I’ve given myself one year to master the violin.

As an adult beginner, I should be playing Twinkle Twinkle; instead, I'm playing Paganini's 24th caprice.

A Thank You to Metzler Violin Shop

When we started this little endeavor, Danielle threw together my supplies.  My violin is a 1925 Holm Viertel that Danielle owns.  It was in a case I didn’t really like, so we used another case Danielle had lying around.  Danielle also had a spare bow that she lent me and gave me a shoulder rest and a little thing of rosin. The only piece missing was a piece of cloth to put over the violin when you close the top of the case.  For the first couple of weeks I just used an old folded-up shirt.

So I went to Metzler’s in Glendale to buy such a cloth.  Unfortunately, those cloths usually come with a case, but he did have a spare silk violin bag.  He thinks so highly of Danielle that he just gave it to m

So here’s my violin happily in its bag.

It does look a little like a mafia victim about to be thrown in the river, but it works perfectly and makes me feel a little more professional.  Thanks Tom!


2 Comments on “A Thank You to Metzler Violin Shop”

  1. The Father In Law says:

    This reminds me a bit of how new golfers start buying every special club, ball, gadget, and outfit in hopes of some magic taking place. It also reminds me of your earlier blog regarding when you will get your “violin hickey”. Here’s the million dollar Internet idea, sell “violin hickey rouge”. It’s not to cover up the hickey, it’s to create one so beginners can look like they are a seasoned violinist with 6 hours a day practice sessions. 🙂

  2. JRV says:

    Beautiful satin — violin body bag —

    For now — recital requested —

    Violin out of case, out of bag, placed under chin, hand with bow, eyes on music, bow on strings, sound that emanates, sweet to my ears.

    Sometimes it’s all about those direction oriented prepositions —

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