So, inspired by Donna’s recent foray into cello playing, I decided to go the string route and try the viola. It’s my first stringed instrument since I was four and played a tiny violin for about a year, entirely by ear with the Suzuki method. I’m not sure if I’m going to take lessons again, but I’ve rented the viola for three months so I’ll have a good long time to get used to it.
So far today I’ve figured out the first 7 notes of Mary Had a Little Lamb, and probably the same amount of Baa, Baa, Black Sheep…why is is that all the easy songs are about sheep?
Anyway, I’m looking forward to having a new hobby. It’s slightly more respectable than scrapbooking, and decidedly more effort. I’m taking names for my viola if anyone has suggestions. And Viola is definitely out.