WHEN YOU SEE YOUR FAVORITE SOLOIST PERFORM
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mordodirosa asked: That's okay. I consider violins awkwardly tiny and light. What's your violin's name?
mordodirosa asked: Violist checking in. All my life I've been unable to play a 16" because I'm only 4'11" but I actually just got a new viola last week that is a 16"! How? The upper bout was made smaller so I can still reach upper positions comfortably and it didn't have to be made longer to the point where I couldn't reach. So sometimes in sizing, it could just come down to...
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justanothermusickid asked: I would like to ask for your help as I know you all are supportive musicians. My brother was one of 46 cellists invited to compete in the 7th Young Tchaikovsky competition in Switzerland this September. However, we need help with funds. The plane tickets(including a cello seat), accompanist fees, and hotels is $10,000. Check this website/youtube out, donate, and send around, as it'd be much...
din0saurchestra asked: I'm a 5'2" cellist, and I played a full size for many years before I realized that a 7/8 size worked much better for me. It's not as much height as it is the length of your legs; I have short legs and a longer torso, so the slender body of the 7/8 cello works really well for me. I have a friend who is the same height as me, but with a short torso and long legs, and she...
thirdtimecharmed asked: The cello is somewhat height dependent but I wouldn't recommend stretching out your fingers! I'm 5'2'' and I play on a seven eighths because my hands are tiny. It's harder to find, but I thought it was definitely worth it, especially because overstretching can be really bad for your hands.
serialkilljoy asked: I'm a bit late to the discussion, but cello is somewhat height dependent, I suppose... I think it's more of a matter of how able you are to fit around the instrument, though. I'm 5'2 and I play a full sized cello. :) Also how experienced you are plays a role, possibly, because you have a longer stretch the larger the instrument...?? I'm just guessing here. :)
galeanthropist asked: Violin is kinda height dependent too! A lot of my friends are under 5 feet and have played with a 7/8 for a while. It's a bit weight dependent as well- my little sister is tall enough for a full size but according to her teacher, isn't strong/heavy enough to support it (crazy I know!) haha
ibietreducis asked: Cello isn't actually that height-dependent. I know a lot of really short cellists that use full size cellos. Bass is probably the only height-dependent one.
want-to-be-different asked: Sorry, but I love how people ask what size they need based on their height xD cracks me up. I'm a mere 5"5' yet i'm at a 16" viola cause I have the longest arms and fingers imaginable LOL ~
myamelia asked: ^^last poster is correct, and you should be able to just wrap your hand around the scroll on a correctly sized violin.
fg45d68fh4s5d-deactivated201212 asked: The person with the sizing question can get a rough idea of which size is correct by holding the violin under their chin and stretching their left arm out directly in front of them to see where the scroll ends. If the scroll hits right at their wrist or a little above that, it's the right size, but if it hits closer to the middle of the forearm it's too small.
klutzygeek asked: I'm 4'10", and a 3/4 violin is a bit small for me - probably better for the 11-year-old asker to get a full size one especially since they're probably still got growing left to do, unless their arms are super short compared to height (I'm about average)
palachinkas-deactivated20130424 asked: Hi! Im an 11 year old girl, wanting to play the violin, im about 4' 10 . i was wondering, what size would i need
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Hi! So… I’m indeed a string player, but this is not about me. I’ve got a friend in Mexico who attended Interlochen Arts Academy last year, but doesn’t have enough money to attend this year as a senior. He’s been looking for donations and sponsors and has had some luck, but not enough. He’s an amazing piano player and I know this is not a piano blog, but...
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