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Music’s Personal Touch (Monday’s Bow March 5)

Sometimes, the most beautiful examples of music are the subtle, personal, and less-publicized ones.
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Because You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression

How long does it take for you to make a snap judgment about how good a performer is? That’s why first impressions are so powerful! Read on to learn more about how to make your first 20 seconds the best 20 seconds of music you’ve ever played!
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Listening to Your World, Listening to Your Future

Mentorship Logo We celebrate the New Year with a powerful convocation address from musician and visionary Robert McDuffie, who talks about the critical importance of putting your career in your own hands.
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The Case for Active Practicing

Image of a "Not Very Ideal" Piano Study Have you ever had trouble motivating yourself to practice? Then this is for you. A special guest author offers some remarkable insights on how to make practicing more engaging, effective, and fun.
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Hearts Beating for Children

Learn about an amazing organization using music to impact and empower lives of children in Nepal. We need your help to support it!
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Daily Bow: Healing Through Art in Post-Quake Haiti

Daily Bow Logo Haiti’s recovery from the devastating earthquake of 2010. As the two-year anniversary of the quake approaches, the island is struggling to regain stability, and some survivors are pushing for Haitians to dream bigger as a way of healing. Antoine Joseph Romel, a Haitian violinist, is one such survivor, and he and his countrymen are bringing […]
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UPDATE: Bradetich’s Ultimate Vision

In this update piece, we take a deeper look at the visionary efforts of editor Jeff Bradetich, as well as the many incredible contributions he has provided to us at Ovation Press and String Visions.
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Daily Bow: Using Our (Musical) Powers for Good

Daily Bow Logo In a one-of-a-kind partnership, students from a performing arts high school in Pennsylvania and experts in science and research are launching a study of musical training’s effect on brain deterioration. It’s a unique case of the young using music to help their elders, and it’s a sentiment that is only fitting, given the older generation’s […]
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Daily Bow: Music Isn’t Just For Kids

Daily Bow Logo Classical music has a fascination with prodigies, but this sometimes leaves the majority of its participants and supporters out in the cold. In honor of a columnist in the Spokane Spokesman-Review who has shared her experiences as a beginning cello student, we take a look at the question of age and value in classical music.
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The Violins that Survived (Monday’s Bow Nov. 28)

Daily Bow Logo Music is a powerful force that often transcends what we can express in words. This week’s Monday Daily Bow features three incredible stories involving violins and their musicians who survived some of the worst that life can throw at us.
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