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If you’ve recently decided to learn to play the cello, you’ve made a wonderful, rewarding choice. The cello produces warm, rich tones that are very closely related to the human voice range, which has made it a beloved instrument for many centuries. However, the first few months of training are the most crucial for any beginner cello student. During that time there are specific factors that can either encourage you to continue, or dishearten you so much that you’ll want to quit.

 

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Once in a while, an artist emerges that has the ability to assume the character of the music and translate it into something out of the ordinary. A musician whose roots merge with today’s energy to create artistry that moves listeners with its enthusiasm and respect. Classical and contemporary violinist, composer, and Hugo Boss model, Charlie Siem’s (pronounced “C-M”) talent can be described thus, and his promising career seems to have just begun.

 

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Every student of music is familiar with at least a few works composed by Mozart. In fact, his works have been celebrated, studied, and performed since he began writing, at the age of six, and have established his lasting fame as a prominent part of Western history. This gifted, multi-talented musician, like other geniuses, lived an exciting, turbulent life. His legacy lives on and is renewed with each new generation who experiences his greatness.

 

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Choosing to learn to play the cello requires a dedicated commitment. This instrument creates hauntingly beautiful tones and has the power to speak to audiences in very personal ways. If you’ve chosen to learn to play the cello, training on this classical string instrument will offer you incredible returns for your efforts.

 

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Getting back into your school routine after a long summer break is important for success, but it’s not always easy. You need to go through a little adjustment to transfer your thoughts and energy back towards your education rather than on just having fun. And for music students, this is doubly hard if you’ve been slacking off on your practice. Starting the new school year means being ready.

 

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After you’ve spent weeks doing fun summer activities and have taken a long break from your studies and music practice, going back to school and getting back into the swing of things in music class can be a challenge. In fact, if you’ve neglected to practice over the summer, you’re going to need to do a few things to get ready for music class before you go back. This is true for students who’ve relaxed their practice regime, or teachers. Summer activities are necessary for our peace of mind, and our productivity, but you have to be able to shift your mindset back towards work when summer is over.

 

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Your violin strings influence the sound that your violin is able to produce. Although they aren’t solely responsible for the resonance, projection, and playability of your particular violin, they do influence those qualities in very specific ways. Many times, a great set of strings combined with a careful professional set up can make your instrument sound completely different. New strings won’t actually make a bad instrument sound good, but they can transform a quality model violin, making it sound superb.

 

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Coming back to school after the long vacation is tough, and it can be hard for teachers to get students back into the learning zone after weeks of summer fun. However, you can make the transition a little easier by kicking off the school year with some fun games in your music class.

 

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The violin produces such beloved tones and has such incredible harmonic properties that its well-known sound is celebrated all over the globe. Easily lending itself to a number of different genres of music, its worldwide popularity makes it a wonderful instrument to learn to play. But, have you ever considered how your violin actually makes the sounds you hear? Learning the physics of a string instrument like the violin is really cool, because the quality of the sound you’re able to produce depends on a number of factors working together in perfect synchrony.

 

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Whether you rent a string instrument or buy one outright, good quality instruments in the violin family are very valuable. Their delicate construction produces hauntingly beautiful sounds, and even beginner instruments are relatively expensive. However, many students aren’t aware that buying violin insurance can help provide real peace of mind and protection for their valuable investment. Like other costly, but frequently used items, buying insurance for your beginner, intermediate or advanced violin can prevent you from incurring huge expenses if your instrument is accidentally damaged.

 

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Do's And Don'ts For Beginning Cellists

Do's And Don'ts For Beginning Cellists

If you’ve recently decided to learn to play the cello, you’ve made a wonderful, rewarding choice. The cello produces warm, rich tones that are very closely related to the human voice range, which has made it a beloved instrument for many centuries. However, the first few months of training are the most crucial for any beginner cello student. During that time there are specific factors that can either encourage you to continue, or dishearten you so much that you’ll want to quit.

 

Read More

Profile: Violinist Charlie Siem

Profile: Violinist Charlie Siem

Once in a while, an artist emerges that has the ability to assume the character of the music and translate it into something out of the ordinary. A musician whose roots merge with today’s energy to create artistry that moves listeners with its enthusiasm and respect. Classical and contemporary violinist, composer, and Hugo Boss model, Charlie Siem’s (pronounced “C-M”) talent can be described thus, and his promising career seems to have just begun.

 

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20 Amazing Facts About Mozart

20 Amazing Facts About Mozart

Every student of music is familiar with at least a few works composed by Mozart. In fact, his works have been celebrated, studied, and performed since he began writing, at the age of six, and have established his lasting fame as a prominent part of Western history. This gifted, multi-talented musician, like other geniuses, lived an exciting, turbulent life. His legacy lives on and is renewed with each new generation who experiences his greatness.

 

Read More

Left-Handed Cellist? What You Need To Know

Left-Handed Cellist? What You Need To Know

Choosing to learn to play the cello requires a dedicated commitment. This instrument creates hauntingly beautiful tones and has the power to speak to audiences in very personal ways. If you’ve chosen to learn to play the cello, training on this classical string instrument will offer you incredible returns for your efforts.

 

Read More

What Do Music Students Need To Start The School Year Right

What Do Music Students Need To Start The School Year Right

Getting back into your school routine after a long summer break is important for success, but it’s not always easy. You need to go through a little adjustment to transfer your thoughts and energy back towards your education rather than on just having fun. And for music students, this is doubly hard if you’ve been slacking off on your practice. Starting the new school year means being ready.

 

Read More

How To Get Ready For Music Class After The Summer Break

How To Get Ready For Music Class After The Summer Break

After you’ve spent weeks doing fun summer activities and have taken a long break from your studies and music practice, going back to school and getting back into the swing of things in music class can be a challenge. In fact, if you’ve neglected to practice over the summer, you’re going to need to do a few things to get ready for music class before you go back. This is true for students who’ve relaxed their practice regime, or teachers. Summer activities are necessary for our peace of mind, and our productivity, but you have to be able to shift your mindset back towards work when summer is over.

 

Read More

3 Tips For Purchasing Violin Strings

3 Tips For Purchasing Violin Strings

Your violin strings influence the sound that your violin is able to produce. Although they aren’t solely responsible for the resonance, projection, and playability of your particular violin, they do influence those qualities in very specific ways. Many times, a great set of strings combined with a careful professional set up can make your instrument sound completely different. New strings won’t actually make a bad instrument sound good, but they can transform a quality model violin, making it sound superb.

 

Read More

5 Music Games To Kick Off The School Year With Your Students

5 Music Games To Kick Off The School Year With Your Students

Coming back to school after the long vacation is tough, and it can be hard for teachers to get students back into the learning zone after weeks of summer fun. However, you can make the transition a little easier by kicking off the school year with some fun games in your music class.

 

Read More

How Your Violin Produces Sound

How Your Violin Produces Sound

The violin produces such beloved tones and has such incredible harmonic properties that its well-known sound is celebrated all over the globe. Easily lending itself to a number of different genres of music, its worldwide popularity makes it a wonderful instrument to learn to play. But, have you ever considered how your violin actually makes the sounds you hear? Learning the physics of a string instrument like the violin is really cool, because the quality of the sound you’re able to produce depends on a number of factors working together in perfect synchrony.

 

Read More

Benefits Of Having Insurance For My String Instrument

Benefits Of Having Insurance For My String Instrument

Whether you rent a string instrument or buy one outright, good quality instruments in the violin family are very valuable. Their delicate construction produces hauntingly beautiful sounds, and even beginner instruments are relatively expensive. However, many students aren’t aware that buying violin insurance can help provide real peace of mind and protection for their valuable investment. Like other costly, but frequently used items, buying insurance for your beginner, intermediate or advanced violin can prevent you from incurring huge expenses if your instrument is accidentally damaged.

 

Read More

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