Today I am very much in the mood of making a fool of myself.
Samples are funny and useful, but music is supposed to be played by real instruments, as Garritan himself encourages to.
Well... "played" sounds as such a big word here as I am not much of a violin player. Trust I will get better, I am just at the very beginning.
I wanted to share this with you, "Meditation from Thais" with GPO in the back and me at the (electrical) violin solo.
I love and hate that violin line, it is so far away from technical perfection, and hate that violin sound. Thought that the silent violin is a great way to begin as it lets you practice without hassling (too much) the neighborhood, but the sound is a big compromise, even if I tried to throw almost every known trick at it to make it something somehow more decent.
On the other hand... things wouldn' t have changed a bit even in case Perlman's "Soil" itself would have been on my shoulder, so...
Hey.. it' s just to have some fun...
Since I brought this up in the first place, I thought about updating it (trying NOT to bring it on top of the threads... I hope this will work this way).
I got those gut strings I was talking about in the last post, so I took another recording of Meditation and have the impression that sound is really much better, warmer and richer... and also my vibrato is somehow starting to show. Ok, big words... "starting to show", literally.The recording was a mess, I had actually to stop a few times 'cause the strings are so new and so... "plain gut" that they were actually de-tuning while I was playing...