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DanielB
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February 9, 2013 - 9:41 pm
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Not my design and I didn't make one, since I have some music stands. But an easy little DIY if someone needed a stand for some score and was low on bucks or felt like making something..

http://www.musicstandshop.com/.....-stand.php

 

"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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Ha-ha, nice one!

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That's awesome Daniel. Now for all those wood working experts out there, substitute some nice veneer for that cardboard and add a little "hide" glue and varnish and you'd have one to match the violin.

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not too shabby. I travel allot and have been thinking of purchasing a travel violin. If that was made out of nice grain 1/8" to 3/16" ply or panel board it might fit what I want. The "limbs" could be hinged and it would then lay almost flat and take almost no space what-so-ever. It would stand nicely on a hotel table.

 

In case people missed it, my silent bow is a bow that's never been touched by rosin. I then have and periodically use talcum powder on the bow hairs with a thorough coating. I tap the back of the taunt bow to dislodge the cloud of loose talc. Then, my play is virtually silent from more then about 5-10' distant. I can tune, hear tone, and also hear mistakes. It also forced me to have better bow control and placement as now it amplifys bad bowing if you are not precise with your bow stroke. I wipe down my strings before and after playing with the silent bow and have since about Christmas. I notice no build up, different play with my normal bow and no ill affects on my rosined bow.

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One of the good things about a project that is simple enough, is it can be made with something as humble as an old cardboard box, if that is all you have.  But if you have a bit of wood, plastic or metal on hand, it can be made as nice as a store-bought one, perhaps even better than most of them.

A little music stand is one of those things that would be nice if it was included with every beginner "kit", but it usually isn't.  I play by ear at present for violin, but I still will use a sheet of paper with the lyrics, tempo, and some other scribbled reminders about a piece I'm working on.   

 

@Ty:  You should really start an official thread about your "silent bow" trick so people can find it easy.  That way there would be a link to post when folks in chat and etc mention that their practice hours are limited because or room-mates and etc.  Maybe some pics showing details like how you actually get the talc onto the bow hairs and etc.  I have an electric 'silent" violin for quiet practice, but if I didn't, I'd sure be trying your trick.

"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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LOL...or just prop it up on something...or build a real one ????

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Well, y'know, Barry, not everybody has the tools, materials or skills to build one as cool at that combination music rack and fiddle stand that you built a while back.  That was a very nice piece of work.

"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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