I can play a scale now on my violin. It sounds pretty terrible, but I can somewhat play it. You might choose to run out of the room and stuff your fingers in your ears while I play, but yes. I can play it.
I’ve been trying to play the little violin tune in Nick Cave’s ‘Sad Waters’, and it’s getting seriously frustrating. Here’s the deal, Zonk. I have sort of learned how to bow on individual strings without hitting other strings. I get it right about eighty per cent of the time. I’ve heard Sad Waters a gazillion times and I know the violin bit by heart. It’s a lovely tune, but really simple, and I know the notes and I know where they fall on my violin. I can play them pretty easily too.
SO WHY OH WHY DOES IT NOT SOUND BEAUTIFUL LIKE IT DOES IN THE SONG!?
Sucks. I never thought of how hard it would be to learn an instrument that sounds like I’m murdering cats. With the guitar I put in hours of practice. But this makes such horrible sounds it makes me want to cry. Also, it makes my nephew really upset.
All I want to do is to be able to play like this. Why is that so difficult!
I know I’m being unreasonable, Zonk. But really. I need a fast forward button.