December 2007

What a Year...

December 31, 2007 05:07

2007 is now finally rumbling towards its end. What a year it has been. The ever-increasing demands of my day job have interfered so much with my playing schedule that you cannot really talk about a schedule anymore, rather it's a number of incidents.

Thankfully, my quartet partners understand (since they are in an equally demanding line of work). Would that the salary had risen in proportion (or rather, at all).

On my viola, I switched from PIRASTRO Obligato to PIRASTRO Chorda for the holiday season, since I only play viola in private and the drawback of gut strings (susceptibility to temperature/moisture changes) is a non-issue if the instrument stays in one room.

Great sound, but some problems with finding the correct bow attack on the two lower (wound) strings. The plain ones (D & A) are great. Love the increased volume and richness of sound.

Happy 2008 to everybody!

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