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Mute-less quiet play
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December 31, 2012 - 7:11 pm
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I think I'm onto something. I've been using this method of silent play for about 2 weeks with seemingly no ill affects.


I have a second bow that has never seen rosin. I used talcum powder on the strings. Putting a small qty in my palm and generously rubbing the bow hairs.I then tap the back of the bow several times to get rid of the loose powder. Its VERY quiet, almost silent, but very understandable and spot on for tone.

I clean the bow strings before and after each hushed session. I have virtually silent play the entire time. I can hear the notes very clearly. I can play and practice to my hearts content. There is no more then a very light and lofty whirl sound at each notes frequency. It sort of sounds like an electric but much much softer and quieter.


Anyways, I just wipe down the violin then clean the strings and its ready for normal play.



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January 1, 2013 - 4:41 pm
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Cool! laughThanks for the advice, Tyberius!

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January 1, 2013 - 9:08 pm
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whoa.. that sounds like a cool idea...

I liked to use the violin as a way to make people disappear... LOL...

Actually it is a change from last year.... a few times those in the house have actually stopped to listen..  OMG...

I do have a mute... It is great for evenings even for when I am not in the mood for my big mouth violins in my ear.  :)


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