigs and reels
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nom have you had any instruction u24? 040326
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nom woa i just read through this blathe and realized i've blathed here before 040326
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nom "i think my emotional health hinges on it"

can totally relate to that unhinged
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nom i find three hours a day is the only way for me to really improve,
sometimes i go for weeks without playing
and then i go for weeks of playing three hours a day or more
i gave up on sheet music a long time ago
it's all off by hEARt for me
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nom not to say that sheet music isn't good.
if you can work with it, all the more power to ya.
i just find mouth_music easier.
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.&. i rarely play these days, too tired 050111
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.&. i pick it up every once in a while and tune it (now that i've solved that problem) and i play a dozen or so songs, hold it for a while, then put it back in its case 050111
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playing by ear http://www.treelight.com/music/playByEar.html 050111
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.&. if i can't hear a tune in my mind, if i can't sing it, i can't play it


so songs i hear in my mind, the songs i sing, are the songs i play
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playing by ear http://www.fiddlerwoman.com/id74.htm 050111
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.&. and i find it's not just a matter of listening to a song and copying it exactly, it's more like listening to a song, taking it into your own heart, then putting it back out into the air, recognizable still, but new, and changed, as it is now you playing it, you being played 050111
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friday I just heard a song called violin and there was no such instrument in it, just the depressing sound of a prom queen desperately seeking approval and love as she realizes her life is as empty as her music.

I always wanted to learn how to play the violin but my parents could never afford lessons or rentals.
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violin vs. fiddle http://www.dhebert.com/publications/fiddleFAQ.html 050213
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u24 no, none, but I made some pretty noises with it. :-) 050425
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unhinged over twenty years of my life dedicated to one thing; that would be a daunting thought if it wasn't already ingrained in my subconscious 101214
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h|s|g would_you_undo_it 101215
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unhinged i made a roomful of people cry with my playing the other day. the little five year old said to me 'that was really sad. it made me cry and it reminded me of my grandpas funeral'

i would not undo the solid years of my life that i have spent practicing and playing and performing on the violin



i currently play on a 2001 angelo marin made in italy. i am the only one that has ever owned it. it is very much mine. i love the way the sound has opened up over the past decade. i can make people cry with it; it is great to have a direct link to other peoples hearts without words
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A.M. hello i'm A.M. I'm happy to read your words about my work :)

all my best
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flowerock violin. versitile. energetic or slow... sweetly high pitched or raspy and deep... gypsy punk or classical, anything inbetween. I heard it was the closest instrument to the sound of the human viice, it was suggested fir some kind of use involving language barrier ir speech, I've firgotten the point of that information or idea.
my best friend played the viola, I always annoyed her by calling it a violin : ) I played flute while she played viola. we tried to write our own mysic, it was cute but never really actually good. I miss music, reading it, playin it, feeling it, playing as a group.

unhinged, I love that you have put so much work into an instrument and that you seem to be passionate and full of love for it, that you teach children and play for audiences. Instopped playin when highshool ended and i no longer had a regular director or group of friends. i had the sane teacher from second grade through highschool. I should try to find the passion again. or at least the joy. I always feel really good when I knowthat I am playing a piece well. accomplished, connected.
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flowerock(hates iphone) *same teacher
*I stopped
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unhinged i would not undo it 170508
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