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Music

What goes into a medley?

August 22nd, 2022 by Katherine Moller

Hi there, So I finished up my residency last Friday.  The past two weeks were long, hard, wet, cold, and very productive!  I wrote 30 new fiddle tunes and put together 15 medleys for the new recording.  The recording will likely be about 12 tracks long, but I always like having a few extras when […]

Have You Made it Past Stage 2?

July 12th, 2022 by Katherine Moller

Did you know that there are several stages to learning something new? This can be with driving a car, starting a new job, or learning an instrument. The process of learning is a constant work in progress and that progress has quite a few steps before you get to where you want to be, feeling […]

How I Practice for Symphony NB

June 6th, 2022 by Katherine Moller

I just got off the road with Symphony NB and thought you might be curious about how I practice leading up to our concerts. Symphony NB is a part-time orchestra, so we all have other work that we do in between concerts.  Usually, we get our music a few weeks before our first rehearsal.  Our […]

The Nerves Never Go Away Completely

June 20th, 2019 by admin

This past weekend I did some busking at the Kingston Farmers’ Market just outside of Saint John.  I have been busking now for close to 20 years.  I have busked on the streets of Victoria, BC (my first ever busking experience), Galway, Ireland, at a gas station outside of Fredericton, NB,  and at farmers’ markets […]

Is boredom important for creativity?

May 2nd, 2018 by Katherine Moller

  I tend to write most of my music over one or two weeks during the summer.  I have been lucky enough to get residencies through the Fredericton Arts Alliance the past 8 years. So, here is the question.  Why do I write most of my music during these residencies and not the rest of […]

Practice Thoughts

January 30th, 2018 by Katherine Moller

I have been thinking about practicing quite a lot recently.  It has come up in three ways in my life recently, and I want to share my thoughts with you. I belong to a group of female musicians, and recently one of the members was talking about feeling like a fraud because she was not […]

Not Keeping Up With the Joneses

January 2nd, 2018 by Katherine Moller

So, I love Pilates!  I have been doing Pilates for probably close to five years now.  I feel good about myself, and am proud of how far I have come!  I feel strong, and I feel healthy.  My teachers are very supportive and are constantly telling me how strong I am, and how advanced I […]

Fiddling Around – Strategies to Write Your Own Fiddle Tunes.

September 7th, 2016 by Katherine Moller

I have been writing fiddle tunes for the past 15 years or so, but only started doing so with any regularity six years ago.  At the moment I write all of my tunes with my fiddle in my hands, and have come up with a few strategies.  Since I am currently in the process of […]

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