September 2009

Have I found my lost passion?

September 4, 2009 13:45

Hello folks!

I spent 1.5 months wondering and pondering about my life with the violin. I'm a violin student for about 2 years and recently lost the passion i was feeling for the violin.

I don't know exactly what happened. Several things in my life became different. My job became different, changed focus; my mind became different; and my violin remained in it's case in the shelf, untouched.

About 2-3 weeks ago i became very ill. Could not get up from bed for 2 days, and i had to stay home for about 10 days. My mind suffered, and i was on the edge of depression. It was a very very nasty feeling.

I'm now completely healed from the illness, but my mind is still recovering from everything.

Yesterday, i think i've found some of my lost violin passion. I took for the first time after my illness the violin from it's case, and was playing the F. Seitz Concerto No. 5, 1st and 3rd movements. They are very fun pieces, but they were not that fun anymore.

The thing that recovered the emptyness of my heart was a J. S. Bach piece. The Prelude from the Suite N. 1 BWV 1007 (for Cello Solo in G-Major Scale, but transposed to violin, in D-Major Scale).

That was (is) incredible! I am even doing my scales again! And i am loving the violin again! (I thought seriously in selling my violin back then).

I really really hope it does not happen again. I don't know if i'll be able to handle.

I don't have violin classes since july, and I don't know if my violin teacher will be able to continue teaching me. He will be travelling worldwide with his orchestra until the end of october, and  I need to improve...

Please, can anyone suggest some study path to me? I'm studying the 9th and 10th exercises in Kayser Etudes and the Seitz 5th concertos 1st and 3rd movements from the Suzuki 4th book. I have the Basics and Practice books by Simon Fischer, and both volumes of 'Art of violin Playing' from Carl Flesch (and his book of scales). I have lots and lots of etudes from different authors too, Kayser is the one i'm on at the moment.

My many many thanks!

Erick

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