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Friday, January 2, 2015

Be aware of Orchestra-itis

I made up an imaginary illness that I tell my students about.  We have all seen those students in our classes who barely make a sound and play as if they fear they will be heard.  I tell students to be on the lookout for symptoms of orchestra-itis and we talk about a cure.  Orchestra-itis is a fear to be heard and an attempt to hide with symptoms being poor position, crooked bows and abnormally soft playing.  One of my students just made a website about our imaginary orchestra illness and I got quite a kick out of reading it.  Here's the link:

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