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  1. henrypeacham

    Digital Sheet Music

    12.9-inch iPad Pro with Apple Pencil for marking up.
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    Stupid violinist questions

    Because guitars are played vertically, held against the body. Nobody wants chafing on arms, legs, or ahem, torsos. Different technique. Check out the early history of Fender. The Telecaster is a great design but the edge of the body where the right arm rests is uncomfortable for most and generated a lot of complaints, hence the Stratocaster!
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    PLEASE Help Me Find a Fine Tuner!

    IMHO Wittner fine tuners are best in terms of manufacturing and machining quality. Wittner Fine Tuners "Hill" styles. Also color choices, ball or loop, etc.
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    Tracking device suggestions

    One more reason for a Musafia case. http://www.musafia.com/accessories.html
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    beethoven 5

    Hello Dianne, I've played this scores of times. Most effective for me is 2nd position, moving back to 1st position for the D in bar 99. Practice slowly at first and everything will fall into place...
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    French bow?

    Martin's posted picture looks precisely like Vigneron's work.
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    cello bow with German grip

    To the OP: Consider experimenting with gamba and violone bows as they were specifically designed for the bass instrument bow technique you describe.
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    FR Ender violin

    Fantastic! Bonding with an instrument can be a life-changer.
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    How to tell a viola bow from a violin bow?

    I have seen listings where the bow is described as violin/viola meaning heavy-ish violin bow or light-ish viola bow.
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    FR Ender violin

    That is an excellent point, George. OP's violin looks fine and IMO other posts establish the price is not out of line. Son has done comparisons and is bonding with it. Teacher approves. Nah-sayers want to dismiss those qualitative aspects. Sad!
  11. IMHO the Amati box is a design improvement on any instrument shipping method I have experienced, outside of hand carrying the instrument to its destination. Secure, cost effective, reusable, and specifically designed for the purpose. What's not to like?
  12. I agree with Carl. It's something I picked up from a Michael Darnton post years ago: Over-the-tailpiece style rests have a detrimental effect on tone as compared to those of the side mount variety. I started changing all my violins to Tekka-style and my neck and ears began thanking me immediately.
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    Top 10 Living Soloists - your vote

    Rachel Podger
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    Stolen Goffriller violin London 26 July 2016

    I do not mean to suggest that in this particular circumstance the owner was negligent. He was in close proximity when the event occurred. My question is more of a curiosity about the circumstances where actions incurring criminal charges of theft are not so clear. Leaving an instrument on a train platform or after exiting a taxi or catching a bus. These situations involve possible negligence, but theft? What if years pass before the instrument resurfaces after having been so abandoned? Is there not a statute of limitations for such an event?
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    Stolen Goffriller violin London 26 July 2016

    If you place a cased violin on the street and leave, isn't that abandonment, so the finder couldn't be charged with theft?