Violin Day

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:

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=ted+talk+music+and+the+brain&&view=detail&mid=380873875BAABFF845DB380873875BAABFF845DB&rvsmid=A3C78EBB33E88EA45C4CA3C78EBB33E88EA45C4C&fsscr=-990&FORM=VDFSRV

 

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