minstrel: Violin Questions

Dana Hawkes danad at tidepool.com
Mon Jan 8 11:43:31 PST 2001


I know you didn't ask about renting instruments, but I thought I'd let you
know that you can rent viols from the viola da gamba society for about $20
per month (you have to pay for a full year though). Their site is at
www.vdgsa.org

> Okay, I know that the Violin as we know it is out of period, and that its
> better known precursors are late period at best...
>
> But still... I've found myself thinking about learning how to play.
>
> Having learned never to send a Cello player to buy a flute, I'm figuring
> that the reverse also applies...
>
> Additionally, I keep vassilating between Violin and Viola... unless of
> course someone out there knows where I can get  a Lira da braccio or Rebec
> or... any of the other precursors.
>
> Tia!
> Mary/Brian na gealtacht
>
>
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