1. Next Discordian twist here: first orchestra rehearsal of the autumn season. Ten minutes into the rehearsal, when we were having a go at Smetana's 'Vltava' I heard a snap: cover on the tip of the cello bow broke, the wedge was launched and all hairs got loose. Yesterday I took the bow in for repair. Until it's back I'll keep myself to the pizzicato parts :/

    Thursday, 05-Sep-13 14:36:29 UTC from web
    1. @yorkiebrony You can play the Cello without a bow?

      Thursday, 05-Sep-13 14:38:15 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
      1. @trixie yes, it's called 'pizzicato': plucking the strings with your fingers. If you listen to the intro of - for example - Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis ( you can hear the cellos and double base doing this pizzicato just before the violins and violas start a melody.

        Thursday, 05-Sep-13 14:42:33 UTC from web
        1. @yorkiebrony Fascinating. That can be todays new thing that I've learned.

          Thursday, 05-Sep-13 14:46:29 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
        2. @yorkiebrony You're taking the plucking pizz. Alternate pronunciation pun: this is the pizz!

          Thursday, 05-Sep-13 14:49:17 UTC from web