So, last year when I offered to do the bowings for the first violin section of the community orchestra I play in, it led to a new learning experience: I'm the concertmaster.
I don't have a lot of previous experience in this role, but I feel that it is helping me grow as a violinist.
My most recent challenge is tuning. I get up there on the podium and it is hard to get the orchestra's attention. I'm short and I can't whistle. Out of consideration for my bow, I don't want to bang it on the stand (at least not too hard). Maybe if they get used to seeing me up there it will get better. But last week it was kind of a zoo.
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