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Poor old alto clef - I love this...
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BillyG
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May 14, 2017 - 2:10 pm
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Hahahahahaha ROFL - http://kennethwoods.net/blog1/.....concludes/

P.S.  I'm still laughing.....   especially at some of the oh-so-serious comments....  

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Fiddlerman
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May 15, 2017 - 9:39 am
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BillyG said
Hahahahahaha ROFL - http://kennethwoods.net/blog1/.....concludes/

P.S.  I'm still laughing.....   especially at some of the oh-so-serious comments....    

Definitely the worse clef. LOL

Thanks for the link Billy.

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BillyG
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May 15, 2017 - 11:41 am
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Violists get their own back....

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LOL - I may say I have no opinion on the matter since I play both - none at all - it's just a joke !

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LOL @ "worst clef" laugh

I love reading those comments, too 😀 

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ha ha ha...

Oh Bill.. Bigger heads. LOL

Too funny.

When violinist start playing the viola.. do they learn to read the clef or just learn the notes on the C string?

I guess that depends if one plays by ear or sheet right?

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Fiddlerman
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May 18, 2017 - 9:36 am
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That's a great question Toni. I for one never learned to read alto clef. But if I were to perform in an orchestra or play chamber music I would have to.
Also, musicians who want to enjoy the advantages of reading music will learn to read the clef.

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@fiddlerguy

I was/am ear challenged.  I don't know why....but If I had not learned to read sheet music, I don't think I could have learned to play.  Now I love to ear play a song.  

My ear training is different than most. Maybe it is a personality order/ or disorder.  ha ha.. 

Now that I know where the notes are.. my ear can direct my fingers. In the beginning... I was just not able to do it.  🙂

I am always thankful for learning to read sheet .. and I still and not great...but it opened the door to play songs that I craved to play.  🙂

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Everybody's ear has to be trained, somehow. Sheet music is a less common way of doing it, but hey, whatever works.

I got my ear trained listening to music and singing along with it as a child. My family encouraged singing, but not off-key singing.  Perfect pitch is basically a matter of memory, and so is just ordinary good pitch. I don't have have "perfect pitch" (i.e. a very good recognition of absolute pitch), but I've got pretty good relative pitch, enough to stay in tune when singing a song. I was in band in my younger years, so I got exposed to lots and lots of scales (on trumpet, and later, French Horn), so I was very used to what a major scale sounded like.

So for me, finding the notes by ear was easy, and using tapes would been a bad idea. But for somebody who couldn't tell by ear when they were on or off, I can see why they'd be a necessity. It's where you end up that matters, not the path you take to get there.

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BillyG
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May 20, 2017 - 8:29 am
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Charles said
....... It's where you end up that matters, not the path you take to get there.  

exactly

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BillyG
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May 20, 2017 - 11:52 am
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Couldn't resist....

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Besides, with my hearing-loss I don't resolve much above E5 ( 660Hz)

OK OK - that was a joke as well....  my ears are just fine for my age...  rofl

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BillyG said

Besides, with my hearing-loss I don't resolve much above E5 ( 660Hz)
OK OK - that was a joke as well....  my ears are just fine for my age...  rofl  

Weird how that happens. I have damage to my hearing as well. Experts tested the whole orchestra when I played in MSO and all the violinist had a degree of damage at around the same register. It's nothing that I notice, except for my tinnitus, but it's sad to know of this.

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rock drummer=eh, whadusay, buddy?
tinnitus gets louder with age but you don't notice it until things get quiet.  I was a director for a fleet school buses and had to pass yearly a hearing test which kept getting tougher so I  switched to running food pantries.
Interval training can help with hearing notes.

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MrYikes said
rock drummer=eh, whadusay, buddy?...... ........

Check out the stomp-box, second from the right.....

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roflol  and Evil Grin....   LOL

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I guess it's accurate. LOL

I should definitely get one. 🙂

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