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Books of ages

November 12, 2017 — Leave a comment

Do they work, these string-quartet arrangements? Oh, yes. They make the preludes and fugues different (I think they are keyboard works, fundamentally). But Bach is still Bach. He is always Bach, no matter what you do to him. When the Swingle Singers sing him, he is Bach. When you bang him on a can, he remains Bach. He will always out, always.

I think The Well-Tempered Clavier is one of the most miraculous things ever to appear on earth—and that the hand that wrote them was scarcely human.

https://www.newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/books-of-ages

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History of the Violin

September 7, 2017 — Leave a comment

So what is the violin? How did this instrument come to be, and where did it come from?

http://www.playtheviolin.org/history-of-the-violin/

If you are a parent of a child currently taking music lessons, bear in mind that this is a long-term commitment. Your child is not going to show jaw-dropping improvements week in, week out. There will be ups and downs, and the child will need to learn to persevere through the tougher times. Parents will need to be supportive, patient, and strict at the same time. To quit learning when facing with difficulties is definitely not a good idea, we should instead use these opportunities to build stronger character in the child. Besides that, all of the years spent in music education will yield its benefits as the child grows up.

https://spinditty.com/learning/Learning-the-Violin-or-any-instrument-as-a-Child-Teenager-and-Adult