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Laavel
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Posted:Ok, a Haligonian here and me and my two friends are going to be preforming a routine at a Battle of the Bands. The three of us have done one other performance for a talent show at my female friends school. It was a pretty good success, with music, a video playing, fog machine and lights. We met our cues pretty well for a first timer and the only big problems were that our male counterpart took too long on his solo (but we had a backup for my solo which was after his in case he did), my female counterpart tangeled her chains three times because they were longer than she was used to and at her 5 foot stance they were probably at least 3 feet if not more.

We got alot of compliments and it seems were a pretty good group together. So now we want to make a new routine with new music. Were all fans of Apocolyptica, in case you havent heard of it, it's all Metallica music but redone with violin and chello and 10x better. Anyone ever do a routine to them? any tips, just anything! Thanks!

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Posted:Written by: Laavel

Were all fans of Apocolyptica, in case you havent heard of it, it's all Metallica music but redone with violin and chello and 10x better. Anyone ever do a routine to them? any tips, just anything! Thanks!



I love Apocalyptica ubblove But they don't just cover Metallica - they also cover bands like Faith No More, Pantera, Sepultura... cool

Do they use violin? I thought it was exclusively cellos confused

It had never occured to me to do a routine to these songs though. Which song did you have in mind? smile


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Posted:Ooooh, a routine to Hall Of The Mountain King would be soooooo good biggrin

And yes, Apocalyptica are just 3 cellos - god knows how, I thought they were a full orchestra when I first heard them!

They're supporting Rammstein in February. I'm so excited about it I can't quite sit still. biggrin


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Laavel
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Posted:there has got to be violins. And yeah, Hall of The Mountain king is an awsome song. I also like distraction and Quaato(thinks thats right)

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Posted:*Plucks biggrin two CDs from shelf above PC*

Apocalyptica Plays Metallica By Four Cellos
Inquistion Symphony
"This album contains excessive noise and euphonic melodies creted purely by four cellos".

Have they used violin in their more recent releases then?


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Bra-Q
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Posted:Apocalyptica don't use any violins. They use 3 chellos (it used to be four). And they don't just cover songs.

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Posted:It sounds a lot like they use violins, but cellos are simply brilliant, so they probably cover it.

If someone could look in their sleeve notes and see if they have "additional violins" in any tracks that'd settle it smile I only have copies sadly, until my money situation sorts itself out I can't buy anything frown


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Posted:Written by: bra-q


And they don't just cover songs.





Indeed - though I've just had an idea ubbidea



Laavel, maybe you could mix an Apocalyptica cover with it's original cover, not necessarily over each other, but fading in and out with each other to suit the style of the spinning smile



Puresock: I can't see any mention of additional violins in any of my sleeve notes, but I've often wondered why the cellos tend to sound like violins. I've always been amazed at how the solo for Metallica's "One" also lent itself to being played on a cello, note for note.



They might sound like violins because some of them are very old, one was made over 200 years ago when they might have used a higher range than the standardised cellos made today. Does anyone know more about this? I will ask my friend about it, he studied music history and is also a very good double bass player cool


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Laavel
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Posted:Thanks everybody! I'd LOVE to mix the songs, but as of now I don't have any programs to do that and I have to design a routine and preform it within a month. We don't even know many tricks, so its rather difficult. Our last show was really loose other than moving cues. erg...*hits-head-into-keyboard*

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Posted:Written by: puresock

It sounds a lot like they use violins, but cellos are simply brilliant, so they probably cover it.



As a former cellist I can tell you that when you play in fourth or thumb position on the cello (that is with your hand way down the neck) you get some of the same notes you'd get on a violin.


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OrangeBobo
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Posted:ditto What he said. Oh, how I loved shifting and vibrato on the cello. So much eaiser, I remember.... But I had to stop because I did the year by ear, couldn't read bass clef redface

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