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For the first time a scientific research outlines neurobiological differences between classical and jazz pianists.
The study, published by Neuro Images, used electroencephalogram to reveal genre-specific cognitive strategies adopted by musicians while playing.
The outcome shows that classical pianists are more focused on the manner of playing, while jazz pianists pay more attention to the right note to play.
The experiment required different p...

Singer-songwriter Erin McKeown shows a few simple ways to apply jazz concepts to any style of music you play.

The Wall Street Journal wrote a long and in-depth piece dedicated to the Violin Museum and the lutherie tradition of Cremona, published on March 7 in both the American and the International editions. The author is Stuart Isacoff, member of Cremona Musica’s Media Lounge. The article is based on an interview organized by Cremona Musica during the 2017 Fair.
In 2017 Cremona Musica introduced the “Media Lounge”, a gathering of 30 journalists from al...

In southern Italy Vincenzo Piazzetta crafts medieval musical instruments starting from the analysis of period paintings, in order to rediscover ancient sounds.
In his workshop in Lamezia Terme, Piazzetta started building bagpipes and Calabrian lyres, then he specialized in other string instruments from the medieval tradition, such as rebecs, vielles and fiddles, without using mechanical tools.
His work is based on the study of iconographical so...

When The Juilliard School alum ThatViolaKid travels, he never lets his instrument out of his sight. Hear his tips.

Reset or refret? There’s more than one way to address a ski-sloping fingerboard. Here AG’s resident repair expert Mamie Minch offers tips on how to choose the right repair for your classic axe.

Jeremy Nicholas, award-winning broadcaster, actor, respected writer, classical music critic and regular reviewer for Gramophone magazine, took part in the Cremona Musica Media Lounge in 2017. He commented enthusiastically about this experience, which gave music journalists the opportunity to debate with some illustrious colleagues about the future of classical music and journalism. One of the topics of the discussion – as he wrote here – was the ...

To celebrate International Women's Day 2018, we look at 10 female musicians that you may not have heard of...❤️
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It has been announced today that acclaimed composer and conductor John Williams will bequeath his complete library of concert music, film scores and sketches to The Juilliard School, in New York City – to be used as a resource for scholars and students | “John’s artistry, creativity, and endless imagination make him one of the most admired and respected musicians of our time … his gift will be a unique resource for all of our musicians at the sch...

On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the remarkable music of Louise Farrenc…

‘Like the song of a soul that speaks to the senses.’
- Honoré de Balzac on #Chopin’s music
Maurizio Pollini performs the composer’s Piano Concerto No. 1, featured in the Digital Concert Hall archive!

Some experimental violins have been crafted in Japan in order to deliver two messages: magnesium instruments may sound well and we must pay attention to the exploitation of natural resources.
This mission led the leading firm of magnesium craftsmanship, Yamashita Kogyosho, to try to build string instruments made completely with this metal alloy. The work lasted three months, but the outcome is surprising: the sound of these violins is excellent.
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Did you know that it's Old Stuff Day? Take a moment to appreciate the unusual instruments of yore that — for whatever reason — never caught on.

For more than 25 years the luthier Stefano Trabucchi has worked in his workshop in the heart of Cremona, inspired by Stradivari’s tradition. We interviewed him to talk about the importance of living in Cremona and of taking part in Cremona Musica, where Trabucchi is a regular fixture, as well as the role of technology in lutherie and the maintenance of music instruments.
You are one of the leading exponents of the great violin-making school of C...