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Jose Correia

I did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 23, 2009 at 3:33 PM

So during my lesson my teacher was demonstrating something on my violin and when she finished she told me tha my strings were too hard, when I told her that i have been using them since last year she was like ok... and then when she found out(I told her) that my A D and G strings were the same strings that came with my violinshe freaked out and she was like OH MY GOD they put those strings to say they are selling a violin with strings but those strings are horrible so she told me I should change the strings .

So last night I took ut my violin an started the process of changing the strings, I had only seen my previous teacher doing it once so at first I was doubting, but hen I though tthat even if I break them I would learn from the experience so in the end I DID IT so i have a violin with new strings that sounds better  and its easier to play on  it and i have gained more knowledege on tuning and changing strings.

From Fernando Almeida
Posted on July 23, 2009 at 5:29 PM

Congratulations, Jose!

I also remember the first time I changed my violin's strings. Differently than you, though, I didn't really know what I was doing and if I were doing it properly, but I somehow managed it.

It's so important to know how to do those things so you can be a bit more independent.

From Jose Correia
Posted on July 23, 2009 at 10:18 PM
Your right now I feel more independent it feels great to be able to tune your instrument and change its strings without your teacher
From Anne-Marie Proulx
Posted on July 24, 2009 at 9:55 PM

Hi, the first times, I have broken a few E's...  I always remained scared of putting tension on the E because it cracks a little... but now my maker showed me and I have the good method. Still, I hope that I will never have one explode in my face while changing and don't look directly over it when I do it for this reason!!!  


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