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Got a new violin, so so happy with it - I'm in love with how it sounds

spacedogspacedog Posts: 984 Part of The Mix Family
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    AislingDMAislingDM Moderator Posts: 1,666 Extreme Poster
    It sounds so beautiful!! Instruments are certainly something to cherish @IainJammyboy <3 What are some of your favourite songs to play? x
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    jess63jess63 Posts: 287 The Mix Regular
    Wow that’s gorgeous @IainJammyboy. I used to play the violin, but stopped about 10 years ago, I defo miss it. What kind of things do you like to play?
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    spacedogspacedog Posts: 984 Part of The Mix Family
    @jess63 @AislingDM oooh those are good questions - I mainly really enjoy playing all sorts of classical music - there's so many styles within it lol. I'm playing Shostakovich violin sonata right now, not well known at all but I love it - really hard though. Learning that and beriot violin concerto no. 2 over the summer for when I start college, I can't wait - although this music course I'm doing for a year instead of a gap year is only expecting grade 5 level playing, which I was doing about 4 years ago. Completely unrelated but I've got a usb stick in my violin case where I have all my music stored on it just incase, but I've got a copy of the movie cocaine bear on it incase I get bored lmao. In fact I'll send a picture of my violin case and everything in it when I get home, it's my pride and joy
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    spacedogspacedog Posts: 984 Part of The Mix Family
    edited June 2023
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    Ended up changing the strings and fine tuner to make it sound even better
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    Amy22Amy22 Posts: 4,159 Community Veteran
    That's such a beautiful violin and I bet it feels very nice to play it too. I was originally going to learn how to play violin in primary school but never got round to it. I instead opted for guitar :lol:.
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    ebyrne556ebyrne556 Moderator Posts: 897 Part of The Mix Family
    @Amy22 Guitar is very fun! I only started at the end of last summer but it’s enjoyable. @IainJammyboy it looks so lovely and new hehe i hope you have so much fun playing it!
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    AislingDMAislingDM Moderator Posts: 1,666 Extreme Poster
    I'm listening to Shostakovich violin sonata on YouTube right now and it is beyond beautiful @IainJammyboy , like wow, sometimes classical music like this can really bring a tear to my eye, it's like you can feel the emotions in the song even more. I can certainly see how this would be a tough one to learn though (not that I have any experience in playing musical instruments lol!).

    It's super impressive to learn such cool skills like this, honestly, bravo to you =)

    I reckon it would be awesome to learn some of the classical renditions of modern songs like they play in Bridgerton and stuff, I think they're so fun <3
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    AzzimanAzziman Moderator, Community Champion Posts: 1,931 Extreme Poster
    edited July 2023
    @IainJammyboy this is so cool! And impressed with the music choices you're playing, they're not easy pieces. I used to play violin until a while ago, some very fond memories playing it :) I'm interested to learn more about this music course you're taking on?
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