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While names like Mozart and Beethoven are instantly recognized regardless of whether one is a classical music fan, Gabriel Fauré is rather more obscure except to music students and professionals. He was 79 years old when he died in 1924, with his career spanning from the Romantic Period into the Modern Period.

 

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Have you ever wondered how some musicians become so well-known in the competitive world of music, while others simply fade away? These are the superstars who shine so bright they are famous by the time they publish their first album.

 

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Budding and experienced musicians have a range of job options available to them. That's the good news. The challenge arises in getting attention from the right people to get the job you want. According to at least one study, people spend around six seconds looking at a resume before deciding if it goes on the "no" or "second look" pile.

 

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Have you often dreamed about collaborating with talented musicians and singers, performing your favorite musical compositions for the enjoyment of other people? This can be a highly rewarding activity that can actually turn into a life-long career in music. Many musicians start out this way and find that it helps them to hone their skills in preparation for attending music school or gaining added fan exposure.

 

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Rock and roll shook up the world in the 1950s and music has never been the same. Classical performers have had fun covering rock tunes for decades. Practicing some rock tunes can stave off the tedium of constantly playing from the same style of music. It can also help you improve your technique and expand your portfolio. Rock isn't known for its understatement, so you can also use these songs to get comfortable moving on stage as you perform

 

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The narrative and emotional intensity a musical score gives a film is undeniable. All the most epic movie scenes have almost no dialogue, but move forward through powerful visuals buoyed by powerful musical scores. The film composer may not be the high-profile stars of the movies, but the movies would be deadly flat without them.

 

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After practicing a musical talent for years, it’s every young person’s dream of getting accepted into a top music school. Attending the right school is a very important aspect of building a long and successful career in the performing arts. Juilliard School, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Berklee, Yale Music College, and many others are inundated with tens of thousands of music auditions every year from outstanding high school students – hoping to make their break in the world of music.

 

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Magic Rosin celebrates ST PATRICK'S DAY with a special GIVEAWAY!

To enter, please visit our Facebook page and answer this question in the comment area: WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT ST. PATRICK'S DAY?

 

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Most music students are familiar with at least a few of the works by Frederic Chopin, the Polish artist, composer, and musician who lived during the Romantic Period of the19th century. This era included such artists as Gioacchino Rossini, Felix Mendelssohn, and Robert Schumann. But Chopin’s music made an incredible impact during his short-lived existence, making him one of the best known composer and pianist of the early 19th century.

 

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If you’re new to learning the violin, or you’ve been playing for a while, you’ve probably noticed that eventually your violin loses a little bit of its lustrous shine. Oils from your hands and fingers, rosin dust, and other factors can combine to create a dirty build up on your instrument. Since you want to keep it in top playing condition, you should know the proper methods for cleaning and polishing your violin. Although it’s not too difficult to learn those tasks, understanding the best methods is important so you don’t inadvertently damage your instrument or effect its tone or sound production. The following how-to’s can help.

 

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Amazing Facts About Gabriel Fauré

Amazing Facts About Gabriel Fauré

While names like Mozart and Beethoven are instantly recognized regardless of whether one is a classical music fan, Gabriel Fauré is rather more obscure except to music students and professionals. He was 79 years old when he died in 1924, with his career spanning from the Romantic Period into the Modern Period.

 

Read More

How to Develop Your Stage Presence

How to Develop Your Stage Presence

Have you ever wondered how some musicians become so well-known in the competitive world of music, while others simply fade away? These are the superstars who shine so bright they are famous by the time they publish their first album.

 

Read More

How to Write Your Music Resume

How to Write Your Music Resume

Budding and experienced musicians have a range of job options available to them. That's the good news. The challenge arises in getting attention from the right people to get the job you want. According to at least one study, people spend around six seconds looking at a resume before deciding if it goes on the "no" or "second look" pile.

 

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Form Your Own Music Group

Form Your Own Music Group

Have you often dreamed about collaborating with talented musicians and singers, performing your favorite musical compositions for the enjoyment of other people? This can be a highly rewarding activity that can actually turn into a life-long career in music. Many musicians start out this way and find that it helps them to hone their skills in preparation for attending music school or gaining added fan exposure.

 

Read More

Top 10 Rock 'n' Roll Songs For The Violin

Top 10 Rock 'n' Roll Songs For The Violin

Rock and roll shook up the world in the 1950s and music has never been the same. Classical performers have had fun covering rock tunes for decades. Practicing some rock tunes can stave off the tedium of constantly playing from the same style of music. It can also help you improve your technique and expand your portfolio. Rock isn't known for its understatement, so you can also use these songs to get comfortable moving on stage as you perform

 

Read More

What Is A Film Composer And How Do I Become One?

What Is A Film Composer And How Do I Become One?

The narrative and emotional intensity a musical score gives a film is undeniable. All the most epic movie scenes have almost no dialogue, but move forward through powerful visuals buoyed by powerful musical scores. The film composer may not be the high-profile stars of the movies, but the movies would be deadly flat without them.

 

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What Options Do You Have If You Don't Get Into Your Chosen Music School?

What Options Do You Have If You Don't Get Into Your Chosen Music School?

After practicing a musical talent for years, it’s every young person’s dream of getting accepted into a top music school. Attending the right school is a very important aspect of building a long and successful career in the performing arts. Juilliard School, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Berklee, Yale Music College, and many others are inundated with tens of thousands of music auditions every year from outstanding high school students – hoping to make their break in the world of music.

 

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Magic Rosin® St. Patrick's Day Give Away!

Magic Rosin® St. Patrick's Day Give Away!

Magic Rosin celebrates ST PATRICK'S DAY with a special GIVEAWAY!

To enter, please visit our Facebook page and answer this question in the comment area: WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT ST. PATRICK'S DAY?

 

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Amazing Facts About Frederick Chopin

Amazing Facts About Frederick Chopin

Most music students are familiar with at least a few of the works by Frederic Chopin, the Polish artist, composer, and musician who lived during the Romantic Period of the19th century. This era included such artists as Gioacchino Rossini, Felix Mendelssohn, and Robert Schumann. But Chopin’s music made an incredible impact during his short-lived existence, making him one of the best known composer and pianist of the early 19th century.

 

Read More

How to Polish Your String Instrument

How to Polish Your String Instrument

If you’re new to learning the violin, or you’ve been playing for a while, you’ve probably noticed that eventually your violin loses a little bit of its lustrous shine. Oils from your hands and fingers, rosin dust, and other factors can combine to create a dirty build up on your instrument. Since you want to keep it in top playing condition, you should know the proper methods for cleaning and polishing your violin. Although it’s not too difficult to learn those tasks, understanding the best methods is important so you don’t inadvertently damage your instrument or effect its tone or sound production. The following how-to’s can help.

 

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