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Myth: Classical string musicians are boxed-in – just another concert-dressed musician among a sea of other concert-dressed musicians – with little ability for self-expression.

 

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Winter is one of the toughest seasons on your instrument because of temperature and humidity fluctuations, which are vastly different between outdoors, your car, and indoors. And, outdoor events may expose them to direct moisture contact.

 

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Any violinist, from beginner to teacher, can find inspiration in the words of the world’s greatest violinists. Their insight on their craft, the violin, the arts, and life are all touchstones for our own personal and musical development.

 

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Children can learn anything in a rhythmic pattern. However, teaching them music is a whole different challenge. You not only have to ensure that the child is grasping his lessons but also have to keep it fun and interesting. Following the same curriculum and topics each year can make your lessons tedious. The last thing your want is to see your child lose interest in music because they find it too monotonous! 

 

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New Year’s always brings with it a renewed sense of purpose. We all have a fresh slate on which to inscribe new opportunity and achievement. Then February rolls around and it feels like the new year is going along in much the same way as last year.

 

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In a perfect world, musicians would have the funds to audition - and tour - their dream music schools in person. This gets pricey and time-consuming if your top choices are far away. Fortunately, schools allow you to audition via video - but that means you have to ensure your finished AV file is good enough for your talent to transcend the digital chasm between you and the judges. 

 

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Ideally, no one should be performing with a cold. In addition to giving yourself a break to recover, performing with a cold exposes fellow musicians and others to your germs. Realistically speaking, musicians have to be pretty sick to cancel their attendance at scheduled concerts or recitals

 

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Music is always a memorable part of this time of year – from holiday concerts to carolers. The viola and the violist should not be overlooked! Here are 11 songs and one song book that provide a wealth of holiday sheet music for the violist.

 

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With so much to plan and arrange for the holidays, you can make your most unique contribution to the season by learning a song or two to perform for family and friends. Food, ambience, and good company are all integral pieces of the holiday get-togethers, but so is the music. 

 

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Wondering what to get your budding string musician as a gift for the holiday season? We have plenty of ideas for you, and we’re sure they’ll love each and every one.

 

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Violinist Amadéus Leopold – a.k.a. Hahn-Bin

Violinist Amadéus Leopold – a.k.a. Hahn-Bin

Myth: Classical string musicians are boxed-in – just another concert-dressed musician among a sea of other concert-dressed musicians – with little ability for self-expression.

 

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Products That Help You Care For Your String Instrument During The Winter

Products That Help You Care For Your String Instrument During The Winter

Winter is one of the toughest seasons on your instrument because of temperature and humidity fluctuations, which are vastly different between outdoors, your car, and indoors. And, outdoor events may expose them to direct moisture contact.

 

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21 Quotes By Famous Violinists

21 Quotes By Famous Violinists

Any violinist, from beginner to teacher, can find inspiration in the words of the world’s greatest violinists. Their insight on their craft, the violin, the arts, and life are all touchstones for our own personal and musical development.

 

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Tips To Make Music Lessons More Effective For Your Kids

Tips To Make Music Lessons More Effective For Your Kids

Children can learn anything in a rhythmic pattern. However, teaching them music is a whole different challenge. You not only have to ensure that the child is grasping his lessons but also have to keep it fun and interesting. Following the same curriculum and topics each year can make your lessons tedious. The last thing your want is to see your child lose interest in music because they find it too monotonous! 

 

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4 New Year's Resolutions Every String Musician Can Keep

4 New Year's Resolutions Every String Musician Can Keep

New Year’s always brings with it a renewed sense of purpose. We all have a fresh slate on which to inscribe new opportunity and achievement. Then February rolls around and it feels like the new year is going along in much the same way as last year.

 

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6 Tips On Preparing Your Music College Application Video

6 Tips On Preparing Your Music College Application Video

In a perfect world, musicians would have the funds to audition - and tour - their dream music schools in person. This gets pricey and time-consuming if your top choices are far away. Fortunately, schools allow you to audition via video - but that means you have to ensure your finished AV file is good enough for your talent to transcend the digital chasm between you and the judges. 

 

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How To Keep Your Cold At Bay During A Performance

How To Keep Your Cold At Bay During A Performance

Ideally, no one should be performing with a cold. In addition to giving yourself a break to recover, performing with a cold exposes fellow musicians and others to your germs. Realistically speaking, musicians have to be pretty sick to cancel their attendance at scheduled concerts or recitals

 

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Holiday Songs For The Viola

Holiday Songs For The Viola

Music is always a memorable part of this time of year – from holiday concerts to carolers. The viola and the violist should not be overlooked! Here are 11 songs and one song book that provide a wealth of holiday sheet music for the violist.

 

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Holiday Songs For The Cello

Holiday Songs For The Cello

With so much to plan and arrange for the holidays, you can make your most unique contribution to the season by learning a song or two to perform for family and friends. Food, ambience, and good company are all integral pieces of the holiday get-togethers, but so is the music. 

 

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Best Holiday Gifts for the String Musician

Best Holiday Gifts for the String Musician

Wondering what to get your budding string musician as a gift for the holiday season? We have plenty of ideas for you, and we’re sure they’ll love each and every one.

 

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