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Archive | Band and Orchestra
Every musical instrument has a story to tell; stories that don’t require a note to be played. These stories may be happy or sad, but none more horrifying than the stories violins played by Jewish Holocaust victims would have for us.
A man in Tel Aviv, Amnon Weinstein, and his son have spent the last 15 years tracking down such instruments. They are now restoring the violins, hoping they will help tell the story of those who survived, and those who were not so lucky.
Since I know how to keep with a good thing, I’ve now added an email newsletter to the mix. I’m offering a daily email, which will be delivered each morning and will include a link directly to the giveaway sign-up page. Or, if you’re pretty good about following this already, get the weekly digest, just to make sure you don’t miss anything.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Steven Cox, CEO and Founder of TakeLessons, about the state of music education, the strict guidelines TakeLessons private instructor applicants are judged on, and even the role Guitar Hero and American Idol have had on music lesson enrollment.
If you’ve ever been jealous of a friend who saw The Rolling Stones or Jimi Hendrix back in the day, Robert Knight will make you green with envy. For over forty years, Knight has been what Rock Prophecies producer Tim Kaiser calls “the Forrest Gump of rock ‘n roll. He just had this knack for being right in the middle of history in the making.”
I just watched this fascinating TED video, featuring David Byrne, about the extent the sound of a building (or other environment) influences the style of music people write.
You might call me a wuss, but I really like Natalie Merchant. Even if you’re not into her, you have to admit that she’s a very talented artist. In her newest project, Leave Your Sleep, Merchant takes her lyrics from near-forgotten 19th-century poetry.
This TED video features Robert Gupta, violinist with the LA Philharmonic. He talks about a violin lesson he once gave to a brilliant, schizophrenic musician — and what he learned. You may be familiar with the musician, Nathaniel Anthony Ayers, who was played by Jamie Foxx in the recent film The Soloist. Called back onstage […]
Today we’ve got a very rare electric violin giveaway today! You can win an NS Design WAV Violin Outfit (with case and NS Composite Bow) worth $924. 1st Prize: NS Design WAV Violin Outfit (with case and NS Composite Bow), $924 – (1 Winner) The NS Design WAV Violin, created for live amplification and recording, […]
I rarely see any band and orchestra instrument giveaways. In fact, Woodwind & Brasswind is about the only site that ever hosts them. If you’re a flute player, this is a good one! WWBW is giving away a Sonaré Silhouette Series flute worth $1,740. Some info on this Sonaré Silhouette Series flute: The Sonaré Silhouette […]