Strings in the tallest tower

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    Re: Strings in the tallest tower

    Post by Guest on Sun 25 Jul 2010, 07:18

    Jennifer had been walking the halls looking for a place to practice. She hadn't touched her violin since she'd gotten to Hogwarts and she knew she'd be a bit rusty. Her mother would be asking for an update on that and she wanted a good report. She was just about to turn the corner when she heard music. It sounded like...violin and viola. She turned around and went up the steps to a tower. Harmony and Dixie were standing slightly off to the side of theentrance trying not to be seen. Jennifer walked past them and poked her head in. There was Will and a girl she didn't know.
    Will plays violin? Jennifer thought. She cleared her throat.
    "Do you mind if I join?" she asked tenatively.

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    Re: Strings in the tallest tower

    Post by Guest on Fri 06 Aug 2010, 05:08

    Vanessa was in the mood to play again. She had finally gotten the full set of Helicore strings for her viola, and she was itching to play it.
    She missed her viola terribly, and felt horrid for ignoring it for so long.
    She walked down corridor after corridor, trying to find the same tower in which she had played a truly thrilling duet with Will.
    When she finally did find it, she was glad to see it was empty save for a couple tables that she remembered from the last time she was there.
    With a sigh, she lifted her case onto the nearest table/desk, and began the serious work of unpacking and setting up.
    She took out the little packet that contained the set of strings (A,D,G,&C), and before anything, she took out the viola.
    She handled it carefully, but firmly.
    You had to be gentle with the instrument, but you can't be afraid to touch it.
    First, she set to work on loosening the pegs, and the one fine-tuner on her A string. When that was done, she pulled each string loose, save the middle ones(D&G) to keep the bridge in place.
    The bridge on the intrument is not held in place because of glue. It only stays from the tension of the strings.
    She didn't want have to take them all off, and risk breaking it.
    It was a slow, and somewhat tedious, job. But she got the job done.
    She had to constantly tune and retune the intrument while pulling at the strings, trying to "break-in" in the new strings.
    Once she had finished replacing the old strings, she set to work on unpacking everything else; the bow, the rosin, chinrest,etc.
    She was about to start warming up with whatever scale her next piece was in, when she heard a noise right outside the entrance.
    Someone was probably hiding from someone, or eavesdropping....

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