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A pps dedicated to musicians and violinists have made it easier than ever to practice, learn, and deepen their understanding of core music theory and technique – even when they’re on the go. Some apps are better than others, so we’ve sifted through the gamut and put forth our favorite apps for learning to play the violin.

 

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Does your violin sound a bit more nasal or tinny when you play it during the winter? Perhaps your instrument feels a bit tight, and you get more aggressive with it.

 

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The holiday season is  a special time for making and sharing music. Often it is the first experience young string musicians have with playing in public or performing in front of others.

 

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Are you ready to add more holiday songs to your viola music repertoire? The following suggestions are categorized by beginner, intermediate, and advanced playing levels. These suggestions will be appreciated by your family, at public holiday functions, or if you’re interested in busking to earn some desired holiday cash.

 

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Looking for a way to bring some innovative cheer to your holiday-themed musical lineup? Why not plan and choreograph a holiday flash mob?

This can be a fun change if you want to ditch the typical holiday concert series and a way to inspire new practice and performance styles for your students. Flash mobs are enjoyable for everyone who participate – as well as the audience – bringing a little of the extraordinary into the ordinary, day-to-day routine.

 

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On one hand, there are no rules in art. Art is whatever the artist has created. But does that mean all art has merit? Some say no. However, there is plenty of room within that statement to reasonably argue whether a specific work of art has value. Delving deeper, we can easily accept that differences in opinion about artistic value are merely matters of taste. Such as, we can recognize the objective merit of a performance without personally enjoying or being moved by it.

 

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The violin is the undisputed leader of the orchestra. Anyone passingly familiar with music knows of the violin. But how much do you know about its origins and evolution?

 

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Italian instrument maker, Antonio Stradivari, has long been regarded as one of the finest instrument makers of all time. Primarily a builder of violins, violas, and cellos, his career started around 350 years ago. Today, many instruments he made with his own hands are still in use. His instruments command the highest prices at auctions and have been owned and played by some of the world’s top musicians of every generation for the past 300-plus years.

 

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The holidays are right around the corner, so it’s time to make those gift lists. If you have a string musician in your life, the following eight gift ideas are right up his/her alley. We’ve done our homework and found great gift ideas - at a variety of price ranges - so your gifting respects your budget

 

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Before recorded music was possible, people had little control or options over the music they could hear. For many centuries, external powers like the church or aristocracy commanded music – they directed its creation and performance.

 

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2019 Update: Best Apps For Learning To Play The Violin

2019 Update: Best Apps For Learning To Play The Violin

A pps dedicated to musicians and violinists have made it easier than ever to practice, learn, and deepen their understanding of core music theory and technique – even when they’re on the go. Some apps are better than others, so we’ve sifted through the gamut and put forth our favorite apps for learning to play the violin.

 

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How Does Cold Weather Affect Your Violin?

How Does Cold Weather Affect Your Violin?

Does your violin sound a bit more nasal or tinny when you play it during the winter? Perhaps your instrument feels a bit tight, and you get more aggressive with it.

 

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2019 Update: Best Holiday Songs for the Violin

2019 Update: Best Holiday Songs for the Violin

The holiday season is  a special time for making and sharing music. Often it is the first experience young string musicians have with playing in public or performing in front of others.

 

Read More

2019's Best Holiday Songs for the Viola

2019's Best Holiday Songs for the Viola

Are you ready to add more holiday songs to your viola music repertoire? The following suggestions are categorized by beginner, intermediate, and advanced playing levels. These suggestions will be appreciated by your family, at public holiday functions, or if you’re interested in busking to earn some desired holiday cash.

 

Read More

Christmas Flash Mob Ideas for Music Teachers

Christmas Flash Mob Ideas for Music Teachers

Looking for a way to bring some innovative cheer to your holiday-themed musical lineup? Why not plan and choreograph a holiday flash mob?

This can be a fun change if you want to ditch the typical holiday concert series and a way to inspire new practice and performance styles for your students. Flash mobs are enjoyable for everyone who participate – as well as the audience – bringing a little of the extraordinary into the ordinary, day-to-day routine.

 

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Music Interpretation Across the Centuries

Music Interpretation Across the Centuries

On one hand, there are no rules in art. Art is whatever the artist has created. But does that mean all art has merit? Some say no. However, there is plenty of room within that statement to reasonably argue whether a specific work of art has value. Delving deeper, we can easily accept that differences in opinion about artistic value are merely matters of taste. Such as, we can recognize the objective merit of a performance without personally enjoying or being moved by it.

 

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History of the Violin: Facts You May Not Know

History of the Violin: Facts You May Not Know

The violin is the undisputed leader of the orchestra. Anyone passingly familiar with music knows of the violin. But how much do you know about its origins and evolution?

 

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Spotlight on Historic Violin Maker Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737)

Spotlight on Historic Violin Maker Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737)

Italian instrument maker, Antonio Stradivari, has long been regarded as one of the finest instrument makers of all time. Primarily a builder of violins, violas, and cellos, his career started around 350 years ago. Today, many instruments he made with his own hands are still in use. His instruments command the highest prices at auctions and have been owned and played by some of the world’s top musicians of every generation for the past 300-plus years.

 

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Top 8 Gifts for String Musicians

Top 8 Gifts for String Musicians

The holidays are right around the corner, so it’s time to make those gift lists. If you have a string musician in your life, the following eight gift ideas are right up his/her alley. We’ve done our homework and found great gift ideas - at a variety of price ranges - so your gifting respects your budget

 

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How the Ability to Record Music Changed the Music Industry

How the Ability to Record Music Changed the Music Industry

Before recorded music was possible, people had little control or options over the music they could hear. For many centuries, external powers like the church or aristocracy commanded music – they directed its creation and performance.

 

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