String Players? Singers?

  • Joeyphx444

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    May 12, 2013 8:54 PM GMT
    I play Violin/Viola/Piano and I wanna learn Cello
    I am also practicing some singing. I am not Youtube or Idol material...yet, but I am just learning my voice range and type and the technicalities now. When I get more income maybe I'll get a coach.

    I have found playing those stringed instruments has helped cuz I at least know how to read music and understand the basic musical concepts and the notes. I am def not tone deaf.

    Anyone else sing, play strings?? You don't have to a professional icon_razz.gif
  • easterndude69

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    May 12, 2013 9:02 PM GMT
    I sing. I have a tenor range and can sing all kinds of music. I've sung in choirs and bands.
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    May 12, 2013 10:47 PM GMT
    With those instruments, and especially if you pick up cello, you have your clefs covered. How long did it take for you to feel comfortable reading music displayed in a different clef?

    I want to learn cello too actually (love the sound of the cello) but don't know how easy/hard it is to learn bass clef. I play violin.
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    May 12, 2013 11:06 PM GMT
    Someday, I hope you do a recording and play all the parts to something like this dumka (what-ever that is).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lvSBAqGoSk
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    May 12, 2013 11:12 PM GMT
    I sing. I'm an alto and I've done a bunch of musical and I've been in choir all my life.
  • Joeyphx444

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    May 13, 2013 1:17 AM GMT
    AJatl82 saidWith those instruments, and especially if you pick up cello, you have your clefs covered. How long did it take for you to feel comfortable reading music displayed in a different clef?

    I want to learn cello too actually (love the sound of the cello) but don't know how easy/hard it is to learn bass clef. I play violin.


    Well I started on the viola and actually learned the alto clef (c-clef) first before anything. Then I taught myself violin and the notes and of course the treble (g clef) next. I then learned the bass clef (f clef) which was pretty easy considering I knew the others. Plus I write music for strings, so I had to know what I was doing icon_razz.gif

    Now, I am most comfortable reading in the treble and alto clefs. I need to learn the bass better considering I am a baritone and wanting to learn cello.
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    May 13, 2013 4:11 AM GMT
    I am a viola player from way back -- started in school in 6th grade, then started taking private lessons in ninth grade. Made all-state orchestra and went to classical music camps during some high school summers. Majored in music and was principal viola of my college orchestra. These days I don't play viola all that much but haven't given it up entirely. I've been doing classical choral singing for many years and also do a lot of singing in connection with my religious life. Back in the 1980's and early 1990's I was very much into klezmer music -- I played viola and also sang in a klezmer band back then. Surprised to have this subject come up on RJ -- but, hey, you asked....

    Viola suits my personality --- Middle voice, keeping everyone together but not always pining to be the star.