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49 minutes ago, mathieu valde said:

I should remind you about title of that post: Composite old violin ID

Totally right, and is very curious that you are precisely the one who mentioned this...because after various messages you haven't said anything at all about the identification of my violin ;) 

49 minutes ago, mathieu valde said:

 I suppose on MN you can find more appropriate place to post selfies and videos, I am sure there are people who will welcome that.

 If I paraphrase you, perhaps you would understand better what happened here: I suppose on MN you can find more appropiate place to post pedantic comments, I am sure there are people who will welcome that. 

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1 hour ago, Bill Merkel said:

How high is the E string measured a cm or so down the fingerboard?  It sounds like it could be low.  Not critiquing - I enjoyed it, just trying to explain why somebody might say it sounded metallic.  I try to sound metallic, to me it is the most magical sound, but rich metallic.  

It looks better now too.  The original pictures could be the Red Violin immediately after it was dug up out of the grave.

I don't know exactly but I will check it. Also, my bow had only a half of the bristles when I make the video. Anyway seems clear that the guy which posted about metallic sound does not really want to be constructive, so I don't care about understanding his reasons. 

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3 hours ago, Rue said:

I did get brave and submit a video to my teacher's YouTube Christmas recital. But...that audience is small...and mostly comprised of 5 year olds. ^_^ However, I  was very pleased to see an older couple, both beginners, had also contributed! 

 

Yes. I understand that. However, the point of the video was to reflect on the playability of the violin...

I am an intermediate player...with on-going technical issues :angry:. Last thing I would need is for someone to focus on my mistakes. I know very well what those mistakes are. My low self-esteem doesn't need some else to confirm them. :mellow:

Good thing Josep is made of sterner stuff. ^_^

At first I did not dare to make a video by the same reasons than you but then I tried to hear myself and was very illustrative. If you play without teacher (as I do) a video is very helpful. 

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3 hours ago, Spelman said:

As a teacher, I would be very pleased with a student who recognizes their deficits but is overall happy with where they are at the moment.

Yep! When I was a child I wanted a lot to be a virtuoso violinist but later the life brought me to other things. Althougt that, I've never lost my passion on classical music. To me play the violin is still one of the most pleasant activities. I'm very happy to work to improve my violin playing even if I'm not a professional violinist. 

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On 12/30/2020 at 4:43 PM, Josep J. Ruiz said:

Anyway seems clear that the guy which posted about metallic sound does not really want to be constructive

People assume it's called "the devil's instrument" because it's so notoriously difficult.  As you know, it's not that difficult if you apply yourself as contentiously as you would to anything else of extreme importance.  I would have suggestions to you, but I would also have suggestions to Milstein.  That is the devil sitting on my shoulder, maybe.

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19 hours ago, Josep J. Ruiz said:

Yep! When I was a child I wanted a lot to be a virtuoso violinist but later the life brought me to other things. Althougt that, I've never lost my passion on classical music. To me play the violin is still one of the most pleasant activities. I'm very happy to work to improve my violin playing even if I'm not a professional violinist. 

Amen brother, play on

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12 hours ago, Bill Merkel said:

 I would have suggestions to you, but I would also have suggestions to Milstein.  That is the devil sitting on my shoulder, maybe.

Seeing some old interview to Milstein I'm prety sure he was not a guy who accepted suggestions about playing violin :P

4 hours ago, Spelman said:

Amen brother, play on

Thanks! I will do! 

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On 12/30/2020 at 10:58 PM, Josep J. Ruiz said:

Totally right, and is very curious that you are precisely the one who mentioned this...because after various messages you haven't said anything at all about the identification of my violin ;) 

I do not see any reason I can add something different as colleagues already  very politely have said about your violin, except something I already said - the sound is not good at result, that is not acceptable. I do not think phone or mic is responsible, more probably setup , repair generally  or your playing. What I want to say -  I'm absolutely sure there are many of us here not hoping to hear(read) pages of your opinion as expert nor listen your playing and posting it as about ID, which probably is most intriguing topics always . Many of us are here to learn from real experts, improve our knowledge. There are many senior members which deserve all our attention and thanks for their generosity to teach and tell many important things, that is what many of us are looking for, but not for  incompetent statements and selfies. 

 

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31 minutes ago, mathieu valde said:

I do not see any reason I can add something different as colleagues already  very politely have said about your violin.

You have remembered the threat is about the identification of a violin and I'm free to post whatever I consider appropiate to illustrate whatever about my instrument. If you don't have something different or constructive to say me concerning this topic, better keep silence. 

31 minutes ago, mathieu valde said:

Many of us are here to learn from real experts, improve our knowledge. There are many senior members which deserve all our attention and thanks for their generosity to teach and tell many important things, that is what many of us are looking for, but not for  incompetent statements and selfies. 

Curiously, some of this many senior members are teaching us added some comment about your way of criticizing, also about your particular point of view concerning the 'bricks' and the sound. Seems you have not learned yet about them here. Be more humble and preach by example ;) 

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