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MrYikes
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I am unable to work out tunes on the violin, so my wife brought home a Yamaha ypg235 keyboard.  It's more than I need, but it'll do.  I'm trying to work out hoagie C's Stardust.  My wife doesn't recognize it.  Her idea of classical music is Louie Louie.

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Congrats on the new keys!  Looks like a nice one, how do you like the sound?

Louie Louie is a classic.   Classical...Classic.. close enough.

Oh, and don't pick on spouses that have just given you new musical instruments.  That could get ya killed.  LOL

"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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With the kids gone, she's the only one around,,so she gets picked on.

The sound is good, but not like your sound.  Yours is better.  But given time and mental effort, I could probably get your sound out of this.  I had the volume turned way up but it was still not loud,,,then I hit a key hard,,,whoa this does have volume.  My old casio had a volume knob, this is loud when you play,,,just like a real piano, who'd a thunk it.  It has a grand piano sound and several reverb settings.

But as I have said, I need a keyboard because it looks logical, whereas the violin (and guitar) just don't make sense when I'm concentrating on a song.  I hope you know what I mean there.  Of course being able to remember a song would be helpful also.

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I think a keyboard is a great help.  There is nothing like having the Chromatic scale all right there ..and in tune.   In my class I was annoyed that I took a music class and we had to do our lessons on the piano... in the end, I couldn't believe how useful it was to hear the scales.

In our exams we had to play the scales on the piano even to the  asending/ descending melodic minor.  I think the piano was one of the easiest ways to comprehend it.. (at the time I didn't think so)

Thanks for the reminder to get my piano out, and use it to help me with all my "violin confusion."

Congrats on your new keyboard.  Lucky you!

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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Agreed.  On keyboard/piano, it is a lot easier to see the interval relationships and etc.  Guitar can be a bit confusing because of the way it is usually tuned. 

Violin isn't too bad, though.  It is tuned in consistent intervals, like a bass guitar, except it is 5ths instead of 4ths.  Doesn't take that much getting used to, and you can use the principle of moving patterns much like when playing bass.

 

(added on the Edit): Well, assuming you use "standard" tuning for violin, bass, and guitar.

"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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I learn something every time I talk with you Dan thank you.

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