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V.com weekend vote: Did any of your New Year's resolutions involve the violin?

The Weekend Vote

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Published: January 3, 2015 at 4:21 AM [UTC]

When two of my young students walked in today for a lesson, their mother announced with convincing drama, "They've practiced every day this year!"

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I was quite impressed, until I realized -- this year is only a few days old!

But why not give it a good start, why not make a practice resolution? A few days down, just 360+ to go, we can do this!

How about you, did you have any violin-related resolutions this year?


From Paul Deck
Posted on January 3, 2015 at 4:29 AM
This is turning out to be a "low-resolution" weekend vote. VGA at best.

Oh .. only three votes have been cast. In that case, let's see if things come into sharper focus!

From Bart Meijer
Posted on January 3, 2015 at 6:56 AM
"Practise with joy, attention and patience"
From Trevor Jennings
Posted on January 3, 2015 at 2:42 PM
I've long considered it not very appropriate to make New Year's resolutions at my age, whether involving the violin or anything else!

However, goals are more important than date-driven resolutions, so I intend to continue pursuing the specific music goals I've set up in the last couple of years.

From marjory lange
Posted on January 3, 2015 at 2:49 PM
Promise, yes. Resolution, no.
From 173.48.207.69
Posted on January 3, 2015 at 2:54 PM
My "resolutions," such as they are, involve keeping on doing the things that I'm doing that I like/are working, and tweaking the systems that aren't working so well. That's an ongoing, round-the-year process. I appreciate the New Year's reminder to take inventory, but it's not a lot bigger than that.
From Karen Allendoerfer
Posted on January 3, 2015 at 2:59 PM
My "resolutions," such as they are, involve keeping on doing the things that I'm doing that I like/are working, and tweaking the systems that aren't working so well. That's an ongoing, round-the-year process. I appreciate the New Year's reminder to take inventory, but it's not a lot bigger than that.

(sorry for the duplicate post, forgot to log in)

From 193.150.11.80
Posted on January 3, 2015 at 4:13 PM
Mine are (1) to think more

and (2) to practice less.

From 109.190.61.242
Posted on January 4, 2015 at 1:39 PM
My resolution started yesterday, as I ordered Carl Flech's ScaleSystem for Viola (sorry for the viola. it's just so smooth <3)

After the Hanon's Exercices for Piano, this will be the perfect torture for my lazy fingers <3

Happy New Year everyone !

From William Knauth
Posted on January 4, 2015 at 2:01 PM
3 of mine are playing the Sibelius really well in a few competitions, putting on my own full length recital, and making a recording of a Bach Partita.

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