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Nov 18, 2022 - 4:22:06 PM
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14127 posts since 9/23/2009

We put new strings on it...so...had to try 'em out...

youtu.be/GsWfBpfN5HM

Nov 18, 2022 - 4:59:34 PM
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Swing

USA

2232 posts since 6/26/2007

Whenever I hear this waltz, I am reminded of the great fiddler Dick Barrett calling it the 'Worst Failure Waltz'

Play Happy

Swing

Nov 18, 2022 - 6:03:09 PM

14127 posts since 9/23/2009

Lol. That's good!

Nov 20, 2022 - 5:37:15 AM
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83 posts since 12/26/2021

Love the viola, don't know why it doesn't get used more in string bands. I played one a few times back in the school orchestra and it was really a minor adjustment from the violin. Couldn't wrap my head around the alto clef though, it was just wrong.

Nov 20, 2022 - 10:08:49 AM

14127 posts since 9/23/2009

I think viola has a really beautiful sound...I'd love to see it used more too...including by myself...lol.

Nov 20, 2022 - 12:58:58 PM
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banjopaolo

Italy

254 posts since 9/14/2010

Peggy what a lovely viola-waltz!
really you sound very good on viola and you know....... I'm a viola enthusiast!

Nov 20, 2022 - 4:04:08 PM

14127 posts since 9/23/2009

That's very nice, Paolo...thank you...makes my day!

Nov 27, 2022 - 5:44:58 PM
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Doglady

USA

9 posts since 6/23/2007

I recently got a viola (but still rely on the fiddle!) and wonder how people are adapting it's C Clef to playing with other old time players - I'm getting around tunes in G or C but struggling with D and A where a lot of old time tunes live. Ideas?

Nice sound on Westphalia - but I'd need to play it in G to get my group to play it with me!

Nov 27, 2022 - 6:10:02 PM

14127 posts since 9/23/2009

Oh gosh...hope you enjoy your new viola...but, if you wanted to play Westphalia Waltz in G, you'd have to move down a string with the whole thing as if playing it in D on the fiddle...then do some pretty big sliding on the A part...3rd position with pinky, which I think would be pretty awkward to get...then on the B part I would just drop it down an octave for that part...and I think there might be a few awkward things in that too...would be tough. Might be easier if you could find a guitar player who felt like playing it in C for you on the viola. Anyway...other tunes might work out much easier to go to the fiddle keys on. Good luck with it. Hope you do enjoy your viola...they are fun to play.

Nov 28, 2022 - 2:47:27 AM
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2070 posts since 4/6/2014

yeslovely

Nov 28, 2022 - 4:32:19 AM

14127 posts since 9/23/2009

Thank you, Pete!

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