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https://www.gopusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/rofl_laughing.jpg

 

Almost as bad as fingernails on a chalk board to me!  Atonal music... 

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VERY FUNNY, @AndrewH ! 

- Emily

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@AndrewH,

 

THANKS A LOT! Now you've got me tapping my foot and humming to Schoenberg and Alban Berg :(

Bob in Lone Oak, Texas

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@AndrewH the banjo break and the producer in the booth with the metronome...or was it an award.. roflol  framed by a I IV V  folk song.  perfect.

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https://i.pinimg.com/originals/cd/5a/11/cd5a117634ae11e27825c4e5173076bd.jpg

 

I'd like to think more people are aware of, and understand the importance of fractional sizes nowadays... 

https://cdn.quotesgram.com/small/82/48/2054264714-funny-new-year-resolution-05.jpg

 

Ah, time for New Year's resolutions!

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ELCB said
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I'd like to think more people are aware of, and understand the importance of fractional sizes nowadays... 

  

I see the date on this magazine cover is 1955. At the time, the smallest widely available size anywhere in the world was 1/2.

Shinichi Suzuki almost singlehandedly created the global market for fractional sizes smaller than 1/2, by promoting the idea of starting at preschool age. The Suzuki method was developed in the 1950s, and even in Japan smaller fractional sizes were only made in limited numbers until the late 1950s when Suzuki started to consider his method mature rather than experimental and began to publicize it.

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@AndrewH -

Great info! 

I was just reminiscing - amazed the 1st time I saw a 3/4 size violin... I was in 4th grade. 

In 2020 hindsight (forgive the pun) - if I'd been offered a fractional (instead of the full size family violin) when I was little, I probably would have been playing the last 50+ years! (lol) 

 

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AndrewH said 
I see the date on this magazine cover is 1955. At the time, the smallest widely available size anywhere in the world was 1/2.

Shinichi Suzuki almost singlehandedly created the global market for fractional sizes smaller than 1/2, by promoting the idea of starting at preschool age. The Suzuki method was developed in the 1950s, and even in Japan smaller fractional sizes were only made in limited numbers until the late 1950s when Suzuki started to consider his method mature rather than experimental and began to publicize it.

Wow, thank you @AndrewH for that info. Interesting.

I have also heard that Jacqueline du Pré started with 3/4 cello when she was 5 years old, it must have been huge for her. 😮 Luckily her teacher switched it very soon to a smaller instrument. 

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@Ilona -Lol Laughing Emoticons

 

Did you know that once you learn to play the violin, you can play anything! 

 

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...or is it cello?

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This is a Real Concerto, composed for the featured artist and played by a REAL Orchestra!

 

"M. Piečaitis: Catcerto" - Klaipeda Chamber Orchestra, conductor and composer Mindaugas Piecaitis.

 

A real orchestra... with "Nora" the cat!

 

Black Cat Red Heart Smiley Now, why didn't I think of this?  - Emily

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https://i.pinimg.com/736x/e7/4c/1f/e74c1ff8d8bcf0eff826f8d6a7e67456.jpg

 

...what kind of tuning would that be? 

- Emily

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Talented cat. LOL

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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We've talked about forgetting what tune we're playing... here's an old comedy TV broadcast - Sven Asmussen & Ulrik Neumann (violin/guitar).   

 

 

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Always puts a smile on my face! 

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LOL, mesmerized by the cello, ROFL. Not the bow movement 🤣. I love it.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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https://www.instagram.com/p/CLMzenkqvNY/

I think the dimensions of this violin work out to 1/256 size? Being played by the luthier who made it -- here's an article on her lockdown hobby:

https://www.classicfm.com/disc.....-lockdown/

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Oh, no!  The Kittyman!   

  

 

...we'd been talking about Sea Shanties!

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ELCBK,

Thanks Emily for posting this, I needed a good laugh.

 

Thanks,

Mark

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Heads up fellow fiddlers! This is Fiddlerman's song pic for the next 2021 group project. Start practicing NOW!!!! I've already memorized the first three notes. Time to get started on the rest.

Enjoy!

Grandpaviolin

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Well, that's a feat, I like the grin on her face,  I got this!

Nice find, I have the first note down working my tempo up to hit the second note, me thinks its gonna take A while.

 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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