The Scratchy Violinyst: After Ten Hours

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23 Sep 02016 | 52 views | 4 minutes of your time

Enough to learn to play a few rudimentary songs…

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Miss C, needing to practice for twenty! whole! minutes! on her piano, is off on her own tickling the keys for variable-minute segments of quasi-quality practice from inside the office where the piano now lives. These short stints of focused repetition of her music is punctuated by a short pause, wherein she traipses out to the living room to ask, “has it been twenty minutes yet?” This is followed by a sigh and a grumbling return to the keyboard when it is revealed that, no, it’s only been eleven minutes, go finish your practice! On the other hand, her father picks up his (still newish and novel) violin and retreats to the basement. There he opens a computer, his phone, and two music books onto various surfaces. Violin propped to his shoulder he promptly loses track of the time for nearly two hours as he tries to get some random music he downloaded from the internet to sound vaguely how it should actually sound. There is something to be said for impassioned curiosity to succeed, I guess.

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The Scratchy Violinyst: Just A Few Days In Report

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16 Sep 02016 | 57 views | 3 minutes of your time

The thing I discovered about my first thirty minutes of structured instruction…

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