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Thanks to streaming technology, listening to music or watching concert videos has never been easier. We imagine your summer plans include spending quality time in a comfy spot with earbuds or headphones firmly in place, soaking up your favorite recordings.

 

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The best way to learn to play the fiddle is the traditional way people have long learned – by listening to the music and figuring it out by ear.

 

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Summer’s here and the time is right for some serious downtime. And what better way to do that than kicking back and settling in to binge watch some great movies about classical music? To help, we’ve compiled a list of eight titles streaming on either Netflix or Prime.

 

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Think heavy metal and classical music have nothing in common? Read our interview with Eicca Toppinen, lead cellist of the symphonic metal band Apocalyptica, to find out how they intersect.

 

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It's time for an update to our past articles of the best apps for learning to play the violin. You can find our original lists here and here. They are still amazing tools.

 

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Being a member of a string ensemble is a fun, creative, and challenging way to advance your musicianship. If you're not in one yet, consider forming your own string ensemble.

 

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Summer is on its way, and now is the best time to start thinking about what violin concerts you can catch during a festival-packed 2019 season for string players and music fans alike. There's nothing like seeing a live concert of the instrument you play – especially by an icon in the field. You'll find inspiration to elevate and motivate your spirit for some time.

 

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Summer is the time to relax and get a much-needed break from the daily bustle of kids, parents, administrators, and programs.

 

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Classical music and the cello go hand in glove, but there's no reason to confine yourself. Learning to play other genres on the cello can help refine your technique and inform your creative choices.

 

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It’s that time of year again – the summer job rite of passage. They make movies about summer jobs. But you don't have to get lost in a summer job that doesn't excite you.

 

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10 Summer 2019 Cello Concerts You Won't Want to Miss

10 Summer 2019 Cello Concerts You Won't Want to Miss

Thanks to streaming technology, listening to music or watching concert videos has never been easier. We imagine your summer plans include spending quality time in a comfy spot with earbuds or headphones firmly in place, soaking up your favorite recordings.

 

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13 Popular Compositions for Fiddling Around

13 Popular Compositions for Fiddling Around

The best way to learn to play the fiddle is the traditional way people have long learned – by listening to the music and figuring it out by ear.

 

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Musical Binge Watching on Neflix/Amazon Prime This Summer

Musical Binge Watching on Neflix/Amazon Prime This Summer

Summer’s here and the time is right for some serious downtime. And what better way to do that than kicking back and settling in to binge watch some great movies about classical music? To help, we’ve compiled a list of eight titles streaming on either Netflix or Prime.

 

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StringOvation Exclusive: Interview with Apocalyptica

StringOvation Exclusive: Interview with Apocalyptica

Think heavy metal and classical music have nothing in common? Read our interview with Eicca Toppinen, lead cellist of the symphonic metal band Apocalyptica, to find out how they intersect.

 

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Best Apps for Learning To Play The Violin: 2019 Update

Best Apps for Learning To Play The Violin: 2019 Update

It's time for an update to our past articles of the best apps for learning to play the violin. You can find our original lists here and here. They are still amazing tools.

 

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How to Market Your String Musical Group

How to Market Your String Musical Group

Being a member of a string ensemble is a fun, creative, and challenging way to advance your musicianship. If you're not in one yet, consider forming your own string ensemble.

 

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8 Upcoming Summer 2019 Violin Concerts You Won't Want to Miss

8 Upcoming Summer 2019 Violin Concerts You Won't Want to Miss

Summer is on its way, and now is the best time to start thinking about what violin concerts you can catch during a festival-packed 2019 season for string players and music fans alike. There's nothing like seeing a live concert of the instrument you play – especially by an icon in the field. You'll find inspiration to elevate and motivate your spirit for some time.

 

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Summer 2019 Reading List for Music Educators

Summer 2019 Reading List for Music Educators

Summer is the time to relax and get a much-needed break from the daily bustle of kids, parents, administrators, and programs.

 

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11 Cello Compositions You Can Rock Out To

11 Cello Compositions You Can Rock Out To

Classical music and the cello go hand in glove, but there's no reason to confine yourself. Learning to play other genres on the cello can help refine your technique and inform your creative choices.

 

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Update: Summer Jobs for Student Musicians - Apply Now!

Update: Summer Jobs for Student Musicians - Apply Now!

It’s that time of year again – the summer job rite of passage. They make movies about summer jobs. But you don't have to get lost in a summer job that doesn't excite you.

 

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