How Not To Play the Erhu

This fantastic suite of instructional videos has been brought to you by Frescabaldilocks and the Three Viols.

The first viol was too sharp.  The second viol was too flat.  But, the last viol was just.

Cellos have F-holes, Viols have C-holes, and Recorder Ensembles have A-holes.

The Silience

Il Silenzio by Nini Rosso, performed by Melissa Venema and André Rieu.

André Rieu puts on some great performances and has been known for supporting amazing, young musicians like Miss Venema.

Also, for what it is worth, this is not the “full version” of taps as many assumed.  This is an Italian pop tune inspired by taps.

The Drunkman’s Guild To Playing pre-Baroque Music

So, my new book, volume 3 of Monumenta Musica Neerlandica, Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis, MCMLXI, finally arrived.  Besides the catchy title, which came from a time when the average attention span was more than two words, this wonderful book contains the complete Suzanne van Soldt manuscript.  I immediately started playing it on my Hauptwerk Harpsichord.  Since I suck at the harpsichord, I quickly gave up and tried the violin, at which I suck less.

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