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Tuesday, 17 June 2008

ABC Wednesday - V

I'm posting this early as it's easier than trying to log on first thing from work to do it!

V
is for violin - this is my violin from when I was a teenager and having lessons from an irascible old Irish man - he informed me repeatedly that at around 16 I was far too old to start learning and that I'd never be any good! Truth is, fiddle Donegal-style is difficult at any age, and extremely painful to innocent bystanders while you're practicing, which my entire family and many household pets can vouch for!

When I left home, one of the things on my "to do list" was find a violin teacher and learn properly - I had hopes of maybe even getting near Grade 8 - but sadly it's still on the list as I haven't had the time or the money to do anything about it. (I think when I left home I thought life was going to be one long round of doing whatever I wanted - I didn't reckon on having to work for a living!)

Now, I think I'm doing my other half a favour by not attempting it - I'm extremely rusty and he doesn't deserve the agony! Besides, I'd have to cut my fingernails... :-)

See more V photos over at Mrs Nesbitt's Place.

13 comments:

Dragonstar said...

Hey, you weren't that bad! Bound to be out of practice now though. One day maybe, when you're rich ....

Petunia said...

Violin is a very beautiful instrument and you have taken some great shots here:)

Petunia's ABC

Aileni said...

The old fiddle is looking good still. Brings back some memories doesn't it.

ellen b. said...

Love your V post the Violin and the story to go with it. I took violin in elemtary school and the teacher asked me not to come back for anymore sessions. I was a bit devastated....

reader Wil said...

Wonderful photos of a wonderful instrument!

Kjerstis Hjørne said...

A very beautiful V-choice you are sharing whit us.

leslie said...

Wonderful choice for today. If you really want to do it, you will find a way, even if you need to buy your "other" half a set of earplugs! lol

Andrée said...

Yes, those jobs are pretty pesky and mess up our real lives. I am trying to not let my job overtake me, tho. It's hard. I hope you get back to it. It's a lovely instrument.

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photowannabe said...

I was going to say the same as Leslie...where there is a will there's a way. I hope someday you ca fulfill your dream.

mrsnesbitt said...

Loved this post!
I remember wanting to learn the baratone. Fortunately for my family I gave it up!

Katney said...

Perhaps it's like a bicycle--you can pick up where you left off without too much pain.

Sadly, my piano learning leaves me with only the ability to give the first note for the choir if the accompanist has not arrived yet.

John said...

Nice shots and wonderful choice!

Granny Smith said...

I also chose violin for my V. I concentrated on my greater family's violin players, though. You have posted beautiful violin photos plus an amusing story to go with them. I'm happy your mother pointed me toward your blog.