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Kids have so many different activities they can enjoy. Learning to play an instrument is one activity whose multiplicity of benefits for children is well-documented.

 

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Children can learn anything in a rhythmic pattern. However, teaching them music is a whole different challenge. You not only have to ensure that the child is grasping his lessons but also have to keep it fun and interesting. Following the same curriculum and topics each year can make your lessons tedious. The last thing your want is to see your child lose interest in music because they find it too monotonous! 

 

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Getting back into your school routine after a long summer break is important for success, but it’s not always easy. You need to go through a little adjustment to transfer your thoughts and energy back towards your education rather than on just having fun. And for music students, this is doubly hard if you’ve been slacking off on your practice. Starting the new school year means being ready.

 

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Coming back to school after the long vacation is tough, and it can be hard for teachers to get students back into the learning zone after weeks of summer fun. However, you can make the transition a little easier by kicking off the school year with some fun games in your music class.

 

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Many new violin students wonder about rosin. How much is too much? How do I apply it, and how often? Although these questions are somewhat subjective, keeping the right amount of rosin on your bow is important for producing the sound you want to create. So if you’re wondering how to apply rosin to your bow, or how often to do it, you’re not alone. By understanding its purpose and how to correctly apply rosin to your bow, you’ll be able to draw the best sound from your violin and establish a responsiveness that meets your specific needs.

 

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Choosing to learn the violin is an exciting new venture that includes lifelong benefits. However, the violin teacher and type of curriculum you select has a very big influence on whether or not you’ll make the progress you anticipate. Learning to play can be a challenge, and beginner violin students need constant encouragement. To be successful, you must stay enthusiastic about training. In addition to verbal praise and support, you need to see regular improvement. And although a large part of that involves choosing the right beginner instrument, finding the right violin teacher also plays an important role in furthering that goal.

 

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Knowing how to play the double bass, or any string instrument, is a versatile and beneficial skill. However, the first few months of instruction on the bass can be quite a struggle for new students because of the size of the instrument. Basically, you’re learning specific fingering (left-hand) techniques and methods on a very large fingerboard, so it involves a considerable amount of stretching and muscle training. Moreover, the double bass has its own unique set of peculiarities. Like all string instruments, you need to develop a certain “feel” for the proper execution of note placement, so that the sound that you produce resonates exactly the way you intended it.

 

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The double bass is the largest and lowest pitched string instrument used in modern orchestras. Sometimes it is called the contrabass, string bass, upright bass, or bass fiddle.

But whether it is bowed, plucked, or played slap style, this instrument forms an integral aspect in many music genres including classical and symphonic compositions, jazz, bluegrass, country and western, and rock.

 

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As a parent, you work to provide your children with as many opportunities to succeed as possible, and you are probably aware of the benefits a music education offers. Over the past few decades, scientific studies have explored the countless ways that music training helps foster brain development. Indeed, it is one of the most effective methods known to assist cognitive growth, build motor skills, and enhance learning comprehension among children.

 

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The violin is one of the world’s most beloved instruments. The sounds it can create in the hands of a master are truly inspiring, and many new violin students wonder who’s responsible for having invented such a wonderfully expressive instrument. Although the exact origins of the very first violin are debated, scholars agree on the ‘roundabout’ roots concerning the violin’s conception and the famous violists who helped inspire the handiwork of the first luthiers.

 

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12 Ways Parents Can Be Effective Advocates For Their Child Musician

12 Ways Parents Can Be Effective Advocates For Their Child Musician

Kids have so many different activities they can enjoy. Learning to play an instrument is one activity whose multiplicity of benefits for children is well-documented.

 

Read More

Tips To Make Music Lessons More Effective For Your Kids

Tips To Make Music Lessons More Effective For Your Kids

Children can learn anything in a rhythmic pattern. However, teaching them music is a whole different challenge. You not only have to ensure that the child is grasping his lessons but also have to keep it fun and interesting. Following the same curriculum and topics each year can make your lessons tedious. The last thing your want is to see your child lose interest in music because they find it too monotonous! 

 

Read More

What Do Music Students Need To Start The School Year Right

What Do Music Students Need To Start The School Year Right

Getting back into your school routine after a long summer break is important for success, but it’s not always easy. You need to go through a little adjustment to transfer your thoughts and energy back towards your education rather than on just having fun. And for music students, this is doubly hard if you’ve been slacking off on your practice. Starting the new school year means being ready.

 

Read More

5 Music Games To Kick Off The School Year With Your Students

5 Music Games To Kick Off The School Year With Your Students

Coming back to school after the long vacation is tough, and it can be hard for teachers to get students back into the learning zone after weeks of summer fun. However, you can make the transition a little easier by kicking off the school year with some fun games in your music class.

 

Read More

How to Rosin Your Bow

How to Rosin Your Bow

Many new violin students wonder about rosin. How much is too much? How do I apply it, and how often? Although these questions are somewhat subjective, keeping the right amount of rosin on your bow is important for producing the sound you want to create. So if you’re wondering how to apply rosin to your bow, or how often to do it, you’re not alone. By understanding its purpose and how to correctly apply rosin to your bow, you’ll be able to draw the best sound from your violin and establish a responsiveness that meets your specific needs.

 

Read More

7 Tips for Finding the Right Violin Teacher

7 Tips for Finding the Right Violin Teacher

Choosing to learn the violin is an exciting new venture that includes lifelong benefits. However, the violin teacher and type of curriculum you select has a very big influence on whether or not you’ll make the progress you anticipate. Learning to play can be a challenge, and beginner violin students need constant encouragement. To be successful, you must stay enthusiastic about training. In addition to verbal praise and support, you need to see regular improvement. And although a large part of that involves choosing the right beginner instrument, finding the right violin teacher also plays an important role in furthering that goal.

 

Read More

Dos and Don'ts of Bass Fingering

Dos and Don'ts of Bass Fingering


Knowing how to play the double bass, or any string instrument, is a versatile and beneficial skill. However, the first few months of instruction on the bass can be quite a struggle for new students because of the size of the instrument. Basically, you’re learning specific fingering (left-hand) techniques and methods on a very large fingerboard, so it involves a considerable amount of stretching and muscle training. Moreover, the double bass has its own unique set of peculiarities. Like all string instruments, you need to develop a certain “feel” for the proper execution of note placement, so that the sound that you produce resonates exactly the way you intended it.

 

Read More

A Brief History of the Bass

A Brief History of the Bass


The double bass is the largest and lowest pitched string instrument used in modern orchestras. Sometimes it is called the contrabass, string bass, upright bass, or bass fiddle.

But whether it is bowed, plucked, or played slap style, this instrument forms an integral aspect in many music genres including classical and symphonic compositions, jazz, bluegrass, country and western, and rock.

 

Read More

When Should My Child Start Violin Lessons?

When Should My Child Start Violin Lessons?

As a parent, you work to provide your children with as many opportunities to succeed as possible, and you are probably aware of the benefits a music education offers. Over the past few decades, scientific studies have explored the countless ways that music training helps foster brain development. Indeed, it is one of the most effective methods known to assist cognitive growth, build motor skills, and enhance learning comprehension among children.

 

Read More

Who Invented the Violin?

Who Invented the Violin?

The violin is one of the world’s most beloved instruments. The sounds it can create in the hands of a master are truly inspiring, and many new violin students wonder who’s responsible for having invented such a wonderfully expressive instrument. Although the exact origins of the very first violin are debated, scholars agree on the ‘roundabout’ roots concerning the violin’s conception and the famous violists who helped inspire the handiwork of the first luthiers.

 

Read More

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