One of my best friends sold her violin today. She had played it for nearly six years, but hadn't touched it in a really long time. The last time she did touch it, she said she sounded horrible. I just played my viola for a bit, and I missed a couple notes, too. I could still read the music, though, and I still had enough vibrato in my notes to make pretty sounds. I didn't want to play too much because #1 it's almost 10pm on a Wednesday in an apartment complex, and #2 the wine could be altering my judgement of what sounds good.
It scares me though. It makes me wonder if, in a few years, I might lose the music too. For the past four years, I had Marching Mizzou to keep me into the musical swing of things. I was still reading music for guard routines, and I could still keep a pretty good beat. Without that, will my sense of music be lost? I haven't actually played in any ensemble in more than four years. I just don't want to lose the music.
I have looked for musical opportunities in Savannah but haven't come across any in my skill level. I am not fantastic at the viola, but I would like to get better or at least not get worse.