Author Archives: Strings By Mail

Transcribing Bach’s Solo String Music: When to Add or Omit Notes

by Frank Koonce and Heather DeRome We at Strings By Mail are proud to be able to share this excellent new article by our good friend Frank and his collaborator Heather. Here are some of Frank’s many fine products currently available at Strings By Mail. ~John Wunsch For guitarists, transcribing Bach’s works that originally were […]

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Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840) – The Guitar Behind The Violin

by Pascal Proust Niccolò Paganini (whose first name is also spelled Nicolò or Nicolo) is definitely one of the greatest musicians of all time, first renowned as an outstanding violin virtuoso and a tremendous entertainer on stage, but also as an innovative and creative artist who inspired lots of musicians and artists beyond the boundaries […]

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Important Anniversaries of 2019 – Brouwer & Villa-Lobos

Specially written by Irene Gómez for the Strings By Mail Articles. Browse and shop Leo Brouwer Sheet Music Browse and shop Heitor Villa-Lobos Sheet Music In past years, this series celebrated worldwide anniversaries such as the 400 years of passing of Shakespeare and Cervantes and the publishing of the first books for vihuela, 100 years […]

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Can Amplification Impact Repetitive Motion Issues?

Introduction Ken Donnell, a lifetime musician and master luthier, is the foremost authority on “close-mic” applications for stringed musical instruments. (The field of using “close-mics” involves placing miniature microphones directly on to, or inside of, an instrument for amplification or recording.)Ken holds the original patents in this field of audio engineering, and continues to manage […]

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Performance Anxiety, Part 6: More on Creating Durable Memorization

A series of articles beginning with Part 1. Introduction Veteran performer, Strings By Mail owner, and guitar teacher for 15 years at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, John Wunsch presents a series of articles on alleviating performance anxiety. Controlling Performance AnxietyPart 6: More on Creating Durable Memorization by John Wunsch (Originally published in Mel […]

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Performance Anxiety, Part 5: Creating Durable Memorization

A series of articles beginning with Part 1. Introduction Veteran performer, Strings By Mail owner, and guitar teacher for 15 years at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, John Wunsch presents a series of articles on alleviating performance anxiety. Controlling Performance AnxietyPart 5: Creating Durable Memorization by John Wunsch (Originally published in Mel Bay’s Guitar […]

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Performance Anxiety, Part 4: Reducing the Likelihood of Anxiety

Performance Anxiety, Part 2: Building the Bridge

Introduction Veteran performer, Strings By Mail owner, and guitar teacher for 15 years at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, John Wunsch presents a series of articles on alleviating performance anxiety. A series of articles beginning with Part 1. Controlling Performance Anxiety, Part 4: Reducing the Likelihood of Anxiety by John Wunsch (Originally published in […]

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Performance Anxiety, Part 3: Reasonable Expectations “Taking the Long View”

Performance Anxiety, Part 2: Building the Bridge

Introduction Veteran performer, Strings By Mail owner, and guitar teacher for 15 years at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, John Wunsch presents a series of articles on alleviating performance anxiety. A series of articles beginning with Part 1. Controlling Performance Anxiety, Part 3: Reasonable Expectations “Taking the Long View” by John Wunsch (Originally published […]

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