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Playing electric violin with an ebow? [Feb. 26th, 2010|09:44 am]
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[mood |curiouscurious]

Has anyone here ever tried to play an electric violin with an ebow?

How did it turn out?
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Rimskij-Korsakow [Dec. 8th, 2009|11:13 am]
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Does anyone know where I can buy Scheherazade Op. 35 by Nikolaj Rimskij-Korsakow for 2 violins?
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Dirty secrets of The Magician and The Conductor [Sep. 3rd, 2009|11:51 pm]
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[mood |chipperchipper]
[music |Clockwork Quartet - The Watchmaker's Apprentice]

Ed Saperia & Patrick Gleeson of Clockwork Quartet

Dirty secrets of The Magician and The Conductor

While exploring one of London's less reputable neighborhoods, I bumped into a Magician and a Conductor who wished to tell me their story.

The Clockwork Quartet (in character) are a band of traveling musicians who entertain the passengers aboard a train that travels back and forth between London and Dover. It is the individual stories of passengers they meet that the Quartet brings to life in song form.

The band features an unusual selection of instruments: Violin & Stroh Violin, Cello, 6 String Banjo & Guitar, Bass Banjo, 5 String Banjo & Piccolo Banjo, Accordion, Oboe & Musical Saw, and two percussionists who use a double kit composed of scrap metal, metronomes, clocks and other found objects. In addition, almost everyone in the band sings at one point or another.

I walked away 50 quid light and I think my pocket watch is missing, but it was worth it to hear what they had to say.

Click here to read the whole story...

The Clockwork Quartet

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violins for sale [May. 23rd, 2009|12:49 pm]
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i just put an electric violin and a beginner violin for sale on ebay if anyones interested

the usernames Croftgirl626
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Replacement shoulder rest? [Feb. 23rd, 2009|10:53 am]
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Hi, I was wondering if anyone here knows where I can get a replacement shoulder rest for a Fender FV1 violin. Mine is b0rked. :-(

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rock music [Feb. 17th, 2009|07:45 pm]
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[mood |confusedconfused]

So my buddy and i decided to start a rock band. we're probably gonna do something like punk/ska/metal ish.
She plays bass, I play violin, and we're lookin for a drummer and possibly some other musicians.

I am very excited about this. We're probably gonna start with one or two cover songs then work on some original stuff.
the only problem is...
i have no idea where to start when it comes to writing.

I've been playing classical music my whole life, and have had some experience in fiddling, improv, and rock (mostly just playing along to some of my favorite songs)...
but i have noo idea where to start. i know that most rock songs are written in certain keys with certain chords and etc. etc...but i dont remember what they are

anyone have any advice?
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hey! how do you like this guy! isn't he awesome?! [Feb. 6th, 2009|11:42 pm]
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07 Alexandria Revisited.wma - Dr Draw
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(no subject) [Jan. 30th, 2009|02:48 pm]
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hi. i don't know if anyone watches this community anymore, but just in case, i need suggestions on violin pickups for my acoustic violin. the instrument is on loan, so i can't replace the bridge with one of those bridge-imbedded pickups or anything like that.

this is all brand new to me (i've played classically my whole life but am performing in my friend's band next month), so any and all advice is much appreciated.

thanks in advance. :)
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Ljova's interactive BABY naming contest. [Jan. 23rd, 2008|11:55 am]
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What in the horror world is this? -- Why, it's a picture of my brand new baby. I'm anxious to denounce any rumors that its immaculate conception belongs to my wife, or J-Lo.
But what should we call it? That, my friends, is up to you - see below, and thank you!

This new baby is a 6-stringed acoustic instrument, made by the excellent Eric Aceto of Ithaca, NY. On its belly, it carries the strings of a viola (C-G-D-A), the violin (G-D-A-E) and a super-low string (F), one pitch higher than the bottom note of the guitar. Size-wise, it's taller than a violin but shorter than a viola, clocking in at 14 inches.

So what should we call it? I'd like to propose a baby-naming contest. For all details, see my blog.


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violin help [Nov. 30th, 2007|11:08 am]
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[Current Location |school]

 Hi guys!

I have a question for all my fellow violinists, especially those that play electric violins.

About a year or so ago, I got a Shar Acoustic-Electric violin for Christmas. I love it, and it has a great sound, but for some reason, when playing lower notes, it has a tendency to make this weird buzzing sound. 
I think it may be the pickup inside the instrument thats doing this, but I'm not sure.

Anyone know what it is or how to fix it?

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