I haven't posted a blog on here in a long while.......not sure anyone would even remember me, but....what the heck.
I've been keeping up with the practice as much as I possibly can. I'm just as hooked on this passion as when I first started out....it hasn't diminished for me at all. I like to think that I'm getting better at this, but still a long way to go. It's been just over 6 years since I started....so how good could I possibly be anyway ?
These past few months I've had all sorts of opportunities to play for folks. At my church we have 4 praise groups and I'm in one of them. We take turns and each get an opportunity to do worship once a month....occasionally filling in when one of the others can't make it for some reason or other. This Christmas season has been especially fun ! I played for the Christmas cantata....really enjoyed getting together at practices with the group and had great fun at the performance as well. The music was easy enough to play that I wasn't very nervous for a change. There were a few places I had to shift....anytime I do that is a risk....haha.....most times I get it, but if I'm really nervous I can flub it up......but I actually connected quite well and played through nicely. Felt real good !
I was able to go to the Christmas Eve service for the first time in over 20 years ! My husband's family gets together that night so that's where we'd go instead. My teacher and I played violin along with the piano as folks were filing in and we had a special duet during the service "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring"....and we played along with all the hymns as well. I had a GREAT time and loved every minute of it ! It was also our turn to do worship today and next sunday we're doing the Cantata for the service as the weather was lousy the night we performed and a lot of people didn't get to come.
Lots and Lots of opportunities to play ! I may have finally gotten over the crippling nervousness with all this playing ! I sure hope so ! It's great to just get up there and play without that bother !
Enough rambling I guess. Just wanted to pop in and update my blog. I don't blab on here often enough to get to know anyone here at all....just hope maybe someone or two would be interested in reading about a hackers journey on the violin...haha...
More entries: April 2008
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