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@JohnG , @ABitRusty -
I'm following this conversation (and the Groovey Stuff) , but just realized I really know nothing about Midi's (other than the def), or about creating MP3 files.
Any help with just the most important facts about making/using, would be appreciated!
Highlights, or just point me in the right direction - don't want to derail this thread (PM?).
Would others benefit from a dedicated thread on all this, or too basic (for everyone, but me)?
Thanx, for all your patience. 🙄
*moved this post/started new topic here.
@JohnG and others. Sounding good in your latest video.
Two considerations you may want to consider (perhaps on your next string change).
Reducing the mass of the tail piece and extending the string after space (the distance between the bridge and tail piece) tends to open up the harmonics of viola. If you can successfully tune the instrument by only using the pegs (this is easier with synthetic core strings and easier with a viola as opposed to a violin), you may want to consider removing the fine tuners. It is safest to do this one at a time to avoid displacement of the sound post, although cecilio instruments usually have a tight sound post.
If you like the effect achieved, it can be further increased by substituting a 4/4 violin tail piece for the longer viola tail piece.
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