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


Apr
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Mar
26
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Instruments natively tuned to just intonation
Mar
26
answered Why does bowed string instrument size matter?
Mar
26
comment Why does bowed string instrument size matter?
No : intonation is not easier on larger instruments. Intonation is easier when the length of the strings match your finger length, width and extensibility. This is precisely why there are fractional size instruments : to avoid pain and bad positions to young players and give them good habits they will have no trouble transposing on a larger instrument later on.
Feb
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on bass tag wiki
Dec
12
comment With sheet music, what happens with sharps and double sharps that are already sharped in the key signature?
Two cases at least have not been mentioned: 1) an F-sharp might be there to cancel an F double sharp. 2) When there are several staves (as in piano sheet music), an F-sharp might be indicated on one of them to enforce it despite the (temporary) use of a F-natural on another.
Dec
8
answered Can the double stop E natural F sharp be played on cello?
Dec
8
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Nov
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awarded  Enlightened
Nov
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
21
comment What is the difference between 'martelé and 'détaché' bowing?
At least part of this answer is close to complete nonsense. 'martelé' does not come from 'miles' or 'militia' (the latin words at the root of military), but from marteau and older french martel (hammer) coming from the latin martulus/marculus.
Oct
20
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7
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Apr
26
awarded  Yearling
Feb
15
comment Why do string players tend to breathe heavily in performance?
If you find the breathing in this recording annoying, I am afraid you will find some audible breathing in certain solo cello performances (as well as singing along) unbearable, as there is only one instrument, recorded at close distance.
Nov
19
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21
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Sep
3
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