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Old 12-04-2005, 06:59 PM
matthew matthew is offline
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you wouldn't play all 17 strings, you would probably play (only) 5 or 6, the others would be sympathetic strings, ie. the vibrate when you play the other strings. They used a type of violin with sympathetic strings (though probably not 12 of them) in the music for the Lord of the Rings, for the Rohan theme, it sounds fantastic.
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