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[Dec 2011 | One Comment | ]
The Hard of Hearing Musician – One Woman’s Journey: Part Two

  (continued from the October/November 2011 issue) Interview conducted by Willa Horowitz, Au.D. Tues. Feb. 1, 2011 Wendy Cheng (C): How I hear/play music. Over the years I’ve discovered that I can tell when I’m playing in tune with my teacher if we are playing in unison. Willa Horowitz (H): On the Association of Adult [...]

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[Oct 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
The Hard Of Hearing Musician – One Woman’s Journey: Part One

Interview conducted by Willa Horowitz, Au.D. on Tues. Feb. 1, 2011 I wanted learn how a fiddler/violin player who has been diagnosed as having some hearing impairment as a result of playing his/her instrument dealt with the disability.  My search turned up the Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss (AAMHL) and I approached its [...]

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[Apr 2011 | One Comment | ]
Benny Thomasson and the Texas Fiddling Tradition: Part Two

by Michael Mendelson Reprinted from: JEMF Quarterly Volume 10, Part 3 (Autumn 1974) #35 As Charles Faurot notes, in Texas, “Almost any reason will serve as an excuse for a fiddle contest…” whether it be a rodeo, anniversary of a town founding, St. Patrick’s Day or a “Yamboree”— a yam harvest festival .14 As these [...]

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[Aug 2010 | 7 Comments | ]
Musings on the Evolution of Jazz Violin Part Four: Bop to Hop

  by Anthony Barnett  SP What do you think of the effect of pickups on jazz violin’s acceptance and whether it is a positive, negative or neutral trend? Any opinions on the     1. current crop of pickups?     2. acoustic vs. solid body instruments?     3. appearance of 5 string models? AB I am [...]

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[Jun 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Craig Duncan Interview

Craig Duncan is a Nashville fiddler and multi-instrumentalist. Craig is recognized internationally for his many books and arrangements published by Mel Bay. This is his Mel Bay Artist Interview with Erica Cantrell. He also teaches a Mel Bay Pro Lick. www.melbay.com – www.craigduncan.com