I started playing the violin when I was in elementary school. Actually I didn't know how it all started. It is a long story but I'll try to keep it short :P. There was a time in my life when I had to move around a lot, since my parents were teachers. And one fortunate event lead me to study abroad (ok my dad was studying abroad not moi but I suppose I was studying abroad too :D but in elementary school hehehe) and it brought me to Menomonie, Wisconsin. :) I loved the place. It is a small town (is it a town now still?) and everyone is friendly. :D Good first impression.
Well you know how it is, they encourage you to embrace your identity (ok I might just made that up) but they were talking about being in a band or orchestra. It was either band or orchestra. :D I was really interested in learning the drums or percussion but I think I was persuaded by friends to join the orchestra. (Ok maybe I always thought being a violinist was awesome :P) so that's how it all started. And the rest is history...or herstory :P *geddit*
Anyway, I was thinking of sharing the piece that I think are really interesting (and that interest me) of the week. :D I play twice a week (for my classical orchestra) and twice a week (now to be once a week) for my jazz orchestra. Yes I play jazz too but I'm not very good.
So this week Piece of the week (POW) is Marche Slave by Tchaikovsky. I love this piece, altho it is a tad bit difficult but practice makes perfect, right? ;) I am gonna practice summore.