August 26, 2009 at 9:04 PM
I thought I might share this anecdote of mine :) When I was preparing for my grade exam last spring I was getting sooo tired of playing through the same program over and over again and it had gotten to a point of frustration and I didn´t enjoy playing my pieces and at th same time I had my teacher punctuating so much on intonation in Bach A-Minor I was rather fed up. But then I found the perfect solution!
I am a great ABBA fan and know most of their songs by heart and I was brought up with them, So for me the solution was to pop my ABBA CD in the radio and then have fun playing along. Needless to say I soon felt exhilerated and laughed a good deal over the sillynes of playing ABBA, me a serious violin student :-) But it turned out that playing ABBA made me feel restored again and ready to rumble with my pieces. My favourite ABBA song to play is "Mamma Mia" and "Lay all you love on me".
So I´ll be guaranteed to pop ABBA into my radio the next time my violin is driving me mad. So right now me pesonal violin motto is: When playing gets tough, the tough play ABBA!
Love it! : )
I firmly believe that even those who deny liking ABBA, indeed actually do...
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