I strongly need your advice (which is typically why i post), so PLEASE read this fully to understand where I'm coming from, as I'm on the verge of making a very rash decision which I hopefully will not regret. This is where you all come in...
My Violin Background:
So, I've been playing violin for... a little over a year now (around october/november 2010) and I'm alright. I started off with group fiddle lessons provided freely by our school, and let's just say my technique was far from proper or anything close to ideal.
I joined violin lab around... July (?) of 2011, and i feel i have improved a lot! No, i haven't learned very much repertoire, however I feel my technique has come a long ways since my fiddling days (which i still take). However I strongly prefer classical music, and I've been aspiring to become a classical violinist for some time.
That being said, i'm primarily a pianist so I don't have as much time as I'd like to play my violin. To top it off i also try to fit some guitar in there!! (aside from high school and friends, family, etc.)
However not long ago I restarted Beth's video lessons again to revise and correct bad habits, as I don't have a violin teacher (I've had a handful of lessons, but nothing serious - my main source is violin lab), and I feel I've once again improved (especially with my bow hand! there is an ASTOUNDING amount of improvement!! Thanks beth!!).
So, i suppose you could say I'm content with how i'm progressing.
Main Story of Post:
Before christmas, while looking for present ideas, i was searching online and I came across a violin - I immediately felt a connection. If you guys are familiar with Harry Potter, you will know what I'm referring to when I say this, but similar to how 'the wand chooses the wizard' in their world, I felt as if this violin had chosen me; i had seen others on the site, but when I saw this one I just knew - I had to have it.
So I stared, oohed and awwed and established a strong desire for this instrument.
But... I never asked for it as it was very out of a christmas gift price range. Instead, I asked for an electric guitar and other things.
Over the next several weeks, up until last night, i had basically forgotten about this violin.
However, last night I got this urge: so i went on my phone and eventually found myself on the violin webiste: and it was still there! I felt so relieved that nobody had bought "My violin". That's when I realized - i must buy this violin!!!
So throughout all of last night and today, I have been thinking of means to purchase this violin. In order to buy it, I would most likely have to ask family members for loans and pay them back as soon as i could. If I was to borrow around 1 500$ from them, with the money I have, I would have enough money to buy the instrument.
I know already that in the end it will ultimately be my decision, but I truly do not know: do i buy the instrument? Despite not having played it, I feel already as if this instrument and I have a 'connection'. I can't really describe it... do you guys know what I'm talking about?
On the other hand, i almost don't feel as if I am "good" enough to own and instrument of this caliber. However, I fully intend to become good enough one day and I feel as if my 'soulmate in the instrument world' has already presented itself, and if I don't buy it then I will never have a shot at 'true love' (don't mind the cheesy figurative language).
P.S. - According to the website, there is a 7-day refund.
Thank you for all of the time you have put into my new novel, which should be on the New York Time's Bestseller List very soon! (lol)
Posted: January 23, 2012
Last Comment: January 23, 2012