Viola?

Viola?

Postby TwoDifferentSox on Wed Jul 03, 2002 12:48 am

Say, Ms Mitya, I am wondering:
What exactly is the difference between a viola and a violin?
I hope you don't mind my stupid asking, but I don't know how to tell them apart, or what defines each one.
And I assmuse they sound differently too?
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Postby Mitya Shostak on Fri Jul 05, 2002 10:54 am

What she said, except tuned a FIFTH lower. And therefore not squeaky. And therefore much cooler.
Violins also have a thinner sound.
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Erp.

Postby Keira_the_Magnificent on Fri Jul 05, 2002 10:13 pm

Fifth? I coulda sworn it was...er...but you would probably know better than me. It must be basses that are in fourths. Heh.
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Postby TwoDifferentSox on Sat Jul 06, 2002 7:22 am

Erm, that guest post was written by me, I didn't know you can poast anonymus, so I thought I was logged in - oops.... :oops:
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A new question

Postby Chetrieth on Mon Jul 08, 2002 7:25 pm

A new question from the musically ignorant type here - what is meant by 'fourth' and 'fifth'?

Sometimes there really are stupid questions, I guess. :oops:
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Postby Keira_the_Magnificent on Mon Jul 08, 2002 11:01 pm

Well, I'm one of the musically inclined, and I'm not too sure on that either, so don't feel too bad.

I learned it at one point, when I was still taking piano lessons...so, O Mitya, does the interval include both the lower and higher notes, or just one? In other words, is C to E a second or third?

Mmf. I should be, like, getting to sleep at some point. Oh well.
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Postby Mitya Shostak on Tue Jul 09, 2002 3:22 pm

Hookay, this is a bit hard to explain without audio, so bear with me.

Intervals (fourths, fifths, etc.) are basically the number of notes between the top note and the bottom note. Those are included.
C to E would be a third. A major third, in fact. Half steps have a lot to do with it, but you didn't ask about it.

Leesi--Fourths are an interval of four notes from bottom to top, and fifths have five notes. And so on. A fourth would be A to D, and a fifth would be A to E, for example. I'll tell you more about this when you start your viola lessons.

Does that make sense?
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Postby Mitya Shostak on Thu Jul 11, 2002 7:19 am

*cheers*
Yay for excited people!
Heya Wolky!
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Postby Keira_the_Magnificent on Fri Jul 12, 2002 10:50 am

Ack! It's one of them! Eeeeeeeek!

*squashes Wolky*

Just kidding. Really.

Really.
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That's not MY dog..

Postby Gloria on Fri Jul 12, 2002 1:25 pm

Wheee...

Heh. I wish I played a classical instrument.

*glances at the piano*

Or at least that I played one WELL...
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Postby Mitya Shostak on Fri Jul 12, 2002 7:25 pm

*oos* Heya Gloria!

I'd teach you to play viola if you lived anywhere near me...
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Whoof

Postby Gloria on Sun Jul 14, 2002 3:11 pm

Yeah.... Oh well.

I guess I'll stick to becoming a better guitar player.... : )
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Postby Keira_the_Magnificent on Wed Jul 17, 2002 10:02 am

*Ponders for a while what exactly a "them" might be*

I dunno.

*Squashes Wolky again*
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Postby Mitya Shostak on Wed Jul 17, 2002 7:55 pm

*hmms* I thought that a "them" was a ROCS2er...Wotever.

*also ponders Untitled! guest strips* Too many drawings for Mitya. Whee...

*pounds Yerf* Yes, come back Yerf, so I can apply again and get rejected again!

I need sleep.
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Postby Keira_the_Magnificent on Wed Jul 17, 2002 10:01 pm

Ah yes, that's it. ROCS2er...whew. Mouthful, tha' is.

*un-squashes herself*

So there.
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Postby Keira_the_Magnificent on Sat Jul 20, 2002 8:42 pm

I'd apply...but I don't draw enough to be really good at it. Can I see your art? I'm on Side7 under Keira Quickshaft.
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Postby Mitya Shostak on Mon Jul 22, 2002 7:26 am

Ooh! Verra nice, Wolky!
Is Fur Future a MUCK or something? Sounds interesting.

(If anyone cares, I think I linked to my side7 gallery at the bottom of the main page...)
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Postby Keira_the_Magnificent on Sun Jul 28, 2002 10:28 pm

Yes...the cheese one's my favorite.
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Postby Mitya Shostak on Wed Jul 31, 2002 11:12 am

Actually, my license plate really does say "DSCH-J".
The reason for the J is that there was already another car in Virginia with a license plate that just said DSCH (!), so my dad (who got me the vanity plates) stuck the J in there, for the first letter of my name.

As for the violist bumper sticker, well, I'm still looking for one.
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Postby One beautiful loser on Thu Aug 01, 2002 2:20 pm

Why wait for one? Make your own with your very own make-your-own bumpersticker kit.
all you need is a piece of posterboard or paper or something, and that heavy duty clear tape and a permanant marker, and a catchy phrase.

For sale at your nearest store that sells those kinda things. (nifty little catch phrase not included)

But it shouldnt be to hard to think up some cool little sayings, and it doesnt take much to beat the ones already out there
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