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The double bass is a tough master – demanding strength, stamina and proper technique from its player. As the root of the orchestra, musical and rhythmic accuracy are imperative to the success of the whole – requiring plenty of practice and repetition.

 

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When people think of extracurricular activities that require strength, musicianship isn't typically at the top of the list. Yet, others take for granted what musicians realize from their very first practice - playing the viola and violin does, indeed, require a similar emphasis on strength, flexibility, and dexterity as athletics.

 

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Join Mimi Zweig and learn why natural harmonics are important and how they help you stay in tune! Watch the live demonstration on how to do it properly.

 

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They say that breathing is involuntary, but musicians would beg to differ. You only have to experience a particularly difficult passage or that hard-won solo, not to mention stage-fright, to know breathing doesn't come as involuntarily as you'd expect. 

 

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Bassists are cool. The upright bass is the first instrument anyone thinks of when someone mentions jazz. We can picture them, twisting those monster instruments around as they play. Bassists are just cool.

 

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Strings, like shoes, are designed with a particular purpose in mind. So, while students require strings that yield an easy response and consistent tuning, professionals often prefer strings that offer more nuanced musical expression.

 

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Join Mimi Zweig and learn the basics about three note cords.

 

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Musicians spend a fair amount of time working on physical techniques that improve their tone and overall sound. This includes things like finger exercises, as well as practice and performance warm-ups, but did you know that other forms of exercise benefit musicians, too?

 

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Adult music students often doubt their music abilities because they've fallen prey to certain myths, including the one that "childhood is the only time to learn musical instruments well..."

 

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Historically, throughout Europe and its western civilization - independent and colonized - the term sacred almost always translated to Christian. However, as our planet has grown smaller - and diversity is celebrated, rather than ignored - sacred has a more all-encompassing feel.

 

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Double Bass Practice Do's And Don'ts

Double Bass Practice Do's And Don'ts

The double bass is a tough master – demanding strength, stamina and proper technique from its player. As the root of the orchestra, musical and rhythmic accuracy are imperative to the success of the whole – requiring plenty of practice and repetition.

 

Read More

Strength Exercises For Violists And Violinists

Strength Exercises For Violists And Violinists

When people think of extracurricular activities that require strength, musicianship isn't typically at the top of the list. Yet, others take for granted what musicians realize from their very first practice - playing the viola and violin does, indeed, require a similar emphasis on strength, flexibility, and dexterity as athletics.

 

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The Short Story of Natural Harmonics with Mimi Zweig

The Short Story of Natural Harmonics with Mimi Zweig

Join Mimi Zweig and learn why natural harmonics are important and how they help you stay in tune! Watch the live demonstration on how to do it properly.

 

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5 Breathing Exercises For Violinists

5 Breathing Exercises For Violinists

They say that breathing is involuntary, but musicians would beg to differ. You only have to experience a particularly difficult passage or that hard-won solo, not to mention stage-fright, to know breathing doesn't come as involuntarily as you'd expect. 

 

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4 Habits Of Celebrity String Bassists

4 Habits Of Celebrity String Bassists

Bassists are cool. The upright bass is the first instrument anyone thinks of when someone mentions jazz. We can picture them, twisting those monster instruments around as they play. Bassists are just cool.

 

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What's The Difference Between Student And Professional Grade Strings

What's The Difference Between Student And Professional Grade Strings

Strings, like shoes, are designed with a particular purpose in mind. So, while students require strings that yield an easy response and consistent tuning, professionals often prefer strings that offer more nuanced musical expression.

 

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The Short Story of Three Note Chords with Mimi Zweig

The Short Story of Three Note Chords with Mimi Zweig

Join Mimi Zweig and learn the basics about three note cords.

 

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6 Ways Tai Chi Can Help You Be A Better String Player

6 Ways Tai Chi Can Help You Be A Better String Player

Musicians spend a fair amount of time working on physical techniques that improve their tone and overall sound. This includes things like finger exercises, as well as practice and performance warm-ups, but did you know that other forms of exercise benefit musicians, too?

 

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Violin Practice Tips For Adult Learners

Violin Practice Tips For Adult Learners

Adult music students often doubt their music abilities because they've fallen prey to certain myths, including the one that "childhood is the only time to learn musical instruments well..."

 

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Sacred Music for the Spring Holidays

Sacred Music for the Spring Holidays

Historically, throughout Europe and its western civilization - independent and colonized - the term sacred almost always translated to Christian. However, as our planet has grown smaller - and diversity is celebrated, rather than ignored - sacred has a more all-encompassing feel.

 

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