## Other music

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Yep, you totally outsmarted me ~ Wildcat.

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I love that picture too, although I must confess that the girl doesn't look very Asian to me. Maybe she's half, like my daughter.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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↑ Started nicely, like some repetitive music. So, Phil Glass:

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Difference between a $5000,$180,000, and $1,000,000 cello. Today I am comparing three different cellos in Julie Reed Yeboah's violin shop playing the famous Bach Cello Suite No 1. The first cello is$5000 by Jay Haide. The second one is an English cello by Thomas Kennedy. The last one, the fancy one million dollar cello is by Alessandro Gagliano. Can you hear the difference? Which one do you like better? I am using the same bow for all three cellos. All three are recorded with the same mic Zoom H4n Pro with ZERO processing after.

I'm not the best judge because reasons, but I can't tell the difference between the first two. I can here a clear tonal difference in the $1M one though. I don't know the right industry-approved terms but 'more smoothery' is the one I'll use. What about you? Witness Posts: 30226 Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:50 pm ### Re: Other music Some propaganda: The artist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_PtnvVQhqA Abdul Alhazred Posts: 86003 Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:33 pm Title: Yes, that one. Location: Not quite Chicago ### Re: Other music Look what I found. The arc of the moral universe bends towards chaos. People who believe God or History are on their side provide the chaos. Abdul Alhazred Posts: 86003 Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:33 pm Title: Yes, that one. Location: Not quite Chicago ### Re: Other music The arc of the moral universe bends towards chaos. People who believe God or History are on their side provide the chaos. Anaxagoras Posts: 28031 Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 am Location: Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan ### Re: Other music This thread probably needs some cover versions of Eagles songs. A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. William Shakespeare Doctor X Posts: 72882 Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:09 pm Title: Collective Messiah Location: Your Mom ### Re: Other music – J.D. Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club! "Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out." – Don DocX: FTW. – sparks "Doctor X wins again." – Pyrrho "Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry." – His Humble MagNIfIcence "It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone." – clarsct "I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far." – Grammatron "Indeed you are a river to your people. Shit. That's going to end up in your sig." – Pyrrho "Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power." – asthmatic camel "just like Doc X said." – gnome WS CHAMPIONS X4!!!! NBA CHAMPIONS!! Stanley Cup! SB CHAMPIONS X6!!!!!! Pyrrho Posts: 30051 Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2004 2:17 am Title: Man in Black Location: Division 6 ### Re: Other music Rob Lister wrote: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:55 am Difference between a$5000, $180,000, and$1,000,000 cello.
Today I am comparing three different cellos in Julie Reed Yeboah's violin shop playing the famous Bach Cello Suite No 1. The first cello is $5000 by Jay Haide. The second one is an English cello by Thomas Kennedy. The last one, the fancy one million dollar cello is by Alessandro Gagliano. Can you hear the difference? Which one do you like better? I am using the same bow for all three cellos. All three are recorded with the same mic Zoom H4n Pro with ZERO processing after. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TXdkcE09lk I'm not the best judge because reasons, but I can't tell the difference between the first two. I can here a clear tonal difference in the$1M one though. I don't know the right industry-approved terms but 'more smoothery' is the one I'll use.

$5,000 cello has a distinct metallic sound, especially in the bass notes.$180,000 has a bit of that but not nearly as much, and the resonance was much better. $1,000,000 cello didn't seem to be significantly better than the$180,000 cello but it seemed better to me. I wonder if the test had been "blinded" such that she didn't know which one was which and neither would we until afterwards. She could have been raking the strings differently in each segment--treating the more expensive cellos more carefully, with less intense strokes. We could have been biased, knowing which was which.
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Rob Lister wrote: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:55 am What about you?
Apart from what Pyrrho eloquently said:
• 5k sounds a bit harsh yet simultaneously bland as a musical instrument, probably due to poor dynamic (and, to my ears, slightly out of tune);
• 180k is good;
• 1000k really has a personality (but oh boy, how you'd have to work to master that).
Alas the lady isn't a brilliant cellist. She plays the notes OK but not very musically. Give her ten years and some good teachers…

Interested by the subject I scraped YT:

Bylsma (or Bijlsma) made at least two good recordings, perhaps a bit dated already:

Swarts does a nice job:

As does Pincombe, perhaps even better:

Or Yo-Yo Ma (who plays a Domenico Montagnana, 1733, \$2500k; he once forgot it in a NYC taxi) – sadly the video part is ridiculous:

But my favorite, for now, would be Hauser:

For the courageous, a didactic clip:

Bach wrote for the cello (which the French gambists deemed a "horrible invader") and for the viola da gamba as well. Here's a lady who tries to apply the technique of the second to the first (English subtitles):

I couldn't find a good N° 1 on viola da g., but here's the N° 2, a very different world:

And for lagniappe, Oriental version:

I could prattle on, but that would get me banned for spamming boredom.
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Nah yer good
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Very nice viola da gamba piece, superb sound quality: