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"Like a homecoming": Minnesota-based pianist, Van Cliburn Silver Medalist performing at MSUM

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"Like a homecoming": Minnesota-based pianist, Van Cliburn Silver Medalist performing at MSUM


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Review: Leif Ove Andsnes Blazes Out a Rachmaninoff Rarity

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Currier opening Side Door Music Series

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Jewell returns to Boston behind rootsy ‘Blues’ album

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Atchafalaya Arcade captures nostalgia in a series of virtual musical instruments

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UNO confident its 9-foot-long concert piano was grand choice

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Molly Tuttle plays clawhammer guitar at Wide Open Bluegrass

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The hand-made violins of Kovacica
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"Like a homecoming": Minnesota-based pianist, Van Cliburn Silver Medalist performing at MSUM
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Review: Leif Ove Andsnes Blazes Out a Rachmaninoff Rarity
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AP PHOTOS: In Serbian village, violins are made with love
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Currier opening Side Door Music Series
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Learning to play guitar at age 50
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UNO confident its 9-foot-long concert piano was grand choice
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Molly Tuttle plays clawhammer guitar at Wide Open Bluegrass
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Review: Searching for a Path Out of a Musical Labyrinth
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Makana, master of the Hawaiian slack-key guitar, comes to the Neptune
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Six Flags New England to offer free admission with donation of musical instrument this week
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'It's my love, it's my life': Minnesota musician devoted to Chinese zither
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Fingerstyle guitar sheet music free pdf
Open String Pieces, PDF with most of the scales you’ll ever need unless you’re fingerstyle guitar sheet music free pdf jazz. Featuring an 8, Later found popularity in a new kind of music, jazz was music intended for dancing. And banjo books are available, many students of guitar are not going to read a huge book so this concise little booklet is perfect for getting a grounding in good practice habits and philosophy   Read More ...
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Traveling guitar exhibit to visit Kalamazoo museum
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'Each has its own soul': UNO confident its new 9-foot-long concert piano was a grand choice
To a concert pianist, choosing and purchasing a piano is kind of like choosing a spouse. You spend much of your life with it, so you want to pick wisely. Garcia, 40, performed his first piano concert at age 7. He’s been playing ever since. And in his 33-year career, he has chosen several pianos. The latest was a concert grand for the main hall in the Strauss Performing Arts Center at UNO, a gift to the school from several area philanthropists Garcia calls “the piano angels   Read More ...
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From a piano triumph to orchestral eloquence, three standout albums
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An Aurora middle school is ready to rock out with new instruments
A middle school in Aurora got a big surprise Wednesday when they were given some brand new instruments for their music classes. Electric guitars, keyboards, bass guitars, ukuleles, drums, and others were donated. It's the first of many donations that an organization wants to bring to schools all over Colorado. North Middle School in Aurora offers a guitar class to its students   Read More ...
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Del Parkinson performs piano program
TWIN FALLS — Del Parkinson will perform “That’s Amoré,” a piano concert celebrating the universal topic of love, Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. This most fundamental human emotion will be depicted in selections by Liszt, Gershwin and Bernstein. The program will blend narration with live performance. After discussing the significance of each piece, Parkinson will perform the masterworks   Read More ...
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Review: A Priceless Violin, a Cut-Rate Caper
“The Violin” aims to be a meditation on lives good, bad and unlived, though its philosophy never convinces. The crime-caper setup has some of the savor of early David Mamet and much of the macho posturing. But Mr. McCormick’s plotting, with its florid back stories and unsurprising revelations, is ploddingly predictable. And the dialogue is less than snappy, with Gio blaming his eye problems on “immaculate degenerate” (a corruption of macular degeneration) and Terry flinging around malapropisms of his own   Read More ...
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Alan Akaka
(born 1956) is a Hawaiian steel guitarist and educator. The son of former congressman and senator Daniel Akaka, he has taught at several schools and is in charge of the Hawaiian music school Ke Kula Mele. In 2014 he successfully led a petition to prevent the ukulele from being named the official state musical instrument, arguing that the steel guitar was more reflective of Hawaiian tradition   Read More ...
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