It was a huge part of my life. I started playing when I was seven and continued with it until I left for college.
It’s been a little over a year since I’ve played it and I missed it so much. Which surprises me.
I was never really dedicated to it. I hardly ever practice and I didn’t take private lessons. Which is one of the biggest regrets in my life. Not to sound conceited or anything but I would have been really good if I had put some effort into honing my skills. I was always in the top orchestras and told I did really well and that was without practice. Sometimes I think about what I could have been if I put some dedication into it.
I remember once my first year we were given a piece to practice that we were going to play for our Principal at our next lesson. It was a challenging piece for our level. No one practiced it. They all sounded like shit. I was the only one that was able to play the piece. It cause our teacher to go into a tirade about how we needed to practice. He kept bringing up the fact that I had practiced and could play the piece. I hadn’t practiced. I lied when I said I did. It was just that the violin came easily to me and I didn’t see the need to practice. I think my teacher’s reprimand that first year is why I never really put much effort into my talent. I was told I was really good and was able to fool my teacher into thinking I spent hours practicing when in reality I spent like five minutes sight reading the piece.
I sometimes consider joining my university’s orchestra but I know I would hate it. I hated most of the music that I played in orchestra. In high school we had this even called Pasta and Pops. It was our biggest annual fundraiser. It was the whole music department. People paid to eat pasta while we played popular music. It was awesome. We got to play music from some of our favorite musicians, we played scores from movies, we even played songs from musicals. It was the most fun I’ve ever had playing my violin. Unfortunately that kind of music is not challenging at all. It’s really easy to learn and prefect. However it’s my favorite.
I think I’m going to go to the music store soon and get sheet music from some of my favorite movies/musicians. While it’ll be easy for me to play at least I’ll be playing my violin again.
I watched this movie early today and it’s so good. It’s like a really dark, intense episode of Gossip Girl. It’s what Gossip Girl would be if Sofia Coppola wrote it. It even stars Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford.
It’s a bout a 17 year old drug deal on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It’s based off of a book written by a 17 year old of the same title. I just started started reading it.