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Violin vs. Viola in the world of a 10-year old.

April 18, 2007 at 6:58 PM

I have never written a blog before, but felt like this was worthy.

I had a very funny conversation with one of my students the other day. He is 10 years old. It went like this...

Conversation with student...

Student: I don't want to play this song, there are too many high notes.

Me: If you don't like the high notes of the violin, you should play a different instrument.

Student: Like what? I like violin, just not the high notes.

Me: You could play viola.

Student: No, that sounds boring.

Me: The instrument's name sounds boring?

Student: Yes, vi-ol-a, that's boring. I don't want to play that instrument, it sounds stupid, I'll stick with violin, even if I have to play high notes.

Me: Laugh...ok, violin then.

Moral of the story...

If a student complains about not wanting to play a certain song, just threaten them with the viola, the student will rise to the occasion.

From Allan Speers
Posted on April 19, 2007 at 2:33 AM
Too funny.

I knew the viola was good for something. (g)

BTW: What do you do when viola students refuse to play a piece, threaten them with bagpipes?

From Armand All├ęgre
Posted on April 19, 2007 at 3:28 AM
I shudder to think what bagpipe students get threatened with.
From Hope Paolotto
Posted on April 19, 2007 at 6:03 PM
Bagpipe students get threatened with Tuba! Now that's a boring instrument.

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