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Stradivari may have perfected the violin over 300 years ago, but the case you use to carry around your violin should take a 21st century approach to protecting your instrument. A violin case needs to protect the violin, the bow and various necessary accessories from the hard knocks and stormy weather of life (and the subway).

 

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The term “post-modernism” can refer to both a time frame and a philosophy. As a timeframe, you might accurately call any composer working after the Modernist era, which ended around 1975, a post-modernist composer. 

 

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You know your students need to practice outside of lessons to make progress in their development. They probably hear it from you and other musical mentors all the time, but that doesn’t seem to keep certain students from investing the personal time to practice. Thus, finding ways to encourage students to practice regularly at home is a teacher’s constant quest.

 

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So you want to enter a performance competition? Good for you! A competition is an intense environment that can motivate and precipitate a quantum jump in your development. Even before the competition arrives, the commitment and energy you put into your preparation will get you very focused on your music and other important details. Once at the competition, you’ll continue to learn from your competitors, the jury and judges, even the audience feedback.

 

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The perfect practice space is easier to create than you may think. Your space should be set-up to serve your learning needs and inspire your creativity. When done right, you'll enjoy practicing on a regular basis so you continue growing as a musician.

 

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A violin is like a good old friend. The time may come, through nobody’s fault, when you just grow apart. Because of your history together, it can be hard to know when it’s time to say goodbye.

 

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Officially, the “New World Symphony” is Antonin Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, B. 178, and subtitled “From the New World.”  Of course, everyone simply calls it the “New World Symphony.” Dvořák composed the symphony over the first half of 1893, and it was premiered by the New York Philharmonic on December 13, 1893, at Carnegie Hall.

 

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It’s about that time. Time for some more amazing violin solos. But really, when isn’t it time to get inspired by interesting and great artists?

 

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The Indian subcontinent is a big place, home to a multitude of ancient cultures with rich musical histories. The variety of instruments, stringed or otherwise, native to the region is just as vast.

 

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Playing a string instrument offers many pleasures for musicians, but it also comes with its share of pains. Your violin, or fretless instrument, is a fragile piece of artistry. Each piece, joint, and element is carefully crafted to produce a unique sound. In fact, they are so delicate that there are countless pages and books of information available on how to keep these instruments in their best condition.

 

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21st Century Upgrades To The Violin Case

21st Century Upgrades To The Violin Case

Stradivari may have perfected the violin over 300 years ago, but the case you use to carry around your violin should take a 21st century approach to protecting your instrument. A violin case needs to protect the violin, the bow and various necessary accessories from the hard knocks and stormy weather of life (and the subway).

 

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Spotlight On Post-Modern Composers

Spotlight On Post-Modern Composers

The term “post-modernism” can refer to both a time frame and a philosophy. As a timeframe, you might accurately call any composer working after the Modernist era, which ended around 1975, a post-modernist composer. 

 

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Teacher's Corner: 11 Tips To Get Your Students To Practice At Home

Teacher's Corner: 11 Tips To Get Your Students To Practice At Home

You know your students need to practice outside of lessons to make progress in their development. They probably hear it from you and other musical mentors all the time, but that doesn’t seem to keep certain students from investing the personal time to practice. Thus, finding ways to encourage students to practice regularly at home is a teacher’s constant quest.

 

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Secrets Of Choosing The Right String Performance Competition For You

Secrets Of Choosing The Right String Performance Competition For You

So you want to enter a performance competition? Good for you! A competition is an intense environment that can motivate and precipitate a quantum jump in your development. Even before the competition arrives, the commitment and energy you put into your preparation will get you very focused on your music and other important details. Once at the competition, you’ll continue to learn from your competitors, the jury and judges, even the audience feedback.

 

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Creating The Perfect Practice Space

Creating The Perfect Practice Space

The perfect practice space is easier to create than you may think. Your space should be set-up to serve your learning needs and inspire your creativity. When done right, you'll enjoy practicing on a regular basis so you continue growing as a musician.

 

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When Is It Time To Upgrade Your Violin

When Is It Time To Upgrade Your Violin

A violin is like a good old friend. The time may come, through nobody’s fault, when you just grow apart. Because of your history together, it can be hard to know when it’s time to say goodbye.

 

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Stories Behind The Greatest Classical Compositions: Dvořák’s “New World Symphony”

Stories Behind The Greatest Classical Compositions: Dvořák’s “New World Symphony”

Officially, the “New World Symphony” is Antonin Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, B. 178, and subtitled “From the New World.”  Of course, everyone simply calls it the “New World Symphony.” Dvořák composed the symphony over the first half of 1893, and it was premiered by the New York Philharmonic on December 13, 1893, at Carnegie Hall.

 

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Amazing Violin Solos You Must Hear!

Amazing Violin Solos You Must Hear!

It’s about that time. Time for some more amazing violin solos. But really, when isn’t it time to get inspired by interesting and great artists?

 

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Musical Styles: String Instruments Of The Indian Subcontinent

Musical Styles: String Instruments Of The Indian Subcontinent

The Indian subcontinent is a big place, home to a multitude of ancient cultures with rich musical histories. The variety of instruments, stringed or otherwise, native to the region is just as vast.

 

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How To Choose A Luthier

How To Choose A Luthier

Playing a string instrument offers many pleasures for musicians, but it also comes with its share of pains. Your violin, or fretless instrument, is a fragile piece of artistry. Each piece, joint, and element is carefully crafted to produce a unique sound. In fact, they are so delicate that there are countless pages and books of information available on how to keep these instruments in their best condition.

 

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