Whether you are organizing a string quartet for a pro concert, wedding gig, school coaching, or just a reading session in someone's living room, you have to find the right instrumentalists to make it happen.
That is, you need two violinists, a violists and a cellist. Beyond that, they should be at the appropriate ability level for the music hand. And even beyond that, it's always nice if everyone gets along!
I was inspired for this vote by a discussion board topic earlier this week, brought up by Elise Stanley.
It seems that violists are most often classified as "hardest to find," but Elise (and a number of other people) that for her, it's hardest to find a cellist.
What is your experience? Even if you aren't the person putting together the ensemble, you are probably aware if it has been difficult to find a certain instrumentalist to play. What is the reason that it is difficult? Did you have a member who left the ensemble? Is it just a shortage in your area? Please participate in the vote and then share your thoughts.
Have an idea for the Weekend Vote? Please e-mail me, your ideas are welcome!
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