Michael Bridges

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  1. Michael Bridges

    Cello sound - projection in concert hall

    I recently went to see Stephen Isserlis play Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1 with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and I found his cello (a Strad) muffled and hard to hear at times. The orchestra were using mutes and are one of the best chamber orchestras around so I'm sure it was not them playing too loud. Maybe his cello was just having a bad day!
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    Ears ringing in pit orchestra

    Hi, I'm a long time lurker, first time poster but I thought I'd chime in as I play violin in loud-ish rock bands and have found 'earaser' musicians earplugs to be pretty good. They have a weird side effect where I can actually hear the violin better in an amplified context when sometimes I'd struggle with inadequate monitoring etc. For some reason the earplugs let through more of the sound of the violin and less of the sound of the band.