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Ferret
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Hi All

Decided to post this 'off topic' because it not fiddle. Its viola smile

 

I received my viola today. Its a nice instrument and I'm sure I'll enjoy learning to play it.

There is no way that I'm going to give up the fiddle, however I reckon that the viola will compliment it very nicely.

Here is a video of me playing it. Please take into account that I've only had it about eight hours and I've never held a viola before. violin-1267

The tune is called Redeemed

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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Fiddlestix
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clap Very nice for such a short time, John. 

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Great job and congrats on your new viola.

Very impressive for just that few hours into it.

I got a new violin and have spent several weeks just to adjust to holding and bow angle...lol.

You did well.

Robert

 

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great job John !!  So are you liking the darker ,warmer tone ?

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Ferret
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Barry said
great job John !!  So are you liking the darker ,warmer tone ?

 

I think I'm being seduced by the 'Dark Side'. devil-violin

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Yes the warn, dark sound is very nice

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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Fiddlerman
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Great job John. Keep it up smile
You need to examine your bow speed and pressure as it needs a little more pressure than with a violin. Also check where your bow is meeting the string (contact point) between the bridge and fingerboard.
Great intonation so quickly for being a violinist with a new viola. :-)

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Very nice playing, Ferret! And your viola has a pleasant sound! Congratulations!clapthumbs-up1st-place

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