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Archive for November, 2012

Have you ever been playing a piece with a lot of sixteenth notes and found that they were sounding uneven? I have a trick that will help you to even out your playing! I was introduced to this technique by my high school violin teacher and have used it ever since with great success! Here [...]

Searching for a violist

November 26th, 2012 by Katherine Moller

Last year I had a fabulous string quartet. The four of us played well together, we were starting to get a nice blended sound, and we enjoyed spending time together. Sadly, my violist moved away, leaving me needed a four member to the quartet, and so the search began. This is a challenge that occurs [...]

Tips & Tricks: Playing in an Orchestra

November 13th, 2012 by Katherine Moller

This week we just started our orchestras at Park St. Elementary School. It is very exciting for the kids because this is the chance for them to play in a group with different instruments. This made me think of all the things that a person needs to know about playing in a group. Here are [...]

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

November 12th, 2012 by Katherine Moller

Christmas music is incredibly polarizing. Where do you stand? Do you love it? Do you hate it? The other day on twitter, Jian Ghomeshi tweeted that we should not be playing Christmas music until December. This led to a barrage of tweets and retweets about the topic with, by the sounds of it, most people [...]

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