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If you have to do it, do it in the woods!

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​We heard innumerable stories of composers gathering inspiration from nature and yet we make so much effort to perform in concert halls and many other venues that we believe to be a source of inspiration. Khatia Buniatishvili made a huge stateme...
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What makes you think you should record?

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Often we musicians have the desire to make a recording out of thin air and we miss a million details that go into the development of an audio recording, let alone a professionally done video.  But what makes you think you should even try to reco...
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Who needs special effects when it can all be real?

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Sometimes, in our daily life, we get stuck in normal routines where basic rules are never questioned. But Art will come by sometime and challenge our perception of reality in a subtle way. Are you paying attention? Most of the time, we know the diffe...
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Your niche is important! Stick to it!

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Stranger things is a show that personally did a lot for me. This is a great surprise because this video is pushing even more buttons that what the TV show did. First of all, as I was talking with Nathan about the blog, I was excited because of the va...
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Being a Musician is all about your versatility

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Many young musicians dive into a school, conservatory, or institute because they feel music as a path to live life and unfold oneself. I will say that this is a normal path because it coaches us structure and good habits. But as everything in life, i...
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Coordinating Killer Music for an Outstanding Wedding

Coordinating Killer Music for an Outstanding Wedding
So you have finally landed your first gig playing at a wedding. You are part of an ensemble and you are the one gathering information and coordinating music for the ceremony. You want to create music the wedding party will always remember Their exper...
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Can your ears figure out which bow is the cheap one?

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Playing with good quality instruments is very important because it gives musicians the certainty that they will respond accurately. However, there's a point where price might not reflect the "quality" of the instrument. In this case, we have a b...
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Wasting your money on a music degree is stupid!

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Everyone (including myself) has fallen into the trap of "purchasing" a music degree via an established institution. It took me a verry long time to realize that the cost in "Time and Money" had no tangible Return of Investment. This is is main topic ...
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Do Guitarists actually suffer of a God complex?

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It's interesting to see how many people start playing guitar because they are on their way to fame and fortune. The truth is that the music industry (backed by Hollywood) has made the figure of the guitar player into a semi-divine figure of awesomene...
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Your brain can benefit big time from learning guitar

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 The Classical Guitar is an instrument that requires left-right hand coordination. This kind of complex task demands the brain to utilize the opposite hemispheres in different ways, forcing the performer to focus in a quite particular way. ...
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Pianists that really know how to play relaxed

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​Learning and memorizing music is a process that sometimes takes blood, sweat, and tears and it could lead to tension. Practicing relaxed is important to play relaxed. In those two videos, Lang Lang and Josh Wright introduce why relaxing is important...
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Five wonderful violinist jokes that you need to share!

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An important matter: "Violinist tend to be tedious because they think very highly of themselves"... This is a wide spread popular belief that actually is is far from true and we must stand for what is right. Many say: "I have innumerable violinists i...
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Tango on the other side of the word

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Listening to Anikó playing music from my country was a wonderful experience this morning. ​ The truth is that this was also a wonderful surprise. Anikó and I met via Instagran and my immediate reaction when I heard her selection to feature in the blo...
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Amazing Bach piece played by a Blooming child prodigy

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We decided to feature Olivia Chiang beacuse it is an example of how musicianship can be inspired at an early age. The important part of the message is not the awards and the success but remembering how much time and hard work we must put into buildin...
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Rachmaninov #3: Challenging, Beautiful and played with Passion

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​Natasha Paremski has a fascinating piano career. Her piano studies began at the age of 4 with Nina Malikova at Moscow's Andreyev School of Music and they concluded in New York with Pavlina Dokovska at Mannes College of Music. After 2007 and the...
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Wonderful, Beautiful, Trumpet Magic Somewhere Over the Rainbow

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"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" with Igor Fedorov.         Today we get to hear one of my favorite songs played in a beautiful unique way by Igor Fedorov. Igor was inspired to play this version of the original tune by Israel Kam...
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The most amazing arrangement made to this spectacular overture

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As I was browsing for music in the internet to find new artists, YouTube drove me in the direction of this fantastic arrangement of the Overture to one of my favorite operas. The original work has always struck me as a masterpiece for the ways innume...
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Why Live Classical Music?

Why Live Classical Music?
​The world of classical music is full of interpreters and this is what makes the experience much more rewarding. Compared to recordings that will always sound the same, you have a factor of surprise that only a classical musician can deliver. This is...
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Relax and start up your weekend with Mozart!

Relax and start up your weekend with Mozart!
Mitsuko Uchida: Born in Atami , a seaside town close to Tokyo , Japan, Uchida moved to Vienna , Austria , with her diplomat parents when she was 12 years old, after her father was named the Japanese ambassador to Austria. She enrolled at the Vienna A...
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Chopin. Polonaise in Ab Major, Op. 53. Heroic

Chopin. Polonaise in Ab Major, Op. 53. Heroic
The Polonaise in A-flat major, Op. 53  for solo piano, was written by Frédéric Chopin in 1842. This composition is one of Chopin's most admired compositions and has long been a favorite of the classical piano repertoire. The piece, which is...
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