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Album Review: Brahams Viola

Brahams Viola, by Maxim Rysanov This glorious two-disc set of what may be termed as fairly ordinary Brahams music where the central role is played the viola is the sort of music I can honestly say I am surprised I … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Make A Violin

How To Make A Violin, by John Broadhouse, with Violin notes by Ole Bull Being a person whose skills in mechanical crafts is so modest as to be practically nonexistent, I think it unlikely that I will ever achieve to … Continue reading

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Product Review: Bartoc Tripod Music Stand With Case

So, as I commented on recently [1], I purchased a new music stand as my previous one was broken. Having tried it out today, I thought it would be worthwhile to give my first impression of the product as I … Continue reading

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Stand In The Place Where You Live

Today, after working a relatively normal shift, unlike my usual lengthy ones, I had some business to accomplish before the Sabbath. Last Sabbath, when I was starting to practice the music for an upcoming viola choir accompaniment at church, to … Continue reading

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Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only The Viola Player

In 1973, Elton John was recording an album and was being bothered by comedian Groucho Marx at a dinner party of sorts. Apparently not the wittiest person when it came to thinking of snappy comebacks, his only defense during the … Continue reading

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Viola Names

Yesterday I rented a viola from a local fellow who has excellent taste in Christian literature (and seemed particularly generous about letting me borrow a wire music stand once he knew that I also played music for my church), who … Continue reading

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My Life As A Haydn Symphony

This evening I had the chance to go to the Oregon Symphony with a couple of friends from my congregation after dinner at the home of our host for tonight’s events. I had never had the chance to go to … Continue reading

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Best In Class

A couple of days ago, while I was driving for my job in Canby, I saw a tractor trailer truck that had the label “Best in class” on it. Naturally, being the sort of person that I am, I wondered … Continue reading

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A Bridge Will Bring Us Back Together

Considering that Tupac Shakur is one of the few artists in history (The Notorious B.I.G. is another) whose posthumous discography of original material was actually larger than that during his life, it’s not too surprising that Tupac’s hologram made him … Continue reading

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Viola Jokes

Random [1] examples of non-funny viola jokes: “Why should everyone have a viola around the house? Because you might run out of firewood.” “How do you get the viola section to play in tune? Have them play a measure with … Continue reading

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