5,650 reputation
1944
bio website a.b.c.d
location Paris, France
age 55
visits member for 3 years, 9 months
seen Jan 15 at 11:36

Plays the recorder, the cello, the viola, the piano. Amateur lied singer, luthier and piano tuner.


Jan
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awarded  Notable Question
Jan
5
comment 'Cello mute: how to store on strings w/o altering sound?
Another idea : have you tried to stick the mute under the side of the tailpiece, near the bottom nut. It will probably mute and change the sound, with different effect depending on the side of the tailpiece you use, as well as being less easy to retrieve, but it might be fun to make the experiment.
Jan
5
comment 'Cello mute: how to store on strings w/o altering sound?
just my 2 cents: experience with these wolf eliminators is that their efficiency and accuracy diminish with time, use and weather, and after each new string change as the ruber ages.
Jan
5
reviewed Leave Open Why does bowed string instrument size matter?
Jan
5
comment 'Cello mute: how to store on strings w/o altering sound?
Would you care to share the type/make/brand of your wolf eliminator ?
Jan
5
answered 'Cello mute: how to store on strings w/o altering sound?
Jan
3
awarded  Good Answer
Dec
10
answered Can anyone recommend a good resource of baroque cello etudes or exercises?
Dec
10
comment Can anyone recommend a good resource of baroque cello etudes or exercises?
By the contrived phrase "baroque in nature" you mean "written by baroque musicians" ?
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
6
awarded  Good Answer
Aug
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
29
reviewed Leave Open What cello did Rostropovich play?
Jul
29
comment What cello did Rostropovich play?
You should probably edit your question and give the exact references for the video recording you are watching. By the way, some recording companies take note of instruments used by solists (more often when the instrument is lend by a sponsor such as an instrument foundation or a bank).
Jul
29
comment What cello did Rostropovich play?
Please note that Rostropovich owned many instruments during his career. He traded some of them to his students. Many luthiers have sent him or proposed their own creations or restaurations.
Jul
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
13
comment troubles with shifting
Most of the times, use the 3rd digit (annular finger) to touch the string at half-length, raising the left elbow somewhat.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
1
awarded  Custodian
Jul
1
reviewed Reviewed What do these beamed half notes mean?