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Valentine’s Day is not far away. While gifts with glitter and bling may be the end-all-be-all of the retail world, everyone knows the best Valentine’s Day presents come from the heart.

 

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Last year, we put together a list of Top 10 Holiday for the Violin, but those are just the tip of the holiday song iceberg. Performing violinists make their way through these songs pretty quickly while busking on a street corner or at a fireside holiday gathering. 

 

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Winter break is a perfect time to stay in pajama mode, get comfy on the couch, and settle in for a movie marathon. 

 

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The holidays are right around the corner, and it's time to make those gift lists. If you have a string musician in your life, the following 10 gift ideas are right up their alley. We've done our homework and found items at various price ranges to fit any giver's budget. 

 

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1.  Framed Artwork

Music teachers are always looking for ways to decorate their offices, and music-inspired art is a great way to do it. This version has a replica of the 1887 Webster's Dictionary page defines the term "Music Teacher" as "one who is extremely noteworthy."

 

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Music has always served to bring people together, rejuvenate communities, and provide comfort, solace, and fun. While concert halls and music festivals are the usual go-to destinations for live music lovers, sheltering-in-place has created a new era of live music — brought to you by social media and other live streaming platforms.

 

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Hmmm. You want to compose musical scores for video games? Smart direction! According to techcrunch.com, global video game revenue ($43.8 billion) topped global box office ticket sale revenues ($41.7 billion) in 2018, and video game revenue continues trending upwards.

 

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There is no reason COVID sheltering-in-place should stymie your dream of learning to play the violin. In fact, there’s never been a better time to start playing a string instrument. Sheltering-in-place means more time to practice and learn the basic postural, fingering, and playing techniques. And, thanks to the digital world, there are a plethora of online resources available to you.

 

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You already know that all the hours you spend practicing your violin and satisfying your music teacher’s performance expectations is as important as what you actually learn about music theory and technique. The same is true for judges scoring a string music competition.

 

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Following a score measure by measure, and its notations regarding tempo, dynamics, emotional expression, etc., can feel stifling for a creative musician. The good news is that over time, you will be able to take pieces of music, even well-known pieces, and interpret them your way.

 

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9 Violin Songs To Wow Your Sweetheart

9 Violin Songs To Wow Your Sweetheart

Valentine’s Day is not far away. While gifts with glitter and bling may be the end-all-be-all of the retail world, everyone knows the best Valentine’s Day presents come from the heart.

 

Read More

10 More Top Holiday Songs for the Violin

10 More Top Holiday Songs for the Violin

Last year, we put together a list of Top 10 Holiday for the Violin, but those are just the tip of the holiday song iceberg. Performing violinists make their way through these songs pretty quickly while busking on a street corner or at a fireside holiday gathering. 

 

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Our 2020 List of Top 5 Holiday Movies with Great Classical Music

Our 2020 List of Top 5 Holiday Movies with Great Classical Music

Winter break is a perfect time to stay in pajama mode, get comfy on the couch, and settle in for a movie marathon. 

 

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The 2020 List of Top 10 Gifts Your String Musician Will Love

The 2020 List of Top 10 Gifts Your String Musician Will Love


The holidays are right around the corner, and it's time to make those gift lists. If you have a string musician in your life, the following 10 gift ideas are right up their alley. We've done our homework and found items at various price ranges to fit any giver's budget. 

 

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The 2020 List of Top 13 Gifts for Music Teachers

The 2020 List of Top 13 Gifts for Music Teachers

1.  Framed Artwork

Music teachers are always looking for ways to decorate their offices, and music-inspired art is a great way to do it. This version has a replica of the 1887 Webster's Dictionary page defines the term "Music Teacher" as "one who is extremely noteworthy."

 

Read More

5 steps for having a great Facebook Live music performance

5 steps for having a great Facebook Live music performance

Music has always served to bring people together, rejuvenate communities, and provide comfort, solace, and fun. While concert halls and music festivals are the usual go-to destinations for live music lovers, sheltering-in-place has created a new era of live music — brought to you by social media and other live streaming platforms.

 

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Composing Music for Video Games: What’s the Score?

Composing Music for Video Games: What’s the Score?

Hmmm. You want to compose musical scores for video games? Smart direction! According to techcrunch.com, global video game revenue ($43.8 billion) topped global box office ticket sale revenues ($41.7 billion) in 2018, and video game revenue continues trending upwards.

 

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How Can I Learn to Play the Violin on My Own?

How Can I Learn to Play the Violin on My Own?

There is no reason COVID sheltering-in-place should stymie your dream of learning to play the violin. In fact, there’s never been a better time to start playing a string instrument. Sheltering-in-place means more time to practice and learn the basic postural, fingering, and playing techniques. And, thanks to the digital world, there are a plethora of online resources available to you.

 

Read More

What Do Judges Look For in a Music Competition Performance?

What Do Judges Look For in a Music Competition Performance?

You already know that all the hours you spend practicing your violin and satisfying your music teacher’s performance expectations is as important as what you actually learn about music theory and technique. The same is true for judges scoring a string music competition.

 

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4 Tips for Interpreting Music Your Way

4 Tips for Interpreting Music Your Way

Following a score measure by measure, and its notations regarding tempo, dynamics, emotional expression, etc., can feel stifling for a creative musician. The good news is that over time, you will be able to take pieces of music, even well-known pieces, and interpret them your way.

 

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