'Five-Minute Warm-up,' Part 2: Lesson in lower positions. border=0 align=

'Five-Minute Warm-up,' Part 2: Lesson in lower positions.

October 18, 2017, 7:41 PM · Here are some aspects and methods to improve your practice efficiency and thereby outcome, with eight general areas of concentration. This video lesson blog is in response to an individual mentioning they could be helped with a more basic demonstration of a thorough warm-up. When developed, this would require about five to 12 minutes. The mental and physical focus applied makes all the difference in your achievements. Begin with two to three aspects. As you gain excellence, add another, etc. Piece of cake :)

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Demonstration of 30 Modern Violins Made in Cremona

October 18, 2017, 1:28 PM · Cremona, Italy, which gave the world the great violin maker Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737), has re-emerged in the 21st century as a bustling hub of violin-making. Last week I had the opportunity to hear 30 new Cremonese violins at Metzler Violin Shop in Glendale, California. Below is a series of five videos from that event, showing violinist Martin Beaver demonstrating each of those instruments, with links to each maker.

CremonaYou are welcome to skip down to those videos, but for those who are curious about the small city in northern Italy that has meant so much to violinists and string players, here is the little history: Cremona was the birthplace of some of the world's finest violins, carrying names such as Amati, Bergonzi, Guarneri, Ruggeri and Stradivari. But after its glory days of violin-making in the 16th, 17th and early 18th centuries, Cremona's violin-making industry fell into relative obscurity for a long period, going well into the 20th century.

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The Week in Reviews, Op. 202: Jennifer Frautschi; Sarah Chang; Ray Chen

October 17, 2017, 9:02 PM · In an effort to promote the coverage of live violin performance, Violinist.com each week presents links to reviews of notable concerts and recitals around the world.

Jennifer Frautschi performed Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in the final performance of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra.

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