Tag: Violin

Materials used to make violins

Over the past month, students have been learning about the different types of woods used to make violins. Maple (flame maple) is used for the violin back, scroll, neck, and bridge.   Spruce is used for the violin top and the sound post.  The black and white stripe around the edge of the instrument (called purfling)

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Suzuki Violin Pieces by J.S. Bach

This week’s group class is titled “Bach Day” as the class is the same day as the Middlebury Bach Festival at Middlebury College.  (I’m thrilled to be playing viola in the festival performance of the Bach Brandenburg 3!) At our Bach Day class, we will be playing all of the Bach pieces we know in

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Violin-Cello Duet Wedding Music

Below is a suggested program for violin and cello for a wedding ceremony: Prelude (15-20 minutes, 3-5 pieces): Prelude music occurs as guests are being seated and waiting for the ceremony to begin. Usually, the prelude lasts for about 15 minutes however, the duo prepares to an hour of music in case there are unexpected

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