Welcome to our forum. A Message To Our New and Prospective Members . Check out our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

AAA
Avatar
Please consider registering
guest
sp_LogInOut Log Insp_Registration Register
Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
sp_Feed Topic RSSsp_TopicIcon
Having Fun Experimenting!
Tuning, Intervals, Learning by Ear... Intonation, etc...
Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 (10 votes) 
Avatar
ELCBK
USA
Members

Regulars
December 21, 2022 - 3:14 pm
Member Since: June 10, 2020
Forum Posts: 5943
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Well, since my earlier, embarrassing, recorded fumble with a scale on my tuned-down C string (without a shoulder rest) - I re-tuned standard.  Then, I wasn't happy with not being able to play any worthwhile vibrato on the C string for my Wexford Carol GP submission... but this helped start in motion something very important. 

I've posted quite a bit about it in Katie M's Left Thumb Thread.

Many have helped me rethink my problems with my left thumb slipping, but I also needed to be able to reach, more comfortably, across to my 5-string Viola fingerboard and clear my E string in the process. 

So... started more experimenting! 🤗  

As mentioned in the other thread, I put my low shoulder rest back on, but then removed my chin rest! 

Haven't had a lot of time to practice, with all the Holiday bustle - but even with a little time each day, it feels more natural!  I have more freedom to move my Viola, but in a much more controlled fashion - I started trying better vibrato & I'm slowly getting more brave with intonation, using new hand form.  

Still, I haven't been able to completely clear the E string with my left hand, while playing on the C string - but hoping it may yet be possible, without damaging my already decrepit body! 

Just thought I'd see how it goes & continue my 'experimenting' over here, in this thread.

 

Think I go a little overboard experimenting? 

 

 

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/88/15/e6/8815e6578fca927106dfaeb44915f7d3.jpg 

 

🤔... three Granddaughters with very long hair - nope, can't imagine. (lol) 

 

← painting by Bulgan Lumini

- Emily

Avatar
ELCBK
USA
Members

Regulars
January 11, 2023 - 3:04 am
Member Since: June 10, 2020
Forum Posts: 5943
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I moved this post to start a blog. 

Emily's Journey Down The E/V Road!

Avatar
Gordon Shumway
London, England
Members

Regulars
January 11, 2023 - 3:14 am
Member Since: August 1, 2016
Forum Posts: 2251
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

A few years ago I bought a bass kit. It cost less than $200 and I gave the bass to a charity shop when my arthritis made it too painful to play, but I kept the amp. I ran my EV through it just to check it works and haven't played it since. I wonder about getting a more reliable guitar amp in case I need it. In theory my amp is 15W, but since it's so cheap, it's probably a lot less than that, and a Marshall 10W practice amp is probably a lot louder.

We had a thread about amps, I think. There's a Yamaha amp that looks good. Some swear by cubes and microcubes, but others think they sound terrible.

Our badges have disappeared. Oh well, I didn't have a lot to lose.

Andrew

Avatar
ELCBK
USA
Members

Regulars
January 11, 2023 - 4:25 am
Member Since: June 10, 2020
Forum Posts: 5943
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

@Gordon Shumway -

Think badges might be getting redesigned. 😊

I can't remember (can't look right now) where I talked about this amp - it's tiny, sounds GREAT (I didn't crank up the volume very much - a little made a huge impact in the house) and it also has a battery (great for anywhere). 

Avatar
Gordon Shumway
London, England
Members

Regulars
January 11, 2023 - 4:39 am
Member Since: August 1, 2016
Forum Posts: 2251
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
25sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Yeah, batteries are the issue - some want the flexibility of possibly busking one day, but that limits choices.

Andrew

Forum Timezone: America/New_York
Most Users Ever Online: 696
Currently Online:
Guest(s) 98
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today None
Upcoming Kevin M., NewFiddlerGirl, Soldier, srogers, oldtimebanjo, bus4us5
Top Posters:
ELCBK: 5943
ABitRusty: 3010
Mad_Wed: 2849
Barry: 2687
Fiddlestix: 2647
Oliver: 2439
DanielB: 2379
Gordon Shumway: 2251
damfino: 2088
Kevin M.: 1973
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 3
Members: 31215
Moderators: 0
Admins: 7
Forum Stats:
Groups: 16
Forums: 79
Topics: 10153
Posts: 128167
Newest Members:
deniseG
Administrators: Fiddlerman: 16250, KindaScratchy: 1760, coolpinkone: 4180, BillyG: 3744, MrsFiddlerman: 2, Jimmie Bjorling: 0, Mouse: 4432