MA Blogger: Brenda Bernstorf
Not much is known about Violin Day. It may have originated out of a holiday music concert. May I recommend listening to the J.S. Bach Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings & Continuo in D minor – you can find it on Pandora Baroque Radio?
Learning to play the violin takes effort and diligence. I had a sixth grade teacher who made it so uncomfortable for me to leave for strings class that I gave up the violin. I played piano and convinced my mother that piano was enough. I regret that now. There is something powerful and marvelous about playing a string instrument well. Historically, the first violin was created in the 1530s but other bowed string instruments date back to the 9th century.
Anita Collins did a wonderful TED talk about music and the brain. Here’s the web address: