May 2004

May 9, 2004 13:25

Drive by viola solo, very funny Scott!
(Although Im sure none of those comments were funny at the time)

I've been spending more time on guitar lately, recording modern jazz progressions into my taper player and playing them back and improvising violin over the changes, its been alot of fun. I seem to have some deep passion for polytonaly and altered chords...

I still have a deep love for the sound of the nylon string acoustic (flamenco guitar) and it makes great accompanyment for the violin since it is much more quiet. If you think about it, acoustic guitar is alot more of a choice of instrument for introverts like me because the sound is not as loud and obtrusive.

Ive also been writing some new material for guitar which I hope to some day record with violin and guitar. I met someone interested in playing music with me, a bass player and Im thinking of doing some things with him as a acoustic guitar/bass duet. My goal is to play some classical, jazz mixed with stuff that I write. Im also transcribing by ear the music of jazz pianist Bill Evans, jazz saxophonist John Coltrane, jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, and the acoustic guitar music of John McLaughlin, Bill Connors, Al DiMeloa, and especially Ralph Towner. And of course Im still playing gobs of Bach for solo guitar. I still practice violin alot too, still playing my solo bach and Ive been working on Mozart Concerto 3 a little lately.

I don't know if the duet thing will happen but we will see.

Also, I wont have as much access to a computer anymore for I dont know how long so I wont be on here as much but I love coming back to read new discussions and see how everyone is doing.

So... does anyone know some blonde violinist jokes?

Archive link

More entries: June 2004April 2004

Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Email is made possible by...

Shar Music
Shar Music

Pirastro Strings
Pirastro Strings

JR Judd Violins
JR Judd Violins

Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases
Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases

2023 Authenticate LA: Los Angeles Violin Shop
2023 Authenticate LA Shopping Guide Shopping Guide


Metzler Violin Shop

Southwest Strings

Bobelock Cases

Johnson String Instrument/Carriage House Violins

Jargar Strings

Bay Fine Strings Violin Shop


Los Angeles Violin Shop


String Masters

Nazareth Gevorkian Violins

Laurie's Books

Discover the best of in these collections of editor Laurie Niles' exclusive interviews. Interviews Volume 1 Interviews Volume 1, with introduction by Hilary Hahn Interviews Volume 2 Interviews Volume 2, with introduction by Rachel Barton Pine