Baroque violin forums

January 1, 2022, 8:52 PM · Are there any forums on the internet specifically for baroque violin topics?

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January 2, 2022, 9:50 AM · If there's not a reddit you're probably out of luck. Surely there are listserves and the like?
January 2, 2022, 10:24 AM · WAS Laurie threatening to ban the topic from this website? Just stay with us, and go for baroque!
January 2, 2022, 11:14 AM · I think you’ll find a decent amount of information about baroque violins and playing them here (for a general scope) or on Maestronet (for more specific information). There might have been some other subsections on other discussion forums, but the two above are the most active and likely to get a response.
Edited: January 2, 2022, 2:26 PM · What Rich said. Perhaps it's their relatively small numbers, but early music people seem pretty rare on the internet.

It's worth digging into past threads at both places as there are gems of information scattered about.

The standard principle of the internet applies particularly: signal to noise ratio is very low. The standard principle of early music also unfortunately applies: just ignore the ruffled feathers and specious attacks.

January 2, 2022, 11:26 PM · Try "Baroque Violin" and "Historical Performance Research" groups on Facebook.
Edited: January 6, 2022, 6:10 AM · Here are several threads on violinist.com regarding baroque violin:

violinist.com threads on baroque violin

Edited: January 6, 2022, 7:35 AM · There may be relatively few baroque violin specialty sites because you can't fashion a functioning internet from the materials available before 1750.

No -- seriously, there have been discussions here, but if you want something where there will be absolutely no infiltrations from people who think HIP is some kind of radical insurgency then you probably need your own reddit.

January 6, 2022, 8:32 AM · The Baroque Violin group on facebook seems to be pretty active
Edited: January 6, 2022, 2:59 PM · Do gut internet cables have a purer response?
January 6, 2022, 3:36 PM · Tubes, not cables ...


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