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This from Magic Fluke Cricket features wood neck and fingerboard mounted on a plastic body. Just launched this year, Cricket is a durable, versatile travel instrument for seasoned violinists, or a great starter instrument for beginners. Its three-way adjustable chin and shoulder rest has a unique design that allows comfortable playablity. “Because plastics can be engineered to have properties close to wood, acoustics can be very similar and in some cases enhanced,” says Dale Webb, Cricket designer and owner/founder of Magic Fluke.
The pBone plastic trombone has been making the rounds in high schools and colleges across the US. Backed by British trombone soloist, bandleader, and educator Jiggs Whigham, it’s available in a wide variety of school colors. These trombones make marching less a chore and more fun, and can inexpensively add new sounds to your next gig.
Though there are plenty of bloodline bands in the world, the Bunnell Strings are not only a family five-piece ensemble of double bass, cello, viola, and two violins, but the bonds that tie them together are much stronger than the average. Siblings—Keren, 25 years old; Kimberly, 23; Corrie, 22; Cara, 20, and Ross, 19—lost both of their parents, their father to skin cancer in 2007 and their mother of colon cancer three years later.
On my latest trip to Nashville I decided that, after visiting the staples and several brand new Nashville points of interest, I would focus on some live music spots south of Nashville. Here’s what I discovered less than one hour’s drive outside the hustle and bustle of Music City.
In the right hands, sweet, soulful, searing sounds emanate from its feminine frame. Virtuosos from Paganini to Yehudi Menuhin unleashed its demons with finger flying ecstasy, and orchestras throughout history counted on it to carry the weight of the world’s melodies. From concert hall to dance hall, the violin has been the lead instrument for […]
Four different clefs are used in music today; the most common are the treble and bass clefs, and the less common are the alto and tenor clefs.