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Those little squeaking violins

May 1, 2010 at 11:48 AM

Yesterday I had the pleasure of performing in a concert where there were lots of cute little beginners performing. I absolutely love watching little violinists perform and listen to them squeak away as if their life depends on it. I am now quite immune to the squeaks of little violinists, their sound is true music to my ears.

I just love hearing those little sweeties perform. Sure the intonation often flies out the window, the bow is all over the place, they don´t remember all the notes and the violin emits starnge squeaks but it´s so heart-warming to listen to. Those kids always perform with a look of excitement and concentration and it´s obvious they are loving playing and at the same time marvelling at the fact that they can play. Meanwhile the parents are teary-eyed because their little child is performing, it´s mastering a sweet new skill. And the teacher is ecstatic because his patience has paid off and the kid is up there performing and enjoying it.

So I love hearing beginners perform. To them music is still so new and the violin is still such a new territory to explore that it excites them and makes them curious.

So now I glady listen to my cousin telling me proudly that he can play "twinkle twinkle little star" along with his 4 year old daughter. They are both beginners and both are loving it. There´s just the 33 year old  difference between them ;)

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