Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 28

The Top 10 Classical Pieces All String Players Should Hear

Listening to classical music is one of the most important things you can do as a string player, whether you are a seasoned pro or a brand new student. Perhaps you are looking to become a little more familiar with classical music in general, or maybe you are looking for some inspiration to motivate and …

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Aug 21

Back to School: Music, Extracurriculars & Life Balance

Living a balanced life. Easier said than done. I remember having a high school schedule totally inundated with an overabundance of extracurriculars, especially during my junior and senior years. After all, college applications were due and I needed to beef up my resume. I was hoping for a music scholarship, so naturally I had to …

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Aug 16

Rent or Buy? That is the question!

Around this time every year, as the musical season gears up again, we see a lot of new string players preparing to start a new adventure.  There are inevitably A LOT of questions, and we are happy to address them.  In the past, on the blog, we have covered many topics about Beginner Basics.  One that …

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Aug 06

Musical Olympics: The Spirit of Competition

While nations around the globe tune in to the 2012 Summer Olympics, I’ve been thinking about the spirit of competition. What is it that drives us as individuals and societies to compete with each other? What motivates us to be better, stronger, faster, and smarter than each other? Is the spirit of competition healthy or …

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