Did an interview with @violinfinity
this morning! 👇🏼Reposted below👇🏼
--->more importantly<---...this is the account for much much much needed inspiration and encouragement for all us crestfallen violinists.
...👀Peep it 👀 ❤show love ❤
*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-Living in a busy city, I’m surrounded by musicians who have excellent advice to give. For my first interview, I am so happy to feature Viki (@vikipee
), my violinist friend and neighbor. Read on for her thoughts!
🐍 ON INSECURITY 🐍
One thing that helped me with feeling jealous is thinking, “What are these people doing correctly that I’m not and what can I learn from them at every moment?” What part of the bow are they in, how are they breathing, what are their fingerings and why? Having that mentality of “there's something to learn here,” as opposed to feeling less-than.
Also, are these people really as good as you think they are? They're good but they're not perfect. As long as you’re improving, that’s all you can ask for.
💡 LIFE-CHANGING TIP💡
As silly as it seems, remembering that the violin and bow are just pieces of wood and you are in control. So many times I feel I can’t pull the sound that I want out of the violin, and it has nothing to do with the instrument; it’s because I’m not doing the proper technique.
I try to completely detach myself from my music and look at it from an outside perspective. Instead of saying “I sound like crap” when something isn’t working, I just say, “Hold on, what needs to change?”
Also, having a system when I’m shifting. Instead of holding my breath and hoping it’s in tune, or just using the ear, actually measuring the distance, using hovering fingers as a visual safety net. It’s a psychological change but it’s huge because it frees up my shifts.
🎧 CURRENTLY LISTENING TO 🎧
Milhaud, String Quartet No. 1
☁️ DREAM REPERTOIRE ☁️
Piazzolla, Estaciones Porteñas (a.k.a. The Four Seasons)
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