Why do people play the violin? After quitting the violin after 8 years, I felt as thought I had completely and utterly wasted my time with the instrument, which led me to pose the question as to why do people play the violin at all? And why did I start playing the violin? Even though I could become a professional musician if I wanted to, there is not a moment in my life when I was as happy as when I quit the violin. I absolutely hated having to go through the physical labor of practicing only to feel as though I wish I was playing another instrument (And even if I did switch instruments, I would want to switch again and again, because I am not a person who can express themselves through only one median with the same instrument over and over again)
Playing the violin is honestly physical labor, because honestly, if one gets good headphones, it truly does not matter whether a person is really holding the instrument in their hand. And even if a person feels as though somehow they must have the violin in their hands, isn't it absolutely terrible to think about that musicians usually just focus on one instrument? It is just so limiting. Imagine an artist who only paints in the color red. Sure it can be nice to paint in red, but it is terrible that that artist limits themselves so much when they could be doing more. And even then, musicians usually simply recite music which is hundreds of years old. If they truly are using music to express themselves, then why do most people simply copy and recite mozarts music for example over and over? It isn't really expressing oneself when you simply redo what someone else made. I really want insight as to why people actually play the violin, because I felt glad when I threw my violin into the garbage.
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