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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 in my life that I am proud to call friends" while behind their back they blast them with jealousy and...
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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 blog was a bit of that emotional bittersweet sensation that Tango leaves in your throat. I know that An...
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Why should I have a professional website?

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Your web presence as a musician is important but it should complement the objectives you have for your career. A fundamental truth is that technologies can only evolve into the most extreme absolutes and we must take profit of having a site that opens doors to an infinite world. Today, building a website is fast, easy, simple and cost efficien...
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Social Media debunked for musicians and artists

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Why do we need Social Media? Social Media is an ocean of opportunities and it requires skill, attention, consistency and energy to make magic using the platforms that can make our career blow out of proportions. The truth is that no one will be ready for the exposure and being a famous musician will require a great ordeal of grounding and balance i...
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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 building up musicianship and virtuosity. This Discipline is essential no matter how young or old any player...
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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 conclusion of her academic life, her professional musical engagements allowed her to travel and per...
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History and Theory of music can't be explained better

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As one of the most talented and successful musicians in American history, Leonard Bernstein has earned his status in music history as a composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the US to receive worldwide acclaim. His long tenure as the music director of the New York ...
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Stop procrastinating and play everywhere every day

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- "Before we begin... a special thanks to the business owners and managers of wineries, coffee-shops, restaurants and similar that have opened their doors to my music. My touring in Northern Oregon was blessed by your awesomeness! " Being a Classical Guitar player is a wonderful thing. The versatility and mobility of the instrument is a valuable as...
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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 Kamakawiwoʻole, because of the touching lyrics and the freeing and relaxing feel of the ukulele being p...
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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 innumerable amount of artists have used it. Obviously I am thinking of Stanley Kubrick and the Clockwork O...
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Join the Guild and help us building the Web Empire!

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We are very happy to announce that we have inaugurated officially the  Website Development product for applicants in the Guild! After more than 4 years of hard work with Joomla Systems we are now launching our most powerfull service  for the Guild with the clear objective of  link us all as musicians and artists taking our own u...
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Listen to the new Masters of Classical Music

Listen to the new Masters of Classical Music
Born in Moscow in 1990, Lukas Geniušas started piano studies at the age of 5 at the preparatory department of F. Chopin Music College in Moscow, going on to graduate with top honours in 2008. He was born into a family of musicians which played a major role in Lukas' swift musical development, in particular the mentorship of his grandmother, Vera Go...
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The Harp Twins will blow your mind right now!

The Harp Twins will blow your mind right now!
Camille and Kennerly Kitt, also known as the Harp Twins are an up and coming fantastic musical duo and today we get to peek into their lives and get to know them. They wrote an original song called "North" which you can view here. Camille and Kennerly were inspired to create "North" from their heritage. The Twins themselves grew up in Illinois, USA...
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Daniella Clark, Harpist for Compassion

Daniella Clark, Harpist for Compassion
Throughout her life Daniella has been devoted to helping those with disabilities and the treasured members of our elderly community. Her educational training is centered around helping those in need and the disabled. Her music is the vehicle she uses to bring peace, comfort, compassion, and beauty to community members who are experiencing physical ...
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You can´t play the Piano if you don´t Chopin

You can´t play the Piano if you don´t Chopin
Rubinstein was born in Łódź , Congress Poland (part of the Russian Empire for the entire time Rubinstein resided there) on January 28, 1887, to a Jewish family. He was the youngest of seven children of Felicja Blima Fajga (née Heiman) and Izaak Rubinstein. His father owned a small textile factory. Rubinstein's birth name was to be Leo , but his eig...
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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 both an accident and a crafted intention. First of all, the performer has to deliver music to a par...
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The Perfection of Sound

The Perfection of Sound
The Elbphilharmonie  is in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg, Germany, on the Grasbrook (de) peninsula of the Elbe River. It is one of the largest and most acoustically advanced concert halls in the world. It is popularly nicknamed Elphi .  The new glassy construction resembles a hoisted sail, water wave or quartz crystal; it sits on top o...
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Love in the Time of Tinder

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The Online Music Guild and  Keeney Bros present: Michael Heitmann (Baritone) accompanied by Eugene Cline, playing his signature recital " Love in the time of Tinder ". Currently Michael Heitman is a Seattle established singer. Along the performance, we will be showcasing the art of Tom Garfield as we serve a fine selection of wines to be paire...
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261 years old and he´s still selling discs. Deal with it.

261 years old and he´s still selling discs. Deal with it.
Happy Birthday Master! Nicole Pence Pianist, keyboardist, composer and arranger who  entertains audiences with her unique blend of virtuosity, humor and pizzazz. Nicole's YouTube "Happy Birthday Variations" video currently has nearly three million views . Arizona Foothills Magazine honored Nicole with the " Best of 2014 Award " for Best Local ...
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Improve your piano technique on Chopin

Improve your piano technique on Chopin
​ Katsaris was born in Marseilles, France. Katsaris first began to play the piano when he was four, in Cameroon where he grew up. His first teacher was Marie-Gabrielle Louwerse. He studied piano at the Paris Conservatoire with Aline van Barentzen and Monique de la Bruchollerie, who had been a pupil of Emil von Sauer – one of Franz Liszt's favourite...
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