Don't normally get to see a Stradivarius being demonstrated and compared to a modern fiddle on a guys kitchen table.
Go to 3:30 if you don't want to view the entire clip, all 3 parts are worth watching if you have a few free minutes.
Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.
That was very interesting to watch. I absolutely love the sound of Aly Bain’s violin.
It was interesting to note the differences between the two violins.
It was also interesting to listen to how each violinist’s needs were met with their very different sounding violins.
I really need to find an Aly Bain CD. Yes, I buy actual CD’s.
I love this video clip. I usually am not into listening to or watching them unless there is music, or mainly music because they do play an absolutely lovely song at the end. This is definitely an exception to the rule. I backed it up a couple time to re-listen to what was said. The love of their instruments and differences in the needs. I don’t know; there is just something aboutnthe discussion these two have about their violins/fiddles.
Thanks for posting this. Off to Amazon to find a CD. Pretty sure our local department store will not have this form of music CD.
Let us not forget how beautifully Nicola Benedetti played her violin. She has wonderful touch. It was like she and her violin were one in the parts she played her violin.
They call me, “Mellow Cello”
Aly Bain is one of my favorites. One of the great things after I bought my fiddle was learning about and hearing these players for the first time. I have several tracks from the transatlantic sessions. Bonapartes retreat is my favorite and big scioty with him and jay ungar. It was encouraging to hear that even he had the bow shakes. Have you ever been at a jam or something and have to start a tune and the bow shaking so bad the notes are just not there. So embarrasing which makes it worse..lol. Great video..more somewhere?