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great @JohnG !   thanks for posting and i enjoyed watching!

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@JohnG -

That was LOVELY! 

I was wondering what you thought about using the bows that came with the Traveler? 

Glad you're enjoying this & appreciate all you share! 

 

https://www.annecoleviolinmaker.com/images/violins/Traveler/inside_large.jpg

 

...another Traveler

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That was fun to listen to, JohnG. I like that song. Great job. 👍👏👏👏

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@ABitRusty, @ELCBK, and @Mouse thanks for the kind words. I am enjoying learning a bit of the violin, but have a little trouble going back and forth between treble clef and alto clef. Also the difference in interval spacing does sometimes get to me. It's interesting though that I almost feel like my hand "scrunches up" when playing the violin, so it's not as bad as I thought it would be.

Emily, I've only been using the CF bow and it does seem tinier than the viola bow, though I haven't actually measured or weighed to compare to mine.

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JohnG

Way to go, Sounding good.

Glad your putting the traveler to work and showing us the results.

Thank you for posting this video 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

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Today I received the THREE shoulder rests that now accompany The Traveler. I will be sure and send them along with it when I finally relinquish control. In the meantime, I will continue using the slightly modified viola shoulder rest as it is performing well for me.

I hope to get another violin video out later this week after I finally finish my entry for the City or boat party on the viola.

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I was wondering if you received them. That is funny. I am pleased that viola rest is working so well for you. 

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Almost a month later, here is my latest video using The Traveler. This is Down by the Sally Gardens and it comes 5 months after my recording on Maureen (my viola).

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https://thegraphicsfairy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Nature-2-GraphicsFairy_03-1.jpg

 

@JohnG -

Very nice! 🤗 

Are you finding Violin any easier to play, now? 

Really sounded GREAT! 

Thanks for sharing!

- Emily

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@ELCBK - Thanks and it's getting easier, though I have an interesting situation. When I play, I have to remove my left hearing aide. Apparently, I get some feedback so it really sounds bad, but when I record those overtones don't exist!

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awesome @JohnG !  liked the ornnaments too.

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@ABitRusty - Thanks, those are from the Chris Haigh lesson using Down by the Sally Garden.

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JohnG

Sounding good John,

Great to see you and the traveler making music together. 

Thanks for posting.

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That was great, @JohnG. You seem to have a knack for both the violin and viola. 

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@JohnG

Really good playing on that!  Nice job on adding ornaments!  I think I like it better on the violin. . . but I’m biased laugh

Found this thread with folks talking about hearing aids & the violin—not an uncommon occurrence.

https://www.fiddlehangout.com/.....opic/52839

Characterize people by their actions and you will never be fooled by their words.

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@SharonC - Thanks for both the boost and the reference link. I'll have to remember the music setting when I next go back to the VA for a hearing aid check!

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@JohnG - You sound like you're not only enjoying it more but like you have passed over to the light side.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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@Fiddlerman - Loved having the opportunity to try this out and proud to have become a Traveler host. However, much as I've enjoyed it, the viola is still my fave!

As I get ready to pass it on to @SharonC, starting to prepare it for shipment. First task has been to create a sticker for the case.

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@JohnG -

VERY COOL STICKER!!!
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😂 THAT IS YOU!!!!

Good job @JohnG

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