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  1. txfiddler- the strados pickup... is it the new one that has the midi capabilities? because for 350, that is a real nice bargain... compared to the fusion pickup. -colin
  2. thanks everybody for your posts- SuzanneL, how do you like the midi option? the new strados series has the midi option as well, and i think they are cheaper... no idea why, but they are. i think i am going to aim for the strados pickup. thanks everybody for your postings, they are definitely helpful. -Colin
  3. Hi, i was wondering if anybody had any experience with zeta products... mostly interested in the pickups. the violins are cool, but way too expensive, so i was thinking about just getting either the jazz pickup or the new strados pickup... any information would be helpful. thanks. -colin
  4. anybody else have anything they love about music?
  5. Julia- Thanks... i definitely think people would enjoy music a little more if we didn't all have to practice just so we wouldn't lose our chair in the orchestra... ya know? well, thanks for your reply =) -Colin
  6. what to do to stand out in an audition? slip that 100 dollar bill in their pocket of course! =P -Colin
  7. i love the feeling of practicing till 2 in the morning and not even realizing time passed so quickly... and i love performing the 2nd movement of the bach double with the girl of my dreams infront of a large crowd with an orchestra behind you. i also truly love playing for elementary school children and having them get excited about playing the violin. performing for kids at the hospital who have cancer is an experience i would never forget... to see their faces smiling... forgetting about the killer they are dying from. the violin expresses things inside of me that are impossible to say... music is the universal language... we should all be proud that we can spread this gift to people who aren't as fortunate as us. -Colin
  8. Theresa- I once had that problem... try holding a wine cork inbetween the space where the thumb and the neck contact... it helps quite a lot! -Colin
  9. Christen... My girlfriend went to the Interlochen camp... she did enjoy it. On the other hand, she will be going into music as a career as well. They are definitely strict, making the students up at the crack of dawn, clean their cabin to immaculate quality and play their little hands off the rest of the day. The strictness: the girls were made to sleep a certian way on the beds... when they woke, their beds were to be made military-esqe style... u know... the beds where you can bounce a quarter off of. Don't be frightened though... she did enjoy the camp. Although the rigorous practice did make her develop tendonitis as well... a slight drawback, i must say. oooh... something she did not enjoy: the dress code was pretty lame. even though i still think she looked cute in her knickers(sp)... those adorable little knee high socks and a cheezy red jacket. mmmmm... she said she liked the camp "in a weird sort of way" and that "it was a learning experience" mmm... many ways to interpret that... but now that i read all of your posts, i come to realize that you aren't going to apply! doh! well at least it can help for your upcoming years. she also attended Idyllwild last summer... she did like that as well... but it wasn't as strict as interlochen... this summer she will attend a camp in Colorado... i forgot the name of it, but it will be headed by the conductor of the san francisco ballet thingamajigger... his name escapes me. have fun! -colin [This message has been edited by Colin (edited 01-28-2000).]
  10. Christen... My girlfriend went to the Interlochen camp... she did enjoy it. On the other hand, she will be going into music as a career as well. They are definitely strict, making the students up at the crack of dawn, clean their cabin to immaculate quality and play their little hands off the rest of the day. The strictness: the girls were made to sleep a certian way on the beds... when they woke, their beds were to be made military-esqe style... u know... the beds where you can bounce a quarter off of. Don't be frightened though... she did enjoy the camp. Although the rigorous practice did make her develop tendonitis as well... a slight drawback, i must say. oooh... something she did not enjoy: the dress code was pretty lame. even though i still think she looked cute in her knickers(sp)... those adorable little knee high socks and a cheezy red jacket. mmmmm... she said she liked the camp "in a weird sort of way" and that "it was a learning experience" mmm... many ways to interpret that... but now that i read all of your posts, i come to realize that you aren't going to apply! doh! well at least it can help for your upcoming years. she also attended Idyllwild last summer... she did like that as well... but it wasn't as strict as interlochen... this summer she will attend a camp in Colorado... i forgot the name of it, but it will be headed by the conductor of the san francisco ballet thingamajigger... his name escapes me. have fun! -colin [This message has been edited by Colin (edited 01-28-2000).]
  11. getting this post back to the top so more people can read =)
  12. getting this post back to the top so more people can read =)
  13. I am sure you have heard of them... but i doubt you know their full story. It just so happens that I am a senior in high school and Dijana Ihas, the Violist from the Sarajevo Quartet is working with a quartet from my school consisting of two friends, my girlfriend and myself. I dunno why I am posting this... I just feel that lots of people don't know the dedication to music some people have. Well we all know that Sarajevo is a VERY war-stricken area... and the quartet was founded by the 4 original members. They practiced every night as a group... in shattered buildings... in the cold... around a camp-fire. Their dedication brought music to the whole state... their goal? to keep morale up and hopes high. They performed one concert a night for a year to bring music to such a dismal and desolate time. After their first and second violinists were killed by a land mine, Mrs. Ihas and the cellist moved on and got 2 more violinists to keep the music alive. my story doesn't give justice to the story coming from Mrs. Ihas... when i heard it, i felt chills go down my spine... if you have the time, you should research the quartet... they are truly an inspiration to us all.
  14. I am sure you have heard of them... but i doubt you know their full story. It just so happens that I am a senior in high school and Dijana Ihas, the Violist from the Sarajevo Quartet is working with a quartet from my school consisting of two friends, my girlfriend and myself. I dunno why I am posting this... I just feel that lots of people don't know the dedication to music some people have. Well we all know that Sarajevo is a VERY war-stricken area... and the quartet was founded by the 4 original members. They practiced every night as a group... in shattered buildings... in the cold... around a camp-fire. Their dedication brought music to the whole state... their goal? to keep morale up and hopes high. They performed one concert a night for a year to bring music to such a dismal and desolate time. After their first and second violinists were killed by a land mine, Mrs. Ihas and the cellist moved on and got 2 more violinists to keep the music alive. my story doesn't give justice to the story coming from Mrs. Ihas... when i heard it, i felt chills go down my spine... if you have the time, you should research the quartet... they are truly an inspiration to us all.
  15. how much do street performers make? like... lets say... a trio of 2 violins and a cello playing on a busy street of Laguna Beach... i was thinking of doing that... seems like it'd be much fun =) and get some extra money too.
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