Pool drills. No massé shots!

True story: I asked the guys at the table next to us once how you say "english" in Spanish. Took some demonstration before we were finally sure we were all talking about the same thing. The answer: "efecto." You put english on a pool ball in English; you darle efecto a una bola de billar... Continue Reading →

Viola da gamba da Hewitt, Texas

I saw this beautiful thing played at a concert by La Follia Baroque; its player, James, told me about its history. Designed and built by luthier Timothy Johnson of Hewitt, it is a division viol (which the VdGSA says is an English type of bass viola da gamba). Johnson says the inlaid pattern is acanthus... Continue Reading →

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