Acoustic Octave Violins

The Octave violin is exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a whole Octave below normal violin tuning, but normal violin length . They are surprisingly powerful, clear and quick to respond and can be played immediately by any violinist or fiddler.

There are a number of different constructional techniques I use to make it work well at these low frequencies, and some dimensional and material changes, but I’m not going to give the game away here am I.

Prices start at £2950.00

Acoustic Octave Violins in stock

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The Charlesworth Hornpipe
Written by Sam McGrady
3/2 Bm
Sam wrote this tune in 1988 while he was working on the Northern Frisk Collection with Jamie Knowles and Pat Chandler-Knowles. Pete Cooper credits him as the composer on the CD, which he recorded as part of his online tune collection. It was written for Dave Godwin who lived in Charlesworth Derbyshire. Dave played Piano Accordion and guitar with the Bilbo Baggins Barn Dance Band with whom Sam played fiddle for many years. The tune is popular with musicians around Saddleworth in Greater Manchester.

Application of the tune
Good for dancing and goes well with 'John of the Green, the Cheshire Way'

Tutors Notes
Bridging is a very useful technique to work on in this piece. It is also not a bad idea to work on bow managements trying to keep the bow relatively cantered for all of the string crossing.
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