This week we're doing another joint post! To start us out, Cammi will share her favorite musical websites/blogs, and Maggie will weigh in next. Violinist.com I can proudly say that Violinist.com is a home-away-from-home for violinists of all ages and stages. You will benefit from the forums on this site whether you be a beginning … Continue reading Our Favorite Musical Links
We musicians are always boasting about how diverse music is. It's art, it's science, it's mathematics. A lot of mathematics. Sadly, no one believes us - after all, how mathematical can music get? Aside from pitch frequencies, we never have to deal with numbers. Right? Of course not! Music is littered with numbers, whether you … Continue reading Math In Music
There are two great violin giveaways going on right now! The first one is sponsored by StringsMagazine. This giveaway package is comprised of a: John Cheng Limited Edition 4/4 size violin Guy Laurent Three Star 4/4 size violin bow Musafia Momentum Z 4/4 size violin case 2 Cakes of Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin The total value of … Continue reading Tidbit #6 – Musical Giveaways
Since Mozart's Birthday was on January 27th, I felt a little pressure to post about him this Monday. But I didn't want to write up a biography about him - of which there are gazillions on the WWW. And no, I didn't want to post "10 Interesting Facts about Mozart" - there are already hundreds … Continue reading An Intriguing Mozart
Merry Christmas to all of our followers! We hope this Christmas season has been a wonderful one for you and your families! Of course, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without music! Please enjoy these 3 famous Christmas pieces, written by classical composers Tchaikovsky, Handel and Mendelssohn! The Nutcracker - Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker was premiered on December 18, … Continue reading Merry Christmas, Everyone!
Several months ago, Cammi posted on the strings of the orchestra. Today, I'm going to explore the woodwinds of the orchestra. So, to begin with, what is a woodwind? Like all sections of the orchestra, woodwinds are defined by their method of producing sound. The strings of the orchestra produce sound through vibrating strings; the … Continue reading Woodwinds of the Orchestra
You know that Mozart lived about the same time as Haydn, but really, how close were they? Did they even meet? Who was older? How did they view each other and their music? The world of classical music, musicians, and composers is amazingly connected. Today I want to explore these connections and talk about a … Continue reading Who Knew Who?
Hello! Today I'm going to share some tips for beginning musicians, and violinists in particular. Hope you learn from some of my mistakes. 🙂 Enjoy! Know Your Goals (and complete them) It is most helpful to set goals for yourself. I always like to make lists of goals I would like to achieve by the … Continue reading 6 Points for Beginning Violinists
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra season is in full swing, and do you know what that means? 25 free concerts - streamed live - anywhere and anytime! Ar e you serious? Yup! Totally. All 25 concerts (plus 2 bonus Classroom Editions) will be streamed live at DSO.org. Programs include Beethoven's 4th and 9th Symphonies, Sibelius's 2nd Symphony, … Continue reading Tidbit #5 – DSO Live Streaming
Today I'm giving you a post on my favorite composer! To me, there is endless inspiration in Chopin's music, but having played it for years, I've become familiar with some of its distinctive characteristics. I'm sure I'll discover more and more in his music as I progress - I certainly hope so! I've put Chopin's … Continue reading What Makes Chopin Chopin