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CanCan / French Folk song Party !!
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Robyn.fnq
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Barry, I told you I'd do this, but I also warned it may take some time ... rofl

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... And obviously I need a new camera too (bottom of my list at the moment) ...

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Oops ... I thought that was only if you have the link.

After watching this again, I'm not sure I was actually ready to record ... facepalm

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Robyn.. Bonjour!!!!

violin_girlHow fun!! Good job! Cool violin.

I love your outfit for the song too!  The black background.. is very very cool too.

I loved it. So great to see you. I am a fan!!violin-1267

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Great job Robyn. :)

Just out of curiosity, do you own an acoustical violin?

Thanks for the post. Looks like you're having fun with it too.

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Thanks guys ... yes that was fun!

This is my Cecilio silent violin.  At this time of year the weather is not suitable for acoustic instruments.  We had a week of rain, then the dry season arrived.  When the dry season gets here it's not a gradual thing, humidity drops dramatically in a few hours.  Then I have no end of trouble tuning.  My violin wasn't just untuneable, it has a funny echoing, whispery noise, and I'm worried the sound post may have moved.  I'm about 800km from a luthier, so I've got my fingers crossed that when the weather changes things will return to normal.  The cello takes a fair bit of tuning each day, and each 20 mins or so while playing.

The only problem I have with the Cecilio is the poor fit of the output cables.  Whether I use headphones or an amp, the connection is sloppy and the sound breaks up constantly.  But it stays in tune through this weather, so go figure ...

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@Robyn.fnq  have you tried a different rosin for the dry season?  If you are using a different rosin on the cello, how about testing the cello bow on the violin?  Also I would try asking other players whether they change rosins or anything else for the winter.  I doubt that every acoustic violin down under is idle for the winter.

BTW, I enjoyed your Can Can.

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Great job everyone!  I know I had a French song (that I actually liked playing!) in the first essentials book.  Now if I can just scrape up some practice time!

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” 

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RosinedUp said
@Robyn.fnq  have you tried a different rosin for the dry season?  If you are using a different rosin on the cello, how about testing the cello bow on the violin?  Also I would try asking other players whether they change rosins or anything else for the winter.  I doubt that every acoustic violin down under is idle for the winter.

BTW, I enjoyed your Can Can.

Thanks mate!

Yes, I use a cello rosin in dry weather, and a very dark bass rosin on the cello bow.  The pegs slip, so I'm thinking it's dry weather shrinkage.  For 10 months of the year the humidity here is above 80%, so when it drops it's very uncomfortable.

Barry, I have bowls of water in the cupboards (hubby says I've left them out for the cat ... we don't have a cat!), and they evaporate quickly.  I have an electric dehumidifier in the piano, but in this tropical climate it's unheard of to use an electric humidifier.

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