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Bill Merkel

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  1. I wondered what microphone Joe Rogan has sitting there on his podcast so I thought ok, this is going to be the most famous current microphone, so I looked it up and Shure enough, it's your 7B...
  2. I'd hate to see the price of a Snap-on bow.
  3. I like this story. Nobody gets covid, but it's good anyway.
  4. The only difference between it and kittens is ...well, no significant difference
  5. When I was a little kid, we'd shine up silver dimes by rubbing mercury on them. Quarters too, if we could get our hands on one. Makes them real shiny. We didn't drink it, but it was considered perfectly safe to be around and handle
  6. ^To a singer, Handel is probably as hard as anything else. I don't see why it wouldn't be. For an orchestra, including the conductor, there are sections that sound right at any speed. Sections that will never sound too fast. A fundamental requirement of orchestra violinist in general is to be able to play really, really, really fast
  7. I don't know of any civilizations that failed because of their environment's inability to sustain a larger population. Shortages from overpopulation is old thinking, like the coming ice age Today's problem is shortages from slowdown of innovation that leads to famine in poor countries, low birth rate in rich ones, increasing age, decreased industrial output, and other problems, ending in the collapse of civilization...
  8. The human population is falling steeply, heading below the level needed to sustain civilization
  9. Only if it's Lynne Dawson doing the warbling. https://youtu.be/YU7VxFoPIeI?t=4770
  10. The Castello scroll and peg box is a lovely and simple pregnant girl, but yours is some old cougar bellied up to the bar
  11. It's nutty, to be honest. Would expect to see nutty methods and materials too
  12. Dammit, it you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBx-tr1FDvY
  13. Queen hen is in it, anti-corruption platform and all "the President of the Republic of Moldova , Maia Sandu, was given confirmation that my Guadagnini violin was a Stradivarius!"
  14. She'd need a statement from a luthier to leave Moldova, I think she was told, and the Moldovan luthier wrote the Moldovan antiquities stuff, and then when she tried to leave, it was seized. Maybe the authorities think it's stolen and nabbed it this weird way while they investigate, or could be a coincidence https://www.petitieonline.com/freeguadagnini
  15. ^I have written them a letter suggesting and recommending it be changed to your birthday.
  16. The usual is to contact a good shop, mail order/web if need be, and they will send you several to try. Keep the one you want or send them all back. Normal process, easy, they're used to it and set up for it. There's a good chance they will ask for your teacher's contact info. If they do, give them the name of a friend, and if you buy the bow they will get a kickback and owe you a dinner
  17. that's where the ear is most sensitive, so that's what you might want to boost to be able to hear it. in evolutionary terms the frequency of a saber tooth tiger creeping toward you through the grass.
  18. I found this awhile back, which looks like it's from the manuscript part in the video. You could add it to that if it isn't too scrunched to line up right. I'm kind of intriuged by the rest in the first half bar and in the first bar in the manuscript. Maybe there was something in mind that's pretty different from what we have with this. But the reconstruction is pretty faithful to the keyboard piece that it comes from and it obviously works http://conquest.imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/b/b8/IMSLP497489-PMLP805617-bachNBAVI,1sonataVI,5satz(f)indenhandschriftenEviolinosoloebassol'accompagnatoBWV(1019a).pdf
  19. (DB) Good orchestration means what you're talking about, plus the conductor can tone down anything competing... I mean i don't immediately see anything that makes that situation different compared to carrying from one end of a field to the other. I've heard of certain timbres carrying better, but it should carry better everywhere...
  20. Hey, doc. I love this movement too. The part you're referring to is reconstructed and I haven't found if written anywhere except for in the video you posted. I will probably write it down from the video someday. Good aid to memorization too
  21. What would keep an instrument that projects well anywhere from projecting well everywhere? And aren't halls and etc. so varied than they qualify as "everywhere"? Stand on opposite ends of a football field and see if you can hear it
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