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Stradivarius verses a German fiddle sound
Cool comparison of two fiddles used by two outstanding fiddlers
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February 28, 2019 - 11:47 pm
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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.

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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His fiddle sounds amazing... thanks for posting 

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Steve,

I concur completely.

Mark 

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

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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.

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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?

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She gives the lie to that old myth that Strads are great because they sound gentle up close and loud at a distance (in case you'd never heard that myth)!

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Jus popped an Aly Bain and Nicola Benedetti CD into my wish list on Amazon. Thanks for posting that video above. Amazon thanks you, too. 😁

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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Thanks for sharing that, @Mark. I watched all three with pleasure. I kinda had my fingers crossed the Aly would join Nicola in a classical duet for a bit ... blurry_drunk-2127 but not.

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