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Forum: Various and Sundry 05-15-2018, 02:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,083
Posted By tenorino
An update on strings ... I didn't hear back...

An update on strings ...

I didn't hear back from Gamut in the end, but I did manage to get in touch with Gerold Genssler from Sonores strings. This is the string maker who makes the strings for...
Forum: Alto and Tenor 09-05-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 694
Posted By tenorino
Ah, great. Thanks for the update, Bob! It's...

Ah, great. Thanks for the update, Bob! It's reassuring to know this.
Forum: Alto and Tenor 09-05-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,067
Posted By tenorino
I've become quite curious about this, and am...

I've become quite curious about this, and am amazed how many attempts have been made to "invent" the tenor—among them, Boccherini's "alto violoncello"; the violotta in late-19th century Germany; the...
Forum: Alto and Tenor 08-30-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,067
Posted By tenorino
New repertoire for tenor ... ?

I've just discovered an instrument called the "viola profonda"; it's tuned like the tenor violin, but played like a viola, on the shoulder. You can hear it here:...
Forum: Alto and Tenor 08-30-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 694
Posted By tenorino
Super Sensitive Strings discontinued?

I just happened to see on the Singing Woods website that "the original New Family set in the green envelope will soon be discontinued, but we have a number of loose strings in stock and will continue...
Forum: Various and Sundry 08-22-2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,233
Posted By tenorino
Part of the hurdle is that many...

Part of the hurdle is that many classically-trained players are focused exclusively on orchestral or chamber music from the standard repertoire, while those outside have yet to hear of the Octet....
Forum: Various and Sundry 08-22-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,083
Posted By tenorino
Thanks, Bob—I had been wondering about the...

Thanks, Bob—I had been wondering about the possibility of using a full-size cello E string on the tenor! In particular, I wondered if a Helicore might blend better with my Helicore lower strings. Do...
Forum: Makers and Repairers 08-22-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,072
Posted By tenorino
I would be happy either way. So far, there...

I would be happy either way. So far, there haven't been many posts in this particular category, but since most of the repairers we may visit (even for a sound post check) won't have heard of the...
Forum: Music and Musicians 08-22-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,220
Posted By tenorino
Hi Bob, It's great to have this...

Hi Bob,

It's great to have this encouragement! I'm hoping to make some videos sometime in the next few months. Performances here at the university are normally recorded, and we ourselves are in...
Forum: Various and Sundry 08-22-2017, 02:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,083
Posted By tenorino
The quest for a Tenor E-string

Greetings fellow Tenorists,

I'm curious as to what strings people are using. For now, I've settled on Helicore 1/4-size strings for the lower three, but am still looking for an ideal E-string. The...
Forum: Music and Musicians 08-22-2017, 02:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,220
Posted By tenorino
New tenor player

Greetings, all, from Down Under.

I'm a cellist and baroque cellist, and I've been playing the Tenor since early this year. I'm absolutely delighted with this instrument. Just thought I'd share a...
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