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Either someone was asking about what the model numbering on the Shures meant on this thread or the actual Shure thread, but I found a "weird-ish" answer on the e-earphone vids -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW4ptj47Rm8&list=PL3k1zS7iD7l_YDPHF82zVMqqaItikmIBn&index=1`

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Got a video treat for you guys and gals:

 

 

I'm in love. Fun fact about me, I was a violinist for ~10 years before a bad tutor literally ripped every ounce of passion out of me. But I still have the love to listen, and a well played soloist still churns up emotions in me that little else can. Well I was on a music hunt ( I typically listen to the same things for a bit then BAM! 12 new artists and a lot of CDs to buy) and came across this young woman. I've always loved the Tiny Desk Concert series, so I decided to check it out.

 

 

Wow.

 

I'm sure any other musician here will agree to a point, she isn't the most articulate soloist I've ever seen. She is, however, one of the most passionate sounding. Almost like Jacqueline du Pre, but a violinist. I kept watching, because I was in shock for a moment.

 

Then suddenly, the next piece she plays is a part out of Bach, the Chaconne part of his Solos and Partitas. This was the first collection of music I felt like I actually accomplished something with as a violinist (any other violinists out there that haven't played this, it is like P90X for learning crossovers IMO biggrin.gif) and she was playing one of the parts I simply COULD NOT GET DOWN. Something about the intonations in it made it impossible for my arm and fingers to cooperate. I love the sound of the Chaconne, but I made it like a trainwreck full of radioactive sharks and cat feces.

 

Well, she nailed the intonations, or at least how I wanted to do them. She doesn't command the piece like I always felt Perlman does, but she kind of dances around with it. For whatever reason, I adore it.

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Originally Posted by mosshorn View Post the Chaconne part of his Solos and Partitas... it is like P90X for learning crossovers IMO biggrin.gif

Oh my god this. Best analogy ever. I still have the ugly yellow book with the card paper cover that had all of the sheet music for these. It's filled with stickies and tabs and I wonder how I actually managed to read it all, so messy. Our teacher had been this really strict person from Ukraine, and she always smelled like figs and nutmeg and rosen. 

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Oh my god this. Best analogy ever. I still have the ugly yellow book with the card paper cover that had all of the sheet music for these. It's filled with stickies and tabs and I wonder how I actually managed to read it all, so messy. Our teacher had been this really strict person from Ukraine, and she always smelled like figs and nutmeg and rosen. 

 

Mine is ugly yellow too :D

 

I don't remember where mine went though, I'm surprised I didn't have either the Dora the Explorer "We Did It!" song on every part I could finish, or just obscenities EVERYWHERE. It surprisingly didn't cause me the most pain of any piece though.

 

 

I. Hate. Handel's. Messiah.

 

I love vocals, but not choral. I love happy things, but not major keys. I also loved playing violin, BUT NOT SITTING ON STAGE FOR LIKE 4 F*&^ING HOURS PLAYING HAPPY MUSIC AS A BACKGROUND TO A CHORUS.

 

/endrant

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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Got a video treat for you guys and gals:

 

 

 

I'm in love. Fun fact about me, I was a violinist for ~10 years before a bad tutor literally ripped every ounce of passion out of me. But I still have the love to listen, and a well played soloist still churns up emotions in me that little else can. Well I was on a music hunt ( I typically listen to the same things for a bit then BAM! 12 new artists and a lot of CDs to buy) and came across this young woman. I've always loved the Tiny Desk Concert series, so I decided to check it out.

 

 

Wow.

 

I'm sure any other musician here will agree to a point, she isn't the most articulate soloist I've ever seen. She is, however, one of the most passionate sounding. Almost like Jacqueline du Pre, but a violinist. I kept watching, because I was in shock for a moment.

 

Then suddenly, the next piece she plays is a part out of Bach, the Chaconne part of his Solos and Partitas. This was the first collection of music I felt like I actually accomplished something with as a violinist (any other violinists out there that haven't played this, it is like P90X for learning crossovers IMO biggrin.gif) and she was playing one of the parts I simply COULD NOT GET DOWN. Something about the intonations in it made it impossible for my arm and fingers to cooperate. I love the sound of the Chaconne, but I made it like a trainwreck full of radioactive sharks and cat feces.

 

Well, she nailed the intonations, or at least how I wanted to do them. She doesn't command the piece like I always felt Perlman does, but she kind of dances around with it. For whatever reason, I adore it.

 

 

 

Thanks to your sharing, my Sunday night is better for it.

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Originally Posted by mosshorn View Post

Got a video treat for you guys and gals:

 

 

I'm in love. Fun fact about me, I was a violinist for ~10 years before a bad tutor literally ripped every ounce of passion out of me. But I still have the love to listen, and a well played soloist still churns up emotions in me that little else can. Well I was on a music hunt ( I typically listen to the same things for a bit then BAM! 12 new artists and a lot of CDs to buy) and came across this young woman. I've always loved the Tiny Desk Concert series, so I decided to check it out.

 

 

Wow.

 

I'm sure any other musician here will agree to a point, she isn't the most articulate soloist I've ever seen. She is, however, one of the most passionate sounding. Almost like Jacqueline du Pre, but a violinist. I kept watching, because I was in shock for a moment.

 

Then suddenly, the next piece she plays is a part out of Bach, the Chaconne part of his Solos and Partitas. This was the first collection of music I felt like I actually accomplished something with as a violinist (any other violinists out there that haven't played this, it is like P90X for learning crossovers IMO biggrin.gif) and she was playing one of the parts I simply COULD NOT GET DOWN. Something about the intonations in it made it impossible for my arm and fingers to cooperate. I love the sound of the Chaconne, but I made it like a trainwreck full of radioactive sharks and cat feces.

 

Well, she nailed the intonations, or at least how I wanted to do them. She doesn't command the piece like I always felt Perlman does, but she kind of dances around with it. For whatever reason, I adore it.

dang :/ sorry to hear about your tutor. Do you still play though? We violinist can play into our later days. Shouldn't stop b/c of one little person.

lol... looks like we got another vengerov... to a lesser extent. But honestly, I can't tell any contemporary violinist apart from another. Unless they're overly sappy. Still well done though. 

 

Chaconne... remember when I played it. It was... interesting... getting the cords were mighty schiit to overcome. 

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I smoke pipes/cigars in public quite often. Actually there's usually a monthly gathering at this wine/cigar shop in town......but I realize my hobbies may be a little early to acquire, I'm 22 and easily the youngest person there by 20-25 years cool.gif

well. looks like someone's going to kiss their health good-bye when they get to that age :/

Ah I see... I thought people only smoked cigarettes in public.

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Guy walked by me smoking a pipe the other day. His wife was walking a dog. I suspected they were scheming to steal the declaration of independence.

really? eek.gif

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Mind if I pick your brain for some impressions? Are we talking good smooth sparkly highs, warm detailed mids, nice full bodied pounding bass and a soundstage that's immersive?

 

 

Like all the other Audeze cans, the soundstage wasn't large, but the imaging was top notch.  I didn't really have enough time to get into the layering or the finer aspects of sounstaging, but the experience was fairly immersing.  The highs were brought forward a notch, the mids were still nice, and the bass was less emphasized, but still rich with nice impact.  I thought it was better than the plain LCD-2's I heard, but don't forget, there's still plenty of time for them to screw it up.

 

I would have replied earlier, but I was already on my own Mother's Day excursion.  I hope yours went as well as mine did.

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No arguing there, I think Audeze is the most overhyped brand in the head-fi hobby.

I don't think so Magick Man. There is one even more overhyped than them ;).... If you read earlier on in this thread you'd know what I mean ;)....

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I don't think so Magick Man. There is one even more overhyped than them ;).... If you read earlier on in this thread you'd know what I mean ;)....

which one? tell me!

 

Ain't nobody got time for orthos. Dynamic and stats are the way to go. 

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which one? tell me!

 

Ain't nobody got time for orthos. Dynamic and stats are the way to go. 

A brand fit for a heathen king ;)...

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A brand fit for a heathen king ;)...

ape man, stop speaking in riddles.... 

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Originally Posted by MrViolin View Post

dang :/ sorry to hear about your tutor. Do you still play though? We violinist can play into our later days. Shouldn't stop b/c of one little person.

lol... looks like we got another vengerov... to a lesser extent. But honestly, I can't tell any contemporary violinist apart from another. Unless they're overly sappy. Still well done though. 

 

Chaconne... remember when I played it. It was... interesting... getting the cords were mighty schiit to overcome. 

well. looks like someone's going to kiss their health good-bye when they get to that age :/

Ah I see... I thought people only smoked cigarettes in public.

really? eek.gif

 

 

It happens :) I've picked it up a time or two since then, but right now I need to get my bow rehaired. I didn't believe in bow bugs until it happened to me! frown.gif

 

Chaconne makes my coordination fly out the window, it's just like "oh hey, you can play violin? PREPARE FOR NOODLE BOWING"

 

Also, yeah :/ it started as me smoking from stress, and ended up as a casual hobby. But even as a hobby I know it is unhealthy.

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Originally Posted by MrViolin View Post

ape man, stop speaking in riddles.... 

 

If a king dies without a son, who is next in line to be his heir ?

 


 

Speaking of violins, I've resolved that all my progeny will be in professions that pay upwards of 6 figures, and they will all be trained in at least one classical instrument.

 

We will be the Von Trap Family Orchestra, as a tribute to my favorite movie.

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^ They'll thank you later.


Hey Romy, have you heard the Yulong D100? Just curious biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by mosshorn View Post

 

 

It happens :) I've picked it up a time or two since then, but right now I need to get my bow rehaired. I didn't believe in bow bugs until it happened to me! frown.gif

 

Chaconne makes my coordination fly out the window, it's just like "oh hey, you can play violin? PREPARE FOR NOODLE BOWING"

 

Also, yeah :/ it started as me smoking from stress, and ended up as a casual hobby. But even as a hobby I know it is unhealthy.

 

Bow bugs?  I've never heard of that before.  Please tell me that's not a real thing.

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