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Mack has a new toy coming
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we picked up an electric 5 string for Mack and her school to use. 

For the past couple of years Mark Woods of the Transiberian Orchestra has worked with our students and put on a performance, “electrify your strings”.   Today we picked up a used one of his 5 strings.  It is a Mark Woods SVX5 Stingray.

any opinions on 5 strings?

will post pics when it arrives 

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February 8, 2019 - 7:49 am
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I have mixed feelings about the Mark Wood instruments but I do feel that playing on a 5-string violin is a lot of fun. Having that C string available is a plus if you can isolate it and not accidentally play the C when trying to play the G. :)

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Fiddlerman said
if you can isolate it and not accidentally play the C when trying to play the G. :)   

I noticed that I angle the bow probably too much when I play the G string (and the E string), so I should get out of that habit. I think I once challenged @Fiddlerman to do the Mendelssohn first movement cadenza on a 5-string, but he didn't see it, or didn't think it was very amusing! 

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February 9, 2019 - 9:39 pm
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Gordon, I'm sure I just missed it. LOL

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Here it is...

looks cool, but how will “cool” sound? We will see

also picked up a Gibson GM 05 Amp for 7.99 used

Mack was trying it with her Cecilio.  Sounds good and is portable5BE1B408-9FEE-470C-BA4B-0B1F93EA7F59.jpegImage EnlargerEA988125-D70C-428C-80A5-31A01BD00DC9.jpegImage Enlarger6DCE47C1-90C2-4677-97EE-BB6351A19198.jpegImage EnlargerAC465D21-64E8-4884-8508-6C3C80694CB7.jpegImage Enlarger

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Mack goofing around, her music is at school

first song is a song she played in 7th grade called “Contredanse”

she went on MuseScore and printed Yellow Submarine

Connected a “death metal distortion” pedal and thinks she’s Hendrix/Lenny Kravitz 

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Love Mack's glance at the camera after the "oh, say can you see..." mega reverb snippet.

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February 15, 2019 - 8:43 pm
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She looks like she really gets a kick out of the distortion. :) That might be a new favorite right?

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@Fiddlerman 

Mack got an Ibanez electric guitar from her uncle that has a number of different pedals.  When she got the new violin  it gave her something to fool around with.  She didn’t know I was going to post these videos. She said she would have picked a better song lol, which would’ve meant practicing and multiple takes...

kind of like candid instead

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Good idea Steve. If you tell her, you may never get a video of her playing. LOL

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Just wait until she finds an octave pedal and finds a cello magically appearing as she plays.

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