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    Lightbulb THE SWANS PARADE: a study about Gofriller Cello vibrato

    After some very interesting discussions about the timbre, the thickness, but mainly the vibrato (intensity and speed/rate) of the Gofriller Cello, compared to the real thing, I did the attached study:

    THE SWANS PARADE

    - I surfed the internet collecting all the "Swan" for solo Cello and Piano I found in half an hour of research.

    - without any sound manipulation I copy-pasted the beginning of each one in a 44.1Khz 16bit file of Cubase.

    - I mixed two versions of my rendition in the same way, in casual position inside the file

    - I did an mp3 compression, flat, with iTunes.

    Now You may listen to all the swans playing in sequence, and compare sound, balance, vibrato rate etc.

    Two of this are me, one is Yo Yo Ma.

    Let us have your comments please.

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    Re: THE SWANS PARADE: a study about Gofriller Cello vibrato

    Maestro Fabio Di Bravo.

    Certamente avete indicato la flessibilità dello strumento e del fatto che il vibrato è sotto il controllo dei giocatori.

    Lavoro meraviglioso!

    Gary




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    Re: THE SWANS PARADE: a study about Gofriller Cello vibrato

    Most interesting, Fabio!

    Regardless of which is which, listening carefully to the
    fine (and not so fine... lol) variations in interpretation
    is a worthwhile exercise.

    David
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    Re: THE SWANS PARADE: a study about Gofriller Cello vibrato

    Great idea, Fabio! Thank you for your effort.

    1. Very expressive. But too slow and exaggerated to me.

    2. Very natural. Good performance. A little understated.

    3. The cello sound is a little metalic. Any wrong notes in piano part?

    4. Well sung melody. A little wet but good.

    5. Very natural. I like this performance best.

    6. A little understated. Samples?

    Sincerely,
    Jun Yamamoto
    Tokyo, Japan
    http://jun.music.coocan.jp/
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    Re: THE SWANS PARADE: a study about Gofriller Cello vibrato

    Wow, very interesting Fabio! I can't tell which one is Yo-Yo Ma, but I would guess that No 3 and 6 are you with the Gofriller cello, although it's a very tough guess... and if I'm wrong it only stands as a testament to the Gofriller's goodness! or my ears' badness
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
    My MP3s | My Melody Generator | my album
    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHannifin
    Wow, very interesting Fabio! I can't tell which one is Yo-Yo Ma, but I would guess that No 3 and 6 are you with the Gofriller cello, although it's a very tough guess... and if I'm wrong it only stands as a testament to the Gofriller's goodness! or my ears' badness
    no badness in your ears, Sean! Answer correct!

    I'm not yet able of playing it like YoYo, but I didn't try to mask the Gofriller, the opposite, I let it untouched "out of the box": it makes it recognizable, but it's enough good to be compared to the real cello sound, and it's an evidence of some strenghts of the instrument.
    The only weakness is the need of learning it like a real istrument, before you may use it properly.

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    Re: THE SWANS PARADE: a study about Gofriller Cello vibrato

    Wow Fabio - these are all great! It is a testament to the versatility and how infinitely diverse the expression of this cello is.

    Sean had better ears than I do. I didn't catch Yo-Yo.

    Regards,

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