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While we are complaining about our low quality 100-300$ violins and strings and what not, see what some very poor people in Mexico came up with! Very eco friendly also. I don't speak spanish but an image is wroth a thpousand words right?
I make the vow to stop complaining right now about my violin, it still makes music and I should be grateful I was able to buy one
"It can sing like a bird, it can cry like a human being, it can be very angry, it can be all that humans are" Maxim Vengerov
Although, I'm still trying to figure out why he was playing that tin-can guitar for a pig walking away…
An audience is an audience. LOL
Humbled? I thought it rather inspiring. Whatever you can get your hands on, you make music with. Some famous blues musicians started out with instruments they made from things like broomsticks and cigar boxes and using the wire from the broom they took the stick from for string(s). I have never heard anyone think less of people like Muddy Waters or B.B. King for that, not at all.
Not that there is anything wrong with nice instruments, either. But it is an easy trap to fall into, to think of waiting to "get serious" until one has nice ones.
"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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