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  1. Klezmer

    I first played a Klezmer tune out of a child's music book that I was studying with Stella. I liked it, but when she said that 'Klezmer uses different rules', it just confirmed my idiotic idea that Klezmer was the name of a provocative composer. Then, just before Christmas 2013, Fiddle Guru played me a tune out of Ilana Cravitz's Klezmer tutor, and I learned the truth. I felt so silly, but ever after I ...

    Updated Apr-20-2015 at 13:20 by Ingélou

  2. On the use of mp3s

    Fiddle Guru is a technowizard & I do feel that now is a wonderful time to be learning music - with so many aids, like YouTube, Discussion Boards, Online-Tutors etc.

    My teacher thinks quite rightly that a violin pupil cannot ...

    Updated Apr-18-2015 at 15:04 by Ingélou

  3. Suzuki

    Chapter Four - Suzuki.
    I spent about 15 months, from May 2012 to July 2013, playing Suzuki - Books 2 & 3 - before deciding that I didn't want to go on to Book 4. The Suzuki books helped me in lots of ways. The chief thing was the accompanying ...

    Updated Apr-14-2015 at 12:18 by Ingélou

  4. Zara Nelsova Plays Dvořák

    Vinyl’s Revenge stays true to our ongoing look at concertos with a broadcast performance of Dvořák 's cello concerto by Canadian cellist Zara Nelsova (1918 - 2002).

    Born of Russian-Jewish parentage in Winnipeg, she studied at London’s Royal College of Music and went on take lessons from Casals, Piatigorsky and Feuermann. She made her concerto debut at age 12 in 1932 in London ...
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  5. Folk and Baroque

    Blair Atholl in Perthshire, May 2012:

    Chapter Three - Folk & Baroque
    I remember that I came to a decision as we were driving through Yorkshire - I checked it out, and John also thought it a good idea. After all, Fiddle Guru was a baroque specialist as well as playing in a ceilidh band, ...

    Updated Apr-14-2015 at 15:05 by Ingélou