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Old 01-07-2011, 03:41 AM
Altoviolinist Altoviolinist is offline
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Actually, I did play several altos and even a child's cello with a 24" body and reduced ribs (a literal doubling of violin) under the chin in a community orchestra as principal viola. They loved to put the camera on me in cable access broadcasts or so I'm told. Any one of the altos allowed me to hear myself all the time for the first time in a full orchestra. I had a gel pad computer wrist rest adapted as a shoulder rest. The reason I went vertical is crunching wrist bones and a bunion at the second knuckle developed from reaching around the nut and holding up the beasts at the same time. It is much easier (and safer) to play the alto vertically.

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Old 01-25-2011, 09:06 AM
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If the problem is rotation of the instrument along the long axis, why not use some sort of tripod under it, rather than an end pin with a single point of contact with the floor?
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Old 01-25-2011, 07:02 PM
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There is an advantage to some move-ability. It's the tendency to abruptly keel over that must be controlled.
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