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Joshua Iyer

Bonding with my Violin

June 10, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Note: This entry is a bit more of a personal rant for my future self to read. However, I still think you may be able to agree with me on some points. Or you can think I'm weird. I think I'm weird... Anyways, here's my post. (I wrote it last night; I'm just posting it this morning so that I don't have two entries on the same day. Personal preference.)

My violin, Amber, as you may or may not know, has now become my favorite thing ever. This started last year, when I first started uploading on (or maybe it was a bit earlier… I think February 2012?) Anyways, ever since, we have truly begun to bond, but I think we could become ‘closer’. It’s sort of awkward to talk about, but when you really think about it, it’s not. Many people here on (or people I talked with when I was finding my violin) talked about finding the quality and sound that you like best. It’s like Laurie mentioned in one of her posts – the violin is like a Harry Potter wand. The violin chooses the player. I think that definitely resonates close to me. ?

Last night, I worked on a piece of music for a soundtrack I’m beginning (see link below). As I did in the very first piece (which is what I worked on yesterday), I used my violin. You may have to listen closely, but it’s there. This is what I plan to do not only in the recording of the soundtrack for this summer, but also way in the future. I want to play within the orchestra of my movie soundtracks for official cinema that will hopefully be made decades into the future. I don’t have to worry about that now, but that’s why I want to take my violin everywhere I go (i.e. to collage, my new home, when I’m composing, work before composer, etc.). In other words, I want to keep my violin – THIS violin – forever. (But doesn’t everybody?) That’s really how special I think my violin is to me. Although it doesn’t quite seem like it (because I don’t always find time to practice every day and at times I can get very frustrated when I can’t play something), at the end of the day, Amber is a really special friend who will be mine forever, and who I will be able to keep, like the Doctor keeps his TARDIS and bonds with her. I want to use my violin as much as I can, whether it be playing in orchestra, classical music, or music I wrote. I want to record as much music as I can now, so I’m ready for the future. Basically, I want to be inseparable with my instrument. That will become much easier once I get to collage. I want to keep playing, way beyond. I want to stay inspired as I am now. And I’m sure I’ll have no problem getting that done.

Sorry if this post is a little weird… I think I’m writing it more for my future self to look back on and reflect, and feel better. Thanks for bearing with me, though, on my personal journey to finding my violin.

Check out my new Doctor Who score! I think I'm going to call this playlist (or the process of putting it together): "Bonding with my Violin [Amber] through Composition and the Doctor". And when it's listened to by others or me in the future (like right now, Future Self!), it will hopefully help me and you to remember all of this about this amazing musical instrument: the violin.

From Julianne Heinen
Posted on June 10, 2013 at 2:53 PM
I don't think it's weird at all, or if it is weird, then it's a good weird. Thanks for sharing, and I bet more people than you may realize will feel the same way about their violins. I enjoyed reading your post and I hope your future self will enjoy reading it some day.
From Joshua Iyer
Posted on June 10, 2013 at 11:02 PM
Thank you! I'm directing it to my future self because I want my future self to care as much as I do, which will probably happen on its own, anyway. Maybe when I get to collage, I'll truly find some people who feel the same way as I do. I'm just not getting that vibe now in high school.

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