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Mendy Smith

Rock on Bach

December 23, 2010 at 3:15 AM

 Tomorrow will be a real treat.  I will be visiting an old-time high school friend with the violin & viola in tow along with some not so traditional accessories: a pick-up, effects box, wah wah, and amp.  These will be meeting up with some high-tech devices to really mix things up a bit.  My favorite classical composer amped up is Bach, however Vivaldi kicks things up just as easily.  I'm interested to see what sort of things we can mix up in a day.  

It's not often that I let my hair down.

From Terez Mertes
Posted on December 23, 2010 at 11:13 PM

 Okay, I'll show my ignorance. What the @$#! is a wah wah?

From Mendy Smith
Posted on December 24, 2010 at 9:19 PM

 hehehe, it is a pedal that makes a "wah wah" sound.  Think of it as a foot control for vibrato or slides :)

From Terez Mertes
Posted on December 24, 2010 at 11:51 PM

 I thought it was maybe a nickname for that Chinese stringed instrument. (Erhu? Not sure here...)

Thanks for the explanation!

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