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Unless you play with a community orchestra or your parents enlist a music instructor throughout the summer, odds are you'll be playing far less over the summer vacation than you do during the school year. While muscle memory is a very real thing, it isn't such a powerful "muscle" that it will remain in shape for two to three months without a bit of effort on your part.

 

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Summer is practically here, which means it's time to enjoy some of the best music festivals! If you're feeling super ambitious, you might think about volunteering at a festival. But if you want to relax and just enjoy the atmosphere and performances, that's perfect. Here are some of this summer's best music festivals to check out.

 

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Are you a passionate string musician, looking for summer vacation destinations that honor your calling? You're in luck!

 

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Committed violists deserve three cheers. You're remaining true to yourself and your musical passion (see habit #1 below) - playing an instrument whose deeper, resonant, and honeyed tones make it increasingly popular on the solo circuit.

 

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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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If you could speak to any celebrity violinist, dead or alive – who would it be? Whose brain would you like to pick about their career, their thoughts about music and performing, and how they achieved what they did?

 

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The holidays are the perfect time for giving. And, as a musician, you have a beautiful gift to share with others. In the tumultuous times we live in, showing gratitude for what you have in the form of giving back does wonders for your heart and soul — not to mention those who are on the receiving end!

 

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Perceptions of contemporary guitar music are closely entwined with popular music, which relies heavily on electric guitars. Electric guitars and bass guitars are awesome. Who wants to live a world without Smoke on the Water?

 

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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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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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How To Stay In Tune Over Your Summer Vacation

How To Stay In Tune Over Your Summer Vacation

Unless you play with a community orchestra or your parents enlist a music instructor throughout the summer, odds are you'll be playing far less over the summer vacation than you do during the school year. While muscle memory is a very real thing, it isn't such a powerful "muscle" that it will remain in shape for two to three months without a bit of effort on your part.

 

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5 National Summer Music Festivals Not to Miss

5 National Summer Music Festivals Not to Miss

Summer is practically here, which means it's time to enjoy some of the best music festivals! If you're feeling super ambitious, you might think about volunteering at a festival. But if you want to relax and just enjoy the atmosphere and performances, that's perfect. Here are some of this summer's best music festivals to check out.

 

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Summer Vacation Ideas For String Musicians

Summer Vacation Ideas For String Musicians

Are you a passionate string musician, looking for summer vacation destinations that honor your calling? You're in luck!

 

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5 Habits Of Celebrity Violists

5 Habits Of Celebrity Violists

Committed violists deserve three cheers. You're remaining true to yourself and your musical passion (see habit #1 below) - playing an instrument whose deeper, resonant, and honeyed tones make it increasingly popular on the solo circuit.

 

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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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5 Habits of Celebrity Violinists

5 Habits of Celebrity Violinists

If you could speak to any celebrity violinist, dead or alive – who would it be? Whose brain would you like to pick about their career, their thoughts about music and performing, and how they achieved what they did?

 

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Pay-It-Forward During The Holidays

Pay-It-Forward During The Holidays

The holidays are the perfect time for giving. And, as a musician, you have a beautiful gift to share with others. In the tumultuous times we live in, showing gratitude for what you have in the form of giving back does wonders for your heart and soul — not to mention those who are on the receiving end!

 

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15 Amazing Acoustic Guitar Solos You Must Hear

15 Amazing Acoustic Guitar Solos You Must Hear

Perceptions of contemporary guitar music are closely entwined with popular music, which relies heavily on electric guitars. Electric guitars and bass guitars are awesome. Who wants to live a world without Smoke on the Water?

 

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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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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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