March 2010

Southern Fried Country Rock Metal on Baritone Fiddle

March 22, 2010 08:33

 

Hope you'd be entertained! hahaha (-:

I just discovered a brand new world out there called Country music fiddling. Gosh, I think I just left head over heels in love with Southern Fried Country fiddle music! (-:

Any comments on how I can improve my technique, or links to Youtube about your favorite country music fiddler would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!

Shawn

 

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Double Bass German-Style Bow on Electric Violin (Technical Demonstration)

March 20, 2010 07:38

 

Technical demonstration of playing simple Heavy Metal rhythm chug using Super Sensitive Sensicore Octave Baritone Strings on Yamaha SV-150 violin and German-style carbon fiber Double Bass Bow. Tuned to C, G, D, A (one octave lower than the Viola, which sounds exactly the same as Cello).

German-style double bass bow (carbon fiber Made-in-China cost about US$170 from http://www.gramercy.com.sg) is surprisingly light. Even lighter than a cello bow and certainly easier to handle than a french-style violin bow, cello bow, or bass bow. I have experimented with all three violin, cello, and double-bass carbon bows on octave baritone strings on electric violin.

I seriously don't know what the shop would think if they knew I was going to buy the double-bass bow and use it for Metal!!! Maybe they would refuse to sell it to me. hahaha. LOL (-:

I am not trying to make a violin sound like a guitar. Any stringed instrument plugged into distortion effects would sound like this. It is a small success for me, as I have been searching for a very long time for a way to play metal rhythm riffs on violin with equipment that is (1) not expensive, and (2) easy and comfortable to play with, and I think the two objectives were achieved. So, I'd just like to share the technical specifications here, just in case anyone would also like to find out more about playing Metal on violin. haha. (-:

Have a nice day! LOL (-:

Happy fiddling! hahaha (-:

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Deathcore Metal Assault on Octave Baritone Violin - insane VIOLAtion of your senses

March 2, 2010 09:21

Putting the "VIOLA" back into pure insane aural "VIOLAtion" of your senses!!! hahaha!!! Death Metal played on Yamaha SV-150 Silent Violin. Tuned to B Flat, F, C and G - same as the thickest 4 strings on a 7 string Mark Woods Viper violin.

Power chords are very easier to play on violin or viola or cello compared to a guitar because the strings are already tuned in fifths. Distortion effects used - Line 6 Pod X3 Live.

Coda Diamond GX Cello Bow was used as a normal violin bow simply does not have enough hair width to pull the extremely thick Super Sensitive Octave Baritone strings. They sound like a cello when played clean. Enjoy!!! Turn your volume up to 11!!!

 

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