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Three Quick Lessons From The Violin Wunderkind Who Became A Master
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KindaScratchy
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October 8, 2014 - 8:25 pm
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From NPR.org:

Joshua Bell was once a boy wonder of the violin. Now, at 46, he leads nine young musicians in Masterclass. HBO's 30-minute documentary series pairs young artists with world-renowned mentors such as Placido Domingo, Frank Gehry and Patti LuPone, and gives both the teacher and the students opportunities to learn from each other. During an interview with NPR's Robert Siegel, Bell offers three solid pieces of advice to musicians new and old.

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When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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Thanks to  Diane!!!!  Our wonderful roving reporter. 

I have added to my calendar.. Yay.. I get HBO... I am so excited. 

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While you're waiting for that one, you might like this one, if you haven't already seen it.

Joshua Bell on the receiving end of a masterclass, with Ivan Galamian.  Back when Mr Bell was around 12 or 13 yrs old.

Only a 10 minute clip, but it does have some interesting points.

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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Thank you Daniel.  I am eager to listen to this on my break.

Yahoo... #thankfulforheadphones  

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