Virtuoso starlet: in 1948 LIFE profiled Marcia van Dyke, an actress who was also an accomplished violinist, describing her as “the prettiest first violinist in the symphonic big time.”
(Photo: John Florea—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
Just had to share this! Those vibratos - hope I’ll be able to do it some day.
Oh my gosh. This is absolutely beautiful.
And makes me hate my abilities a little bit.
Practice makes better.
I’ve been practicing more lately and I am feeling much more confident and much more comfortable with the idea of playing in church this Sunday.
I just need to keep practicing and work out the kinks.
I also need to tell my fiancé what we are playing haha
Since I’ve been stuck in Ohio for the past three days,
I haven’t been able to practice at all, which is REALLY bothering me. Ido not feel ready to play in church on Sunday. ESPECIALLY now that I know my fiancé’s parents are coming!
I wish I had braved the roads this afternoon like I originally planned.
I need to practice more so I don’t always feel so incompetent.
I have a week.
A week to pick a song to play in church next Sunday.
A week to practice it.
A week to gain my semi-confidence back.
I have a week.
Jesus Fucking Christ.
I picked up my violin for the first time since the semester ended
(Which was a week ago), and it was painfully obvious that I hadn’t played in a while.
Scales every/every-other day, and work on my posture as bowing would be very beneficial to me right now.
It would be good to take advantage of all the time I have with Christmas and having no employment.
Yes, do it.