Saturday, February 25, 2012

Violin Recital

A few weeks ago, my violin teacher had a recital for all her students at one of her student's home.  She has sixteen students. Even though she is a violin teacher, she teaches both piano and violin. I am her only violin student. For the recital, I played a piece called Concert in C minor by O. Rieding. while my violin teacher accompanied me on the piano.  Oskar Rieding (1840–1918) was a German violinist who composed many pieces for violin and piano.

I have been playing the violin for 1 year, and I practice everyday.   I practice a little bit during the week, but more on the weekends. It's hard to find time to practice the violin because I also have to practice the piano. The violin is a harder instrument than the piano because it is harder to made a beautiful sound, and to make the violin not sound squeaky.  That is something I still need to work on. I like both instruments equally and can't decide which one I like better.  Soon, I will also start learning to play the viola. The viola looks very similar to a violin, but it is a little bit bigger and has a lower pitched sound.




Do you play an instrument?

If not, what is your favorite instrument to listen to?

12 comments:

  1. Dear Sarah,

    Once again Bravo! I loved watching and listening you play the violin along side your music teacher.

    I really thought you played the violin rather well.
    Is it difficult to place you fingers in the right position while playing the violin.

    No I don't play any musical instrument but if I had the chance I would dearly love to learn how to play the harp.
    I do own a harp but it is a much smaller size harp which sits on your play.

    Once again thank you Sarah your musical post.

    From your pal,
    AA.

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    1. ♬ ♫ ♬Sarah♬ ♫ ♬March 3, 2012 at 9:57 PM

      Dear AA,

      Thank you for leaving me such a lovely comment. It's nice that you have a harp. Do you know any notes on the harp? Would Bianca like to play it also? Is it hard to press the strings on a harp?

      It is difficult to place my fingers on the right note because if you don't put your finger in the exact place, then it won't sound good. I hope you will continue to leave me some comments!

      Sincerely,
      Sarah

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  2. Dear Sarah,
    Great performance!!!
    You improved so much, and you can play so well.
    We all proud of you, that you not only play music but also a good gymnast. You can find time for many different activities and do well in school.
    Love you,
    Grandma Tanya and Grandpa Eugene

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    1. ♬ ♫ ♬Sarah♬ ♫ ♬March 3, 2012 at 9:56 PM

      Dear Grandma Tanya and Grandpa Eugene,

      Thank you so much for taking your time and leaving me such a lovely comment. I have some questions for you:

      Who is your favorite composer and what piece is your favorite?

      What piece is your favorite that I play? I hope you will continue to leave me some lovely comments.

      Sincerely,
      Sarah

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  3. Sarah, I heard you play both the piano and violin this past Saturday. You were fantastic! I can't believe how far you have progressed. I agree, it is very difficult not to have the violin sound squeaky, but practice makes perfect, right?! I can't wait to hear you play the viola too!

    Love,

    Elana

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    1. ♬ ♫ ♬Sarah♬ ♫ ♬March 3, 2012 at 9:56 PM

      Dear Elana,

      Thank you so much for taking your time and leaving me a lovely comment. You are right, practice makes perfect.

      I am going to start the viola in about two weeks. I am very exited. Have you heard anybody play the viola? I hope you will continue to leave me some lovely comments!

      Love you!

      Sincerely,
      Sarah

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  4. My dear grand Sarah!
    I won*t be tired to tell you how much I love you for
    being such a hard worker. I think you improved your violin
    playing much. I can hear beautiful sounds and your own
    understanding the music you are playing.
    Gymnasticks,piano,violin,orchestra,tennis and it*s not easy to be Mrs Yollis*s student. Is it not enough for a girl 8 years old? I respect your wish to play viola also but
    where can you take time and strengths for other things to do
    it*s too much for one beautiful talented girl.I advice you to play violin . I think it*s yours instrument. You may not
    agree with me but you aren*t indifferent to me and I*m
    afraid for your health most of all.
    Love
    Grandma Mila

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    1. ♬ ♫ ♬Sarah♬ ♫ ♬March 3, 2012 at 9:55 PM

      Dear Grandma Mila,

      Thank you so much for taking your time and leaving me a lovely comment. I also like the violin. I have many favorite pieces that I play but Czardas is my favorite.

      For the viola, my orchestra teacher is going to teach me how to play in two weeks. I am going to start the viola in about 2 weeks. I am very excited!

      Love you!

      Sincerely,
      Sarah

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  5. Dear Sarah,

    I enjoyed your post and watching you playing the violin. Well done!
    I no longer am learning to play the piano as I am having a break. But I have started Musical Theatre which I am enjoying.
    I have made some new friends too.

    Keep on playing because you are doing an outstanding job.

    From your pal,
    BB

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    1. ♬ ♫ ♬Sarah♬ ♫ ♬March 3, 2012 at 9:55 PM

      Dear BB,

      Thank you so much for taking your time and leaving me such a lovely comment. I have some questions for you:

      What is Musical Theatre? (In American we spell Theater)

      Do you like playing the piano or do you like Musical Theatre better?

      I hope you will continue to leave me some lovely comments!

      Sincerely,
      Sarah

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  6. Dear Sarah,

    You played beautifully! I love this song! I play the piano, but I don't have a favorite instrument to listen to. Although, I love to listen to all of the instruments in the orchestra. What is your instrument to listen too?

    Love,
    ♥Miriam♥

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  7. ♬ ♫ ♬Sarah♬ ♫ ♬March 3, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    @Miriam,

    Thank you for taking your time and leaving me a lovely comment. I love the music in an orchestra just like you because I love all instruments. I hope you will visit my blog again and continue to leave me some comments!

    Sincerely,
    Sarah

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