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YouTube Vids of Great Violinists
I have my favorites, but I am always looking for more...
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Nice bird singing ! Pity we don't have mockingbirds here - this is the first one I hear.

"Just" three things… right… violin-student

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Speaking of Youtube videos of great violinists, I just watched Michael's demonstration of several notable "teachers" teaching vibrato... Hilarious... and even Pierre made a cameo appearance 🙂

 

https://www.violinist.com/blog/OGibbles02/201812/27563/

Bob in Lone Oak, Texas

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Holy smoke - and I thought I was crazy.....

ROFL @ "Keep Calm and Karajan" as well  roflroflroflroflrofl

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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roflol indeed on all fronts... "Karajan" and Gibs crazy creation. 

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I like to listen to this fella here. He's pretty good.

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Great stuff. Also, Sarasate, what's not to love about it. 🙂

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but the one who needs the least."

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Ruggiero Ricci - Violin Technique

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I had the pleasure of meeting Ruggiero Ricci at my teacher's house when I was young. Didn't realize at the time what a big shot he was but he was a Juilliard buddy of one of my ex-teachers, Thomas Tzaggaris.
Ruggiero's brother was a cellist and played chamber music concerts with Thomas. It was so cool listening to them when they were practicing at Toms house.

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Wow, talk about sitting in the presence of greatness.

We used to have famous people at the house all the time so it takes a lot to impress me. Dad knew a lot, mom grew up with several, but it was my 700 pound 6'8" Uncle Turnip that just drew people to him. Mickey Gilley was knocking people out of the way to have his picture taken with my uncle. I didn't know who he was. True to Southern hospitality you have to invite them to dinner, and country people show up. Randy Travis was working at the Opryland hotel washing dishes when we met him, heard the majority of his first 2 albums at a picnic table in the back yard when I was 11 or 12. It was Randy the dishwasher.

If Ruggiero Ricci had ever showed up I would have died right there. They used to show his performances on PBS one Saturday a month, between Lawrence Welk (facepalm ) and Hee Haw. It alternated, sometimes Pavarotti, Keisler, Joshua Bell, Giuseppe di Stefano. Cause kids love Polka, followed by Opera, and tied off with an hour of old time country. Couldn't tell you what happened next because I was always asleep before Hee Haw got to going good unless Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner were coming on. I stay up for Dolly. 

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LOL Mark. 🙂 Good times!

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but the one who needs the least."

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She will be a legend, she inspires me.

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I just like this old guy. He's pretty good.

 

@Gordon Shumway Pavarotti was a gift from heaven. Kinda like Yahudi.

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Is she really good or is the Yamaha just that good?

 

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I think that, that young woman is really getting nice music out of that electric violin... 

... but what gives with the bow hair tilt? We were just discussing that on another thread and I thought the general agreement was that, if we're tilting, then the bow hairs should be 'open' towards the bridge??? Looks like the other way around here.

Here's a link to the other thread which segues on to the subject of bow tilt around the top of page 3:
https://fiddlerman.com/forum/the-violin/next-step-up-from-fm-cf-bow/page-3/

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She's playing well. No idea about the instrument, I don't know a thing about electric violins, but thanks for sharing.

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I thought the general agreement was that, if we're tilting, then the bow hairs should be 'open' towards the bridge??? Looks like the other way around here.

I don't know what 'open' here means, but she's doing it right. The hair is facing the bridge, the stick is further away from her. The hair is closer to the bridge than the stick. Never tilt in the other direction (sounds like it'd be painful for the wrist).

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wtw to the rescue... big thank you! 

Repeat:
"bow hair towards the bridge"
"bow hair towards the bridge"
"bow hair towards the bridge" 

20 times ...

Hope y'all quiz me regularly on this one bunny-headbang

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Here's a curiosity, rather than a great violinist.

Hermann van Veen was popular in the early 1970s when he was taller, thinner and wore lemon-yellow suits, and two or three violin showpieces formed the backbone of his act. I loved him. He seemed  to be on British TV a lot, and I saw him live at Bournemouth. I regret that he didn't inspire me to take up the violin. Now I guess he is only known in Holland and Germany and has diverged a lot, if you follow him on youtube, into a sort of multi-media cabaret artiste/poet.

I always wanted to be a juvenile delinquent but my parents wouldn't let me.

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I personally really like the sound and the ease of his playing wrist vibrato, he has it down pat.

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

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Mark said
I personally really like the sound and the ease of his playing wrist vibrato, he has it down pat.

Mark  

Yeah, after I posted, I wondered if I should say something about him. His sound is very mellow, but I can't imagine how much money his fiddle might be worth, and a lot can be done with microphones and electronics, so I left it alone.

Here's some engineering that I hate. Every instrument is close-miked (in addition to those ambience mics which must be pretty redundant), there is a huge amount of compression on everything, and the soloist is too loud in the mix. Or, is the problem that my eyes and my ears can't marry what they are sensing?: -

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