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Anthony R. Coyne commented on Rory Williams's group Adult Beginners
"Cheryl, After a lot of trial and error I came to the cello position conclusion. However, maybe with your discomfort a shoulder and/or chin rest adjustment or replacement may help. I tried variations, but the nerve damage and limited movement in my…"
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Cheryl Frankfurth commented on Rory Williams's group Adult Beginners
"Anthony...thanks for that youtube link....I may try that for my back and vibrato problems  :)"
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Cheryl Frankfurth commented on Rory Williams's group Adult Beginners
"Hi all,  im 66 and have been playing violin for a little over a year.  Recently I've been having tremendous mid to upper back pain after just 10 to 15 minutes of practice...any ideas or suggestions?   Thanks"
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Anthony R. Coyne commented on Rory Williams's group Adult Beginners
"Greetings, 50 y/o beginner violin & cello. AK Amputee, Osteoarthritis, Ulnar Nerve Damage. Embarking on my cello and now violin journey. Unable to hold the violin in a traditional position due to the aforementioned never injuries, I utilize a…"
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Anthony R. Coyne posted a status
"Greetings, My unique violin & cello journey. Differently-abled, I utilize a cello style position bracing the violin on my thigh. A.R.Coyne"
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Anthony R. Coyne commented on Emily Wright's group Musicians With Injuries
"Greetings, 50 y/o beginner violin & cello. AK Amputee, Osteoarthritis, Ulnar Nerve Damage. Embarking on my cello and now violin journey. Unable to hold the violin in a traditional position due to the aforementioned never injuries, I utilize a…"
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MJ Cellist is now a member of All Things Strings
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Firdaus Dastoor posted a discussion

Group to play violin with in Houston area

I am an elderly gentleman who has started to play the violin again after 50 years. I am taking lessons weekly.But, I would like to be able to play in an orchestra or ensemble for fun and additional practice.I live in Houston, Texas.Phil DastoorSee More
Thursday
Kevin Keating posted a discussion

Warchal Amber strings

Currently I use Pirastro Tonica strings which actually sound very good. There's no whistling E or nasally A. Dominants sounded too metallic to me. The Passione set was awesome, but too expensive for me. The Tonica strings are, to me, not far from what the Passiones were.I've tried Warchal Brilliant strings. They were very strong in projection, but they were waaaayyy too bright and nasally sounding, especially on the A string. I switched them over to my cheap fiddle which actually helped that…See More
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Stephanie Powell's blog post was featured
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Bogotá es Mozart: The Second International Music Festival of Bogotá, Day One

Dateline: Bogotá, Colombia, Thursday, April 1, 2015During the first four days of April in Bogotá, the Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo presented 63 sold-out concerts of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music performed by an international array of world-class classical musicians to play for the city's world-class audiences.…See More
Tuesday
Laurence Vittes posted a blog post

Bogotá es Mozart: The Second International Music Festival of Bogotá, Day One

Dateline: Bogotá, Colombia, Thursday, April 1, 2015During the first four days of April in Bogotá, the Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo presented 63 sold-out concerts of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music performed by an international array of world-class classical musicians to play for the city's world-class audiences.…See More
Tuesday
Greg Cahill's blog post was featured

Minnesota Orchestra Headed for Havana on Historic Trip

Minnesota Orchestra music director Osmo Vänskä will lose one of his only vacation weeks in early May, but he couldn’t be happier—a hastily scheduled tour that is due to find the MO performing in Cuba is making history as it becomes the first U.S. orchestra to play in Cuba since President Obama announced steps earlier this year to re-establish diplomatic relations.“It means that I lost my almost only vacation week of the spring, and I’m really happy,” he told the Minnesota Post. “I’m traveling…See More
Monday
Greg Cahill posted a blog post

Minnesota Orchestra Headed for Havana on Historic Trip

Minnesota Orchestra music director Osmo Vänskä will lose one of his only vacation weeks in early May, but he couldn’t be happier—a hastily scheduled tour that is due to find the MO performing in Cuba is making history as it becomes the first U.S. orchestra to play in Cuba since President Obama announced steps earlier this year to re-establish diplomatic relations.“It means that I lost my almost only vacation week of the spring, and I’m really happy,” he told the Minnesota Post. “I’m traveling…See More
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Bogotá es Mozart: The Second International Music Festival of Bogotá, Day One

Dateline: Bogotá, Colombia, Thursday, April 1, 2015

During the first four days of April in Bogotá, the Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo presented 63 sold-out concerts of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music performed by an international array of world-class classical musicians to play for the city's…

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Posted by Laurence Vittes on April 14, 2015 at 9:35am

Minnesota Orchestra Headed for Havana on Historic Trip

Minnesota Orchestra music director Osmo Vänskä will lose one of his only vacation weeks in early May, but he couldn’t be happier—a hastily scheduled tour that is due to find the MO performing in Cuba is making history as it becomes the first U.S. orchestra to play in Cuba since President Obama announced steps earlier this year to re-establish diplomatic relations.

“It means that I lost my almost only vacation week of the spring, and I’m really happy,” he told the Minnesota…

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Posted by Greg Cahill on April 13, 2015 at 12:36pm

Sphinx Organization Announces New Successor

The Sphinx Organization, founded by…

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Posted by Stephanie Powell on April 1, 2015 at 3:33pm

Indianapolis Symphony Speaks Out On Controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act

The following statement was posted on Monday:



As the Chief Executive Officer of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, I want to reaffirm our institution’s commitment to inclusiveness.  The ISO does not discriminate in its hiring of staff, orchestra musicians or guest artists, and our performances and programs are open to all.



The recent passage of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act has brought unnecessary negative attention to our…

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Posted by Laurence Vittes on April 1, 2015 at 1:04pm

National Orchestra Festival Winner Announced

The National Orchestra Festival (NOF) winner was announced on March 21 at the 2015 American String Teachers Association (ASTA) conference in Salt Lake City. The winning orchestra, hailing from Las Vegas, Nevada, was Clark High School led by conductor Chuck Cushinery.

The…

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Posted by Stephanie Powell on March 23, 2015 at 12:13pm

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Group to play violin with in Houston area

Started by Firdaus Dastoor in Playing on Thursday.

Warchal Amber strings

Started by Kevin Keating in Your Instrument on Thursday.

More about string choice for an already bright violin 5 Replies

Started by David S. Milligan in Playing. Last reply by Kevin Keating Apr 7.

Please help me identify this fiddle 1 Reply

Started by Michaelues in Your Instrument. Last reply by Kevin Keating Mar 28.

Playing a Gadulka 1 Reply

Started by Kay J in Playing. Last reply by Kevin Keating Mar 6.

What's the Most Challenging Piece You've Ever Encountered? 1 Reply

Started by Greg Cahill in Playing. Last reply by Kevin Keating Mar 6.

Dorothy Rubin violinist photo 1 Reply

Started by Eric Rubin in Fiddle Forum. Last reply by Janice Tucker Rhoda Feb 12.

What inspired you the most to start playing a stringed instrument as an Adult? 41 Replies

Started by Janice Tucker Rhoda in Players. Last reply by Janice Tucker Rhoda Feb 12.

"Artistic temperament" 3 Replies

Started by Gretchen Saathoff in Playing. Last reply by haliya Jan 29.

"The Hack" 1 Reply

Started by Gretchen Saathoff in Playing. Last reply by haliya Jan 29.

 
 
 

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