September 10, 2009 at 7:55 AM
One nice thing about taking an extended break from the violin is that you have the opportunity to reinvent yourself when you return. I, for instance, have decided to become a jazz violinist. I smoke three packs a day to encourage a raspy, throaty sound, and I drink like I'm trying to forget all the years lost in a doomed classical relationship. I'll make a couple of recordings of my ideas, and when I'm dead, someone can steal them and make a fortune (in the age old tradition of the blues musician).
I jest, I jest. But playing jazz sure is nice for a change.
I close with another photo of my summer ramblings. Enjoy.
Oh Emily, I almost believed it until I reached the end. Very effective technique! Love your photo as always.
I would never take a break from violin playing. I brought a $50 chinese violin on a camping trip once.
I'm not always a violinist; sometimes my breaks last a long, long time. But I can't help but be an artist, in one form or another.
Thank you Yixi!
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