Monthly Archives: January 2011

Food For Thought: Corelli’s La Folia

La Folia: One of the most revered musical motifs in music history. Originating as a simple Portuguese folk tune/dance with a designated chord progression, the theme became highly popular during the Renaissance and Baroque periods of music history. The theme … Continue reading

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Bow Holds Revisited

In my previous post, I addressed the historical issue of varying bow holds during the Baroque period, most notably the so-called French and Italian holds. Interestingly, the so-called French grip was the manner in which I (and countless other young … Continue reading

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