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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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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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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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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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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 Academy of Music to study with Richard Hauser, and later Wilhelm Kempff and Stefan Askenase ,  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 very difficult, requires exceptional piano skills and great virtuosity to be interpreted at a high ...
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Chopin Etudes, beautiful challenges

​As pianist I can´t stop thiking on improving my technique and someday be able for playing all the Chopin Etudes properly. Each one is full of incredible challenges for every aspect of playing piano so I focus on one etude at a time getting totally obsessed with. Anyway, in my research of information I got th...
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How to choose the best strings for your Guitar

The density of the strings you choose affects the tone and the response of your guitar. When choosing strings, you are looking for a material that allows you to work. The two key factors that will change from Carbon to Nylon are density and plasticity. The density (mass/volume) of the strings affect the feel of the guitar (grip and pluck) making yo...
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