Posted by bj on Monday, June 23, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008 @5:43:59 PM
Definately you bj LOL!!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @8:23:19 AM
such a meaningful avatar it is, well done!
thanks dear friend, yes I think I should play everyday, and I will play more soon, just after the exams.
hmmm I don't think I can find those sorts of muters here, and should be content with the one I have now! though my teacher doesn't like muters since he believes (and he is right) that if you get used to your violin's sound that way, you cannot tolerate it without the muter! and that is the case with me! but cuz I don't pay much attention to my poor teacher, and cuz we live in an apartment, I have to use, and the more my teacher disapproved of it, the more I get interested in it!!!!!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @9:03:32 AM
Using a mute does change the sound, unfortunately. I try to schedule my practices for when my neighbors work (I work at home, so I have that luxury!) as often as I can, and just use the mute when I have to, which isn't that often. I use the clip type clothespins for mutes. Yell by email if you need a couple, I'll send a couple to you!
You can also add sound absorption to your practice space. Buy lots of tapestries and rugs and put them up on all walls, use lined draperies on the windows (more sound absorption) and if you want to go nuts, you can get gauzy stuff to drape from the ceiling. Natural fibers work best. That will keep the sound within the space, and absorb the "excess" so it doesn't amplify by echoing. Basically you're creating an acoustically kinder environment.
Friday, June 27, 2008 @11:56:22 AM
wow thanks for the ideas. but i really don't think i can do that to my room now! i must be living far from you, so i wont bother you to send me those clothespins!! I think we have some of them here! but they dont look good on the violin so I prefer the mute! thanks anyway. keep on practicing! :-)
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