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5 Fiddle Tunes Every Fiddler Needs to Know
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5 Fiddle Tunes Every Fiddler Needs to Know

”Old Joe Clark" is one of our most beloved and widely known fiddle tunes. The lyrics are about Joseph Clark, a Kentucky mountaineer born in 1839. The first printed version of the sheet music came in 1918. Nowadays we often hear this tune in different jam sessions all over the United States.
The Wonderful Healing Effects of Music
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The Wonderful Healing Effects of Music

It is a solid statement, that music can evoke an emotion. It can make you happy or sad, in movies it can set up an important scene. Music also has a healing effect that, for many can help them recover or be brought back mentally if they are suffering from something like dementia. Let us explore the different ways that music can provide healing energy.
Happy Birthday Robert Schumann
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Happy Birthday Robert Schumann

On June 8th, we will celebrate 211 years since the birth of the great German composer Robert Schumann, who’s renowned particularly for his piano music, songs (lieder), and orchestral music. Many of his best-known piano pieces were written for his wife, pianist Clara Schumann.
6 Surprising Lessons from the Group Projects
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6 Surprising Lessons from the Group Projects

We received so many messages and comments from those who participated that I wanted to organize the main themes of why projects like this are fulfilling, and maybe we can apply some of these lessons in other areas of your life.
The Magic and the Math of Music
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The Magic and the Math of Music

Strings for a Cause
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Strings for a Cause

This year’s “Strings for a Cause” Campaign ramps up Fiddlershop’s support for one of the most dynamic music programs in the developing world, Blume Haiti. Founded in 2012 by volunteer music educators from the United States and Haiti, Blume today provides 40 music programs and serves some 5,000 students annually across the country.

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