im 18 and i've always had a "attraction" towards music, its as if... you know... sensing the notes instead of just hearing them..
but I was never encouraged as a child to take up any instruments by my parents and right now im very furious about this but there is nothing I can do, I was taught to play very average and mundane songs on keyboard when I was young but thats it. however even though I never took up an instrument, I would always "play on my imaginary instrument" as I listened to different songs.. I would play guitar solos, pianos, drums, and all sorts of things on the air every movement led by the notes and above all when I was a child I noticed that I can "anticipate" the next note before hearing it by going with the 'feeling' of the piece.
anyway unfortunately I wasnt taught any instruments academically, but I have to explain one important thing (which I think helps in the question) I started working with the computer when I was like 5. I learned to fast type at 5.5. right now I can type on the keyboard with a speed of 150-170 on pieces that I havent practiced, I explain this because I've read in many places that ' children develop muscles and nerves to help them play different instruments if they start soon '
so back to the subject, 2.5 weeks ago for the first time ever after a lifetime(yes..), I heard this beautiful instrument called 'violin'. it was a set piece of paganini, I dont even remember who was the person playing it. all I remember is the very first note "sparked" something inside of me. I was staring, unable to breath, unable to swallow, completely mesmerized by the sound that came out of this instrument.. everything from the Piercing and Graceful high notes to the Grounding and Caressing low notes moved me. it was as if everything about this instrument was engraved something deep within me and each sound that came out of the instrument would resonate within my entire being.
I bought an electric violin 2 weeks ago (yes I made a mistake and bought an electric without even knowing that I have to get an acoustic..)
I managed to get lessons with one of the best teachers of classical music in my country (not a very good country but im getting out in 4 months so..)
so far i've managed to finish 2 books with the teacher being pleased that it was done completely right. and I've memorized 2 music theory books and got a maximum grade (not official just a test exam), im practicing around 5-8 hours every day atleast and listening to performances and studying theory the rest of the time, also she (my teacher) says Ive developed a almost and soon to be perfect pitch whatever that is (i know its related to identifying the notes but not the complete definition), i can play effortlessly on 3 fingers and trying to master the 4th
anyway, my goal is to become a good soloist and continue the violin professionally. my parents support me (financially and emotionally) and are counting on me to not give it up at all costs since they saw the 'sparkle' in my eyes.
and frankly, im so in love with the instrument and the sound/history/architecture/... everything about it that I'm 100% sure that no matter what difficulties arise, my love for it will crush the cold-feet and fears and keep me on the path.
anyway this is a well known forum for violinists so I wanted to see the opinion of people here.
what do you think? how likely is it that I can achieve my goal? any advices would be more than appreciated and any criticism as long as they are constructive ones are also appreciated.
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