i dont know i tease her a lot because she dances like she does but lets face it... not everyone like "traditional" and if it gets people excited to practice.... I think some of her songs are awesome.... she just makes some of the strangest faces while playing.... its her and quite a few other people who have made violin fun for the youth.... made it "cool"
Music and entertainment have always been areas where there is a certain amount of innovation.
If not, we'd all still be playing medieval music on 3 string rebec fiddles, or perhaps we'd be playing on Mongolian morin huur? LOL
The violin itself was a new and unconventional thing at some point, and Paganini def wasn't conventional in his own time.
She plays pretty good, so far as I can tell. She seems to enjoy what she does. Not one of my personal favorite contemporary performers, but her stuff is fun and listenable.
So far as her form maybe not being quite classical.. Well, Mick Jagger probably isn't up to par as a singer in the sense of classical training either. I doubt he'd get any gigs in opera unless they wanted his name on the bill. But he did ok for himself over the years, I guess.
Not everyone tries to be classical or traditional or conventional. If they find an audience they go over with and they enjoy what they do, more power to them.
"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman
I've been watching her video from the start... got some suprise 1st time as well but I must say I don't like her.
The fact that she's the first one do those move ( repeat all the time )... it's not that difficult to dancing while playing even shuffle if you know how. But this is not reason I dislike her.....
The reason is she can't play that good LIVE. Check out her video on American got tallent. She must play LIVE there and she can't make sound while move ( dance move still good ). And all of her video are playback... we can dance whatever playing with playback because we don't need to worry about intonational, or even sound... just keep the bow steady.....
People're crazy about her... she's famous now lol .... and I must say that It's not about you do it good or not, but you're the first one who do it... and people know you. She got some new vid with Skyrim music, Dubstep... etc.... Sound ok... but I don't like .... because you'll get tired sometime watching all of her vid with same dancemove and playback =.=
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Haha that's so true.... some move is really anoying if you don't really focus on bowing .... and some are NOT to use since it's too bad....give you nothing good but bad sound. But I mean I think if you learn how to walk around while play, or move while play when we was young it'll be much better result later. They're starting to do it in Norway, and those kids who walk while play are soooo cuteeeeeee!!!!
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In the first two, ok only two, months of my Viola career I always felt more comfortable when I was moving while playing. Whether it was simply swaying in place or walking around, I always seemed to make fewer mistakes when I did. It's sort of like What Pierre Du' Lane (Spelling) Used to say...if you can walk you can dance...I think the same thing applies to my playing the viola. Or, it could simply be that I am more relaxed when I am doing something I know how to do, like walking, and therefore I am less tense/fretful over my performance.
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I love Linsey Stirling. Hate her or Love her, she is a very different type of violinist in my opinion and she is not boring
One of the reason i love her, is that in her youtube channel she has various tv, movies cover and all those covers are the movies and tv shows i love best. Lord of the ring, Game of Thrones and Star Wars. How could you not love those shows and movies???!!!!
She also plays the best gamers theme song that i know of, i love video games as well, and no other violinist that i know of do cover of those song as well. She speaks to the youth, and she plays like one.
Her original music aint too bad at all like "Transcedance" , "Crystalize" "Song Of The Caged Birds", the collaboration of "Radioactive" pentaronix was all the favourite song i like best.
So i think we need more violinist that speaks to a younger generation rather stick to just the classical play and classical play style.
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What I really love is the fact that people play their violins in a way that moves THEM.
Dance with your violin, play it hip hop, Celtic, reggae, I watched a rapper/violin duo and it was pretty amazing (and I'm not really even into rap).
Love when folks just celebrate the music!
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
I must say I really do like Lindsey sterling (not all her songs mind you) but the idea behind her. She took two of the things she loves doing and managed to make it work for her and you can obviously tell she loves it. And the youth and many people love it as well. it gives a new spin on music, especially violin and makes in "cool" for the younger crowds. Even though her ways might not be correct and there is always things to fix about playing, if it inspires more young kids to want to play or even adults and gives them something to strive for. Why not? I'm all for new and inspiring people and things......
now if i could remotely move the way she does and keep the violin from falling off my shoulder and the bow even close to the strings (much less in a fast sort of fashion) I'd be very happy. as it is i shall make horrid screeching sound that rival a dying banshee and continue to make the dogs howl and my neighbors angry far into the night (some days i get a sound like a sweet sirens singing to those way ward sailors, and then the banshees return to ruin it)
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I don't particularly care for hip hop in general but am so excited to see the violin being played this way. Awesome.
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We need to find a way to encourage kids to take up music. In many schools, music programs are being cut. Kids today have so many distractions. If it takes a hip hop violinist to break through and get their interest - great. If we don't expose them to it and the school's don't, well we become extinct...
Follow your heart, play what you love and don't trip with your fiddle...
'Tis a gift to be simple, 'tis a gift to be free
'Tis a gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.