I'm playing Violen today :D

Discussion in 'The ChitChat Lounge' started by rickkkyrich, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    Yes.. This is the first time i laid my hands on this beautiful instrument. Lets see if i manage to play something worthwhile.. :)
     
  2. flood

    flood New Member

    am i happy i'm not in the same room with you. from what i've seen, people take a month to learn just how to use the bow properly and consistently.

    this is a reason i love the piano. you throw a cat on a (tuned) piano, it still sounds acceptable. listening to a beginner on any other instrument (particularly horns and the saxophone) makes you wish you had a shotgun lying around.
     
  3. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    well i'm done for the day.. it wasn't that bad... i tuned the instrument pretty decently..a step down to be precise.. its called Cajun tuning in terms of violen i guess.. i played 3 notes back and forth ..very slowly though.. Not bad i guess for day one..
     
  4. guitardoctor

    guitardoctor Will Rx for food

    *violin. Awesome man! Must be tough as anything... No frets and that little neck to navigate... Planning to learn it? :nw:
     
  5. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    All string instruments in general are a lil tough..Anyways, i just wanted to know how it feels.. borrowed one of my frns violen yesterday.. Not learning or something.. but its a cute lil instrument. light as a feather. Loving it !!!
     
  6. ultrabot90

    ultrabot90 Like fishes need bicycles

    Dude, call it anything but cute or sweet. It's a frickin shredding monster - more than any ESP/Jackson/Ibby can ever hope to be.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amfCqFUMBkY xD

    I love it's lightweightness and sustain capabilities too...but it's not as polyphonic as a guitar (among other instruments), so I'm not into it as much.
     
  7. guitardoctor

    guitardoctor Will Rx for food

    Hhhhoolllly siht!

    One of my friends (a doc) briefly considered picking it up then decided against it as he heard it leads to deafness due to being played so close to the ear.
     
  8. ultrabot90

    ultrabot90 Like fishes need bicycles

    Wait till you see this. (One of the comments actually says "Join a power metal band. Now." xD)

    Your friend could always wear earplugs...o_O

    @flood - True, I messed around with one for 5 minutes and I could only make some guttural macabre scraping sounds till I got the bow pressure right...and after that there's intonation, as all the people in Delhi School of Music who've gotten tired of the beginner violinists' cacophony can tell xD
     
  9. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    ^where is violen in this video :think:
    anyways i played "Ode to Joy" today on violen (Dont laugh) .. as thats the easiest thing i cud play on it..
     
  10. ultrabot90

    ultrabot90 Like fishes need bicycles

    There isn't one. Just pure classical 'shred' :p
    I'll tell you a bigger 'don't laugh' statement - I haven't heard Ode To Joy. :RollLol:
     
  11. flood

    flood New Member

    that's impossible. freude schöner götterfunken?

    you've heard it somewhere - in ads, in movies (clockwork orange, to name one), it's the ****ing EU anthem!

    beethoven symphony 9 movement 4! FFS!!!
     
  12. ultrabot90

    ultrabot90 Like fishes need bicycles

    The only Beethoven I've heard is Symphony No 1, 1st movt. See? xD

    @Rickkky - Moar shredz (the first movement).
     
  13. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    Violen
    Violen
    Violen
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    Violen





    Violen

    Cello > Violin.
     
  14. ultrabot90

    ultrabot90 Like fishes need bicycles

    Fixed ;)

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  15. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    Why compare apples and oranges?

    BTW, Piano > Organ.
     
  16. flood

    flood New Member

    lame thread is lame
     
  17. ultrabot90

    ultrabot90 Like fishes need bicycles

    Dude, THEY are apples and oranges too.

    From what I see, there are basically two kinds of instruments - percussive sounding and voicelike sounding. Organ is voicelike, piano is percussive; why I say organ > piano is for polyphony. No single instrument can beat it. It ain't called the King of Instruments for nothing xD

    In terms of price and ease of learning...piano > organ. (you need a church, and THEN 3-10 crores, to install a fully fledged organ. Unless you wanna go digital...cheater ;))

    This. :RollLol:
     
  18. flood

    flood New Member

    meh. everyone on IGT is an accomplished organ player.
     
  19. ultrabot90

    ultrabot90 Like fishes need bicycles

    To paraphrase from a YouTube comment, they play too much keyboard - computer keyboard.
     
  20. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    No single instrument can beat it for octave polyphony, sure. But the grand piano was never meant to simulate the human voice. If I want voice-like, I might as well use a voice. That's why a lot of instruments were created, to be as close to the human voice as possible.

    But the human voice and these instruments also remain apples and oranges. So it's a stalemate, really.
     

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