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  • Violin

    89 33.46%
  • Viola

    36 13.53%
  • Cello

    42 15.79%
  • Bass

    12 4.51%
  • Other

    87 32.71%
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    Yeah, I've always loved finger style guitar. But I'm a slacker. I've got no drive or discipline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    Yeah, I've always loved finger style guitar. But I'm a slacker. I've got no drive or discipline.
    How were your fingernails? I always go through heaps of trouble getting them in good shape. But then it gets annoying with my piano playing and viola pizzicato.
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    The fingernail thing was always a pain in the arse! I can't play piano or viola, so it didn't matter. Anyway, I was never a serious player. I could never focus on one type of music and just practice that.

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    With classical guitar there isn't a very large range of repertoire as compared to piano. But still, you can play heaps of stuff from Dowland to Henze with a bit of Giuliani and Legnani in between. Australia has a very big classical guitar society with quite a few composers who specialise in writing music for guitar.
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    I only have a handful of classical guitar recordings. I'd like to find something that goes beyond all of the neat and clean classical sounding stuff. I have a couple of CDs by the LA Guitar Quartet, and I find them a more entertaining listen than say listening to Eliot Fisk's immaculate technique playing Paganini caprices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    I only have a handful of classical guitar recordings. I'd like to find something that goes beyond all of the neat and clean classical sounding stuff. I have a couple of CDs by the LA Guitar Quartet, and I find them a more entertaining listen than say listening to Eliot Fisk's immaculate technique playing Paganini caprices.
    There is a lot out there you may be interested in, check out recordings of guys like Brouwer, Walton, Villa-Lobos, and Ginastera etc. for a bit of a change from the older sounding repertoire. (Not that these composers are that new).








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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Thanks! I'll give these a listen.

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    I have great video of John Williams "The Saville concert" playing Bach and Villa Lobos etc

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    I am learning violin and piano.

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    Just took up my first horn...trying trombone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kv466 View Post
    Just took up my first horn...trying trombone!
    Trombone aka push me and pull me. A great instrument for Jazz. tip of the day grow a mustache.

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    The Noble Brass > all this stringed instrument nonsense!


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    66 violins vs. 60 lower strings. Sounds right for a (rather big) string orchestra.

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    I've recently taken up double bass (the minority in the poll ), but I also dabble a little bit on cello.

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    Piano is my first instrument, then comes viola

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