This book of 37 violin solos with piano accompaniment contains favorites like “Air on the G String” (Bach), “La Serenata” (Braga)… It included accompaniment CDs have tempo adjustment software to slow them down for learning.
The VB95 Eastman Pro Bass combines all the beauty and tone with the strength and durability that’s a perfect fit for weekend warriors. It features a fully carved spruce top with gamba corners, solid laminate back and ribs, solid ebony fingerboard.
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.
When it comes to holding an instrument, generally, many players complain that it becomes difficult, that their neck starts to hurt, that their shoulders start to hurt. But, actually, there’s a very easy way to approach it.
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 […]
Gift ideas for musicians, from guitarists to keyboardists, drummers, wind musicians, and everyone in between.
For anyone seeing an authentic bluegrass band for the first time, the unique instrumentation, driving tempos, soulful harmonies, and fierce, piercing tenor singing can be a lot to take. The sharp suits and masterfully virtuosic musicianship defy any “hillbilly” stereotype of its southern Appalachian roots, and it’s hard to disagree that ace bluegrass musicians are […]
University of Minnesota undergraduate Daniel Crawford combined his studies in environmental science with his passion for music to create “Song of Our Warming Planet.” The piece reflects the earth’s surface temperature changes from 1880 to 2012, with the coldest year (1909) having the lowest note. Crawford was interning for Professor Scott St. George who first suggested he set climate change to music.