I'm falling in love all over again with my viola. I really want to come up with a name, but no words come to mind. After all, it's music not words.
So yes. The sound is amazing, and it resonates for such a long time. If something touches it, a hollow sound of strings vibrates through the room.My teacher commented on how lovely my strings were. It was a fairly expensive $600 instrument. But my brother used and rented it for so long, that we could buy it. It's soft and light, and shiny. ~Sigh~
What disheartens me is that almost no one has heard of the viola. The main melodies and tunes are written for violins, when in history, the viola was first. I look up all my favourite songs online and they only come for violins. Of course, I could translate violin music to viola easily, but I can't play some notes that are super high on the E string, and besides, I don't want to go through all the trouble.
Anyways. In Orchestra, my teacher is biased towards violins, being a violin herself. She went to Julliard and studied the violin, even though she knew how to play cello, bass and viola, and piano. So you can see why she's pick violins.
She has this group, this group of popular, skinny, pretty-looking violins that she favours over the rest. Some have private training and are very good. Of course, there a bunch of other instruments who have private training but don't get the special treatment.
On the winter holiday/Veterans day celebration we had, my teacher and her group of violins were playing carols outside the auditorium. She didn't even ask anyone else if they would like to play!
But, I respect my teacher for being such a good teacher and for being the best. She's funny, sarcastic, and motherly, and so patient, I get mad at her sometimes. Haha.
Want to help me with a name for my viola?
I HAVE MOVED!
3 years ago