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The Violin in Baroque Music
Ways to express baroque styles on violins.
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Demoiselle
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I kept posting in a video topic although hardly post videos. In this minute I came to the result my latest post belongs here.

My violin is a 3/4 violin, made for right-handed players, though I play it left-handed. As I felt she was the best in the shop of all 3/4 violins I tried and the luthier agreed. I prefer Obligato strings together with Eudoxa E string.

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Amazing how different musical instruments are and the consequences. This gravely influences even my musical likings.

On violin I love to play baroque and hate jazz. On trumpet I love to play jazz and hate baroque although baroque is the style I gernerally love more than any other kind of music. The reasons are technical....

Trumpet jazz improvisation can be beautifully lazy in a relaxed way. The ideal baroque trumpet tone is narrowing precision tending high-strung. The idea of perfect tone takes away a big part of my freedom I enjoy in jazz. The baroque trumpet tends to military signals with high notes. That's very boring and a technical struggle which kills all my fun.

Yesterday I again tried Aebersold jazz play-alongs for violin and found it absolutely boring. The violin is great for me to express myself in baroque in a very relaxed way. Violin jazz always bored me - not just if I played the violin. On violin I don't have the expressive tone I enjoy on trumpet. It's simply not enough to make me happy in jazz.

To me the violin is the ideal instrument for baroque, or better: general bass music. Here I can lean back the beautifully lazy way I do in trumpet jazz.

My violin is a 3/4 violin, made for right-handed players, though I play it left-handed. As I felt she was the best in the shop of all 3/4 violins I tried and the luthier agreed. I prefer Obligato strings together with Eudoxa E string.

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It was very interesting to record and compare my baroque violin style to my older jazz trumpet style. I used La Folia on the violin side and a looping phrase from standard jazz tunes like I Got Rhythm. And again I come to the conclusion: baroque violin has something jazzy. I don't use jazz styles from the 1900s, barock in itself is the jazz style of the 1600s as I feel.

Like now on violin I always played a very relaxed jazz trumpet with minimal force. Like on violin I prefer the low range with an airy sound. The higher range I play with minimal pressure and never forceful. My lips are not too airtight, so you hear kinda sexy vocal sissle. I can't play in church trombone choir, my trumpet sound doesn't match. Years ago they told me to change that there and I insisted I can't because I'm a jazz trumpeter in the first place. So I decided to go, they didn't understand that. It would be the same now with a string orchestra: my very personal violin sound won't match. Well, I don't ask for it.

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My violin is a 3/4 violin, made for right-handed players, though I play it left-handed. As I felt she was the best in the shop of all 3/4 violins I tried and the luthier agreed. I prefer Obligato strings together with Eudoxa E string.

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