So! I took my violin down the stairs and was heading towards the bus stop. It was freezing, the wind was so strong that I thought ill fly away with the violin -- which once again, has added amazement to the fact how light the fiddle is.
I timed my trip exactly, so that I won't have to keep my violin in these kinds of circumstances. I quickly sat into the bus.. While I was half way to the school, I noticed lightning. There was no sound and no rain or snow whatsoever. I soon realized that it was just a trolley bus, riding through the frozen electric line.
I reached the school 30 minutes early, on purpose, to let the fiddle adjust -- I don't want my violin to crack suddenly. Once it was time, I was walking down the corridor towards the class, already from there was heard a fantastic violin sound. Although it was just twinkle twinkle little star, I was baffled how amazing the violin sounds live. Once the violinists stopped playing, I entered the class -- soon after she had to leave because it was my turn ;)
I took the violin out like my teacher told me, in fear that it will sound awful or the teacher won't like it at all..He compared the bridge to his, drew the corresponding lines on it and cut the holes. He did just well even without the proper instruments. The bridge was set and everything was alright and in tune. It did take some.. 'luthier' work for the gap between the fingerboard and strings to be correct on the G and D strings.
While he was doing that, it took me 15 minutes to apply the rosin to the bow. In the end result, I was amazed. The sound the violin emitted was awesome and the bow was also just perfect (aside from the fact that you cannot loosen it as much as it's supposed to be). My first lesson ended with me playing for an hour. I have to admit, it is hard to do all these many things simultaneously. Right now, I'm home and happy to have such a wonderful teacher, as well as the violin.
I just wanted to share my experiences with everybody :)
ps: I'm the luckiest guy on earth! :P
pps: He told me a story of a 5 year old violinist not wanting to learn violin anymore because my teacher didn't turn out to be Alexander Ryubak < however you spell that.
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