domenica 18 dicembre 2016

Nuova Lazio Violin Day.

Today is Nuova Lazio Violin Day. December 18th was chosen because it's not too close to Natale.*

Generaly on NLV Day people are encouraged to get their violins out and play. I intend to play for most of the day. Here are a few facts about the violin that 82% of the population don't know:
  • The chin rest is named after its own function and a Mr Chinrest.
  • If you buy a violin and it is in tune, it doesn't mean that it will stay in tune.
  • The G string is the loudest string on the violin. If you don't believe this, put a pickup on your violin and run it through an amp.
  • Making more violin bows will not mean that there will be lots of horses with no tails.
The violin is a very beautiful instrument and it is a shame that some people have to make silly looking electric violins.

Well, that's about it on NZV Day. Go out and play your violin.

* Christmas (the noun), not native (the verb)

3 commenti:

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

I just read a Jo Nesbo novel and Violin was the name.of a dangerously addictive opoid drug.
Just saying.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

No, no, fair enough. I can live with that.

Twisted Scottish Bastard ha detto...

It's always about the G string, isn't it.