I realized the other day that I am checking and retuning my strings a little after almost every tune I play at my Cajun jam. I don't see professional orchestra players doing this between pieces or movements to any great extent, and am wondering about that. The obvious reason not to have a major, organized retuning during an orchestra concer is that it interferes with the presentation of compositions such as symphonies. But now I'm curious as to whether folks are doing bits of tuning I'm not seeing? are playing on strings that have wandered a little and are adjusting their fingers? their strings aren't going out of tune that fast? Cajun fiddling can be pretty energetic stuff. By comparison to when I play classical, I feel like we use our bows a little loose and put a fair amount of weight into the string. More weight-release, too, like playing alternating accent/no-accent. So maybe I'm playing my strings out of tune faster than is typical for many classical pieces?? Any thought? Sue
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