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Awesome Nike Air Max shoes share with all of you!

I want to recommend something for you! The 2011 Nike Air Max Mens Shoes. I love these shoes! I had an extremely difficult time finding this particular color combination in my size online. I finally did, and I snapped them up. If you are interest in these shoes.Nike shoes will not let you down. the Nike 2013 Air Max NSW Shoes shoes themselves are awesomely…See More
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Janice Tucker Rhoda commented on Rory Williams's group Adult Beginners
"If any of you are still looking for STRING TEACHERS, I've compiled a great list of Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass teachers here: www.abcsofstrings.com/teacherlessons.html The teachers would be a good resource for group playing in your…"
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Janice Tucker Rhoda replied to Janice Tucker Rhoda's discussion What inspired you the most to start playing a stringed instrument as an Adult?
"Hello Christie! Congratulations on getting back to Violin playing!! and Congratulations on graduating!! This Article has inspired adult players: www.abcsofstrings.com/learnviolinquick.html If it is something you would like to do in the…"
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Posh violinist Lettice Rowbotham rewind | Britain's Got Talent 2014

See more from Britain's Got Talent at http://itv.com/talent Plummy Lettice impresses the Judges with her super posh personality but her real talent blows the...
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Posh violinist Lettice Rowbotham gives the Judges something new | Britain's Got Talent 2014

See more from Britain's Got Talent at http://itv.com/talent Plummy Lettice impresses the Judges with her super posh personality but her real talent blows the...
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Christie Nicklay replied to Janice Tucker Rhoda's discussion What inspired you the most to start playing a stringed instrument as an Adult?
"Louetta... I just recently joined ATS, thus the late response to your 2009 post. I wanted to respond because your comment about being a "closet string player" hit the nail on the head for me. For the past several years, I've been…"
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Christie Nicklay replied to Katie's discussion Very out-of-practise violinist trying to get back into it!
"Katie... A good site to check out is ViolinLab.com. They offer subscription plans at a reasonable cost with tons of videos, articles, free PDFs, etc. organized in a way to suite your playing level. There is no auto-renewal, so once your subscription…"
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Laurence Vittes posted a blog post

27-year old Josef Špaček led Czech Philharmonic Orchestra strings on recent USA tour

From a classical music tourist's point of view, Czech Republic is a small country with great architecture which hosts big classical music festivals in its three largest cities: Prague, Brno and Ostrava. Czech Republic also produces great string players.In fact, Czech Republic boasts a legion of great Czech string quartets…See More
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Christie Nicklay commented on Rory Williams's group Adult Beginners
"Very excited! I finally found a violin teacher in my area. We had a meet-and-greet last night and have my first lesson scheduled. Til now, I've been self-taught, so it will be nice to have some guidance and direction."
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"Strings also has a FB page that is very informative. Also, check out "Facebook Violinists" on FB. It's a very active and mature page. None of the usual FB stupid stuff is tolerated."
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richard baltz commented on Rory Williams's group Adult Beginners
"As an adult learner, who started and stopped the cello many times as career moves took all my time, I am now retired in Jackson Mississippi and playing regularly. I have one violin friend who is a beginner, and we would like to know if there any…"
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Linda Goulder replied to Nancy V.'s discussion Performance Anxiety in the group Adult Beginners
"Hi, Nancy: Like yourself, I also have anxiety when it comes to performing in front of people even though I have performed in college chorales and sung at various venues for years. In 2011, I was selected to be part of a choir which traveled to…"
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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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What inspired you the most to start playing a stringed instrument as an Adult? 36 Replies

Started by Janice Tucker Rhoda in Players. Last reply by Janice Tucker Rhoda 5 hours ago.

Very out-of-practise violinist trying to get back into it! 2 Replies

Started by Katie in Playing. Last reply by Christie Nicklay 17 hours ago.

A = 440hz, or does it?

Started by Kevin Keating in Playing Oct 25.

Handmade Violin and Viola Bags 3 Replies

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Started by Kristopher Trevino in Your Instrument. Last reply by Kristopher Trevino Sep 30.

Silent "hotel" bow rather than a mute. 7 Replies

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Pain in my arm! 2 Replies

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Shoulder rest on Violins - Your Thoughts 18 Replies

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