I must spend more time thinking about my violin than I realized. I rarely remember my dreams but last night I dreamed about the new bridge my luthier made for my instrument. The violin in my dream had two sets of strings, one set on top of the other, and the winding kept coming off one of them.
I can't be the only one with violin dreams, what are yours?
Perhaps it was a viola d'amore calling out to you from the subliminal space. I almost never dream, but I've had a couple since my father passed away where we're listening to music together - pretty nice.
viola d'amore? Toddling over to Google to distract myself from work and check this out :-)
Arnold Steinhardt had violin dreams too. :)
I’ve had several. Each one involves damage occuring to the violin via some type of accident
I have had several over my life time, and I suspect I have "violin dreams" quite often without remembering them, as our brains tend to recompose an alternate reality based on recent events.
The Hardanger fiddle is pretty cool! That isn't my preferred style of music but the effect of the additional strings is interesting.
I had one the other night - a viola dream, anyway. I was traveling somewhere on a plane (haven't done that in a while...) and had my viola with me. When I got off the plane I realized I'd forgotten the instrument on the plane. So, I tried to go back to retrieve it, and it was increasingly difficult. First was the narrow spiral staircase to climb back into the plane, then there wasn't an aisle, just solid seats I had to climb over... then the alarm went off and I woke up - never to have made it back to my row where the viola was. Yikes!
And you didn't pick up a genuine Strad violin on the way as a sort of compensation? What kind of a rotten dream is THIS?
Before I started playing (quite late in life) I had intense violin dreams starting in my teens. I was always just coming on stage to perform as part of an ensemble with an important solo. In some dreams I was panicking, not knowing my part. In one version when we stated to play it all magically came together and was perfect, in the other iteration of the same dream I was frozen and disaster ensued. The other other violin dream just consisted of me playing for myself, content and happy that I could play. All my violin dreams stopped the moment I finally picked up a violin and drew the bow across the strings for the first time.
@Arnie Exactly haha
Anyone got the time and brains to write a parody of the Nightmare Song from Iolanthe?
Not mine, but reported from a VPO violinist.
I've had the same recurring dream (or better, nightmare) throughout my life. I'm onstage ready to play a concert (usually in a quartet or anyway a chamber group) and I'm first violin.
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