08 October 2014

V...

...is for Violin...


...my violin, bought for me by my very generous parents when I was a teenager.  It is an old instrument made in the late 1800s in France at a well known studio which made many instruments some of which now sell for telephone number amounts, I have no idea how much mine is worth and I have no desire to sell.  I started to learn to play at the age of five and had lessons until I finished school.  Since then I have played erratically but always had it with me wherever I lived.  I have recently had it repaired and now that my children are older I am going to join a local orchestra, my first rehearsal will be after half term..........I am both excited and nervous!

16 comments:

  1. It's absolutely beautiful, and how wonderful that you are joining an orchestra, I hope you enjoy it. CJ xx

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  2. A lovely instrument - enjoy yourself with the orchestra. My son has his first accordion lesson last night. He will be trying out various instruments this year before choosing one next year.

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  3. Love that you are joining an orchestra, something just for you. I still haven't thought of my V, hopefully by the end of today I will have come up with something.

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  4. How beautiful and also how wonderful that you are going to join an orchestra - I am sure you will gain a lot of satisfaction from playing. I have never been able to play an instrument but wish that I could!

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  5. Great V and a great picture - have fun at the orchestra

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  6. Wow! So glad you decided to pick it up and play it once again. I've always loved the sound of the violin, hopefully, my daughter will learn how to play :) #alphabetphoto.

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  7. I learnt an instrument when I was younger but I didn't keep it up. Occasionally when I pass the music shop in our town and see a Clarinet sitting there I do wonder whether I would still be able to get a note out of one or whether it would be just a lot of hot air. Good luck with the Orchestra I'm sure you will both enjoy and love it.

    Mitzi

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  8. Good for you finding an orchestra to join. My eldest has just joined an orchestra and it's given her renewed enthusiasm to play. Hope you have a good time. #AlphabetPhoto

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  9. What an awesome gig! Joining an orchestra is awesome. I am always in awe when I am watching them play in TV! Goodluck and have fun =) #alphabetphoto

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  10. Wow, good for you. I don't play an instrument, unfortunately. Must be so special to have had the violin since childhood. xxx

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  11. Joining an orchestra, that's wonderful!

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  12. Beautiful. I played until I was fourteen and then in a moment of teenage rebellion stopped going to my lessons. I have always regretted it. Good luck with the orchestra x #alphabetphoto

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  13. What a beautiful instrment. Good luck with the orchestra... What fun!

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  14. It's a beautiful instrument and captured so well in this photo!

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  15. What a beautiful instrument. I have a French cello from the same time period but haven't played it for years now. I have thought about selling it to free up some cash but I am quite sentimental about it. Enjoy the orchestra! x

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  16. How exciting for you! What a beautiful instrument, I hope you will enjoy getting better reacquainted in the coming months. xo

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