May 22, 2012 at 1:39 AMSo this Saturday, I am supposed to solo at my graduation ceremony. (graduating from high school!) Anyway, so it is an outdoor graduation, and it is HOT. (Georgia heat, haha)And I must admit, I am quite worried about my instrument. What do you think is the temperature I have to worry about my instrument? I would not be so worried if I could play a cheaper instrument, but I really need the familiarity and ease of motion on my instrument in order to pull off this solo.
Please give me your opinions about playing outside, thanks!
From Tom HolzmanGood luck! I am assuming you are playing something you know by heart so you don't need sheet music. If you do need sheet music, make sure to have some clothes pins to hold it to the stand so the wind does not blow it closed or off the stand. The main challenge, I think, given your description, is that the violin and strings will need to adjust to the heat. I would get there early, so that you have time to do that. Otherwise, you may have problems with strings not staying in tune. Others who have played outdoors may have other suggestions.
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