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How to play the slide Apple Blossom

Play along with a video from the Sound Explorers class. Enjoy!

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Open String Christmas, Volume 2

Building on the techniques in Open String Christmas, Open String Christmas,Volume 2 lets a new student play duets and enjoy the holiday season. The first part uses only open strings. The second part has the melody. There are more rhythms … Continue reading

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Weeping Willow Trio for Violin, Viola and Piano

By request, a new arrangement of Scott Joplin’s Weeping Willow is now available. It opens with a long piano solo. The violin and viola parts begin to sing during the first statement of the theme. The viola part begins a … Continue reading

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3:00 Recital Scrapbook

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1:00 Recital Scrapbook

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School Schedule and Sunflowers

Just a quick reminder, school schedule begins Monday, August 23. As you can see, the sunflowers did well this year. It’s a nice change. I’m still watching for squirrels.

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Summer Project: Carnival of Venice

Molly and Bingan recorded the Carnival of Venice. It was rehearsed together most Fridays this summer for about 15 min. a week. Curious to hear how it turned out? The video is here.

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Traditional Christmas Carols for Solo Cello

Traditional Christmas Carols for solo cello are the most advanced of the string sets. I wanted some challenge for people who have been isolated and playing alone. All of the arrangements require double stops. The arrangements are suitable for recital … Continue reading

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Traditional Christmas Carols for Violin, Viola or Cello

Traditional Christmas Carols for string instrument with optional piano. All demonstration videos show the carols with violin and piano. You can listen to O Little Town of Bethlehem, Away in a Manger, While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks by Night, Hark! … Continue reading

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Virtual Christmas Recitals

In September I began writing new Christmas carol arrangements. I made five versions for solo piano in different levels of difficulty. The red set is the easiest. Then following rainbow order, each set added more challenges. For my string students … Continue reading

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