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#3
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A fretted violin? Thats lame



+1, violins are badass the way they are
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#4
fretted violins are for people with absolutely no tonal awareness.
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#6
yeah. i think one of the reasons i respect stringed-instrument players is because they're working without threats.


this is lame.
#7
I play violin
And believe me.. you'll want a cello instead.


without frets.
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#8
Fretted violin might as well be a mandolin.

Also, I don't really like this.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#10
Ive played violin for near 9 years, frets just suck the skill out of it
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#11
im pretty sure that guy has some sense of tonal awarness.
he ripped on that fretless
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#12
I'll admit the frets make it much easier to play but when you hear Mark Wood play it doesn't even matter. He is kinda like Apocalyptica is on the cellos. I got his autograph and stuff when he played at my school a couple months ago. Cool guy.
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#13
Quote by Guitarist132
Ive played violin for near 9 years, frets just suck the skill out of it


yup.

I'm not impressed at all when I watch him on that fretted violin. I mean, does it even technically qualify as a violin? surely it's just a mandolin, played unconventionally?

[tangentially, i've been playing for 11 years- we should make a group]
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yup.

I'm not impressed at all when I watch him on that fretted violin. I mean, does it even technically qualify as a violin? surely it's just a mandolin, played unconventionally?

[tangentially, i've been playing for 11 years- we should make a group]



Then watch the unfretted part of the video. I don't discredit him just because he can play a fretted violin.
#17
That midi pickup and w/e that piece of kit that makes your guitar sound like a church organ.

Fretted violin, but its not a violin its some b*st*rdised version of it. Much like the freaky hurdy gurdy which should of never existed.
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Quote by rabidguitarist
yup.

I'm not impressed at all when I watch him on that fretted violin. I mean, does it even technically qualify as a violin? surely it's just a mandolin, played unconventionally?

[tangentially, i've been playing for 11 years- we should make a group]

9 years here.

Interesting....

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#19
Power metal anyone?
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you busked with ed alleyne-johnson?????

duuuuude.
I would love to play with that man.
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#22
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I play violin
And believe me.. you'll want a cello instead.


without frets.



Seconded.
#23
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you busked with ed alleyne-johnson?????

duuuuude.
I would love to play with that man.


He's an absolute dude. On World Tour atm though with New Model Army. And Chester council is getting fed up with the buskers and might ban them
#24
"Finally, it's cool to play violin."

It's always been cool to play a violin. I hope these things don't become popular.
Who dat?
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He's an absolute dude. On World Tour atm though with New Model Army. And Chester council is getting fed up with the buskers and might ban them


really? damn..

I don't go to chester that often, but they have much better buskers than liverpool. T

and they should ban streetvangelists first.
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#27
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"Finally, it's cool to play violin."

It's always been cool to play a violin. I hope these things don't become popular.



Ugh, I never said that or tried to insinuate that I hope you know.
#29
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but the black dude with the red jumper is pure awesome, lol


we should totally busk sometime.

violin & bass, get a guitarist as well, it's gotta be good.
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#33
Quote by rabidguitarist
fretted violins are for people with absolutely no tonal awareness.


Agreed, if i were to play a fretted violin I'm 100% sure that I'd hate the fact that I'm always going to be SLIGHTLY out of tune . . . and theres nothing you can do about it. I mean, it might not be apparent to someone who doesnt play violin, but Ive played for 10 years now . . . and I like it just the way it is.

If I could get hold of a guitar with a finish half as nice as my violin's I'd be blissfully happy
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#34
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Wouldn't the frets make vibrato a lot harder on violin?


I don't really know. I've been playing violin for a while and guitar for 2 years and I do vibrato on a fretted guitar just like a violin and it sounds ok. Also the frets on my mandolin make vibrato sound fine.
#35
Incase you're wondering, that first piece at [00:20] is the BWV 1006 Lute Suite Prelude by J.S. Bach. I think it sounds 100X better on guitar:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=oPfZVflJdp0

Anyways, if I were to become a violinist, I would certainly stay more conservative towards the Art and play a traditional violin from the Classical or Romantic era.
#37
Quote by Anarion614
"Finally, it's cool to play violin."

It's always been cool to play a violin. I hope these things don't become popular.


+10
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#38
wow those are pretty awesome, what is that hes playing in teh beginning? isn't it from one of bach's lute suites?

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#39
Sweet.
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#40
Fretted "violins" have existed since the 15th century. They're called "viols."

Music history, ftw.
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