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  1. THANKS! That must be the other place where everyone is now! I don't think i was ever there, or WAS I? I think there might have been another place (as well as redwoods place). Though I will try soon to see if violinist.com recognizes my same email. Thanks again!
  2. I'm surprised to hear that. I never knew he got booted off. Do you mean banned? PLEASE MAY I ASK YOU OR ANYONE ELSE HERE, TO SEND ME URL'S OF OTHER VIOLIN FORUM(S) WHICH WERE OFFSHOOTS FROM MAESTRONET MEMBERS THOSE YEARS AGO? I HAVE BEEN OUT OF IT THE PAST FEW YEARS AND I DON'T HAVE MY OLD COMPUTER WITH THE REFERENCES. THANKS
  3. Yes! (Stuart has also been used, but i prefer to call myself Shimon, in day to day life).
  4. Thanks all! yes it was HKV. Israel Not Stephen Was there a problem many years ago? Can i search posts from before 2009?
  5. I was never able to get back in after forgetting my password, and now, i suddenly came right through, after they let me reset my password. I would really wonder if anyone remembers me. I thought i was also called S.Taylor Another clue is that Kevin Huang (HuangKaiVun?) used to be a member and left.
  6. OK then, IBK, Zephir and everyone, I suppose I have to admit it is a bit out of tune even now, and quite ridiculous for a 7 year old who should be taught much better. However, since I started on this subject already, I thought I'd give another update, of her playing the same Paganini Caprice, now, at age 7. For those who are bored to hear it all over again, I'd recomend skipping over it. (Video is cheap these days!!!). However, obviously it's another unworthy, out-of -tune performance, but it might actually atleast be a slight improvement on the earlier version, recorded perhaps about 18-20 months earlier. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEyrli0LcjU...feature=related Maybe it's not up to the level of a 7-year old, but, who knows? Maybe when she's 8, it MIGHT be up to the level of a pretty decent 8-year old!!!
  7. What does it matter? If you would like to discuss a different topic, I'm all for it. But what _I_ asked, was the topic of THIS thread. I was discussing about age 12, and similar things/ages etc. It is also very interesting how things develope later, and you are welcome to give your input on this, too. But you seem to be suggesting that I shouldn't have MY rights of posting this thread.
  8. I mean, just listen to this......esp. towards the end. He is said to have been only 12. Even if he missed a couple of notes, I'm not at all sure if even sarah Chang could play like that at age 12. And I wonder who could. Perhaps heifetz and menuhin were very close, but I'm not sure that Ricci wouldn't be rated no.1 of all of them. Or am i wrong?
  9. I mean, just listen to this......esp. towards the end. He is said to have been only 12. Even if he missed a couple of notes, I'm not at all sure if even sarah Chang could play like that at age 12. And I wonder who could. Perhaps heifetz and menuhin were very close, but I'm not sure that Ricci wouldn't be rated no.1 of all of them. Or am i wrong?
  10. I wonder how Menuhin School Purcell School would place, if they were in the above list. These two are in England UK(London or close by)
  11. It seems to me, that not many people tend to post on youtubes things not played almost technically perfect. Not even slowly. It seems as if people, even children, will not have anything put up there, which might hurt their pride, due to some technical weakness. Nevertheless, there is seldom much feeling or real artistery in it. One thing which seems to be gaining popularity in youtube postings recently, seems to be Paganini Caprices. These works are not so great imho, for sounding like great music and real artistic emotion, however, if learned to technical perfection, one CAN take that too, as a challenge (to make them sound like great works). Otherwise, I would think that if it were played with several slips, the caprices are still respectable enough to be put up. However, this is not what seems to be acceptable. Even when a 6-year old girl played caprice no. 24, not too badly for any average person of any age, posters seemed to curse her out. We see, that technical prowess is a must, however, musical aspects are very voluntary, and much less than more, seen. Then we have Velioz, who is a boy who a few yers ago, put up quite a few caprices, and atleast this was something which I enjoyed, BECAUSE it shows a young person, playing them, in a way that we can see some of the difficulties showing, and in this way, perhaps it's easier to appreciate more what IS good about the performance, and something about how much work goes into it. Otherwise, it seems that perfect technicality (by perfect, I mean, almost no slips, and up to speed, but not brilliant) is like a must, and artistry is not important at all, the way things seem to be today, on youtubes. I was wondering how interesting it would be to the youtube audience to have someone eagerly (and carefully) playing all the caprices, just about, but with some feeling too, even with the technical prowess being lower than the average youtube expectation. Or would the player just be making a fool of himself? (perhaps the lowest technical level possible, to get through them, without messing up, from beginning to end. AND, musically too. I think that this alone would be a wonder. But the player might be making a fool of himself in some peoples minds, so I'd advise him not to do it!)
  12. Anything which makes every note you play sound more audible, DEFINATELY makes you play more in tune. (Stradglider, maybe you were reacting with some sarcasm about a previous poster. However, I still took this as opportunity to say what I just now said, above).
  13. Another value, rosin research might be, is its preservation of the string, in good working order. Especially newer materials which strings are made of now, as opposed to 10 years ago, 50 years ago, or even more, when the rosins available then were OK for the strings of then. If a string keeps its ideal sound for 5% longer (whether or not cleaned well, however often, or not), or even 2% longer, then the Rosin has probably saved a good few pennies, besides any other advantages of that rosin. This may be true, even if the Rosin costs $40 or more, as it ought to outlive quite a few string changes. I mean, this might be another useful part of the researching. I'm sure many violinists will be very thankfull for this! (And I appologise if i sounded a bit inconsiderate of those with opinion that "rosin is rosin is rosin". That certainly is worth discussing, and I'm not ruling it out. However if this poster DID admit it may make a LITTLE difference, then this is already an admission of SOMETHING. And therefore, some appreaciation does has some justification. And you can always say, "that's their job", and "I'll wait for them, to get it right, whilst i get on with mine [and my students too])".