What kind of keyboard must you have been using to dispense such a painful look into our collective understandings of the importance of our accessories?!? Does this keyboard and computer attached it have no accounting of our ethos?! hahaha..Erik Zurcher wrote: ↑Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:09 pmI was watching violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter on YouTube playing a partita from Bach and then read the comments: bravo, wonderful, beautiful, excellent, etc. Unlike at Delcamp there were no comments like "what strings are you using?" or "what violin are you playing?" or worse...: "what microphones were used?"
What's this obsession among (some of) our members with our 'hardware?' Does it really matter? Discussion please...
What else are we going to talk about? There are only so many other topics on a classical guitar forum. I think the difference between the broader youtube audience and the delcamp audience is that the youtube audience is more likely to not be players themselves and the delcamp audience is always genuinely curious because most people want to be able to do something, like record themselves. So, when you hear a good recording you want to know what was used, just like when you hear a bad recording you want to know what was used so that you don't buy that piece of equipment. I'm pretty certain that when violinists get together they discuss things like chin rests, strings, bows, bow hair, bridges and everything that goes into making music in the same way that we do here. After all, it's not necessary to reinvent the wheel over and over. We can take advantage of our collective wisdom and offer advice to each other on what works and what doesn't. That is not to say that individuals can't break out of the patterns and try new things, they can and should. However, there is likely to be somewhat of a consensus on some things that just really don't work at all that must be best to avoid, so as not to waste time and money.
I really get a kick out of the number of questions that arise that are basically the same question day to day.