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Nov 4, 2019 – “How much should a violin cost?” That is a question asked by many parents and administrators. It is a question that John Rihani of Encore Orchestral Strings [shop] in Indianapolis often asks students when speaking to groups of aspiring string players
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Nov 4, 2019 – Year after year and all around the world, students learning to play the cello seem susceptible to the same basic problems. What follows is a list of many of these problems along with suggestions for fixing them. I’m sure you’ve considered, and even t
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Nov 4, 2019 – Year after year and all around the world, students learning to play the cello seem susceptible to the same basic problems. What follows is a list of many of these problems along with suggestions for fixing them. I’m sure you’ve considered, and even t
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Feb 1, 2006 – Start rehearsal with MUSIC, not talk. Even while tuning, you can have students play long tones on the A string or an A minor chord while you are tuning others. Next, play through an easy selection or a favorite “review” piece from a previous concert.
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Nov 1, 2015 – This article will acquaint readers with the content of the new National Core Music Standards (NCMS). Its more specific aim is to provide bowed string instrument teachers with a theoretical framework for the interpretation of the standard labeled Perf
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Aug 1, 2016 – “Hoe Down” from Rodeo, a compact tone poem for string orchestra, distills for many the essential style characteristics of composer Aaron Copland—a bold spirit, rollicking syncopations, and open, spacious harmonies.
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Feb 1, 2017 – In order to forge a successful transition, new directors must quickly earn students’ trust and build a productive teacher student relationship.
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Feb 1, 2015 – Six eminent cellists share their experience and expertise as teachers
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Feb 1, 2015 – Graduating from college is exciting—after taking countless methods classes, writing about your educational philosophy and completing a semester of student teaching, you have finally earned that much anticipated degree! Now, it is time to find a job…
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Feb 1, 2015 – Eventual mastery of any musical instrument depends heavily on the quality of early instruction on that instrument. The mental concepts and physical habits formed (for better or worse) within the first year of instruction will directly affect all futur
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Nov 1, 2015 – Playing chamber music is one of life’s great pleasures. The literature is wonderful, of course. But there also is the joy that comes with shared experience.
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May 1, 2016 – Like all string instruments the timbre of a bass is derived from the placement of the bow. Improving bow holds and angles makes a huge difference for the tone, intonation, articulation, rhythm, and volume of your bass section.
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Nov 1, 2015 – This is an interview with Julia Salerno, Eastern Washington University: Lecturer of Violin and Viola, Walla Walla Suzuki Institute: Co-Director and Violin and Viola Teacher.
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Feb 1, 2017 – Movement sometimes is derailed because we have chosen non-ergonomic equipment, especially in our choice of chinrests and shoulder pads.
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Aug 1, 2015 – The Sentimental Saraband offers a myriad of technical and musical challenges for advanced student orchestras.
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Feb 1, 2016 – Solutions to low student enrollment in string education must address the issue of inequality within and among music programs.