Single string only - as in a jug band maybe?
There's some sound logic there - learn good technique, scales and melody, position changes, tone and such on the one string, then add in more. I like it. I should work in single string scales to my daily routine.chiral3 wrote: ↑Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:57 amMy early working years had me on the subway in NY heading downtown. I have no idea what happened to the guy, but before world trade, there was this amazing erhu player in the subways between Chambers Street and Wall Street. (There was also a Vietnamese guy named Tran that had the best fruit near Trinity that I never found again.) Thinking about bass study, and what amazing things can be done on a single string, really reminded me of this guy. I've been loving the study of bass recently. Making me rethink how I approach guitar.
Well it's never too late I guess. There are instruments that I've always been interested in but never had time/money to try to learn. Baroque flute is one and I fairly recently took the plunge to try to learn it, and I'm making progress. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants a challenge It's pretty tough but has a beautiful, soft-sweet sound midway between a modern flute and recorder. Getting intonation right can be tricky though, similar to the recorder in that respect.doug wrote: ↑Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:54 pmWhen this topic first came out, I was playing bass guitar part time in a church choir, so I answered, "....an upright bass." That choir didn't last long, and I haven't played my bass guitars in a while now. I have, on the other hand, developed an interest in re-learning to play the clarinet. I played it in high school band, which was 50 years ago! If I could do my life over, one of the things that I would do differently, would be to keep playing music. I put my music on hold during my work-and-raise-a-family years. I have just signed up for a year of online clarinet lessons with Artistworks. I'm going to keep playing the guitar. .....AND clarinet!
Don't know but I suspect the piano would win, perhaps not by much. I'm a little surprised that violin features so little.Sandaun wrote: ↑Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:07 amJust out of interest, how many Piano versus Cello are on this thread?
I've been re-reading it, and it seems that they are the two most popular alternative main instruments or high-ranking second instruments. (Well, I have made my way note-by-torturous-note through one of Vivaldi's Cello concerti - the one in vol 5 of Suzuki -, so my ear's not totally tin!!!
And the recorder's fun. Find Steve Rosenberg's Recorder Book, and some friends also with recorders, and have some fun!