Interrupted violinist incorporates Nokia ringtone into recital

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    Jan 24, 2012 12:14 PM GMT

    Dang, I was expecting a full blown capriccio on the ringtone.
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    Jan 24, 2012 1:00 PM GMT
    That was awesome! icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 24, 2012 1:05 PM GMT
    That. Was. AWESOME!
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    Jan 24, 2012 1:14 PM GMT
    LOL. Brilliant!
  • calibro

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    Jan 24, 2012 9:00 PM GMT
    he's a heb... so it was probably his mother
  • dannyboy1101

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    Jan 25, 2012 12:17 AM GMT
    Just for the record, that's a viola. Not violin. Love that it was a violist, too, because a violinist probably would have just gotten huffy. The violist would of course take a moment to improv to make the person look like an idiot.

    What's a viola you ask? Happy to tell you. Viola is a slightly bigger violin that has a more mellow sound (the top three strings of viola are the same as the bottom three of the violin, viola has one string lower than violin). Because of the lower pitch, it is acoustically imperfect making it harder to produce good sound than the acoustically perfect sized violin and cello. If it were correctly sized it would be too big to hold on the shoulder. Because of this imperfection, it was neglected as a solo instrument by composers until the 20th century when awesome musicians began to show off their skills on viola vs it being a dumping ground of less capable violinists in centuries past, hence why many of you have never heard of it or label it as violin (they often look the same until you put them next to each other or if you have musician ears). Also, if you wanted to seem really smart, violin (v-eye-o-lin) but viola (vee-o-la). Don't say v-eye-o-la. It causes chills in viola players such as myself and just isn't cool. Violas also have all the good jokes and are typically played by people who are more laid back and fun so if you want to date a musician but violinists are too type A for you, find a viola player. Knowledge is power haha
  • Rowing_Ant

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    Jan 25, 2012 12:18 AM GMT
    I did this when playing the organ for the Graduation Ceremonies at University. SOmeones mobile went off with the Nokia tune...so hello improvised tocatta. hehehehehehehhh icon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gif
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    Jan 25, 2012 1:34 AM GMT
    what a f-ing loser audience member. this is a great musical slap in the face for them. icon_twisted.gif
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    Jan 25, 2012 1:38 AM GMT
    Yeah, of course it was a viola. I used to play one. icon_redface.gif
    I was fooled by the slightly lower pitches that this period instrumentalist was using.
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    Jan 25, 2012 1:52 AM GMT
    At the memorial service I went to on Friday night, and a woman named Barbara was at the mic. She was shaken up. She was having trouble getting started. All of a sudden, we heard a jazzy little ring tone...over, and over. Barbara just stood there. Then, she spoke up and said, "I think that's my cell phone." The room cracked up and Barbara was able to go on.

    I looked up and thought, "Oh Richard! You have a sense of humor!"
  • barriehomeboy

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    Jan 25, 2012 1:58 AM GMT
    But is he gay? He looks gay. But I'm thinking undoubtedly he is because no str8 guy could improvise that fast.
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    Jan 25, 2012 2:11 AM GMT
    dannyboy1101 saidJust for the record, that's a viola. Not violin. Love that it was a violist, too, because a violinist probably would have just gotten huffy. The violist would of course take a moment to improv to make the person look like an idiot.

    What's a viola you ask? Happy to tell you. Viola is a slightly bigger violin that has a more mellow sound (the top three strings of viola are the same as the bottom three of the violin, viola has one string lower than violin). Because of the lower pitch, it is acoustically imperfect making it harder to produce good sound than the acoustically perfect sized violin and cello. If it were correctly sized it would be too big to hold on the shoulder. Because of this imperfection, it was neglected as a solo instrument by composers until the 20th century when awesome musicians began to show off their skills on viola vs it being a dumping ground of less capable violinists in centuries past, hence why many of you have never heard of it or label it as violin (they often look the same until you put them next to each other or if you have musician ears). Also, if you wanted to seem really smart, violin (v-eye-o-lin) but viola (vee-o-la). Don't say v-eye-o-la. It causes chills in viola players such as myself and just isn't cool. Violas also have all the good jokes and are typically played by people who are more laid back and fun so if you want to date a musician but violinists are too type A for you, find a viola player. Knowledge is power haha


    Thanks for the very interesting information!
    And yes, this may sound a bit sarcastic but it really isnt =p