Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sweet Violin Sounds

Some of you may remember the beginning of violin lessons.
I looked back here and found out that was the beginning of December.

After 5 months of lessons, her teacher declared she is ready for the high school orchestra!

The violin I ordered for her was just a beginner instrument.
She is no longer a beginner.

My neighbor gave me a violin for her to use, but I knew it needed some adjustments because it hadn't been used for quite a while.
I also had another is old....really old.
 It was purchased by my mother at an auction for $65 -- to use as a decoration in her music room. 
 It had been abused used by many grandchildren over the years.
I decided to take it along to the violin store.

The violin techs thought the old violin was awesome.
 They also said it needed a LOT of work.
They gave us a quote.
They couldn't guarantee the sound quality.
We took a risk.

Because the marking said "Germany" instead of West Germany, they believe it to be a pre-war instrument.

They worked their magic.

Emily picked out a wooden German bow to go with it.

It sounds wonderful!

It was so worth the risk.

But she is pretty nervous about orchestra starting in 2 weeks.


Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Gorgeous instrument; my mom used to play and we grew up with a piano, a violin and a ukelele right in the living room.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

She will do fine. My daughter took violin one summer at music camp and was able to start youth Orchestra that fall. She played in the YO for 5 years.

no spring chicken said...

Beautiful. The violin, and the story of a budding virtuoso!!

Blessings, Debbie

Betty Lou said...

Certainly worth the fixing up----Emily will do just fine.

Joanne Lendaro said...

Very, very cool!! Love the instrument and huge congrats on the success of playing!!

Teresa said...

Congratulations to your daughter for being in the orchestra. The love of music and ability to play an instrument is a blessing that carries on for a lifetime.

Nice history with the violin.