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July 2007

Books on Brahms

July 21, 2007 10:58

Which are your favorites; I don't know which to buy.

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July 21, 2007 01:46

Because she is an exceptional, precocious five year old, Mom wanted to see what she could do with a violin even though her hands and arms are not straight and she is very small for her age.

Her new teacher showed her all the strings and notes on a computer program and then showed her the bow and violin holds.

At the end of her first lesson the teacher then asked her if she could play a G for her, which K___ immediately did. The teacher looked at Mom and smiled. "I think she has a photographic memory."

Who are you encouraging to play the violin?

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YouTube Billy Connolly - Cripple Creek

July 19, 2007 10:46

Charles Goodnight ranched in South Central Colorado before moving into Texas with his JA brand and outfit - Charles Goodnight by Haley. He overgrazed the land and had to move. While in Colorado they had a sick cow that they found on a creek and doctored it. They named the creek - "Cripple Creek" back in the 1860's.

To hear the song about going up Cripple Creek to see his gal sounds good, but is actually pretty ridiculous. It is desert.

There is a boom town named Cripple Creek way up in the mountains that is nice.

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Is there a place for a silent violin

July 18, 2007 02:21

If you are married or single, live in the country or an apartment, there are times you wish you could play your violin but can't because of the noise.

At e-bay search - type in "silent violin" and look in the $125 or higher price range at what is being offered. Plug them into a head set and play, take to the street corner with an amp and get arrested.

Has anyone bought one and what do you think of them or wish you had bought instead? Where did you purchase yours? Are they worth the venture? Have you added to them with re-vibrators etc.? Which add on's do you like the best? How big a scene did your old fuddy duddy teacher with horn rim glasses make?

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Violin SkateBoarder - Ed Busking Chester

July 14, 2007 18:17

In your face, chamber music. The new world is here.

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Olivia Newton John's Grand Father

July 10, 2007 12:47

Is Max Born, who came up with the foundation for Quantum Physics. But, as a Jew, Germany never gave him the credit; England, the country to which he fled, did.

It has been months ago that I read the book, but for years Max played with Albert Einstein, one played the piano and the other the violin.

"The End of the Certain World" by Nancy T. Greenspan is the name of the book which I read. has it, used, starting at $1.99 plus shipping. With T.V. and i-pods, it appears to be a buyer's market in used books. In the winter when I put my hay fields to bed, I gravitate to Alibris and my soapstone fireplace.

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Plug in Required - Apple Quick Time

July 9, 2007 16:00

I use Vista and can not see many of the sites here because I need a plug in and it is only good for Windows 2000 / XP. How have you solved this issue?

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Is Krauss's Choctaw Hayride actually BlueGrassJazz?

July 5, 2007 18:37

Listen to how it is put together and see what you think. It is coming mighty close. Improvisation has been around for ever and isn't that the backbone of Jazz?

Which came first - who stole what from whom - Hillbilly or Jazz?

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CD prices too Low?

July 5, 2007 09:12

I want to purchase the CD by Alison Krauss and the Cox Family. Everywhere, like Amazon, it is $13 to $14, but this one place has it for $7.77.

I want to use it for practice when I'm away from my computer, which has it free, sort of, from Rhapsody.

Question: will not display the cover of the album - has it been ripped off (Asia).

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Rhapsody Music Net Site from NY

July 3, 2007 09:48

Two weeks ago I got an e-mail from Rhapsody saying for me to please write my Rep. in the U.S. Congress and lobby against a new law to raise Rhapsody's royalty payments which would surely put them out of business.

Yesterday, I got an e-mail telling me I could save $20 per year if I made an annual payment right away.

What a clip joint! Lets see, I sign up for a year and they go out of business next month - Dah, how does that save me $20.00?

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Get Your Dampit Out

July 2, 2007 06:37

The humidity on the high plains is ten percent and in the 90's. Phoenix is over 100 and even dryer.

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July 1, 2007 20:52

After years of waiting, Baffel has just released it's new i-violin with a built in music screen in the scroll so you can watch your fingers and the music at the same time.

The automatic bowing mechanism is extra. It has an adjustable elbow, so you can scream at it if you start getting sour notes.

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Facing the Music

July 1, 2007 18:11

I would like to thank the person that suggested this book.

Henri Temianka was a gift.

I have said you are not a Texan until you have read "the life of General Albert Sidney Johnston" by his brother William Preston Johnston; and I will add that one is sorely lacking if they have not availed themselves to this book of Temianka.

Thanks for the tip. I bought my book from

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