Hi just a little question!
I did not want to mentioned again the word "sport" in my title because I'm sure I'll would have got my two legs broken tomorrow while getting out of my house for all the discussions I made here considering the violin like a... sport (can't avoid the word here...)
But, I had a though this afternoon that made me realize many things... I just came back from a not to bad rehearsal (considering how busy I am with school these days...) and while driving though that what I considered nice bot not extraordinairy was actually extraordinairy for someone that is not even able to catch/throw a ball correctly, who's physical teachers has always said to my parents that I lacked body coordination, who's not able to climb a mountain fast because I miss balance, not able to roll on myself in a swimming pool or do gymnastics at school because I don't feel my body in the space, who's brother and have a diagnostic serious coordination problem (In our family, it is genetic but my brother was by far the worst)...
I don't want to comlpain because I am able to do all my daily stuff ok but for complex tasks like violin, I've always had to work much much harder that everyone to succed to be equal. At least, for now, we can say that these crazy practices ( I don't have much time but I mean the amount of practice necessary per action) worked but I am so afraid that it will not be possible to get better one day! That's call the natural selection! (like Darwin told) I don't want to be naturally eliminated (to play certain works eventually) because of this!
However, I was just curious to know if you have a good hand-eye coordination in other tasks like sports, dance whatever...
Are they some like me? Is it possible by hard training to be good in something very complex like violin but terrible in simpler things (like throwing a ball...). Mentally it is possible to be very bright in some things and totally stupid in others (I heard Einshtein was like this... don't know if it is true) but is it possible in complex hand-eye coordination stuff (or hand only for those who play their eyes shot)
By the way, I have never been able to play with my eyes shut, is this a sign that I lack coordination? I also dislike it so maybe I'm just not trained for this? My teacher said that in Russia, because of electrical problems... they often had to play in the dark or with candles etc. She said that it helped her to develop her "feel" of the instrument! Should I play in the dark? I am afraid to scrap my nice violin (if I hit it violently with the bow because I don't see anything!)
So just curious to know about the average eye-hand coordination of people here + knowing if you know some students that were not able to pass to higher levels because of this! I hope that no... but be honnest!
Have a nice day!
as always I enjoy so much your comments and no response is silly ennough for me, you know me... lol :)
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