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John Chew

New Shoulder Rest and other little things

March 16, 2006 at 10:42 PM

After teaching today I thought I would treat myself and visited a violin shop on the upper-west-side. This one is call String and Things and is across the street from the Sony Lincoln Center movie-plex on 68th street and Broadway (for those of you familiar with Manhattan). I have been eyeing the Kun Bravo for sometime and decided to buy it. I thought about picking up Evah Pirazzi strings, but ouch, they are so expensive. I'll live with my dominants for a while longer.

I think I read on this board that it takes 21 days to form a habit. If I practice today, it will be my 6th day of practicing 2+ hours. My routine has been to pick up my violin afterschool. Then I head over to Hunter College practice rooms to play through my pieces and Wohlfhart etudes. There's so much to do..

Today I taught my students the relationship between electricity and magnetism. My students wrapped wire around a long nail, and attached the wires to a battery creating an electromagnet. Of course, the batteries were almost drained so the electromagnets were very weak. They could hardly pick up a clip. Hardly the demonstration I had hoped for, but I hope most of my students picked up the major concepts. Okay, to practice we go!

From Karin Lin
Posted on March 17, 2006 at 3:49 AM
I hate that. This is why I'm a theorist, not an experimentalist. :)
From Jamie Puffer
Posted on March 17, 2006 at 5:09 AM
Nyjohn! Nice to see you on this board, too! You really should try Evahs. Fill out Pirastro's questionnaire, indicating you'd like to try them out, and they'll send you a free set :) --The Other Jamie
From John Chew
Posted on March 17, 2006 at 11:39 AM
Hi "Other Jamie" from Wisconsin!!!! : )

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