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In this video, we show one of Mimi's exercises that can help improve a student's vibrato. Mimi calls this technique the "Teacher Wiggling Finger." This allows the teacher to check the tension in the hand and overall technique. We hope you enjoy This video was sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld.

 

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In this video, we will show the best ways to find a good trill. Know the techniques to use with your violin bow to create an impressive trill. Sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld and Connolly Music!

 

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Today, everything has gone digital. What worked 50 years ago doesn’t necessarily work today when it comes to promoting yourself. The rise of technology and smart devices makes marketing yourself as a musician easier than ever before. Here’s how to grow your music career today using Facebook advertising.

 

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Unlike violins, which can sound beautifully for centuries when well-cared for, violin strings need to be replaced regularly. If you don’t change them as needed, the strings will sound duller, less resonant, and may even fray or snap causing potential physical injuries.

 

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In this video, Mimi covers all the different types of forces you should master to improve your violin skills. We will also show examples of what you should not do! Sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld and Connolly Music. 

 

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Composing is an important musical skill – and it’s worth mastering. While you may not create a piece worthy of the next Top 10 Songs For the Violin, the process of composing is a way to reverse engineer what you’ve learned as a musician. Plus, creating and working on compositions of your own provides a healthy respect for both contemporary and historical composers – it’s a complicated skillset.

 

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SIn this video, Mimi will cover important techniques you should master to make sure you have the perfect bow stroke. This method of practice is something Mimi calls the Hovercraft Technique. Sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld

 

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Do you ever wake up with original ditties flitting through your head? Does an inspiring piece of poetry or a great quote from a book immediately inspire a melodic line or two? If so, it sounds like you’re a budding composer. It might be time to get your musical compositions down in paper and/or digital form.

 

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Aspiring bass players have a plethora of professional heroes to follow, from jazz greats, Avishai Cohen and Charnett Moffett to the great bass “trailblazer,” Gary Karr. Today, we’d like to introduce you to the young, female bass phenom, Mikyung Sung (sometimes spelled Soung).

 

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Rather than looking at sheltering in place as an unhappy situation, embrace it. Let's look at this time as a gift and make the most of it by expanding our knowledge and horizons. We’ve put together these resources to pique your interest and hopefully among them, you’ll find something just right for you:

 

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A Short Story on Vibrato Exercise Teacher Wiggling Finger

A Short Story on Vibrato Exercise Teacher Wiggling Finger

In this video, we show one of Mimi's exercises that can help improve a student's vibrato. Mimi calls this technique the "Teacher Wiggling Finger." This allows the teacher to check the tension in the hand and overall technique. We hope you enjoy This video was sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld.

 

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A Short Story On Trills for the Violin

A Short Story On Trills for the Violin

In this video, we will show the best ways to find a good trill. Know the techniques to use with your violin bow to create an impressive trill. Sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld and Connolly Music!

 

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How to Promote Your Music Career Using Facebook Ads

How to Promote Your Music Career Using Facebook Ads

Today, everything has gone digital. What worked 50 years ago doesn’t necessarily work today when it comes to promoting yourself. The rise of technology and smart devices makes marketing yourself as a musician easier than ever before. Here’s how to grow your music career today using Facebook advertising.

 

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When Are Your Violin Strings Worn Out?

When Are Your Violin Strings Worn Out?

Unlike violins, which can sound beautifully for centuries when well-cared for, violin strings need to be replaced regularly. If you don’t change them as needed, the strings will sound duller, less resonant, and may even fray or snap causing potential physical injuries.

 

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A Short Story On The Forces We Need To Use On The Violin

A Short Story On The Forces We Need To Use On The Violin

In this video, Mimi covers all the different types of forces you should master to improve your violin skills. We will also show examples of what you should not do! Sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld and Connolly Music. 

 

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2020 Update: Coolest New Apps For Musical Composition

2020 Update: Coolest New Apps For Musical Composition

Composing is an important musical skill – and it’s worth mastering. While you may not create a piece worthy of the next Top 10 Songs For the Violin, the process of composing is a way to reverse engineer what you’ve learned as a musician. Plus, creating and working on compositions of your own provides a healthy respect for both contemporary and historical composers – it’s a complicated skillset.

 

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How To Properly Move Your Violin Bow - Mimi's Hovercraft Technique

How To Properly Move Your Violin Bow - Mimi's Hovercraft Technique

SIn this video, Mimi will cover important techniques you should master to make sure you have the perfect bow stroke. This method of practice is something Mimi calls the Hovercraft Technique. Sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld

 

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6 Tips for Beginning Music Composers

6 Tips for Beginning Music Composers

Do you ever wake up with original ditties flitting through your head? Does an inspiring piece of poetry or a great quote from a book immediately inspire a melodic line or two? If so, it sounds like you’re a budding composer. It might be time to get your musical compositions down in paper and/or digital form.

 

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Artist Profile: Korean Classical Bassist Mikyung Sung

Artist Profile: Korean Classical Bassist Mikyung Sung

Aspiring bass players have a plethora of professional heroes to follow, from jazz greats, Avishai Cohen and Charnett Moffett to the great bass “trailblazer,” Gary Karr. Today, we’d like to introduce you to the young, female bass phenom, Mikyung Sung (sometimes spelled Soung).

 

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17 Sources for Learning Music Online While Sheltering in Place

17 Sources for Learning Music Online While Sheltering in Place

Rather than looking at sheltering in place as an unhappy situation, embrace it. Let's look at this time as a gift and make the most of it by expanding our knowledge and horizons. We’ve put together these resources to pique your interest and hopefully among them, you’ll find something just right for you:

 

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