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  1. And soon we shall perform it.
  2. Quote: i see lots of bow holds by fine players - so I know there is not just one that is best for all. Hit the nail on the head. I used to hold the bow differently than I do now, but I find my current way a lot more comfortable, and with more control. Though, I'm playing cello, so the entire position of the bow is different. But I agree that there's not, "one right way."
  3. My ring finger is by the notch in the frog, my middle finger on the leather, and my index is on the front half of the winding. I generally grip around the first joint (closest to the fingertips) as well.
  4. Quote: It smells a bit dodge to me, but it may just be someone who is dyslexic. Could be because English isn't his first language. Notice the location: North Germany. But he does say, "Sorry, no certificate," and hey, it is eBay..
  5. You're just shedding dead skin from your findertips, like anywhere else.. Even if it is more noticable.
  6. Mozart's enjoyable to play though, in his own right. Not to say that Beethoven isn't, but there's no reason not to play Mozart.
  7. Chewing gum helps with lip-pursing, maybe with humming too. But beware, you'll probably chew in time with the song. Your jaw might be a tad tired by the end of a long, fast-paced piece.
  8. One of my fav's is Sonata no. 12 (F Maj), which is K332. I'm really partial to the second movement.
  9. Generally if they even bother to label something with a volume number, there's going to be more than one.
  10. Quote: I figure if recording companies are recording them, and people are buying the recordings, then I'm the one with the opinion that's crap this time I don't think that's an accurate conclusion. We all have different opinions. A good amount of people like Garth Brooks, but that doesn't make my negative opinion of him wrong. That's what makes it an opinion. Quote: That doesn't mean I don't have some "taste", but I'm sensible to know that's just my opinion, and doesn't hold a lot of credit. Exactly. You have an opinion. Doesn't mean you don't have some taste. But, your opinion does hold credit, at least to yourself if no one else. But even that's important. Point is, it's not right to discredit someone else's opinion just because it differs from yours. Especially without knowing why they have those opinions.
  11. Quote: If the opinions are adequately informed, it's more interesting, though, don't you think? Often true. But then, are you going on the assumption that they don't know Josh Bell? Or some of the others they mentioned as being better? It sounded like they both were familiar with him, and still do not like him. I'd say that their opinions, in that case, are perfectly reasonable.
  12. Michael, it really is okay if people have different opinions than you. I promise.
  13. Quote: Does anyone out there feel the same way? I read considerably more than I actually post these days, and to be honest, it's easier without having to sift through 30 new threads in the morning.
  14. In reply to: So how do most people take their bow to be rehaired/repaired - do they take the whole instrument case?! Good question. Funny, my bow case was my first accessory, and I didn't even have a really good bow at the time. But part of the reason was because my cello was a rental with a soft case. No way I wanted to keep a bow in there.
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