Some Serious Jazz Viola!

Martin Stegner of the Berlin Philharmonic shows us just how hard the viola can swing in this burning solo on “A Foggy Day” by Gershwin. Does anyone know of any other violists who can play jazz like this?

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Conductor Enthusiasm

I found this funny video of different conductors directing the climactic point of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2.  Some are stone-faced and others, well . . . they seem to be having the best moment of their lives!

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Look Around During Berlin Phil Rehearsal

**You need to use Google Chrome browser to get the 360 effect. Watch this amazing video where you get to be a fly on the wall during a Berlin Philharmonic Rehearsal of the great Beethoven 9th symphony. You can click

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Beautiful Tribute to Prince by Christian Howes

Phenomenal multi-style violinist Christian Howes performs his arrangement of “Sometimes it Snows in April” by Prince. The instrument he is playing at the beginning isn’t a viola, but rather an “octave violin” which is tuned like a violin but down

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Amazing Grace Collaboration

Here’s a fun collaboration from halfway around the world. Ariella from Violin Like THAT! joins me on Amazing Grace. You can play all five of these parts on this website More great videos and lessons from Ariella: ViolinLikeTHAT.com Ariella’s YouTube

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What Disc Golf Taught Me About Success

First of all, let me express to you how much I hate waking up early. Apparently this is something in my genes, because I’ve always been this way and whenever I try to fight it and get up early, I

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Sometimes You Should Stop Thinking

How Playing an Instrument is Like Sports Training In my lessons, I’m often pointing out to students that some elements of playing an instrument are an artistic pursuit, but others are more like a sport. We need to be creative

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How to Add Songs to Your App

How to Get the Most out of Your String Club App So you downloaded The String Club on your iPad, iPhone, Windows 10, or Android 5.0 device and learned the twelve pieces for your instrument that come loaded on it. 

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