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Looking for some inspiration on your double string bass? The editors at StringOvation have compiled a list of some amazing string bass solos or duets that we thought would surely stir your imagination! They cross all music genres and let the string bass shine in all its glory!

 

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Summer has begun in earnest. In case you didn’t get enough inspiration from our first list of the “Top 11 Music Events You Shouldn’t Miss this Summer,” we’ve got more. Because really – can there ever be too much music in your life?  Yeah, we don’t think so either.

 

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Summer is around the corner, which means time to enjoy some of the world's 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 alright, too.  Here are some of this summer's best music events to check out.

 

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As musicians, we're so inspired by music. We enjoy so many benefits as we learn and play music. Let's share the love. Seeing others get moved and inspired by the music they hear continues to motivate musicians. It's a virtuous cycle and we're the lucky ones to play who can get it started. Here are five ways you can inspire others with your music:

 

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During the summer it can be easy to neglect your violin practice. Sunny warm days seem tailor-made for swimming or going out with friends. And although you know it’s important to keep up a regular schedule of practice, playing the same songs that you played all winter only makes an escape even more attractive. Never fear. You don’t have to get bogged down by boring music. This summer students can get inspiration by learning new music genres and trying out different playing techniques.

 

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Now that summer is here, relaxing vacations are on the horizon. And with all the work you’ve done this year, you’ve earned it. The only downside is travel time boredom. Whether driving or flying, there’s going to be some time to kill. And although you’ll probably spend some time reading and using your phone’s data, there are other ways to make long trips seem shorter.

 

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Finding inspiration for your music can come in all shapes and sizes. Students are often energized by the sounds of nature or their personal feelings, but more frequently, a jolt of enthusiasm can come from hearing what other artists have done and then trying to reproduce it. In fact, one of the best ways to stay motivated while learning to play your violin is to watch and learn from other musicians and genres.

 

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As a bassist, you're used to standing in the back row of the orchestra. You get more attention as part of string quartet. As wonderful and lyrical as classical music is, there are other styles of music that put the upright bass front and center.

 

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Have you often dreamed about collaborating with talented musicians and singers, performing your favorite musical compositions for the enjoyment of other people? This can be a highly rewarding activity that can actually turn into a life-long career in music. Many musicians start out this way and find that it helps them to hone their skills in preparation for attending music school or gaining added fan exposure.

 

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As a student musician, it can be easy to focus solely on your own output. And while a single-minded emphasis on your own execution, playing techniques, and performance goals is a good thing, it doesn’t help develop a well-rounded artistic experience. For that, you need to observe and work with other artists so that by sharing information you enhance your own skills and strengthen others.

 

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August 3 – Pinchas Zukerman & The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL. 8:00 PM Zukerman plays...

July 22 - 2Cellos in Concert, Portland

Portland, OR Tickets & Info:...

July 19 - 2Cellos in Concert, Los Angeles

Greek TheatreLos Angeles, CA Tickets & Info:...

July 18 - 2Cellos in Concert, San Diego

Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater, 5500 Campanile...

July 16, Zuill Bailey & The Bellingham Festival Orchestra

PROGRAMPre-concert talk – Zuill Bailey, guest artist, 6:30...

July 3 to 28 - Seattle Chamber Music Festival

Each year, Seattle Chamber Music Society (SCMS) presents a...

July 12 - Joshua bell & The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Ravinia Festival Chicago Symphony OrchestraAndrey Boreyko,...

July 3 to 7- Benjamin Beilman at The Seattle Chamber Music Festival

Program: • July 3 - 8:00 p.m. - Stravinsky L’histoire...

13 Amazing String Bass Solos You Must Hear!

13 Amazing String Bass Solos You Must Hear!

Looking for some inspiration on your double string bass? The editors at StringOvation have compiled a list of some amazing string bass solos or duets that we thought would surely stir your imagination! They cross all music genres and let the string bass shine in all its glory!

 

Read More

10 More Music Events You Shouldn't Miss This Summer

10 More Music Events You Shouldn't Miss This Summer

Summer has begun in earnest. In case you didn’t get enough inspiration from our first list of the “Top 11 Music Events You Shouldn’t Miss this Summer,” we’ve got more. Because really – can there ever be too much music in your life?  Yeah, we don’t think so either.

 

Read More

Top 11 Music Events You Shouldn't Miss This Summer

Top 11 Music Events You Shouldn't Miss This Summer

Summer is around the corner, which means time to enjoy some of the world's 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 alright, too.  Here are some of this summer's best music events to check out.

 

Read More

5 Ways To Inspire Others With Your Music

5 Ways To Inspire Others With Your Music

As musicians, we're so inspired by music. We enjoy so many benefits as we learn and play music. Let's share the love. Seeing others get moved and inspired by the music they hear continues to motivate musicians. It's a virtuous cycle and we're the lucky ones to play who can get it started. Here are five ways you can inspire others with your music:

 

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Top 10 New Songs For Summer Fun In the Sun

Top 10 New Songs For Summer Fun In the Sun

During the summer it can be easy to neglect your violin practice. Sunny warm days seem tailor-made for swimming or going out with friends. And although you know it’s important to keep up a regular schedule of practice, playing the same songs that you played all winter only makes an escape even more attractive. Never fear. You don’t have to get bogged down by boring music. This summer students can get inspiration by learning new music genres and trying out different playing techniques.

 

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10 Best Music Films To Watch This Summer

10 Best Music Films To Watch This Summer

Now that summer is here, relaxing vacations are on the horizon. And with all the work you’ve done this year, you’ve earned it. The only downside is travel time boredom. Whether driving or flying, there’s going to be some time to kill. And although you’ll probably spend some time reading and using your phone’s data, there are other ways to make long trips seem shorter.

 

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Best Violin Solos Or Interludes In Rock Songs Ever Recorded

Best Violin Solos Or Interludes In Rock Songs Ever Recorded

Finding inspiration for your music can come in all shapes and sizes. Students are often energized by the sounds of nature or their personal feelings, but more frequently, a jolt of enthusiasm can come from hearing what other artists have done and then trying to reproduce it. In fact, one of the best ways to stay motivated while learning to play your violin is to watch and learn from other musicians and genres.

 

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Tips For Learning To Play Jazz And Upright Slap On Your Bass

Tips For Learning To Play Jazz And Upright Slap On Your Bass

As a bassist, you're used to standing in the back row of the orchestra. You get more attention as part of string quartet. As wonderful and lyrical as classical music is, there are other styles of music that put the upright bass front and center.

 

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Form Your Own Music Group

Form Your Own Music Group

Have you often dreamed about collaborating with talented musicians and singers, performing your favorite musical compositions for the enjoyment of other people? This can be a highly rewarding activity that can actually turn into a life-long career in music. Many musicians start out this way and find that it helps them to hone their skills in preparation for attending music school or gaining added fan exposure.

 

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Learning From Each Other: Working with Dancers, Singers, and Actors

Learning From Each Other: Working with Dancers, Singers, and Actors

As a student musician, it can be easy to focus solely on your own output. And while a single-minded emphasis on your own execution, playing techniques, and performance goals is a good thing, it doesn’t help develop a well-rounded artistic experience. For that, you need to observe and work with other artists so that by sharing information you enhance your own skills and strengthen others.

 

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