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Letting things fall apart/Singing bowl reflections

Ironically, at the end of savasana in the zoom yoga class I took this morning, my MacBook Pro had a completely black screen. After initially freaking out, I laughed at how the universe often presents us with these learning opportunities. I knew I would be working on this topic today.

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The beauty of imperfection

Prior to the advent of audio recordings and radio broadcasts, violinists didn’t hear each other perform with the immediacy experienced in the 21st century. I encourage my students to listen to “dead people” recordings as well as the young superstars they see and hear on Youtube. I do this because

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The role of sound in music beyond entertainment

Having performed as a classical violinist professionally for over 30 years, I can attest that the spiritual impact of music is rarely explained in scientific terms. In recent years, magnetic resonance imaging has been used to study the impact of music on the brain which addresses physical, physiological and perhaps

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After your vacation

It can seem overwhelming thinking about playing the violin after taking a vacation break. The most important thing is to just play. Life can be busy when returning from a long trip or starting a new school year. Try to play something even if you only have a few minutes.

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New for the Linda Beers Violin Studio, LLC

There is now an iPad available for music game playing while waiting for lessons. There are a few note and rhythm games that look like a lot of fun. There are also apps for tuning, a metronome, scanning documents, and slow playback that you can can check out. You may

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Studying Music Theory

Studying music theory is an extremely important component of musical education at any level of experience. Focusing on good intonation is a logical next step in the music theory process. It is bringing music theory to the violin in a very real way. Intonation work is an important component in

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Recording a Focus in Violin Playing

Working on the recording has really created focus in my violin playing. Being busy with life and teaching can be very distracting and preoccupying. The great thing about practicing a lot, other than feeling really in shape on the violin and getting to know the music really well, is that

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Preparing for a Lesson

Even as a professional musician I take lessons. It has been important to me to establish a really consistent practice schedule dedicated to preparing music that I will play for Clayton Haslop in Sedona next month. With work and other life responsibilites, it has been challenging at times but I

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Maintaining Skills

My lesson in Sedona a couple of weeks ago was phenomenal! When I got home I was dealing with recovering from a sinus infection, catching up with teaching, and getting ready for Thanksgiving. It has been challenging to maintain the skills I refined while working with Clayton Haslop. I am

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