On Violins

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

I played the violin before and I had three great mentors. One was a Protestant, the other a Born Again and still the other a Catholic. Anyway, before I amuse myself, if not anyone, with the wala-ka-sa-lolo-ko or American-Chinese-Filipino kind of joke, the thing is that I learned until the second position only. The only piece that I could play decently or I could remember until this moment is Cinema Paradiso's Se.

It never came to me that there's something more to learn about violins beside playing the instrument.

Until this post was written.

It said that trappings and popularity are not the ultimate gauges when looking for something good or something opposite of it.