Ninichi and Xelafish, a creative partnership between composer Ninichi and multimedia creative Xelafish, have launched a competition open to all piano and violin musicians to cover their piece “Journey Into The Unseen.” The sheet music has been made available for free in piano solo, violin and piano (also works as violin solo), and violin duet […]
Ask any violinist if there’s a difference between a violin and a fiddle, and they will say, “If I had a nickel every time somebody asked that!” The answer (drum roll)… It’s the same instrument. The difference is related chiefly to the style of music and the manner in which the instrument is played. Violins are […]
As one of the world’s most renowned harp soloists and a passionate champion of new music for her instrument, Yolanda Kondonassis presents a comprehensive guide and conversational text on composing idiomatically for the harp, in her new book, The Composer’s Guide to Writing Well for the Modern Harp, published by Carl Fischer. The book features […]
Albert Einstein Of all the famous non-musicians who played the violin in history, one of the best known in modern pop culture is Albert Einstein. The physicist who developed the theory of relativity and won a Nobel Prize also adored his music and his violin, which he called “Lina.” Einstein began playing at age 6 […]
Welcome back to our series on clarinet scales! In this video, Ana will teach out how to play the Bb major scale on clarinet. Don’t forget to stop back next week and Cassidy will teach you how to play the G minor scale! We also recommend you follow along with the Bb major scale below […]
We can guide you, but practice will make you unbeatable. Let’s make you better than the best with these five tips for beginning violinists.
In this video, the team over at Consordini Music teaches us the basics of playing the cello. They go over everything from posture, to care for the instrument, to what you’ll need and more!
The battle between what matters the most in songwriting never ends. Is it the lyrics, or melody? Both of these elements matter, but if you’re a songwriting guitarist there’s one more important thing you should be aware of. It’s the thing that takes your songs to the next level. . . Voicing! Many songwriting guitarists […]
As Easy As ABA: Understanding Sonata Allegro Form When the average classical-music listener who has had a basic high school or undergraduate college level music appreciation course hears the term “sonata allegro form” or “sonata form,” what comes to that person’s mind — and what he or she most likely has been taught — is […]