Hiya, everyone. Newbie here, just old, cranky, hurting, and 49 years after asking parents for a violin I finally found one that I hope can live in the whacko environment with wide ranging temperature, humidity, and bouncing around all of most days that hasn't killed me, yet. Since it is made of the same stuff as the only canoe I've ever owned that does not yet have a hole in it, the violin is probably pretty tough.
Anywho, since I live on the road, regular lessons are not going to be possible. I'm going to be depending on forums for answers to all my questions.
A few years ago I suffered a number of lacerations and fractures in both hands and dain bramage resulting in a coma for 5 days. Therefore, the violin will be rehabilitative therapy for fine motor skills and psychological disfunction. Nothing like killing two birds with one stone.
So, four strikes, but I refuse to be out. I finally got the guts up to just wash my hands and do my first practice this evening. Only took about 20 minutes to get everything together right, but I think it will go much quicker tomorrow. Still need to rig the music stand to fit in the truck, have to play standing up because no convenient place to sit.
Read the instructions and played about 5 minutes, then had to stop due to pain in the bow hand from trying to keep the bow perpendicular to the strings. Then, 20 minutes to get everything put away, but I think it will go much quicker tomorrow.
Holding a pen similar to the bow, I can duplicate the pain from the injury I didn't know I had and follow the motions of playing. I can already feel significantly freer movement without pain.
And that is why I bought a violin once I watched a violinist's hands closely on the internet. I feel quite positive about investing in the new therapy equipment.
Peace and joy,
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