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Taking a violin vacation

June 4, 2010 at 10:19 PM

In the past 2 and half week I have only played my violin once for half an hour. I have hardly listened to violin pieces, I have not looked through my sheet music.

My violin has taken a back seat in my life in the past weeks. And why?

Firstly I was graduating from high-school and that certainetly is a big thing to go through. Not to mention I had a trunkload of difficult tests to go through. I simply needed some time to wrap my head around my senior year and then kick off some good realaxation (who ever knew tests could be so tiring!). Then I began working and have spent this week getting settled into a new routine and covered in dust from head to toe.

It´s been good taking a break and simply taking a step back from my violin. I am getting a much needed violin rest and will no doubt have my violin batteries fully charged and ready to go next Monday when I plan to start practising again,.

Many people will beg to differ with me but to me it´s essential to take a violin breka regularly and take a step back, admire things form a distance and then jump again in the wonderful worl of violin.

From Tommy Atkinson
Posted on June 5, 2010 at 2:46 AM

I just took a "break" from the violin for about a week and a half. By break, I just mean keeping up my muscle memory (so, an hour or so every day or every other day). Getting back into serious practicing again this week has been a bit physically challenging, but really gratifying. Sometimes a break can really help come back to the instrument feeling refreshed!

From Anne-Marie Proulx
Posted on June 5, 2010 at 3:00 AM

I also had to take a little forced break to finish my last year of college... gggggrrr

But honnestly I didn't loose or gain anything. It was just as usual when I start back after a few weeks...

I do enjoy sometimes to take days off from school and violin but this does not happen often ; ( 

Happy that you finished highschool!!!



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