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Playing and learning tips for violinists.

Drum circle helps refugee women heal from trauma

Join the forum discussion on this post About thirty refugee women sat in a circle at a church in El Cajon on a recent Monday morning, thrumming the pulse of a heartbeat on hand drums and with shakers. Under the … Continue reading

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Portland Startup Makes Music Therapy App To Help Stroke Survivors Walk Again

Join the forum discussion on this postOriginal Article Link Portland Startup Makes Music Therapy App To Help Stroke Survivors Walk Again By LUCAS RANDALL-OWENS • MAR 13, 2018 Brian Harris (left) and Owen McCarthy LUCAS RANDALL-OWENS / FOR MAINE PUBLIC Listen Listening… 4:46 Portland Startup … Continue reading

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7 tips for adults taking up a musical instrument

Join the forum discussion on this postIs it too late to pick up a musical instrument when you’re on the other side of 30? Absolutely not, say Classic FM’s Alexander Armstrong, Lucy Coward and John Suchet. It might seem like … Continue reading

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A Study Suggests That People Can Hear Universal Traits in Music

Join the forum discussion on this postImagine that you’re a researcher who has unlimited time and resources, and a time machine that can travel anywhere in the world. You use these wondrous gifts to get a recording of every song … Continue reading

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When your eyes move so do your eardrums

Join the forum discussion on this post  When Your Eyes Move, So Do Your Eardrums … and no one knows why. Without moving your head, look to your left. Now look to your right. Keep flicking your eyes back and … Continue reading

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Fiddlerman 2017 Group Christmas Project – O Holy Night

This is the result of the 2017 Fiddlerman Group Christmas Project. SEE DETAILS OF THE PROJECT BELOW! The deadline for your submissions will be in Monday, December 18th, 2017 at which time I will begin mixing. Keep posted as the date … Continue reading

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The titanium frog – a violinist and a luthier compare notes on the innovation | Focus | The Strad

Peter Herresthal: Perhaps surprisingly for such an unusual creation, the feel of the bow was easy to get used to. The tip is also metal, made from gold. But the bow doesn’t feel stiff at all and the balance is … Continue reading

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Learning the Violin as an adult – it’s possible!

Join the forum discussion on this postSource: Learning the Violin as an adult – it’s possible! Meet ‘Damfino’ from the Fiddlerman Forum. She is 37 years old and lives in Cleveland, Ohio. Her journey as a fiddler started in July … Continue reading

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Toni’s Violin and Musical Journey – by Toni aka CoolPinkOne

As a child music was a big part of my life.  We always listened to music, always.  If we were not outside playing, we were inside with albums and records playing, dancing and singing. My sister was lucky to get … Continue reading

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How Violin Became Part of My Life – by Dennis Boring

About 5 years ago+ I was cruising YouTube and found this crazy guy that played violin on cross-over stuff… his name was David Garrett. I watched a show of his in Reno in December and then saw him play Over … Continue reading

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