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Firdaus Dastoor replied to Firdaus Dastoor's discussion Best technique to shift from F natural first position on D string to C# in 3rd position on A string
"oops! In the last line I meant to say is it a 3rd position or a second position function. Particularly for beginners learning to shift. F dastoor "
Firdaus Dastoor posted a discussion

Best technique to shift from F natural first position on D string to C# in 3rd position on A string

What would be the Best technique to shift from F natural first position on D string to C# in 3rd position on A string.Also would appreciate suggestions regarding exercises to perfect such shifts,Is a C# on the A string really a 3rd position function or is it a 3rd position function. Particularly for beginners.F DastoorSee More
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Jazz Combos Concert at World of Beer

April 30, 2016 from 4pm to 7pm
One night only! This jazz combo concert is guaranteed to make you want to break your viola to smithereens and become a world-renowned jazz drummer.See More
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Curt Boyll commented on Mea Chavez, Marketing Manager's group Cellists
"Love my new Costa/Fein Cello, and I'm enjoying Lessons again with Dr. Adam Riggs. I joined the Boulder Cello Project, and attended a Workshop on Sunday. It was great to get out and enjoy playing cello with others!"
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You've Got The Violin - Now What?

Hey, Becca here! I am the Owner of and Instructor at Violin by Becca. It seems like there is an unwritten list of things that you need to get when you start violin lessons. Well I wanted to give some free advice on my must haves when starting the violin. My suggestions are primarily for beginner violinist but are applicable to all…See More
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MYA Conservatory Concerts at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

April 24, 2016 from 1:30pm to 7pm
1:30 pm: Reading, Cadet, Concertino, Philharmonia, and Concert Orchestras Midwest Young Artists presents Reading, Cadet, Concertino, Philharmonia, and Concert Orchestras in concert! On April 24th at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, this 1:30 pm concert will give many talented students a chance to present and celebrate their achievements. 6:00 pm: Symphony Orchestra Midwest Young Artists presents Inspire EXCELLENCE, an April 24th concert at Northwestern University’s Pick-Staiger Concert Hall featuring…See More
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Violinists Needed for Chamber Music Festival in South of France (July 2-15)

The Zodiac Music Academy & Festival - an advance summer performing institute in the South of France for advanced students and young professionals - is looking for qualified violinists for its chamber ensembles.Qualified violinists will receive substantial scholarship for participationNow in its 4th season, the Festival…See More
Apr 10


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Violinist Augustin Hadelich Wins First Grammy Award

Violinist Augustin Hadelichtook home his first award at the…


Posted by Stephanie Powell on February 23, 2016 at 9:32am

IMSLP to Offer Paid Subscription Service

Posted by Stephanie Powell on January 6, 2016 at 12:03pm

Itzhak Perlman Wins Genesis Prize, Dudamel Conducts ‘Star Wars,’ and More

  • Violinist Itzhak Perlman has been awarded the 2016 Genesis Prize, which is worth $1 million. The prize is awarded annually…

Posted by Stephanie Powell on December 17, 2015 at 4:07pm

Video Exclusive: Annie Moses Band 'In the New World'

In a Strings exclusive, six-sibling string ensemble the Annie Moses Band has released a music video from its latest album, American Rhapsody (Rhino Warner Classics), titled “In the New World." Violinist and vocalist Annie Wolaver Dupre answers a few…


Posted by Stephanie Powell on December 2, 2015 at 3:15pm

Norman Pickering: The Patron Saint of Sound

A giant in the strings world, Norman Pickering, died last week at age 99. Learn about how important he was to music in this Shop Visit from our November/December 2003 issue.…


Posted by Stephanie Powell on November 23, 2015 at 1:51pm — 2 Comments

Violinist Performs at Trafalger Square Vigil in London

Royal College of Music student Bar Markovich played his violin in Trafalgar Square, London, at a…


Posted by Stephanie Powell on November 16, 2015 at 11:30am

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