My wife and I are separated by 1500 miles while I build my skills as a violin maker. Thankfully, we are able to see each other daily via the webcam. But playing duets -- she on oboe, recorder, or cello and I on violin -- is something for which we are still trying to adapt the technology.
The internet delay was our first challenge, but we minimized that by being connected by phone while playing. If we both donned headsets, we found we were getting closer to our goal. But it is still difficult for each of us to hear ourselves and each other playing as we would were we in the same room.
We are thankful for having solved the problems of the heart (we met , fell in love, married, and remain happily so) and of feeding the soul (why, music of course!), and would be most grateful if someone can suggest a technological solution that enables us to season that food with duets over the miles.
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