Why do people try to sound dark?

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  1. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    Viola's are definately smokier, when bowed with a match stick. I prefer it that way too. This is a good thing.
     
  2. gmonady

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    Not dark at all... I call this a rich tone. I'll take rich over dark any day. This is a fabulous performer. Thanks for posting.
     
  3. robrtx

    robrtx Mezzo Forte User

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    When I die, I'm going to be cremated just to be darker and smokier than all y'all :cool:
     
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  4. Ed Lee

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    Reads as if likely, but first with the body mass being mostly water, crematory ashes are a very light grey, and now with mandated smoke abatement requiring scrubbers on the crematory chimney your remains will produce just a wisp. Also, some others of us may select cremation and after your death you'll not know if you are "darker" or "smokier" than others. Otherwise, I can tell you when that casket lid closes, there isn't anything darker than the total absence of light.
     
  5. Culbe

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    A fourth down, but close enough considering that they can play and octave and a fourth below us.
     
  6. PakWaan

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    Mathias Eick is one of my favorites. His "Skala" and "The Door" CDs are fantastic.
     
  7. ConnDirectorFan

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    Sometimes the one that appears like a silhouette, sometimes the one that is shiny and almost reflective as a mirror...
     
  8. kingtrumpet

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    so I don't stick out like a sore thumb in community band -- like those idiot's with Strads do, and when they fail to count and make a "BLURB" note --- everyone knows who to look at ---- then again, I can play ----- those idiots with a strad also stick out on higher note passages, they can't even make it blend it --- they sound so stupid --- ROFL ROFL ROFL
     
  9. BurnabyBrass

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    It has to do with blending. If you're bright and the other guy or guys are dark, you might want to be dark to blend, because bright can sound shrill relative to dark.
     

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