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  1. I dont know what has happened. My profile here is different now. I was asked not to mention the board here, I will respect that, but my profile has been altered for the curious.
  2. Quote: Kabal- I am SO proud that you got that! A fellow (I hope) SOTL fan!!! The turkey comment... WHAT? Me no get. Thanks to all for replying; but about my Mendelssohn question; which fast movement is easier? 1 or 3? Any definative... um... Thoughts? I mean, personally, I think mvmt 3 is SOO easy and mvmt 1 is a killer. Thanks! Thank YOU! I really got a big laugh out of that, extremely clever, I wish I would have thought of it first. NuFan is joking about my cryptic attempt to give clues about what that means. My fiance and I are going through tough times, so that really made my day, obviously I am a big SOTL fan. To get on-topic, the opening of the Mendelssohn Concerto scares me to death, and I am a seasoned pro. I have heard a lot of great fiddlers play it out of tune. What do you mean when you say " Romantic Concerto"? Barber is not of this period, nor is Spohr or Viotti ( Debatable of course, but I would think of them as Classical composers). I go through this with my students: there is no "easy" romantic Concerto. It is a huge jump from Accolay to Bruch, and nothing in between. If Spohr is considered a Romantic composer ( he was a buddy of Beethoven), I would go with him and the Concerto # 8.
  3. Quote: Ok, I'll bite. What does it mean? I cant tell you, I have taken of vow of SILENCE. I like Genesis, I like the Lamb lies down on Broadway, and it was very historic when Hannibal crossed the Alps.
  4. Quote: It rubs the rosin on its bow... Wow, very clever I bet I am the only one who understands what this means...
  5. Quote: If you think Robert's name is so personal SMS, perhaps you ought to suggest that the joker not request info. on the BAVS site, don't you think? You also might prefer to make your requests to "Collective Wisdom" to her personally, as I understand she and Sal Wisdom, her husband of over sixteen years, have left the music business altogether and are raising a rare variant of the fava plant that tastes exactly like smoked herring. They are currently developing an ad campaign based on the phrase "You're full of beans!" and expect their logo to go national within the next fiscal quarter. Collective, known to those closest to her as Colly, does the clever drawings of beans dressed as fish, and Sal does the animation on the website. Well worth seeing. Hold me
  6. StringDad, I deleted the post because I thought it was mean on my part. The thread is now unlocked, people may post away. To be honest, I felt very foolish, which is why I locked the thread. I got an email saying Ms. Sunday had passed away, it didnt come from Maestronet or my board. I was extremely sad, even though Connie has been hard to deal with. I personally was very sad that somebody so young, with a love of music, could be gone. Now that I know it was a scam, I feel dumb, embarrassed, and stupid that I announced it on my board. Connie and I were friends at one point. She gave me a lot of advice and info about HTML and websites. I was honestly blown away when I heard about her death, I kid you not, I shed a tear, many. I was truly sad when I heard this, a very bright woman who is about my age. We have a lot of mutual friends together. I was obviously very angry when I found out it wasnt true. For the record, I apologize to Ms. Sunday for posting here.I am not entertained, I am sad. Connie has a lot to offer, I just hope that she stays well.
  7. Mary Jane is good, because of the pot stuff. Tarpley is a good name too. Menuhin is a great name, although I would go with somebody more obscure, like Auer, Carl Flesch, etc. When I fake my death, I wanna be Buck Nekkid, Hoo-flung-poo or Ivan Turnyurhedankoff. If you have to pick a fake name, go for the laughs.
  8. Sarah Jane is a nice name, there is a cool song by Genesis," Me and Sarah Jane", I love that tune. I love the name Priscilla. Penelope is a great one too, as is Marlene. Carmen, Margo and Elaine are great names too. As a man,if I fake my death, I would like to be Tucker, Tristan, Alexander, or Tiberius. Tiberius would be an awesome name, I would love that. Kabal is a boring name, everybody is named Kabal: Kabal Jones, Kabal Smith, etc. Tiberius would be awesome. Sincerely, Tiberius
  9. Dear Elle, I teach, and have lot's of ideas. I would be glad to help you. Of course, I would like to know who I am responding to. Connie Sunday is apparently dead. I announced this on my site, and I was very humbled when I found out this wasnt true. It would seem that your site has a lot in common with the Connie site. Let's face it, they are the same site. My tears go out to Ms. Sundays family, it must have been a shock to see somebody so young pass away. Rest in peace Connie. Elle sounds good, next time try Sarah, I love that name. Amati is a good name, but that has been taken,
  10. Howdy RainyAnn, Lots of good advice here. I would personally tape the kid on the el-cheapo tape recorder. The audition staff is not looking for a sound guy, they are looking for kids who can play. CD quality? That only happens if you have cool toys. I have a bunch of cool toys. I have reverb, yada yada. The people hearing the tunes would like to hear a good player, case closed. You could rent a studio, or you could get a mic at Radio Shack, same thing. I have heard 10000 tapes. I listen to the guy playing the fiddle. Fancy stuff is not going to matter, they are checking out who plays the fiddle good.
  11. It's a John Barry score I think, like Somewhere in Time
  12. Quote: I wouldn't jump to that assumption. For a while I checked relative traffic on this site, and theirs. In spite of all the self-congratulatory noise there about how they were burying us, our traffic wasn't down, and theirs was relatively low. even though the people who participated there make statements like that (that aren't verified by any numbers) all the time. (I loved their claim to be the hottest board on the internet-- Somebody on my board sent me a link to this thread, so I think I should reply. Sorry Michael, but I dont think you got tropical mom's point: She wasnt talking about "my" board, she was lamenting the slow times at Maestronet. Cmon Michael, the "duel" between Mnet and the " other board" is long over. Lots of people post on both boards, BFD. The "other" board has a lounge for non-violin stuff, and we enjoy that stuff, which you used to too. We like a board that is not 100% string talk, most human beings like different subjects. No, it is not the hottest board on the internet, just 16,000 posts in three months, not bad for a non-commercial board that hasnt made the major search engines, 408 members. Yes, we delete some posts in the "other place". We feel that this is better than deleting the 30,000+ posts that were deleted here in the soapbox. I would assume that this thread will be deleted soon. Best of luck to Maestronet. I like this place, I will continue to add some violin stuff here as well.
  13. In reply to: Even your best friends? And, did something force (e.g. otherwise it might have been shut down by others) Maestronet to get rid of someone or something (i.e. soapbox)? Or was it the simply the personal preference of the maesronet administration (which would include its financial supporters)? Sorry, Shimon, you have totally lost me, or else you are smoking some wacky tobaccy, I have no clue as to what the @#$% you are talking about. My best friends are people that I have touched, and held, and been with when they need a shoulder to laugh or cry on. This is a frgging Forum, dag nabit. You seem to be going mental: I dont care why any board did anything, it is just a stupid online forum, not the Warren Commission. I offer advice here on recording stuff, and I like this forum. Case closed, move along now, amigo.
  14. The soapbox was shut down, so I started another board that is somewhat a replacement to the soapbox: Same cast of characters, etc. Ironically (or perhaps a "taste of your own medicine"), the very problem that shut down the soapbox almost shut down my new board; basically 1 or two people acted very badly, just like they did here. We have taken care of the problem and are back to having fun. Some folks simply didnt want to follow the looser rules, so instead of shutting down a forum ( and therefore shutting down all activity), we just banned them, and all is back to relative normal.
  15. I have used them all, and I know a lot about music software. Sibelius is the best notation program on this planet, as TD said. It truly looks pro (it is pro). You can do a zillion things with this program. Finale is the industry standard, most pro's use it because they have used it forever, with all its changes. It has a steep learning curve, no doubt, but can do anything you want. I would pick Sibelius over Finale any day. As for ease of use, I would go with Encore. I dont even know if they make it anymore, but maybe you can get a used copy or something. It is really easy to use, and it looks pretty good when you print it out. Noteworthy composer has some weird things about it, but it is cheap. I have only seen the demo, but I dont think it works with midi files very well, or saves stuff with a different extension. As others have said, you might start with a less expensive program to get your feet wet. When you are ready for the bigtime stuff ( and bigtime bucks), Sibelius is the way to go.
  16. Kenny-boy (oops, confused you with Ken Lay, my bad), Here is what I run: SONAR ( Cakewalk) Very cool, although somewhat complex Waves Native Bundle ( Reverbs, compression, fun stuff). Wavelab ( Mastering, MP3 encoding, etc.) If you are going the windows route, I suggest N-track click here if you wish to check out this product. If you do not wish to check it out, do not click here It's like 50 bucks, very good starter stuff. The Mic and the pre are the keys. Grab a Shure SM57, a Joe Meek pre, a copy of N-track, and you will have everything you will need for years for a very small amount of cash.
  17. In reply to: Since mine was the first of the previous posts to be deleted (despite the subsequent contribution of observations far more trenchant yet inscrutably acceptable to the arbiters of civil exchange), I have thought long and hard upon the singular nature of my sin. Amidst the contemplation of my turpitude and the deliberation of a proper penance, a distant voice called out: it was my wise but beleaguered dog Argo, intent in harmonious sorrowful song as my daughter caterwauled her way through another Kreutzer etude. And thus I saw the light. This articulate pedigreed pedagogue was in fact imparting a most stimulating lesson in the art of intonation with the utmost acumen of an ear trained to respond to stratospheric overtones in all manner of disarray and call them patiently, persistently back to proper order. When interpolated, Argo seemed willing, despite his mysterious but poignant retirement from the profession of corrective ululation some years ago (he is currently devoted to the philanthropic pursuit of canine incontinence), to share the fundamental principles of his acoustical expertise in a series of free filmed lessons for the wonderful folks of Maestronet. Thus my proposal. I further offer, as a gesture of guileless generosity, to dispatch these same lessons (despite Argo's latrant objections) hither to the prodigal plutonian sanctuary of disenchanted souls so needful of our enlightment and sympathy. May I so amend, amen. Dude, you really need to learn about spacing, that was a lot of words in one small space After dealing with a bunch of hate mail from people here, I guess that my choice of creating a different forum was not such a bad idea. Basically, the old soapbox has reared it's ugly head in this thread. I was one of the top poster's here, and I got a bunch of angry emails from people who only posted a few times. I guess that was the point of the soapbox? My Girlfriend and I have enjoyed the lessons. She has played for a few years, started as an adult. I enjoy them because Steve cracks me up, and I appreciate what he is trying to do. Opinions may vary, but Steve has done a terrific job with the lessons, and it is just starting. I don't know Steve's resume, I dont care. He is giving lessons, and people are enjoying it. They seem to be very popular, so I am very pleased that he is doing this. I do find this thread quite ironic, but such is life.
  18. In reply to: As far as the professional violin prices, I only said $10,000+, with the "+" I was attempting to indicate that that is a rough minimum threshold. I never said, or meant to imply, that most professional instruments cost $10,000 or that that is an average price, or anything of the sort. In my experience, though, it is not at all unusual for professional violinists to play instruments in the $10k-15k price range, and I know of at least one nationally known violinist who performs on an instrument which cost well under $10,000. The overwhelming majority of professional violinists do not play for the New York Philharmonic, and do not teach at famous music conservatories -- most of them are happy just to make ends meet at the end of the day. --Alistair Good topic. I have played a LOT of fiddles, in the range of 5 bucks to 2 million. I had a Strad for several years, I had some other cool fiddles on loan. I am going to do a test of a violin that I think costs 9,999 dollars and less.
  19. In reply to: However, I tend to agree with Roman on his statement that a "professional violin is more than 10K". Perhaps a better way to phrase this, would be to say that a great number of professionals play instruments greater than 10K. I'm not bashing modern violins, or violins under 10K, by no means, but I think it wouldn't be a stretch to say that the majority of professionals play >10K violins. I have to disagree here, somewhat. Sure, many pros play fiddles over 10 grand, I do. One of my students has a really nice fiddle. I play on it weekly ( too lazy to take out mine). I played on it today, I was grooving on it. I finally asked what it cost her: $1,500 !!! I am serious, a good player could land a gig with this fiddle, I kid you not. Money and fiddles do not always go hand-in-hand; I played a Strad for sale at a million bucks; I could get a better sound out of a cracker jack box.
  20. I would avoid Protools free like the Plague. It is crap, it is a computer-crasher. I would go with N-tracks. It is cheap, good and steady. www@fasoft.com If you need more info, you know how to find me.
  21. Ken, we are organizing an MP3 clinic at my site, so I hope you and others will check it out.
  22. It's okay but " Better than God"? I think that is a stretch Oh Wait, Better than Good. My Bad. Great job
  23. I drugged a teacher, stole his kidney, and left him in a tub of ice. Oh wait, I lied. I was never rude to a teacher.
  24. I play the version by Delius. "Ferroce, ma Dolce". It is usually a fast 3, I prefer 9, and I play with a tape of myself playing the lower notes of the double-stops. Makes for good playin
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