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Old 12-17-2005, 03:10 AM
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Oh come on! YKB, tell them that 8 kids isn't very many!! Please?! I need someone to agree with me here!
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8 kids is like more than the national average (US) cubed.
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Old 12-17-2005, 04:05 AM
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Why do you play the viola?

Because you like the sound?
Because it's easier?
Because the violin is too small?
Because high pitch noises drive you nuts?
Because you couldn't afford the Cello?
Because the Cello is too big for your bicycle?

Because it's whatever I feel like I wanna play...Gosh!

I played the violin at first, then switch to the viola team after trying someone elses viola. I prefer the sound and the size suits me better.


I got a really good deal on a Juseck Viola, but found that
afterwards I had enough time to be good on the bass but
not enough time to be good on both bass and viola. My
wife (who died just a year ago) took up the viola after
15 years on the violin. She did a fine job of it. too.

I miss her with an ache that just does not go away.

Here is a poem on this most wonderful of instruments.
(uhhh AFTER the BASS, of COURSE!)

Eat out thy heart, O Cello proud,
and violin go don thy shroud.
Pray Saint Cecilia’s mercy mild,
forgive thy up and down bows wild.
For she in sacred restitution,
blessed VIOLA’S contribution,
Paying IT the compliment
of genius’ favoured instrument.

Ralph Aldrich

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Old 12-17-2005, 05:03 AM
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Oh come on! YKB, tell them that 8 kids isn't very many!! Please?! I need someone to agree with me here!


To tell everyone the truth, I REALLY REGRET THAT OUR FAMILY DOES NOT HAVE 15 CHILDREN!!! Yeah, I know I'm weird (extraterrastrial).
On the other hand, if things go as they are guess which race is gonna outnumber Americans soon. Yup, you got it, Muslims Sorry, but it's true.
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Old 12-17-2005, 05:11 AM
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I got a really good deal on a Juseck Viola, but found that
afterwards I had enough time to be good on the bass but
not enough time to be good on both bass and viola. My
wife (who died just a year ago) took up the viola after
15 years on the violin. She did a fine job of it. too.

I miss her with an ache that just does not go away.

Here is a poem on this most wonderful of instruments.
(uhhh AFTER the BASS, of COURSE!)

Eat out thy heart, O Cello proud,
and violin go don thy shroud.
Pray Saint Cecilia’s mercy mild,
forgive thy up and down bows wild.
For she in sacred restitution,
blessed VIOLA’S contribution,
Paying IT the compliment
of genius’ favoured instrument.

Ralph Aldrich

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-- David Teague, cs.wcu.edu/~dbt -- Advocating Free Software and Double Bass tuned in fifths -- Classical Bass www.dennismasuzzo.com; www.silviodallatorre.com; www.joelquarrington.com -- Jazz Upright Bass Red Mitchell, home.teleport.com/~mimuma/; www.larryholloway.com/;

David,

Sorry to hear about your wife.
I love my wife more than anything in this world.
I know it would destroy me if I lost her.
You'll have to excuse the sideshow that goes on in this forum.
Most of the posts are from teens. (bless their pea pickin' hearts).
The endless banter can be deafening.

So, Do you plan to pursue both the Bass and the Viola?
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Old 12-17-2005, 05:18 AM
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To tell everyone the truth, I REALLY REGRET THAT OUR FAMILY DOES NOT HAVE 15 CHILDREN!!! Yeah, I know I'm weird (extraterrastrial).

I agree with you (surprise!!). My whole family always wishes we had more kids! You're not weird... or we're both weird.
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David,

Sorry to hear about your wife.
I love my wife more than anything in this world.
I know it would destroy me if I lost her.
You'll have to excuse the sideshow that goes on in this forum.
Most of the posts are from teens. (bless their pea pickin' hearts).
The endless banter can be deafening.

So, Do you plan to pursue both the Bass and the Viola?

I am sorry to hear about your loss David, I know it's hard.

And jee, sorry about our deafening banter.
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Old 12-17-2005, 05:56 AM
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David,

Sorry to hear about your wife.
I love my wife more than anything in this world.
I know it would destroy me if I lost her.
You'll have to excuse the sideshow that goes on in this forum.
Most of the posts are from teens. (bless their pea pickin' hearts).
The endless banter can be deafening.

So, Do you plan to pursue both the Bass and the Viola?


Thank you (and others) for your kind remarks about my wifes passing.

I will probably play seriously only the bass as I have some arthritis starting in my hands and I have to be careful not to over use them. Besides I have a more practice to do since I switched from tuning my bass in fourths to tuning in fifhts. See the links in my signature.

(I find the hot parafin wax treatment to be quite helpful. You can do this for yourself using a theromstaticaly controlled wax appliance that can be bought at a Pharmacist (the Chemist if you are in the UK).
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Thank you (and others) for your kind remarks about my wifes passing.

I will probably play seriously only the bass as I have some arthritis starting in my hands and I have to be careful not to over use them. Besides I have a more practice to do since I switched from tuning my bass in fourths to tuning in fifhts. See the links in my signature.

(I find the hot parafin wax treatment to be quite helpful. You can do this for yourself using a theromstaticaly controlled wax appliance that can be bought at a Pharmacist (the Chemist if you are in the UK).

Woah, fifths?
I haven't heard of that.
Wouldn't the larger intervals be an issue with arthritis?
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On the other hand, if things go as they are guess which race is gonna outnumber Americans soon. Yup, you got it, Muslims Sorry, but it's true.


Crumbs, you're worried about Muslims outnumbering Americans... I'd like to see what you'd think about HERE!!!
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