For the last week, my daughter and I have been participating in a strings camp (she on the violin and I on the cello), and tonight is our finale concert. It’s been a tremendous amount of work but a roughly equal amount of fun.
Yesterday, during the 433rd play through of the most challenging song in our lineup, there was a moment where we were all completely in sync. The difficult rhythm came together, and something magic happened. I don’t know about anybody else, but I felt relaxed, calm and totally in the moment. Although it’s a fast tempo piece, I felt like I had all the time in the world to make each bow stroke.
The magic lasted only a few lines, but it made me want more. If I wanted to play well before, I want to strive even harder now. I want to be able to slide into that little magic zone as often as possible, whether I’m playing alone or in group. I’m hooked.
In honor of the end of strings camp and that magic moment, I want to share a cellist that inspires me. Everything he does with his music is magic:
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I can totally see why you get inspired by this. Totally amazing, really no other words for it. Thanks for sharing this 😀
He is brilliant. The other thing I love is how joyfully he plays.
I wish I could play an instrument. Sadly however I can’t even handle a triangle or Guitar Hero plastic controller.
I highly recommend air drums or air guitar. You can play them anywhere without disturbing folks. And the instruments are free. 😀
Seriously though, it’s never too late to learn. If you have an interest in any type of instrument, go for it. Even if you aren’t able to take formal lessons or don’t want to, there are tons of resources online. Instruments like violin, cello and viola are best learned with an instructor (in my opinion) but lots of instruments can be learned on your own.