Tag Archive: metronomes

Nov 19

Music Theory Basics (Part 2)

In Music Theory Basics (Part 1), we discussed the musical staff, clefs, and note names.  Today, we will cover the basics of rhythm and note duration.  There are lots of charts in this one! The term rhythm has come to mean several different things in today’s culture, but for our purposes, we will use the …

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May 20

The Fine Art of Tuning

In high school at the beginning of each concert, like all orchestras, we would take some time to tune.  Once the squeaking and squawking settled into a common A natural, our conductor would say, “Thank you very much.  Our first song was ‘The Fine Art of Tuning.’”  The audience, slightly confused, would laugh and we …

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Feb 01

Roses are Red…

Roses are Red… We are trying to get into the Valentine’s spirit here are Kennedy Violins by writing a lovely little poem about how much we love violins, violas, cellos, and music but, we have writer’s block!  Maybe you can help. Submit a Valentine’s Day poem to our facebook page!  We’d love to hear your sonnets, …

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Dec 28

Under a rest

I usually try to write a blog that is somehow useful or insightful. However, I’m afraid this blog only raises more questions than provides answers, and I’m hoping someone will be able to offer some help. The most difficult part of this is to admit a piece of my musical immaturity. I answered a call …

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Jan 17

Accessories for Every New (Violin) Outfit

Purchasing an instrument seems like a daunting task, and the most difficult part is over once you decide which instrument you want to get. Right? Perhaps… There are many accessories available for anyone who has purchased a violin from Kennedy Violins – from the earliest beginning student to the advanced or professional performer. At Kennedy …

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