I'm quitting violin. Forever.

December 22, 2018, 10:32 PM · Starting today, I renounce my violinistship... And declare the start of my career as a baroque lyrist.
Behold my passion:

https://imgur.com/a/zv1aur8

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December 23, 2018, 5:35 AM · Cotton, please put me on the top of the waiting list so I can be the first one to purchase your new CD of ancient Lyre tunes.
December 23, 2018, 6:25 AM · You could start your own discussion forum - lyre.com (if it's available). Seriously.
December 23, 2018, 8:04 AM · And as few of us play the lyre, we would no longer know how accurate your comments are!
Edited: December 23, 2018, 8:15 AM · I assume it's a cuatro. I spent a long while thinking it had 6 pegs until I realised two were shadows!
If a Cuban cuatro has 4 double-courses, it's not one of those, but it's not a uke - you can tell from the thickness of the strings that the tuning is wrong.
Maybe some kind of machete tuned in open G.
Edited: December 23, 2018, 9:46 AM · Here's a sneak preview of some of the work you'll see on my debut lyre album

Adagio from Violin Sonata no. 1, J S Bach
https://clyp.it/20yr0kdm

Chaconne from Violin Partita no. 2, J S Bach
https://clyp.it/ir1o4wf4

Obviously the sound quality isn't perfect as I'm recording on my phone, but it sounds really awesome already IMHO. It will be amazing when I record in the studio.

December 23, 2018, 10:36 AM · I can clearly see, it's the beginning of a world career...
December 23, 2018, 1:57 PM · People attending your performances will be showering the stage with room keys and undergarments, no less than they did for the Beatles and Elvis. ;-)
December 23, 2018, 2:09 PM · It seems to be an extraordinary instrument indeed.
December 23, 2018, 2:16 PM · At least it doesn't screech like a violin.

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