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Playing Since: 2009
Experience Level: Novice
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Drums, Acoustic and electric guitar, Electric fretless bass, Harmonica, Vocals, Fiddle/Violin, Viola
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Friday, August 31, 2012 @3:24:23 AM
I got a viola last Fall, nothing special, but I chose a nice pernambuco bow that seemed to bring out the best tone. I learned to read the alto clef, but couldn't seem to control the bow. I don't know if it was because I got a very responsive bow or I just was having troublw with the added weight, but it was very jittery and souned like one of the BeeGee's on Thorizine. I';d get disgusted and put it away for up to a month at a time. I'd break it out once a month so I didn't lose the recognition of the alto clef and see if getting more relaxed with my violin bow was translating to the viola bow.
This morning I broke it out again, and was surprised to find that I was starting to be able to get a smooth tone. I've got a long way to go, but it was so nice to see improvement. Now I can strat prcticing regularly with it.
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