Violin - any musicians out there?

(32 Posts)
Moominsarehippos Mon 31-Dec-12 16:02:02

DS got a new violin today - he's moved up a size, so we took the old one to the hire shop and got the next size up. W

hen we got home he tried to play a tune and it sounds like it's 'whispering'. Is this because the violin and bow are a bit bigger or is there a problem with them? Not all notes are very very quiet - some sound ok!

I am very unmusical, so have no idea! Do I need to take it back or should he persevere?

OhyouMerryLittleKitten Tue 01-Jan-13 18:16:28

I hadn't spotted that extracrunchy! shock I'm sure that was a typo!

Moominsarehippos Tue 01-Jan-13 18:24:29

Aw bollocks. I've had enough if this! We did put it on the bow strings (that's about as much as I know). If - can just get him to stop arguing about notes...

DS. Screeeeechhhhh
Me. Thats not sounding right, dear. It's supposed to sound like 'deeeeeeeee'
DS No mum, its not D, its an A
Me. No I didnt mean D, I meant 'EEEEEEEEEEE'
DS. No mum, its not an E either
Me. No no, I didnt mean the note E, I meant to sound 'Iiiiiiii'
DS. What are you talking about, look its an.... Oh hang on, I missed a line out there. Oh, it goes 'DDDDDDDDDDDD'.
Me. What do you say?
DS. Sorry, mum.

Moominsarehippos Tue 01-Jan-13 18:26:31

Not strings, hair, horse tail or whatever on the bow, not the strings on the violin!

OhyouMerryLittleKitten Tue 01-Jan-13 19:53:06

grin

extracrunchy Tue 01-Jan-13 21:40:59

Haha grin

MrsShrek3 Wed 02-Jan-13 11:58:17

grin

today's update?wink violin, bow and child in bin

Moominsarehippos Wed 02-Jan-13 13:12:55

Well, I'm back at work, so dad has to listen to it today! Thank god it will be his music teacher's problem next week!

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