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    Readin', writin', 'rithmatic, general sloughing off

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  1. Happy New Year!!

    I'm speechless. I was afraid it was going to be something written by John Adams, whose music is, indeed....timeless...
  2. Happy New Year!!

    But then you're pro'ly not the only one!
  3. Fingerboard Geometry Poll

    How right you are, Carl. In my next life, I want L. Harrell's hands!
  4. Merry Christmas

    Salmon and broccoli nuked, served on a bed of Minute Rice* cooked in vegetable broth, is my "go to" dinner. Yummy, healthy, minimal time in the kitchen. * Mahatma Long Grain & Wild Rice is even better, if you have the patience to wait 25 minutes for it to cook...
  5. Happy New Year!!

    Calm seas and prosperous voyage to anyone and everyone who refuses to be offended!
  6. Merry Christmas

    I don't have a holiday recipe to share that doesn't involve ice, but I DO want to say your screed sounds like a tired rehash of 60's hippydom I grew up with. I don't recall anyone specifically wishing you a Merry Christmas (or anything else), and yet you chose to take offense. That says tons about you that most MNers don't need to know, nor are they, I suspect, interested. In fact, the reason I bring it up is not just because it's easy to get tired of leftists spoiling everyone's fun, but also because I'm just that kind of an ornery Midwsterner when my dander is up. Happy Kwanzaa to you and yours.
  7. Merry Christmas

    Possibly of interest to some, hopefully only a few dyspeptics among us. After the divisiveness we've put ourselves thru in recent years, the very least we can do is be more civil to each other at the holiday season, without being unnecessarily didactic. We get plenty enough of that from the talking heads on the 24 hour news cycle.
  8. Merry Christmas

  9. Probably never, considering they started violin long before the advent of Maestronet. That said, there is a shocking number of very fine violinists who play with ravishing tone who don't yet have "star" management.
  10. You're exactly right, Bill. The lady desperately needs a new teacher, hopefully a better one! Proper use of the bow isn't some kind of black magic, but it DOES take concentration in the beginning, until it begins to come naturally.
  11. Nut groove

    Something round and quite small?
  12. Nut groove

    Thank you, David. Yes, of course I'm talking about much thicker cello strings. Violins are beyond my pay grade.
  13. Nut groove

    As I like to say: "cautioness is next to Godliness" (but it's really not necessary to bother with graphite; paper itsownself is plenty slick enough.)
  14. Nut groove

    1) Certainly it can slip in tuning if you don't hold it in place with tweezers. That's why I mentioned it. You have to hold it in place with tweezers while you tune up the string. Once the string is up tension, it won't slip. 2) I don't think the string vibrates enough behind the nut for anything to buzz. If it does, I don't detect it. 3) I only use this as a temporary fix on the A string to avoid having to change bridges unnecessarily in the Fall.
  15. Nut groove

    I'm aware of that. I will occasionally use a slip of paper between the nut and the A string if it will avoid having to change bridges, even temporarily.