Thursday, June 20, 2013

Think of Me

Mac and I had our violin lessons with fab teacher Jennifer today. I got a sticker on the Seitz Concerto No. 5 in D Major, Op. 22, 1st Mvt. To be honest, I did not give a perfect performance of said concerto, but Jennifer said, "I think it's sticker worthy."

Bam! I'll take it!

After that, I learned something. I learned that Mac is ready for a 16th size violin. I also learned that the problem with him playing the 32nd at this point is that his fingers are crowded on the fingerboard, which may cause him to get in the habit of playing out of tune. We can agree that's not the greatest idea. Let's keep that kid playing Twinkle in tune. Let's make it our #1 priority. I'm trading in the 32nd size tomorrow for the 16th. "You'll be so happy with the 16th," she told Mac. "The sound is so much better." That's the third thing I learned.


mm said...

My friend J's daughter also plays for Jen, as you know. They recently returned from House of Note with a new violin. You're next lesson might be saving money... I hear they're supes expensive.

Indiana Rock on a California Roll said...

What I don't get is, are Mac's hands a 1/16 the size of an adult's hands? Surely they're bigger than that. But, what do I know? #Kids. #TheyAreAmazinglySmall. #AndYetMighty

KC said...

mm, I had a trade-in, so I got my new violin for 150 dollars. Not nothing, but not the 675 full price ticket, either.

I was prompted to learn another new thing in response to Ros's question. It turns out the fractional sizes actually have nothing to do with anything. It's just the violin world's way of saying full size, almost full size, not full size, really not full size, even smaller, etc. Weird!

Sarah Gardner said...

I find it so interesting to learn about kids playing violins. I never knew anyone who played one growing up, then I moved to Bloomington and there are kids playing violin all around me. So cool.

LH said...

We have an old violin that belonged to Husbandman's dad. Maybe I'll take some lessons?