Keith Richards “you’re always learning about this thing everytime you pick it up”
Jasha Heifetz "There is no top. There are always further heights to reach."
J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, spoken by Albus Dumbledore "Ah, music, he said, wiping his eyes. A magic far beyond all we do here! And now, bedtime. Off you trot!"
Daniel Levitin, This is Your Brain on Music (2006) "The story of your brain on music is the story of an exquisite orchestration of brain regions, involving both the oldest and newest parts of the human brain, and regions as far apart as the cerebellum in the back of the head and the frontal lobes just behind your eyes. It involves a precision choreography... between logical prediction systems and emotional reward systems. ...it reminds us of other music we have heard, and it activates memory traces of emotional times of our lives. Your brain on music is all about... connections."
B.B. King “The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.”
Pat Metheny "Listening is the key to everything good in music.”
J.S Bach "It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself."
Tips to keeping your instrument happy, safe and well fed (well, maybe not that last one:)
i.e sitting on a chair, laying on a couch, left on the floor...
Youngest String Quartet Ever! Smooth Criminal
Toronto Kiwanis Music Festival - Information and Registration http://kiwanismusictoronto.org/
TSYO (Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra) Information about Auditions and Registration
Online Music Sheet Music Library http://imslp.org/
Mel Bay's Fiddle Website - Free Fiddle Lessons and Tips http://fiddlesessions.com/
http://www.timkliphuis.com/ Incredible gypsy jazz and classical violinist from Holland. Check out his Tuition books, DVDs and videos website!
STEPHANE GRAPPELLI TRIO - The Cosmopolite Concert
Roberto Diaz - Walton Viola Concerto
Artosphere Festival Orchestra
Joshua Bell - Brahms VIolin Concerto @ London, Proms 2013