In 2017 Hilary Hahn committed to practicing 100 days in a row and everyday she posted a 1 minute video of herself on her Instagram page @violincase with hashtag #100daysofpractice. The 100 Day Practice Challenge (http://slippedisc.com/2017/11/so-hilary-hahn-practised-for-100-days/) : 100 days of practice in a row, in fact. The idea came from a global Instagram project (designated by the […]
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Surgical Tubing DIY can make your bow comfortable to hold
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“Newton’s First Law of Motion states that a body at rest will remain at rest unless an outside force acts on it, and a body in motion at a constant velocity will remain in motion in a straight line unless acted upon by an outside force”
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If you have small hands or short fingers and you have intonation inconsistencies, you might want to try the Nails to Bridge.
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So here I am practicing The Swan. This must have been the 6th time in a row I played (actually butchered) this most beautiful cello music. As you can tell, Abby is a polite girl because she tries to be discreet but the hardwood floor gives her away. I’m glad I’m looking down because I […]
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For me, 2017 is the year of the cello, because this is the year I started playing the cello again, after a 35 year layoff. On June 3rd, I rented a cello and when I got home, I tuned my cello with a tuning fork (I found my tuning fork from 35 years ago!) and […]
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