Thank You, Thank You Very Much . . .

January 27, 2005 at 02:04 AM · Hello everyone. I'm sure this kind of post has been put up before, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to do it again, if it has.

So many of you put such hard work into bringing beauty and joy to the world through musical expression with very little acclaim or praise. I know it's not really about that, but what could it hurt for us to spread a little gratitude around.

So, I'd like to start a gratitude chain. Lets keep it to one "thanks" per entry, and the person/or group of people to whom the thanks is directed could be the next to respond. Okay?

Here goes: I am grateful to those of you violinists who worked your tails off in college put yourselves through difficult auditions and work other jobs in order to scratch out an existence playing in an orchestra. May the perfect legato bows and sparkling spicatto you have developed and share with the world be the jewels that brighten your life. Thank You.

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January 27, 2005 at 03:43 AM · This is a nice idea.

I want to thank those mentors of mine that are incredible performers in their own right, but see the importance of passing on their knowledge and experience to a younger generation so we can continue their legacy.


January 27, 2005 at 07:56 AM · I would like to thank Scott Proman for making my sides hurt.

January 27, 2005 at 10:40 AM · I would like to thank the heavies I rang up for making Scott Promans sides hurt teehee

OK back to the original line of responses -

Thanks to the great teachers I have had, and my students who practice every day, I salute you

January 27, 2005 at 01:24 PM · i want to thank my fellow members of youth orchestras around the world, who make playing in these orchestras such a fun, enjoyable and rewarding experience. Thanks.

January 27, 2005 at 04:19 PM · I'd like to thank the community of members for providing a nice little safe haven when the going gets tough.

January 27, 2005 at 05:44 PM · Thank you to all the people (stand partners, conductors, friends, composers,...) who make orchestra so much fun.

January 27, 2005 at 05:55 PM · Thank you to everyone who wears the proud title of "Amateur". Without the wonderful people who support, listen, and play for the love of music, our industry and our life's work would soon become extinct.

January 27, 2005 at 11:36 PM · Greetings,

I wuld like to thank Mattias and AI for instantly recognizing they can help others by making Dounis Daily Dozen freely available through violnist.commie. that is what this placee is really about.

I may adopt Absolutely Insane on the assumption that using the same potty as Mattias is acceptable,



January 29, 2005 at 06:51 AM · Once again, I will thank all the violinists who played Bach for me when I was so terribly depressed.

January 29, 2005 at 06:23 PM · Thank you to the wonderful teachers who have encouraged me this past year. There's been a lot of change and a lot of self-discovery in my playing, which without the encouragement and support of my teachers, I know would not have happened.

January 29, 2005 at 06:28 PM · I'd like to thank and recognise the local players who have inspired me over the years, some of them classical and some of them folk fiddlers: Beth Blackerby, Wallace DePue, Isla Ross, Danny Levin, Darcy deVille, Tosca String Quartet, Mike Fizzell, Laurie Scott Young and especially my dear colleagues Valerie Graves and Elizabeth Warren (also Terry Muir, a cellist). You folks have made a huge difference in my struggle to become a better player. Lots of love and best wishes to all of you.

January 30, 2005 at 05:46 AM · I thank Scott for encouraging me to try the Bach S&P and Buri for encouraging me to try the Daily Dozen. You have saved me from being the victim of my own self-doubts.

I also thank the generous benefactor who has given me copies of some wonderful mp3s and DVDs.

January 30, 2005 at 09:53 AM · Greetings,

its a Swedish thing about nature I think.



January 30, 2005 at 06:59 PM · Thank you to each and everyone of you on for being who you are and providing all of us unique yet valuable advice and experience.


January 30, 2005 at 07:44 PM · Thanks to all accompanists who have sparked my imagination.

January 30, 2005 at 08:18 PM · Someones having trouble deciding if they are a wizard or if they are snoop dogs bad rap apprentice...

January 30, 2005 at 11:46 PM · LLLLOOOOOOOOOOLLLLL!!!!! Welcome, Harry!

Nate, it appears that you have a friend!

January 30, 2005 at 11:52 PM · But does one give thanks for his presence or absence?

January 30, 2005 at 11:54 PM · I would like to thank Stephen Brivati for his years of contributing an extensive amount of wonderful information and help toward others on violin technique.

January 31, 2005 at 01:46 AM · awwww buri! cmon he wasnt offensive..haha....i personally know this person posting by "harry potter" me, this is a very talented violinist :)...and everything they wrote is true...LOL

and they really didnt deserve the demerits...haha

January 31, 2005 at 02:06 AM · Greetings,

Erika I didn`t find him particularly offfensive or worthy of demerits. I just think he should have spent a little more time in the Headstart Program before heading out into the world,



January 31, 2005 at 02:11 AM · lol buri...

anyways guys, i think nate should decide if harry deserves the demerits or praise...hahahhaha

January 31, 2005 at 02:34 AM · I thank to all those persons (great musicians, teachers, audiences, collegues, etc) who one way or the other have inspired musicians to keep this wonderful world of music alive!

January 31, 2005 at 04:06 AM · I thank G-d for my deep love to music. I thank my parents who always encoraged me to play, who kept a big patience while I bothered them with my annoying exercises coming from my room. I thank my teachers, especially my first one, who taught me during 12 years.

And especially I thank you all from this board, and those, who created God bless you all.

January 31, 2005 at 06:01 AM · I thank Buri for his sense of humor.

I thank my father for starting me on violin lessons (against my mother's wishes) and buying me a good violin even though we didn't have much money.

I thank everyone on this site for making it a great place to hang out.

January 31, 2005 at 07:16 PM · Thanks you so much to the people organizing this years Regional Auditions for rescheduling the auditions because we got stuck 50 miles away from the audition site.

January 31, 2005 at 07:55 PM · A huge Thank you to all of the VIOLISTS that frequent the board!

February 1, 2005 at 01:44 AM · Greetings,

thanks to Bob for mentioning that.

Er, why?



February 4, 2005 at 01:37 AM · Great party Erika eh ? :)

February 4, 2005 at 03:25 AM · I want to thank you all who continue to convince me to practice and learn. Your collective energy and dedication surrounding the fiddle and its infinite intricaces, spurs me to struggle thru my late adult newbie clumsiness.

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