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I have bought a set of Larsen Virtuoso strings and like them very much.
They, to a great degree, have eliminated a problem that my Raggetti and I have always had with the A string. (Particularly with the D on it)
But now I am attempting to learn a tune that uses a lot of E string. It's not that the Larsens have a 'bad' E but still being a novice on the violin I'm looking for the most 'forgiving' E that I can find.
Can anyone recommend an E string that may make things a little easier
Any input appreciated
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@Barry That's exactly what my grandson did. I asked him why he chose the viola instead of the violin and he said that he can't stand the sound of a violin E string.
@Ferret There are a lot of people who favor the D'Addario Kaplan non-whispering/non-whistling E string. I have one, but haven't put it on yet to test it out. Another highly regarded E string is the Pirastro Gold. I just received a new set of Obligatos in the mail and that set included a Pirastro Gold E so I'll be testing that out pretty soon as well. There's also the Jargar Dolce, which many people like.
Here's a video about the string:
And for a more down home version:
Here's a comparison of some E strings:
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Ah-ha. Thanks FM.
A "harmonic"in the sense that the finger touches the string without applying so much that a stopped note is played?
Ok. I just took time out to watch your Harmonic tutorial
Learn to play harmonics on the violin.m4v:
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