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Fiddle4Fun
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So, I am a grad student sharing a house with four very social undergrads. (Seriously, I think that everyone at the university has been over at least once.) Since I need a fairly calm environment to work we have an arrangement where I am supposed to get a warning before they have a large number of guests over so that I can go somewhere else to study. Alternatively, they need to tell their guests to keep the decibel level somewhat below a 747 on takeoff. I've pretty much had to remind them of this agreement constantly since August since sophomores apparently have memories of goldfish. (I thought mine was bad.)

One of my roommates just violated our agreement, again, by having large group of very loud people over without warning. As experience has taught me that asking them to be quiet nicely will result in only five minutes of peace before I have to repeat my request, I got creative.

Did I mention I've been working on dynamics? And that my fiddle has only two volumes when played without a mute? (Those being loud and very loud.)

Alas, my practice session lasted only a few minutes as the party quickly moved far away from the house and I lost my excuse for procrastination. Peace at last.

Also, I haven't been commenting as frequently because my computer turned into an expensive paperweight the other day and I have to borrow or use the lab at school. (Just in case y'all were wondering where I've been.) On the plus side, my productivity has gone up.

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Fiddle4Fun said

Did I mention I've been working on dynamics? And that my fiddle has only two volumes when played without a mute? (Those being loud and very loud.)

Awesome! cheers

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Having no fridge for cold imbibables can do wonders to crush a party. My trippy-hippie roommate used to wander out au natural... which also worked very well, especially when the patchouli didn't quite cover all the "essence de hippie."

 

Or you could just plug in your headphones and listen to FM videos while you study!serenade [oh, wait - the broken comp means you'd need 'em downloaded to an mp3 player]

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Waa-Ha-ha! Violin is magic! roflroflrofl

exactly

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hehe to be honest, if i shared a student house with noisy people i would get my hands on an electric violin, Plug it in, AND PUMP UP THE VOLUME!!!! XD  and play Classical music as loud as possible 😀

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March 11, 2012 - 10:57 am
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LOL Donovan, that would be cool.
They used to have a big problem at a local 7 eleven in our area with young people hanging out buying and drinking beer in the parking lot where we lived in Miami 20 years ago. The wild life was a little out of control and to solve it, guess what they did?

That's right, they played classical music in the outdoor speakers for that 7-eleven and it didn't take long for those young people to stop hanging out there.

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haha! The power of the classics 😀

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Horray for good music. Did not know it works as a pesticide!devil-violin

 

I used to use head phones in the dorm (in the USAF) to drown out the noise. "Stairway to Heaven" was my fav.cheers

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