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A Robot playing a violin.
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April 29, 2014 - 4:26 pm
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I'm not sure how I feel about this.... I think it plays better than me.
The robot makes the technique look easy, however it does not play with feeling. So that is the one advantage I have over it.

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Patience is necessary to learn the violin: But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.-James 1:4
When I get discouraged: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.-Philippians 4:13


April 29, 2014 - 4:52 pm
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And if you don't mind, and android playing violin (and my inspiration to starting):

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I believe my advantage here is my left hand moves.


April 29, 2014 - 4:56 pm
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LOL It only "plays better than you" (or anyone) in the same sense that one of those musical greeting cards or an old fashioned player piano does.

Since the violin is basically attached to it's hand, it probably can't shift or do a slide. It's fingers are rigid in relation to each other, and so it couldn't play a lot of the bits that a human can. If you watch how it accomplishes vibrato, that is also kind of interesting, but not as a human would do it.

Cute bit of robotics/automation, but not actually very impressive musically.

You have lots of advantages over such a machine, actually. From adaptability to..
Remember a certain scene in "Wizard of Oz", perhaps? "Oil... can..."

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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April 29, 2014 - 7:25 pm
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Maybe no feeling, but he's got that darn intonation 'nailed' rofl

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

April 29, 2014 - 9:26 pm
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I'm guessing that if Mark O'Connor saw that first video, he'd say it was a video of a Suzuki student. (If you don't know, he's not a fan of the Suzuki method.)

That aside, the robot's left hand reminds me of how my left hand often feels...twisted sideways.

BTW, interesting bow hold in that Star Trek video.

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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April 30, 2014 - 3:21 pm
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That Star Trek video was great. LOL
Loved it. Made the Volcan cry. ROFL

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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April 30, 2014 - 3:54 pm
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My advice to this robot - play more scales and Schradieck`s exercises. I expect him to progress rather quickly :D

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April 30, 2014 - 7:26 pm
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I'd like to watch the robot try to take the violin out of its case, play a few notes, and put it back in the case.

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