I played violin throughout middle and highschool, but once I got out, I was too cheap to just buy a decent violin (and plus I live in an apartment and didn't want to piss off my neighbors by playing every day), so I stopped playing and fell out of practice.
I really would like to get back into it one of these days, though. Violin is a really fucking fun, versatile instrument. There's so much movement to it, you can be really expressive. I always really enjoyed playing fast old fiddle tunes, you really get going with those.
>>26108142 Well, these days, I wouldn't even starting again from the angle of making my neighbors mad. All of my nice old quiet neighbors moved out, and I'm surrounded by rude, loud assholes these days.
Admittedly, though, I guess another thing that stopped me from practicing was my mom (who I still live with). I generally practiced at school, but one day I took my violin home to practice a very difficult song. Naturally, just practicing, I sounded poorly. Well, my mom sure let me know how terrible I sounded, giving me shit and laughing at me the rest of the day. Even though I was considered one of the best violinists in my class, that shit did fuck with my self confidence regarding playing/practicing. You're right, though. It's not a talent I should let go to waste.
>>26108404 >giving me shit and laughing at me the rest of the day. Even though I was considered one of the best violinists in my class, that shit did fuck with my self confidence regarding playing/practicing. You're right, though. It's not a talent I should let go to waste. That fucking feel, thats why I stopped playoing violin in the first place
>>26108430 I don't even know if she really believed it, either, I think she just didn't like the noise and didn't want me practicing at home anymore. Still, it was really fucked. Every time I started trying to play, she would just come in and laugh directly at me. She was/is generally not that much of a cunt, either, so it made me think at the time she was being really genuine in hating me playing. I remember her stupid fucking face chuckling at me to this day. The few times I've brought up the possibility of picking back up the violin these days, she gives me the same stupid face and reminds me of how bad I was. Which isn't true at all. God, now that I'm starting to think about it all again, I'm getting really pissed off.
>>26108563 God, I don't even know where I'd start these days. I'm so out of practice (which also means if I did start pick up and playing, she would just bully me even harder). I'm sure I've lost my ear, too. I wonder how much a non-shit starter violin goes for these days?
>>26108773 Just save 200 bucks and just practice every day for an hour or two. Buy a practice mute if you have to. Lock your door. Just focus on this and make sure you feel like no one is around and start from the beginning, scales.
If anyone wants a coach(?) for music and the like I'm pretty decent at explaining things and play a wide variety of instruments, if you want any help with any music stuff I can help over Skype or steam, Skype preferably.
>>26108887 Ah, well, thanks for the info, m8. I guess I'll look into it. I really should start back up again, it would be such a shame to let it all go to waste just because people are cunts. I've just become really self conscious about how I'd sound since it's been so long.
>Want to learn violen as a child >Father tells me violen is gay and keeps pushing string guitar >The only music he plays is shitty rockabilly or the same wilberries album >too old to learn violen now properly probably just
>>26108536 holy fuck this made me angry. Did she expect you to play like perlman straight away? Your mother is the stupidest cunt, next time you see her anon, tell her to go fuck herself and that she is a horrible parent and should feel ashamed of herself. Its most likely because she wishes she could play but sucks so fucking much she bashes you, her son. Holy fuck.
>>26111419 >Its most likely because she wishes she could play but sucks so fucking much she bashes you, her son. You know, I think this is honestly it, sort of. She just got home not too long ago, and I told her I was going to start playing again. I didn't really bring up the way she had treated me in the past, but I sort of made it a point to mention that she had never really heard me play in my prime (I don't think she ever actually went to one of my concerts or music evaluations), and she only ever heard me practicing.
Rather than react negatively like I expected her too, she started talking about how she was always horrible at music and didn't enjoy playing instruments, but her parents (namely her father, who was extremely strict and mean to her) forced her into it and tried to force her to play for years and years, all kinds of different instruments. I almost wonder if that has something to do with the horrible way she acted back then. I brought it up afterwards, and she said she never intended for me to take it all so harshly (she admittedly can have a pretty mean, direct, bizarre sense of humor) and apologized.
I'm still upset at the way she treated me, but I guess it maybe makes a bit more sense now.
Ive had a violin for two years and still dont know how to play it. I want to take clases but im assuming theyre going to want me to read sheet music, which i dont know how to do and dont have any interest in knowing
>>26114747 >read sheet music, which i dont know how to do and dont have any interest in knowing It takes like a week to learn, the only hard part is if you're going to play guitar or bass as you can play the same note in too many places.
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