FORUM

Please have a look at our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

A A A
Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Calling All Musicologists
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
Avatar
Oliver
NC
King
Regulars
June 24, 2011 - 5:15 pm
Member Since: February 28, 2011
Forum Posts: 2439
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I have a simple question.

If I had to memorize a piece of music I have my choice here of the violin or piano.

But I have come to realize that I can memorize music much easier on the piano. 

How come ?

Does anyone else have a 2 or more instrument situation where such comparisons can be made?

 

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

Avatar
Daniel
Dipolog City, Philippines
Honorary advisor
Members

Regulars
June 24, 2011 - 8:34 pm
Member Since: April 26, 2011
Forum Posts: 203
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Same here, but with a violin in comparison with a recorder. I think it depends on the instrument that you have the more inclination to. I think the instrument picks the player XD

Short-term Goal:

Avatar
Oliver
NC
King
Regulars
June 24, 2011 - 8:58 pm
Member Since: February 28, 2011
Forum Posts: 2439
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Funny you should say that!

I have long admired a purple tenor saxophone hanging on the wall in Sam Ash up in Ct. but I'm a Southerner now.

Maybe I missed the boat !

 

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
June 24, 2011 - 11:12 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 11717

How many years have you been playing the violin now? It's probably just easiest to memorize on the instrument that you are most familiar with.
I try to play right before bed when I want to memorize something. 

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

Avatar
Oliver
NC
King
Regulars
June 25, 2011 - 6:53 am
Member Since: February 28, 2011
Forum Posts: 2439
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I have fooled with a keyboard for much longer than I've been playing violin.
I think the reason that the keyboard is easier to deal with is that there are fewer things going on as a distraction.

Here are just a few violin dynamics that don't happen on the keyboard:

sounding point
bow pressure
bow speed
bow direction
left hand position
left elbow position
violin hold
left fingers positioning (intonation)
vibrato
bow tilt

…. just to name a few.

The keyboard only requires a simple press of a note(s).  That may be less spectacular than the violin, but is certainly more  user friendly.

 

 

 

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

Avatar
bob.andrews
Apalachicola Florida
Member
Members
June 25, 2011 - 8:12 am
Member Since: June 21, 2011
Forum Posts: 43
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Actually there is ALOT more going on in playing the keyboard, organ, piano. Just ask a new learner. The music sheets for a violinist and a piano player are (to me) night and day. I see so many notes on the piano version I just cut out the middle man tie my fingers in knots and ask my brother to embarass me lol. I think its easiest for you to memorize in the piano versions as it was if not the first instrument you learned and stayed with one of your favorites. I played trumpet from beginning of junior high through high school about (cough mumble cough) years ago. Now that i am forcing myself to re learn music in a format I have wanted to learn for years I find my mind is actually recalling some musical notes from the trumpet. Attempting to put fingering and sheet music back inmy head. Now if I just had an auto conversion from distant past brass to modern day violin I would be set.

Avatar
Oliver
NC
King
Regulars
June 25, 2011 - 8:43 am
Member Since: February 28, 2011
Forum Posts: 2439
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I can only tell you a funny remark from a violin teacher who took on some very young students .... "I feel I have accomplished something if they learn to hold the violin after the first year."   I wouldn't have that much patience!

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 231

Currently Online:
34 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today HeadCheese
Upcoming Mad_Wed, Prudence, ButteryStuffs, kit, makinnoise

Top Posters:

coolpinkone: 3767

Mad_Wed: 2849

Barry: 2661

Fiddlestix: 2637

Oliver: 2439

DanielB: 2379

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 1

Members: 3558

Moderators: 0

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 16

Forums: 56

Topics: 6446

Posts: 80399

Newest Members:

stringo, sexymom04, FerSZ, elaine a, Mukundan, MyMing

Administrators: Fiddlerman: 11717, KindaScratchy: 1651