Monthly Archives: November 2010

So Here It Is ….

In my previous post, I mentioned my inspiration for and rationale behind purchasing an inexpensive Baroque bow from Shar. Immediately when I received my new bow this past Wednesday and proceeded to try it out after removing it from … Continue reading

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Oh Boy! A New Toy!

In becoming heavily involved in HIPP through recorder and voice, I have discovered the secrets to playing “like Il Giardino Armonico” rather than merely imitating as I described. In learning to play the recorder and sing in the historically accurate … Continue reading

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Rachel Barton Pine, HIPP Mythbuster

Last week in my post HIPP Phoney Baloney, I tackled the issue of HIPP-related myths with the aid of Wendy Harton Benner, Baroque violinist and Baroque Band Member. In this interview-based post, I mentioned the myth that persistently plagued me … Continue reading

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Teacher, Tell Me a Story!

Everyone always has a story to tell, and teachers are no exception, especially when the teacher at hand is a music teacher! Throughout my 16 years of musical study, I have not only learned much about music from my music … Continue reading

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Alleluia! Sing to the Lord!

Last Christmas, I sang “Amarilli, Mia Bella” — my first aria and vocal repertoire piece in general — for some traditional Catholic family friends. After I was done, the impressed guests urged me to sing at the Latin Mass at … Continue reading

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French Baroque — It’s French to Me!

Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh … This is tough! I vividly recall my frustration this past February when I took the plunge into French Baroque music after having studied only German and Italian Baroque. At my first lesson with … Continue reading

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HIPP Phoney Baloney

Throughout my past three years of becoming involved in the HIPP world, I have run into countless myths and generalizations about the field — even from within the early music community itself. For example, I don’t know how many times … Continue reading

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