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HeadCheese
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At least I'm consistent. 

roflol

 

Did you fix my video? It didn't look like that a moment ago.

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I sure did,

Just choose 425 as the width of the video before pressing insert. You may have to click on the preview first to automatically set the hight before, I usually do that.

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

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I can sure say that you have great techniques on the viola HC. Those ghost sounds haunt me too. You really have to listen to the music though. You are playing off key. Just practice to scales and I feel like a broken record for saying this so many times. I really think you will be rockin' well very soon. I heard that when you bowed the open strings at the end and that sounded very good. Do it over and over. I think you are going to sound great really quick. Your bowing technique is right on! Those ghost sounds are when your shoulder drops a little and the bow slightly hits the other string a little. That's what I hear.

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That sound becomes when hear on your bow can't catch the string. It happens mostly on D and G (and C?) strings. Bow have to catch the string in the very beginning of movement. Try to to work on it with whole-length-bow strokes and make it as fast as you can (don't forget-whole bow!). That exercise gave me answer what i do wrong (hard to describe- easier to feel). Of course rosin will help smile 

 

Update: almost forgot: i get that ghost sound when get close to the bridge dazed

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It's hard to imagine that it's been eight months since I last uploaded a "progress" video. Maybe it requires progress to feel confident about exposing myself this way.

 

In any case, as an apology for not participating in the "He's a Pirate" project, and also to serve as an additional "thank you" to the fine folks who provided me with the CVA-500 from the Violaman.com contest, I though I'd better buckle-up and upload a video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....U2SMYvp9aY

bananabananabananabananabananabanana

 

edit: I can't believe I forgot to mention that the first time through is on the CVA-400 and the second time through on the CVA-500 you fine folks provided for me. You can clearly see that they are two different finishes and the rosewood/ebony fittings of each.

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What do you do with a drunken violist?

What do you do with a drunken violist?

What do you do with a drunken violist ear-lie in the morning?

Practice his bowing until his ears ring

Practice his bowing until his ears ring

Practice his bowing until his ears ring ear-lie in the morning!

1st-place1st-place1st-place1st-place1st-place1st-place

Great job!

Who's the hairy dude in the background? 

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bananaHey Keith at least you don't have to deal with that damn E string.bananabananabananabananabananared_cursingdancingdancingdancingdancingdancing

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dionysia said
Who's the hairy dude in the background? 

Me, in a former life. That's when my oldest was but a wee lad, and my hair was yet thick, full and dark as a raven's heart.

(Heh... at one point I was rocking waist-length hair and a full beard. I would occasionally get asked if I was the guitarist from SoundGarden.)

Good thing I didn't have a lumpy head under all that hair. confused

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bananaHey Keith at least you don't have to deal with that damn E string.bananabananabananabananabananared_cursingdancingdancingdancingdancingdancing

The whole thing is played on the G and D strings, anyway.coffee

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I was going to switch to the Viola, but my hand is too small and I can't strech far enough. U R lucky to have large hands.coffee

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Oh my gosh that is sooooo good, I don't think I've seen a viola in real, looks just like a violin to me, sounds really nice and deep. Hoping I can get that good in 8 months!

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Yay HC! You finally did a new video and that tune was fun to hear! Of course Didi gave you some lyrics hehe cheerleader

"It can sing like a bird, it can cry like a human being, it can be very angry, it can be all that humans are" Maxim Vengerov

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Loved hearing you play again. Great job.

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Wow, you've really come a long way. Thanks for the video! thumbs-up

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Thanks for the post. Glad to hear you playing again.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Yayayayaya.....
Love love it. Happy to see you. Can I tell you that I want to play viola very badly also.....
Whatever am I thinking?

Great job.

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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Great job, Keith,   so much improvement in the past few.  The 500 sound's so much richer than the 400. Keep up the good work.

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Also, just to stick in a little technique.

Observe where your bow is making contact (between the bridge and fingerboard) because especially on the CVA-400, you were playing real close to the bridge at times giving you that metallic (ponticello) sound.

Thanks again for posting

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HC, that was great i can see - You've practiced those 8 months! wink

Agreed with Fiddlestix about the CVA-500 =) Awesome thumbs-up

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Pr

Pretty cool HC.
Someone has been praticingthumbs-up
I totally missed this post.
If you don't check this site twice a day you probably miss something

Anyway, sounding real good!
And that's a fine looking viola
And I think we should all post pictures of when we had hairafro

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