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Classical Symphony performance with using aluminum car and truck rims
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Fiddlestix
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While searching YouTube to see if I could find (in a symphony orchestra) the violin players to see how they hold their bow's while also searching to see if they use shoulder rests and what style of chin rest they use, I stumbled across something that shocked me.

In the percussion section of the orchestra, I noticed the guy was playing aluminum car and truck rims. He also had the brake rotor's from cars and trucks. Here is the video, if it works.

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If I had known they were auditioning for people who can play 15" alloys I might have been tempted to turn up!

I think they need more cowbell!

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It's weird for sure. The main concept is to project the sound around instead of just straight in your face in different types of venues when you play live on stage.

Visual Sounds is a great company that focus's on acoustical sound. Some venues or theaters are built just because of this and some are not so you need your own tools to project that sound around. jimi-hendrix

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Terry said
 

I think they need more cowbell!

 

Yeh, Terry I got a fever and cure is more COW BELL !!  drummer ROFLOL

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Awsome! I always liked how people can use the evryday's stuff around as a musical insrtrument =)

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I totally enjoyed enjoyed watching the conductor. Now as for the rims and brake rotors, I feel ashamed over all the instruments I had thrown away doing brake jobs.

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I adore the conductor also he is so expressive, a pure delight to watch him he looks like he is enjoying himself tremendously!

Also, I realized with this video, by watching the violinists, that my violin inclination is fine, I was trying to straighten it way too much, I'll stop worrying about that haha!

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NoirVelours said
Also, I realized with this video, by watching the violinists, that my violin inclination is fine, I was trying to straighten it way too much, I'll stop worrying about that haha!

We professional violinists get a little lazy and let the violin come down more than we should. The main reason for having the violin scroll higher up is so that gravity does not work against you to draw the bow towards the scroll. We can steer our bows with various techniques. serenade

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