coolieo-cat said: I got a new Viola for high school asdfghjkl; But it needs a name. Help? (:
Does it seem to have any personality quirks yet? Does it stay in tune? How does it respond to different bow strokes? I generally try to name things based off their personality quirks. For example, I had a phone before that was exceedingly polite—all the swears I ever typed were autocorrected to things that were not at all crass, even though I had added the swears into the phone’s dictionary. I don’t remember what its name was, but it was very prim and proper.
that-normal-crazy-girl said: How long did it take you for you to completely learn alto clef for viola? (i.e. be able to sightread without being all like wtf is that note?)
Hmmmm I’m trying to remember.
It didn’t take long for me to learn how to read the clef, but as for sightreading and being able to read fairly fluently, probably a week at least and maybe two weeks at most. I was very motivated by the fact that I was learning viola to play the Dvorak American quartet.
So my neighbors got angry at me once and asked me to not practice after 11 PM. I said fine, because I am a nice person.
They started vacuuming at 10:57ish. I waited until it was 11PM on the dot, and then broke out my violin. This is the first time in my life that a Bach sarabande has ever been used as an instrument of revenge.