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  Topic: Help with the Bach Partita II
Mike Shuman

Replies: 9
Views: 8494

PostForum: Musician's Forum   Posted: Thu Dec 30, 2021 3:34 am   Subject: Re: Help with the Bach Partita II
Besides the random mess ups, what else is wrong? what can i do to make it better? I feel like there's not much emotion being expressed through the violin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpzzD-LzYl ...
  Topic: Better than Heifetz ?
Mike Shuman

Replies: 11
Views: 5446

PostForum: Musician's Forum   Posted: Thu Dec 30, 2021 3:33 am   Subject: Re: Heifetz
Oleg ,You asked about learning to play. When I started at 10 yrs old there was no internet and I had nobody to teach me consistently .We did orchestra practice and I had a handful of lessons but tha ...
  Topic: Control of interference by Strad and Guarneri
Mike Shuman

Replies: 291
Views: 180523

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Thu Dec 30, 2021 3:32 am   Subject: Re: control of interference by Strad and Guarneri
Here are the STRAD magazine dates for the thickness maps.
Strad diagrams are in DEC 2002.
Guarneri diagrams are in SEPT 2005.
Back copies can be ordered

Thank you!
  Topic: How high can violin strings tune too on a full size
Mike Shuman

Replies: 8
Views: 7939

PostForum: Musician's Forum   Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2021 2:33 am   Subject: Re: How high can violin strings tune too on a full size
How many notes away is each string away from breaking? How many notes can a safely tune up without risking breakage?

It depends on the width of the strings and their quality
  Topic: Best Books for Repair Student?
Mike Shuman

Replies: 4
Views: 17434

PostForum: Everything Else   Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2021 2:32 am   Subject: Re: Best Books for Repair Student?
Could anyone advise me with a list of books that a student/beginning repair tech should own?

You can use this in electronic form: https://musescore.com/courses/violin

Man! This is good that your ...
  Topic: Greetings from Denver
Mike Shuman

Replies: 2
Views: 6024

PostForum: Introduction, Rules and Suggestions   Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2021 2:30 am   Subject: Greetings from Denver
Hello dude! Im from California!

Hey man!! Wazzup?
  Topic: wood worm
Mike Shuman

Replies: 6
Views: 7402

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:55 am   Subject: Re: wood worm
A violin of sentimental value has arrived in my shop.... most of the fix is easy, but the wood worm?
A lot of evidence is in the saddle area, some in on the edge of the bout and some in the bridge ...
  Topic: touch up varnish on bare wood
Mike Shuman

Replies: 7
Views: 4165

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:53 am   Subject: Re: touch up varnish on bare wood
My first post here and thanking all who read this and offer guidance .

I'm doing some minor repairs , plate cracks , seams etc. which I have some experience with . However this violin has been very ...
  Topic: Curtate cycloids....What would Strad do?
Mike Shuman

Replies: 72
Views: 39739

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:52 am   Subject: Curtate cycloids....What would Strad do?
Not in modern times that I know of. One of my workshop participants made a disc for me one year, though.

On Andrea Amati instruments the curve bottoms out on the purfling. The diameter of disk need ...
  Topic: Violin making tools
Mike Shuman

Replies: 76
Views: 140381

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:50 am   Subject: Violin making tools
If I'm right the most popular glue is by Titebond Cool
  Topic: Making my first bow
Mike Shuman

Replies: 24
Views: 32018

PostForum: Bow Making Forum   Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:48 am   Subject: Making my first bow
Evem after so many years since you've posted that bow making, it is still something the unattainable! Nice work!
  Topic: Thoughts on fret less guitars
Mike Shuman

Replies: 6
Views: 11083

PostForum: Everything Else   Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:03 am   Subject: Re: Thoughts on fret less guitars
Hey,
I haven't played the violin in about 30 years, but I a pretty good guitarist. I'm thinking of getting a fretless guitar and would like to hear what your thoughts are on fingerboards vs fretboard ...
  Topic: How do I better understand the scales?
Mike Shuman

Replies: 47
Views: 40221

PostForum: Musician's Forum   Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:57 am   Subject: How do I better understand the scales?
I think you can find some practice decisions here- https://musescore.com/hub/museclass it is a good tool for learning and practice.

Thank you for posting this.

You are welcome Lemuel!

Yes! Th ...
  Topic: New Bass Project
Mike Shuman

Replies: 32
Views: 88512

PostForum: Double Bass Making Forum   Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:55 am   Subject: Re: New Bass Project
I have received so much positive feedback on the first bass that I have jumped in on the deep end, and bought wood for two more basses. Smile

Both sets are highly flamed maple (Bigleaf)... I hope I c ...
  Topic: Violin Teacher Recommendation in Boulder Colorado?
Mike Shuman

Replies: 3
Views: 4971

PostForum: Musician's Forum   Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:49 am   Subject: Violin Teacher Recommendation in Boulder Colorado?
Wow! Are you from Boulder? That's incredible! I'll ask my teachers if there are teachers in Denver who works remotely. And I'm actually studying violin by myself on musescore (link in signature). Mayb ...
 
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