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cunparis
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August 8, 2014 - 12:59 am
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Congratulations on your new viola.  I love the deep sound.  Are you primarily a viola player or violin?

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BillyG
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August 8, 2014 - 5:53 am
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I like the rich voice.....   nice instrument there Barry !

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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Really nice sounding instrument Barry.  I really like the sound of violas and that FM Concert looks and sounds great. Now you'll get a lot of practice at transposing guitar and piano music down a fifth.   

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I love love your playing. Begat a great instrument.  It puts the bar high for me getting one too! ;). Love it!

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Fiddlerman
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August 8, 2014 - 2:07 pm
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Cool Barry!!!!!
Sorry about the string. We'll get a new one out ASAP. The cheap Chinese strings are more sensitive. :( Yes Overture Ultra strings come from China.
You are picking that up SUPER fast! Love the way you utilize the C string at the end of those two pieces. That second piece was especially fun to listen to. Sounds like you combined some well known piece/pieces with some improvisation. Am I close?

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Nice viola mate. Sounds really nice.

I'm waiting for new strings to arrive for mine. I broke the A string. Won't tell how I did that. A bit embarrassing really :)

I'll be around to VM as soon as they arrive.

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

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@Ferret 

Yay.. I hope to see you over there.  I am hanging there so I can become enlightened and enabled.  🙂   

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Cool Barry! That viola has a nice tone, and you play it really well too!thumbs-up

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Very nice Videos Barry.  I am unfamiliar with both tunes, but I loved them.  Nice bow hold and posture!!!

The Devil one.. that was fast and furious.  Kicking butt on that thing are ye?

 

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Nice sounding violia that is, Barry! Congrats!thumbs-upbirthday_balloon

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WOW Barry, you suit that instrument like a hand in a glove. You're progressing so quickly too. :)
Great post!

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That was great Barry.   Very nice.

Violinist start date -  May 2013  

Fiddler start date - May 2014

FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

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Barry said

Fiddlerman said
WOW Barry, you suit that instrument like a hand in a glove. You're progressing so quickly too. :)
Great post!

If you look at the still shot on the devils dream video you can see my form is near perfect, something I cant do with the violin due to my bigfoot like structure 

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This is true, plus the 16.5" looks like a normal size instrument in your hands. With me it looks huge. <---- I know what you guys are thinking. Not funny - LOL

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