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Never play Music in any violin Family instrument without scroll. The Scroll signifies good human hands .

    My hundreds of years in Violin making I am strict in the making of Violin. Neber play any violin family innstrument without the scroll. The Scroll signifies good human hands. That will protect and preserve good hands and good mind set of good Musician playing any Violin family Musical instrument - Antonio Stradivari in Jesuschrist in Cruzgomezhowellreynaldodela See More
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Revolutionary Acoustic violin - The Ultra-Light!

I am thankful this Thanksgiving for being able to try out one of Joseph Curtin's amazing "Ultra-Light" violins. The sound is truly unique! It has a HUGE sound, though it is outrageously heavy on the treble end, all the sound spectra are boosted, and the instantaneous response is amazing!When playing totally solo I was afraid the treble is a bit overwhelming, but playing with a jazz band - fully amplified I can play totally acoustically and still stand up to drums bass, electric guitar and sax.…See More
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Great Nike Air Max Shoes At The Best Price!

Gonna recommend something with you --- these wonderful Nike Shoes!Given the lightest, most flexible Max Air cushioning and a new supportive upper, the Nike Air Max 90 Shoes defines the limits of your run. Firstly, take a look at the Full-length Max Air unit with a tubular construction, which provides maximum flexibility and cushioning. And then, The Waffle pattern outsole has been redesigned to be more lighter so as to…See More
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Freiburg Baroque Orchestra Launches Montréal Bach Festival 2014 With Style and Class

Dateline: Maison symphonique de Montréal, 3 p.m. Montréal, Sunday, November 23, 2014A week after the eighth edition of the Montréal Bach Festival kicked off with a concert by Montreal’s leading amateur choirs,professionals in the form of the original-instrument Freiburger Barockorchester–strings only this visit–took the Montréal Symphony Hall stage for an invigorating program of Bach and Vivaldi that set the stage for more than 20 concerts through December 7 by a provocative blend of…See More
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Wunderbare Nike Shoes teilen mit euch allen

Möchten Sie dieses Nike Air Max 1 Premium Type Schuhe mit euch allen zu teilen. Ich kaufte sie für die Arbeit, und ich muss sagen, sie sind super! Ich habe Air Force Ones trug vor und sie wirklich bequem die gleiche wie meine vorherigen sind. Ich mochte diese Schuhe so sehr musste ich ein anderes Paar dieser Zeit zu bekommen.Und noch ein Nike Schuhe, die ich bekam, war das…See More
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5 Great Apps for Musicians

Thanks to the advancements of technology, musicians can now produce and record their own music easily. Although apps can never be compared to real sound equipment, these programs help musicians get access to instruments that aren’t readily available to anyone. For those who can only record using some programs on a mobile device, the key is finding an app that will streamline the process without lowering the quality of music. Here are 5 apps that can help the musicians out there with their…See More
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The Business of Music

A place to discuss the business of music - contracts, gigs, venues, recording, publishing, licensing, merchandising, copyright, trademarks, and anything else about the business side of the music industry.
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Free Teaching Resources and the Music for Young Violinists Project

Dear Colleagues, I am writing to share with you news about a new project I have created called Music for Young Violinists: I specialize in creating violin music that brings together a spectrum of playing levels from beginner to advance and also in creating music that focuses on a specific technique to help students get the repetition they need to grow fluent and confident in their…See More
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Spruce tone wood harvested ca. 1800

Lovely material in the workshop. I am just starting to cut into it, and this spruce, which is used for the tops of instruments, has a golden brown patina all the way through it. Normally, wood is aged by the tone wood seller for a number of years, and some sellers bake the wood in the sun, giving then of…


Posted by Nate Tabor on October 10, 2014 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

Day Five Part One at the Fifth International Chamber Music Festival of Kaposvár: The Arrival of Kirill Gerstein

Dateline: Hall of Art and Culture, Kaposvár, Hungary, Sunday August 17, noon, 2014

August 17 was once again a provocative day at the Fifth International Chamber Music Festival of Kaposvár, a festival without any recognized limits of where the musicians are allowed take the music they play

Each night and each morning, the venues were packed with kids, music students…


Posted by Laurence Vittes on August 21, 2014 at 12:30pm

Saguaro Trio Scores With Beethoven and Tchaikovsky on Music Guild Summer Series

Dateline: The Music Guild Summer Fest 14, University Synagogue, Brentwood, California, August 24, 2014, 2 p.m.

With a large, enthusiastic crowd at University Synagogue in Brentwood ready to hear what Music Guild impresario Eugene Golden had up his sleeve for the fifth and final concert of the Summer Fest 14 season, the Saguaro Trio gave everything they had, which was a lot, in Beethoven's Piano Trio Op. 1 No. 1 and brought rare notes of intimacy to Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio…


Posted by Laurence Vittes on August 30, 2014 at 9:52am

In Search of Ole Bull

For four days in Bergen, Norway, violinist and researcher Peter Sheppard-Skaerved pursued the essence of Norway’s most famous fiddler.

Posted by Greg Cahill on September 2, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Elephants Dancing to Violins, Naturally

Another reason not to kill elephants for their ivory: they're fans of violin music. Watch the video

Posted by Greg Cahill on August 28, 2014 at 1:01pm

Introducing Teen Strings Tip Sheets

A new tool for string teachers--keep your students engaged with these monthly practice tips, instrument care advice and inspirational notes on their peers. Check it out here.

Posted by Greg Cahill on August 23, 2014 at 8:00pm

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