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@maddy.shine

maddy.shine
Near my flat is this gorgeous little street. I walk by it and always enjoy the lines and the flat cobblestones. #lovelondon #londonlove #cobblestone #streetsoflondon #lines #perspective ⭐️💖⭐️
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Near my flat is this gorgeous little street. i walk by it and always enjoy the lines and the flat cobblestones. #lovelondon #londonlove #cobblestone #streetsoflondon #lines #perspective ⭐️💖⭐️

@slashazhandle

slashazhandle
LIFE IN 3D
See the way that young man is focused on the person who is not looking his way and ignoring the person giving him full focus.... that is how we look away from our opportunities and things we already have and chase after things we might not even need as what we need exactly is already with us.
Brethren, that which you need to move to the next phase of your life is already with you; look inward 
#AbleGod #perspective #Toolsday #onebetweentwo #luxurylifestyle #slashazhandle #wordsofwisdom #wordgasm #media 📷- @officialsammy_
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Life in 3d
see the way that young man is focused on the person who is not looking his way and ignoring the person giving him full focus.... that is how we look away from our opportunities and things we already have and chase after things we might not even need as what we need exactly is already with us.
brethren, that which you need to move to the next phase of your life is already with you; look inward
#ablegod #perspective #toolsday #onebetweentwo #luxurylifestyle #slashazhandle #wordsofwisdom #wordgasm #media 📷- @officialsammy_

@zoplaatjie

zoplaatjie
Love this! If you don't like the fruits you're bearing change the seeds. Change is imperative to reaching our full potential, never ever fear it, it will serve you well. Part of the plan. #perspective #foodforthought #chooseday ❤👑
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Love this! if you don't like the fruits you're bearing change the seeds. change is imperative to reaching our full potential, never ever fear it, it will serve you well. part of the plan. #perspective #foodforthought #chooseday ❤👑

@ryanlaneviolin

ryanlaneviolin
Even on their worst days, my beloved Larsen's Il Cannone strings are truly spectacular. On the 24th, I'm ordering a new set, a full set of medium tension strings. But I simply could not continue to abide the Vision G, D, and A with Obligato E that came with my new instrument. The D string majorly lacked character, and the A string was quite sharp, a combination that gave a nasty timbre shift between strings.

The Visions and gold-plated, Obligato E were selected to provide brightness to what was thought to be a dark-sounding instrument. But all it did was bottleneck the overtones from fully coming through. This instrument jumped out at me for having a much fuller set of overtones than the others in the shop, which is likely why it was perceived as dark. But now that it's mine, not being compared to other violins, I'm starting to hear the needs of the instrument itself.

Switching them out for my old set of Il Cannone from my old violin with soloist G and E strings with medium D and A was a huge improvement. The D and A in particularly are so much more full of life. I do think brighter or higher tension strings bottleneck my instrument's sound. The higher-tension G and E work, but I do think medium will be way better on those as well. I can't wait to hear what a fresh, new set of medium-tension Il Cannone strings will sound like (especially after the 3ish-week break-in period)! This line of strings has become a huge obsession of mine, and I love the concept behind the sound. I feel like @larsenstrings's vision for them truly achieves something special.
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Even on their worst days, my beloved larsen's il cannone strings are truly spectacular. on the 24th, i'm ordering a new set, a full set of medium tension strings. but i simply could not continue to abide the vision g, d, and a with obligato e that came with my new instrument. the d string majorly lacked character, and the a string was quite sharp, a combination that gave a nasty timbre shift between strings.

the visions and gold-plated, obligato e were selected to provide brightness to what was thought to be a dark-sounding instrument. but all it did was bottleneck the overtones from fully coming through. this instrument jumped out at me for having a much fuller set of overtones than the others in the shop, which is likely why it was perceived as dark. but now that it's mine, not being compared to other violins, i'm starting to hear the needs of the instrument itself.

switching them out for my old set of il cannone from my old violin with soloist g and e strings with medium d and a was a huge improvement. the d and a in particularly are so much more full of life. i do think brighter or higher tension strings bottleneck my instrument's sound. the higher-tension g and e work, but i do think medium will be way better on those as well. i can't wait to hear what a fresh, new set of medium-tension il cannone strings will sound like (especially after the 3ish-week break-in period)! this line of strings has become a huge obsession of mine, and i love the concept behind the sound. i feel like @larsenstrings's vision for them truly achieves something special.

@creature.divine

creature.divine
My Grandfather, my Opa killed himself this weekend,
after a week where I personally found myself
tired of trudging through circumstances I didn't specifically ask for,
frustrated by entrepreneurial challenges and
the constant vigilance required to venture beyond victimhood, stressed by the residual effects of trauma that still demand time to heal,
constricted by my medical history and
consequently fucked credit score
that is making it difficult to birth a new business,
like trying so sing my love alive with a strep-sore throat.

It was one of THOSE weeks.
One where I wished I wasn't human. I didn't want to be here.
I felt like things would never change, could not possibly get softer.

It has been over 11 years since I survived my own attempt at suicide, and
this sweet, curious adventure of living is often distasteful because
surviving can feel fucking far from thriving at times.
Discovering Opa left while I somehow keep choosing to stay
has been an interesting experience.
I feel exhausted and entirely awake.

He was a brilliant man,
and never mocked me for being strange in my love of
exploring beyond the mainstream.
He was an engineer, his office full of plans and designs for alternative energy generation.
One of my favorite days was spent watching the documentary Thrive
with he and my Grandmother, who died this Spring.
We spent the day talking about my favorite things.
He shared with me his Tesla-coil-magnet-contraption,
and we geeked out about things we both knew to be beautiful and true.

I think of my grandparents, and all the sunsets we've watched from their hill in East LA, overlooking Downtown through the frame of eucalyptus leaves and smoggy sky stroked colors,
witnessing the world slip into darkness while
sparkling light slowly illuminated the horizon.
We would stand together by the window
watching from the warmth of their kitchen,
their german-smoke-spiced smelling kitchen
that held us as our hands held the food we cooked,
herbs always picked from their garden.
Sacred love, Sacred work.
Opa was always the first one with an apron on.
His blood flows in me.

I think of their story, escaping East Germany and
(Cont.)
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My grandfather, my opa killed himself this weekend,
after a week where i personally found myself
tired of trudging through circumstances i didn't specifically ask for,
frustrated by entrepreneurial challenges and
the constant vigilance required to venture beyond victimhood, stressed by the residual effects of trauma that still demand time to heal,
constricted by my medical history and
consequently f****d credit score
that is making it difficult to birth a new business,
like trying so sing my love alive with a strep-sore throat.

it was one of those weeks.
one where i wished i wasn't human. i didn't want to be here.
i felt like things would never change, could not possibly get softer.

it has been over 11 years since i survived my own attempt at suicide, and
this sweet, curious adventure of living is often distasteful because
surviving can feel f*****g far from thriving at times.
discovering opa left while i somehow keep choosing to stay
has been an interesting experience.
i feel exhausted and entirely awake.

he was a brilliant man,
and never mocked me for being strange in my love of
exploring beyond the mainstream.
he was an engineer, his office full of plans and designs for alternative energy generation.
one of my favorite days was spent watching the documentary thrive
with he and my grandmother, who died this spring.
we spent the day talking about my favorite things.
he shared with me his tesla-coil-magnet-contraption,
and we geeked out about things we both knew to be beautiful and true.

i think of my grandparents, and all the sunsets we've watched from their hill in east la, overlooking downtown through the frame of eucalyptus leaves and smoggy sky stroked colors,
witnessing the world slip into darkness while
sparkling light slowly illuminated the horizon.
we would stand together by the window
watching from the warmth of their kitchen,
their german-smoke-spiced smelling kitchen
that held us as our hands held the food we cooked,
herbs always picked from their garden.
sacred love, sacred work.
opa was always the first one with an apron on.
his blood flows in me.

i think of their story, escaping east germany and
(cont.)

@ryanlaneviolin

ryanlaneviolin
My favorite thing as a trained musician in other disciplines about not having a teacher on the violin is that I can address my needs myself as they arise. I am constantly learning to listen to my body, to my fingers, and to my instincts. No one is rushing me. No one is making me doubt myself. No one is pushing me to do things at their behest. Each decision I make in my training is a personal accomplishment I can take ownership of and responsibility for.

Double stopping is viewed broadly as a pretty advanced technique. It is treated as a “next-step” to be taken once a violinist has mastered playing a single line in tune across multiple positions and strings. Isn't it fair to say it would be an ideal accomplishment to be able to play single-line passages and pieces well before incorporating double stopping, which would overcomplicate your accuracies?

These views are fatally flawed in not recognizing that playing an instrument is a gestalt. Limiting oneself to overly-isolated studies allows the fingers to find coordinations that may work for the limited scope of material at-hand but may be practicing deficiency as pertains to the overall goals of the instrument.

The known should always be an indicator of other unknown factors. In double stopping, the known is that it imposes much stricter requirements on the player for accurate intonation. Double stopping is merciless in this. If one of the two notes is a hair off, you are immediately assaulted by beats in the sound.

The unknown is what is most dangerous. What deficiencies are being retained in the finger coordinations by not working with double stopping? What minute graduations in finger arch and the frame of the hand are being unrefined by never fingering more than one string at once? What lack of flexibility and muscular static are being strengthened by never going beyond one finger at a time? I don't know. And I refuse to be defeated by the unknown. I look forward to digging into Ševčík Opus 9!!!!!
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My favorite thing as a trained musician in other disciplines about not having a teacher on the violin is that i can address my needs myself as they arise. i am constantly learning to listen to my body, to my fingers, and to my instincts. no one is rushing me. no one is making me doubt myself. no one is pushing me to do things at their behest. each decision i make in my training is a personal accomplishment i can take ownership of and responsibility for.

double stopping is viewed broadly as a pretty advanced technique. it is treated as a “next-step” to be taken once a violinist has mastered playing a single line in tune across multiple positions and strings. isn't it fair to say it would be an ideal accomplishment to be able to play single-line passages and pieces well before incorporating double stopping, which would overcomplicate your accuracies?

these views are fatally flawed in not recognizing that playing an instrument is a gestalt. limiting oneself to overly-isolated studies allows the fingers to find coordinations that may work for the limited scope of material at-hand but may be practicing deficiency as pertains to the overall goals of the instrument.

the known should always be an indicator of other unknown factors. in double stopping, the known is that it imposes much stricter requirements on the player for accurate intonation. double stopping is merciless in this. if one of the two notes is a hair off, you are immediately assaulted by beats in the sound.

the unknown is what is most dangerous. what deficiencies are being retained in the finger coordinations by not working with double stopping? what minute graduations in finger arch and the frame of the hand are being unrefined by never fingering more than one string at once? what lack of flexibility and muscular static are being strengthened by never going beyond one finger at a time? i don't know. and i refuse to be defeated by the unknown. i look forward to digging into ševčík opus 9!!!!!