Why I Want To Play Viola

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I have always been drawn to classical music since the day I was born. It was in the fifth grade when I decided I wanted to play the viola when middle school started. I’ve been playing for five years now. It wasn’t until freshman year of high school that I decided that I wanted to pursue performing arts as my future. This has become my absolute favorite thing to do and the viola has become my source of security and is the only thing I prefer to do throughout my day. Progressing in the viola has exposed me to many other programs and allowed me to become immersed in classical music that has made me who I am today. Since I was a baby, the only way my mother could find a way to make me stop crying and fall asleep was to play one of Beethoven’s …show more content…
For the most part, I didn’t really know what I wanted and how bad I wanted it. I needed to take some time to reflect on why I continue to play viola, why I enjoyed it, and what was the reason for it. I figured out that the main reason that I enjoy playing the viola is that it’s a time where I can focus on just the art that I love, and any other issues that I’m having outside of the music stand that’s in front of me just disappear from my mind. It’s a time that my head becomes clear and I know exactly what I want. I found that I wanted was to learn how to create happiness from my instrument and to translate it into the language of classical music. This was when I realized how badly I wanted to continue music performance to finish up my high school career and into college and beyond. Now, every time that I pick up my viola, the fresh smell of rosin on my bow is the smell of opportunity in my mind and my fingers. The frustrations that I endure during the hours of practicing seem to be all worth when I’m on stage with just a little bit of nerves, yet everything plays out perfectly. Although, even if someone describes as our performance as perfect, there are always things that I am not happy with and will continue to work on. I can’t count how many times I go to bed after a day of practicing for many hours, with a certain phrase stuck in my head. I can’t go to sleep …show more content…
I would choose to play the viola in a tone that expresses my mood, rather than rant about my sorrows or write in the stream of consciousness; I’ve always been told the best way of relieving stress or pain is to talk or write it out, but it never works for me. The only way that I can comfortably relieve all my stresses are when the strings and bow hairs collide to make a beautiful or sorrowful

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