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  • #6159

    Michael Sanchez
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    • Contribution Score 567

    My Grandfather has been playing the violin for over 75 years. I will never forget this last Father’s day when he came and played the violin for us at our home. I never know how many more of these experiences I will have with him, and I’m hoping it isn’t the last. Here is the video we put together. He still plays very well for 90 years old!

    About 5 years ago, I got my first experience to tell everyone that came to our Christmas recital how greatful I was of both my Mom and Grandfather in how they raised me and pushed me to pursue music. Here is the video that I will never forget where both of them got standing ovations.

    I hope you all share with the rest of the community your experiences with music. Look forward to reading!

    #6167

    jodihunter
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    • Contribution Score 9

    My favorite way to experience music is a walk down River Street, Savannah Georgia and listen to all the street musicians.

    #6173

    margaretellen
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    • Contribution Score 98

    Every year in high school the priest would lead a little group of us (me and another girl on violin, another on flute and someone on piano) playing “Oh We Need a Little Christmas” – It always made him so happy to lead is in playing that song.

    #6175

    Hexensohn
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    • Contribution Score 59

    I broke three E strings the first time I tried to tune my violin. Pretty discouraging haha

    #6176

    Dbm1
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    • Contribution Score 19

    Singing in Carnegie Hall

    #6177

    karynn
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    • Contribution Score 7

    I really enjoy violin and piano music. A friend of mine is a violin maker and I’ve enjoyed learning about the process from block of wood to beautifully varnished instrument.

    #6185

    bennybenben
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    • Contribution Score 12

    The most memorable experience I have had with music is competing against other schools at marching, concert, and jazz band competitions with my friends.

    #6186

    jodi
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    • Contribution Score 66

    recently a fun and memorable experience i have had with music is when my teacher has been conducting the university orchestra i was/am in. he helps out wherever he is needed with the violin in the orchestra and whoa! when he told me that he was gonna be conducting ! i was very excited. i love my teacher!

    #6187

    Sonshines
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    • Contribution Score 3

    I was in concert choir in high school, and we did many performances. One of the most exciting performances was when our choir group, along with others, got to sing the National Anthem at the Angels baseball stadium. The other one was, after we did a Christmas performance at a mall, a whole group of us got on the carousel and as it was going around, and around, we sang many songs!

    Now learning to play the violin, my instructor asked me what were some of the songs I wanted to learn how to play. She was very taken back with a great surprise when I held up the music sheet of Hava Naguila! And to her great surprise, and mine too, I almost have it down in a very short amount of time. It’s been a little challenging reading notes( but that’s coming along) as with prior instruments, and singing, I have always played by ear like my dad. 🙂

    #6190

    muse725
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    • Contribution Score 7

    i just recently auditioned for all district orchestra and got in so that was a good expirence

    #6192

    Umbreon
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    • Contribution Score 16

    Last night I performed at my college’s Christmas concert/service. It was so beautiful and moving to have the opportunity to perform with so many musically talented and selfless people. Just listening to everyone (congregation included) sing along to the closing song “Silent night! Holy night!” was very heartwarming. It just reminded me of how blessed I am to be a member of the orchestra. It’s those moments of unison that make me smile the most when performing. :’)

    #6204

    techroam
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    • Contribution Score 8

    Christmas is always the best atmosphere where we have to play songs in front of the audience and the streets

    #6222

    Tony
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    • Contribution Score 7

    After taking lessons for a year, I decided I was serious enough to purchase something better than my Eastman v100. I flew to Portland Oregon, about a 1 hour flight, and spend two days going from shop to shot trying instruments with the help of my teacher. She was there anyway so it wasn’t much out of her way.

    In any case, playing and listening to that many wonderful instruments was a bit like being in a candy store. I wish I could work in a trip like that once a year. What a joy.

    #6225

    Sophia Chan
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    • Contribution Score 18

    The most fun music experience I have had was when a group called KOZM (formerly known as Duo del Sol) came to our school and performed for us. I was great experiencing such an energetic and different style of music. It was even cooler knowing that the group formed by chance.

    #6228

    fbellezzo
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    • Contribution Score 23

    Listening to my mother playing the accordion when I was a little kid was one of the greatest things from my childhood.
    Fausto

    #6231

    AutumnCleveland
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    • Contribution Score 7

    Growing up, my mom and dad would always sing to me before I went to bed, I will always cherish those memories. Also in college, I travelled in a trio that traveled the United States and a little overseas, our goal was to minister and encourage churches in the US and on foreign soil. It was one of the neatest experiences of my life.

    #6233

    hmoulding
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    • Contribution Score 39

    A year ago I felt confident enough to try a solo performance. I tried out to play the Vivaldi A Minor with our symphony, and the director okayed the first movement. I tried getting a vid of it, but the recorder’s battery died, and I made a lot of mistakes, but it was still a lot of fun.

    #6235

    Three Chord Monte
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    • Contribution Score 31

    I spent about five years many years ago focusing on performing for elementary school age children. I eventually became a national award winning children’s entertainer.

    Here’s a link to my facebook page with a montage of some of my performances.

    https://www.facebook.com/monte.stewart.52/videos/vob.100000042813104/154572114554215/?type=2&theater

    #6237

    AtTheMapleTable@yahoo.com
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    • Contribution Score 35

    My best music memory is going to Carnegie Hall to hear my nephew sing.

    #6248

    malonso5
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    • Contribution Score 6

    My most fun experience was conducting a small choir in a underground parking lot just for fun lol. Nothing was planned haha People leaving the parking lot were stopping to hear 😀

    #6249

    Brooksley Mihoch
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    • Contribution Score 35

    Playing at the Nevada Govenor’s Mansion for a yearly Pops concert.

    #6256

    earthangel
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    • Contribution Score 4

    I live in New Orleans and music is very big here. My favorite music experience is a walk down Bourbon Street to listen to the street musicians.

    #6257

    steph_smith94
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    one of my earliest memories of violin and fiddle music was camping with my Grandparents as a child. I was probably 6 or 7 when I remember noticing what was coming out of their tape deck — my Grandmother had taped a radio show of Celtic music (on the A side) and Bluegrass music (on the B side). It was wonderful! I really think that moment was what made me fall so in love with violin music and all the forms that it can take. It’s just so beautiful… I really want to learn how to play the violin so I can make beautiful music, too.

    #6263

    Mariko
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    • Contribution Score 281

    I used to play clarinet when I was in college. Really loved playing in the orchestra. Being with others, making music together is something very special.

    #6266

    randolphr
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    • Contribution Score 31

    I once shook Kenny Burrell’s hand, realizing later that he most certainly shook Duke Ellington’s.

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