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Ferret
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This is one of the tunes That I will be doing on the fiddle for the 'International Talk Like A Pirate Day' project.

For that project I'll do it in 'Character' http://violaman.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif

I'm not happy with the sound coming out of the Viola. May have to play with that sound post again. That 'and' get the bow under control http://violaman.com/wp-content/forum-smileys/facepalm.gif And the tempo facepalm

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I'll agree, she sounds a little "closed up". But then you said you havent been playing her and they need to vibrate. I read an article once that said you should play any acoustic instrument loudly at least 10 minutes a day to vibrate the wood. Ive been doing that ever since and truely believe it helps.
Are those the new prelude strings ?

Bach : As the greatest expert and judge of harmony, he liked best to play the viola, with appropriate loudness and softness

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Barry said

I'll agree, she sounds a little "closed up". But then you said you havent been playing her and they need to vibrate. I read an article once that said you should play any acoustic instrument loudly at least 10 minutes a day to vibrate the wood. Ive been doing that ever since and truely believe it helps.
Are those the new prelude strings ?

@barry Barry
Interesting about the 'need to vibrate'. Will keep playing :)
Yes, the new Preludes.

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Good tips on playing daily to vibrate the strings. Those strings sound better than when I tried some preludes, I was not a big fan.. but that was on my old german violin.

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The longer strings on a viola require a bit more pressure. That is one reason why viola bows are slightly heavier. Also, some viola rosins are stickier.

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