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  1. My student mentioned to me that she would enjoy playing both classical and more modern and pop style solos. Is there a book that has a wide variety of solos in it?
  2. Congrats on beginning your adventure on the violin. It is be a rewarding experience. Tell us about yourself, why did you decide to start? Remember to keep that bow straight .
  3. I am actually looking more for diagrams of how to hold the violin and bow and such, so they can be reminded at home
  4. I just got a job teaching (by accident) recently. I have to start in 2 days, with all beginners, but I can't find any beginner method books, and the closest music store that has beginner violin books is about 25 miles away. I ordered a few books off the internet, and won't be here until next week. Does anyone know any material that may be online for free that I can use for the basics, for this week?
  5. W.S cool... if you do report it to ebay chances are they will make him ship it. But if he does ship it with a "rattle snake" (chances are it would be dead lol) or broken in some way, you could report him to ebay again. I have heard people have been permenetally banned from ebay for shipping one item not as described..
  6. I wouldn't trust a big "big buy" of ebay. But some sellers don't accept returns and even if they do what says they are going to be there after you want to return it, and it could be very hard or almost impossible to get a refund. I bought violin strings of ebay once and it was a great deal, but I would never buy a violin from ebay. Though I have heard some "success stories" about ebay violins, I will never buy a violin I couldn't personally inspect and play.
  7. Well I haven't attended either school (as I am only 16 and a junior in highschool) but I have heard great things from the Chicago. My former Luthier was trained there and he was the best luthier I have ever had!
  8. quote: Originally posted by: violintipsy but that is just my opinion and how much can a 16 yr old know lol, a 16 year old can know a lot (I am one too lol)
  9. quote: Originally posted by: thom One question I have never seen answered is whether the 45 year old average excludes deaths of children ages 5 and under and/or women who died in childbirth, both major groups in the equation. It may be that if you exclude them, the average would rise significantly and would be a more useful number for assessing Beethoven's longevity. Anyone know the answer? The book that I quoted excluded young children and infant fatalities. If you included them in the equation, yah the the average life span would probably drop dramatically. Although at this time there was a relatively low amount of child fatalities (well low for the time, still very high in todays standards).
  10. quote: Originally posted by: yuen Betheven's death was tragic alright. 57 years old, in today standard, was a young man. Mozart 37 ? We can blame on backwardness of the medicine of those days. It was not advanced enough to provide opportunities for them to live a fuller life. PS. I don't believe there was any person wanted to poison him. There could not be such ugly and mean person. Well in the 19th Century 57 was an older age. According to standards back then he would have lived a full life. I read in my history book recently that in the 18th to 19th centuries that the average human lived to about 45 years old.
  11. Well obviously Amadeus, was exageratted and untruth full, i never said it was true, I said it reminded me of it. And as far as the "conspiracy theories" we don't exactally know what happened so we can't rule them out either!
  12. Well someone must have wanted him dead, unless lead was a common ingredient in 18th to 19th century wine making.
  13. Thats pretty interesting, my question though would be why did someone (such as the doctor) want him dead? Reminds me of the Movie "Amadeus" with Mozart and Salieri....
  14. Thats cool. In one of the bands I play tuba in they say "no string instruments only brass", so I should get one like this and show them! lol
  15. lol it is defintetally new... Does anyone know where I could hear a clip on this marble violin? That would be interesting I think.
  16. Thats pretty interesting. I don't think thought that it will ever become a choice alternative material. The Marble looks cool, but it is very brittle and what would be the possibilities or repairing a broken marble violin? But I am not a marble worker so I wouldn't know. Hopefully they can decrease the weight of it, because where it is now I wouldn't even manage a symphony with it! I wish there were some sound clips for it though so we could all hear it play. I have heard of the glass violin but not this! Thanks for sharing.
  17. I hope someday schools can afford them. When I was visiting my old school (playing with the orchestra) on a very unsually humid day, A student's viola neck just snapped in the case overnight! Costing the school almost $700!
  18. I've played the Luis and Clark. It had some pleasing sound qualities. It was darker than my wooden one, and I liked the sound. I think it would be an intermediate instrument. I think it could be used as a main instrument, but obviously it isn't going to be played in the NY Phil, or by Itzhak Perlman. But by a student or amatuer it would be great. But just like wood I think the instruments would differ with different strings.
  19. I doubt there is... I think it is based on personal preference... I prefer 2 piece backs, prob one of the few that do...
  20. OK thanks for the help.... A little bit condusing stillnew but I figured it out! ... VIOLON: I am talking about a Single Bb tuba (a Euphonium.) would that be the same as a BBb Tuba (contrabass tuba)? Thanks, Richard
  21. Ok well If I took a violin and cello duet and played the violin for it and my sister played the cello part in a baritone tuba (Bb instrument) would it be possible to play it as written or would you need to transpose the whole piece one step up for her? Thanks, Richard
  22. I need some help. I have no Idea what concert keys are. I have heard the band director say play Bb concert or something but I have no clue what that it... help please? Also I was wondering how to transpose music for a C instrument into a Bb instrument and vica-versa. THANKS!!! Richard
  23. Yah, I know I will have to play pieces that i won't like. That is part of being a musician. But there arent too many Orchestra pieces I don't like playing... but I can name a few...
  24. Well we also need to have something the audience will enjoy and they will pay to see performed. But to ensure the majority of the orchestra likes it, the board usually suggests new music. Then they'll listen to it, and if they like it they'll pass it on to the orchestra to listen to, and if they like it then we purchuse it and play it. So most of the time the pieces are a good match, but I have had to play some pieces I didn't like (jazz), but other than that I haven't found a piece that the board has agreed with that I have "hated" playing so far..
  25. DutchViolins, I would listen to them on the radio, but I live in the country (town with a population of 2000) so There are only 2 stations I can get clearly. Both rap. I would have to drive 40+ miles into the city to hear those stations. And yes I am a member of PR and board of the orchestra, I could easily have influence.