Archive | May, 2011

Taking Your Career to the Next Level: 6 Essential Musician Strategies

Now, more than ever before, musicians need to be entrepreneurial in creating their own paths to success. Read on to learn from expert Angela Beeching about how to forge your own way in music.
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Daily Bow: Two Conducting Competitions Across the World

Daily Bow: Two Conducting Competitions Across the World

Daily Bow Logo Today’s Daily Bow looks at some incredible emerging (and seasoned) talent at two different conducting competitions, one in the US and one in Poland.
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Monday’s Bow (May 30)

Monday’s Bow (May 30)

Daily Bow Logo Did you know that the speed of sound has healing properties? Have you heard the most recent news from the New World and Detroit Symphonies? How about the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra? Who racked up a DOUBLE WIN at the Fischoff National Chamber Competition? Check out exciting, interesting and humorous stories brought to you on […]
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Learn to Play With Helmholtz Motion

Read on to discover a fantastic exercise from Dr. Cheri Collins on how to learn to play with the Helmholtz Motion, and thus play with better tone.
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What is “Good” Tone? Re-calibrating our Ears

Have you ever wondered exactly what “good” tone is? If you want to learn more about how to improve YOUR tone READ ON!
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Daily Bow: Are Tiger Children Better Musicians?

Daily Bow: Are Tiger Children Better Musicians?

Daily Bow Logo In this Friday’s Daily Bow, we look at the “Tiger Mother” approach to parenting. Do you think it is an effective way of developing young musicians.
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Tips for Healthy Practicing, Part 2

What do you do if you feel pain from playing? The first thing is, STOP playing if it hurts. End your practice session early. Do not keep playing through the pain. It will just aggravate the problem…
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Daily Bow: Honoring Mahler the Right Way

Daily Bow: Honoring Mahler the Right Way

Daily Bow Logo Lorin Maazel – conductor, violinist, and composer – is showing his appreciation and respect for Gustav Mahler’s work in perhaps the most complete way possible.
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Daily Bow: More on the Musical Mind!

Daily Bow: More on the Musical Mind!

Daily Bow Logo Great links on the “musical mind,” including information on music, the brain, and creativity!
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String Players’ Brains are “Special”

As string players, we develop brain areas that others do not. Other musicians develop unique brains, but string players are subjects of ongoing research because they offer distinctive evidence of brain plasticity. Our brains develop more in volume, mechanisms of use, and perhaps heightened abilities beyond music alone.
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