Violists on IMSLP

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Violists on IMSLP

Postby Peter » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:08 pm

I just noticed that there are more users registered as violist than as violinist on IMSLP. Statistical issues put aside, I think this is very interesting, as there are more violinists than violists. This can only be because violists are more interested in what's on their music stand than violinists. A less cynical explanation could be that they're looking for scores more because the repertoire is so much smaller.

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Postby Peter » Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:56 pm

Of course, also because they are just much smarter.

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Postby Lyle Neff » Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:19 pm

I used to play viola in 8th grade and college.

But I didn't know that made me smart. :shock:

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to Peter

Postby carmar1791 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:58 pm

May be because whatever you put on a music stand of an average violinist it sound always at the same way.........
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


I'm a violinist too.....

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Postby emeraldimp » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:52 pm

Or maybe we just log in between the off-beats. :-P

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Postby aldona » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:57 pm

I've heard that a viola is not really bigger than a violin - the violin just looks smaller because the violinist's head is so much bigger.

Is that true?

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Postby imslp » Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:39 am

*grabs some popcorn and watches the fireworks*

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Postby Leonard Vertighel » Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:57 am

aldona wrote:I've heard that a viola is not really bigger than a violin - the violin just looks smaller because the violinist's head is so much bigger.


Now I'm wondering if that means that cellists are very small people.

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Postby Vivaldi » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:40 am

What about double bass players?

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Postby emeraldimp » Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:27 am

Leonard Vertighel wrote:Now I'm wondering if that means that cellists are very small people.


Not in my experience... :-)

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Postby Johann Casper Ferdinand F » Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:46 am

Hmm. Violists are an interesting bunch. Perhaps that represents a chamber music (rather than orchestral) bias, where the ratios are closer. Perhaps violists have a more musicological bent. Perhaps they don't practice as much and have more time to upload scores.

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Postby carmar1791 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:01 am

Because Viola does not need to be practiced , it only need to be meditate on...
:D :D :D

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Postby emeraldimp » Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:24 pm

carmar1791 wrote:Because Viola does not need to be practiced , it only need to be meditate on...
:D :D :D


Wouldn't you get splinters in your rear end?

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Postby Peter » Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:29 am

lol :D

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Postby Vivaldi » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:59 am

No offense intended, but I always thought that violas are special because they use the alto clef exclusively.


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