We tend to think that most violinists choose their instruments in part. After all, they appreciate the bright, high-pitched sound that can be played going up the Mi string, and that the violists chose their instrument because they got confused the day they went to pick it up at the store… -I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist. In any case, most of us, “high-stringed” musicians, in general, feel quite comfortable and satisfied in our situation. But from time to time – at least I’m sure most of you do too – we wonder what it would be like to delve into that bass string of C of the cello and rumble a bit on the whole stage; However, we violinists (the first violins, especially) would never admit that we are envious of another string instrument. (or viola) can sound bass notes – those JS Bach cello suites you’ve been looking for a violin transcript for? Better practice reading the F-key a little and play them in their original version mmc996! How do you wonder? Well read on, there are a couple of easy and fun ways.
Climbing ropes’ Eighth’
The Super-Sensitive Sensicore range of high-quality person strings offers a complete selection of possible extended tonal range strings. In addition to ‘octave strings’ that sound an octave below the violin’s Sol-Re-La-Mi (GDAE), they make a violin scale strings Do- C- (just like D’Addario does ) and a set of C octave strings, as well as violin strings that come down from the Sol string in fifths (that is, Fa, Bb and Mib).
Thus, a violinist could create a small viola from his instrument by removing the Mi string, shifting the Sol-Re-La strings up one position, and adding a Do string at the bottom. Similarly, you could substitute the entire octave low-end string set, Sol-Re-La-Mi (GDAE) to create a ‘baritone’ violin, or an octave Do-Sol-Re-La (CGDA) set for a cello at shoulder a violin size cello range instrument, usable over the shoulder!
Do violists have similar options, including a Fa string, Do-Sol-Re-La (CGDA) octave strings – again a portable-sized cello-sounding viola – or the deranged option? Of climbing with a rope large scale viola Mi (E)!
Listen to heavy metal violinist Earl Maneein playing the “shoulder cello” at the ElectricViolinShop store. We have assembled this “14-inch viola with Sensicore Octave CGD and A strings.
If you want to play on the extended range bass strings, you will need a bow capable of holding on to them enough to produce a good tone. Violinists could use a viola bow, but we highly recommend the CodaBow Joule series, the first bow specifically designed with extended range instruments in mind. These bows work very well with octave strings or extended-range bass strings, and CodaBow has also made versions for viola and cello. They’re great bows for normal range strings, too, so if you’re looking in stores to buy a new bow and plan to ever play in the extended range, why not kill two birds with one stone?
It should be noted that, depending on how extreme the sound alteration you make to your instrument with the new string, your instrument may require some modifications to accommodate the greater thickness of the lower strings. No alteration should be necessary to add a C-C- viola string to a violin, or a bass F (F) or E (E) alto to a viola, but when incorporating the lower octave strings, For larger sizes, note that the bridge and nut grooves should be wider, as well as the micro-tuner holes for the string should be consistent. So, to make your mini cello, it is better to use your second violin before your Guarneri!