the STRING WORKSHOP
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato
Here you can listen to a variety of instruments being played - individually or together - How music sounds when voices, instruments and players are harmonically tuned, rhythmically united, respectfully interwoven, synchronous conductive, and time-linked.
(You Tube Videos)
Music tells a story. The quotes in this web site also tell a story.
Please enjoy selections from the great music genius' whose sayings have been quoted in this website.
“Don't only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets,
(Beethoven was deaf and could not hear the music He composed and conducted. His assistant, Ana Holtz would give him conductor's clues
2a. A young girl plays her recorder for a street musician and gets a big surprise in return. (Nuremberg - Street Jam of Beethoven's Ode to Joy.)
"Even in the most beautiful music there are some silences, which
are there so we can witness the importance of silence." - Andrea Bocelli -
With hundreds of voices, hundreds more instruments, all harmonized and synchronized together, this is a beautiful expression of how the notes, silences, and interplay of all the voices and instruments combine to make something great into something ethereal.
(With Mormon Tabernacle Choir)
" Life is what happens while we're busy making other plans "
- John Lennon -
"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life."
- John Lennon -
Imagine by John Lennon is one of the most beloved songs in the world today, treasured by people from all walks of life, all ages, all values. Here are just 4 of hundreds of renditions, which shows how versatile music is in expressing what something means to us.
“The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.” - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -
9. Alma Deutscher, a very young prodigy, plays Mozart Masterpiece accompanied by Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra.
Alma became an accomplished Virtuoso Master Pianist and Violinist younger than 10 years of age, and has also composed symphonies and opera. She has performed all over the world with renowned orchestras and
Sometimes Alma teams up with Amira Willighagen, a remarkable child prodigy opera singer, and together they make wonders happen. Amira learned to sing by watching YouTube clips.
10b. Christian Li
10 year old violin prdigy and Youngest ever to win junior first prize at Menuhin Compettion
11. Mozart Guitar
- Symphony No.25, 1st mvt, W. A. Mozart classical guitar arrangement
by Emre Sabuncuoğlu
- Harlan Howard -
9 year old banjo boy Jonny Mizzone and his brothers Tommy 13 on guitar, and
Robbie 12 on fiddle
“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”
16. Einstein and Music -
A visual essay on the effect and role music played in the life of Albert Einstein and his accomplishments for the advancement of mankind's understanding of the universe.
The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.
- Johann Sebastian Bach -
(When the East Harlem Music Program was cancelled due to a school budget cut, the students and teacher (Roberta Guaspari) got together to do a fund raiser, hoping to keep the beloved violin program alive for future students. They were stunned and surprised when some of the world's greatest violinists joined them and Carnegie Hall allowed the performance to take place on their hallowed stage. Together, they performed Bach's Violin Concerto in D minor for an audience of supporters including parents, faculty, and well-wishers.
"The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you."
Music is a language which can express that which is inexpressible. Where Music is present, even the face, eyes and body take on a silent-voice and expose the heart. -Unkown-
"To achieve something great, two things are needed;
a plan, and not quite enough time."
19. Leonard Bernstein - Conducting Mahler's 2nd Symphony (ending) - the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
The genius of Bernstein is the effect of his guidance whether or not you can see him.
“If it sounds good, it is good.”
- Louis Armstrong -
“Seems to me it ain't the world that's so bad but what we're doing to it, and
all I'm saying is: see what a wonderful world it would be if only we'd give it
a chance. Love, baby - love. That's the secret. If lots more of us loved each
other, we'd solve lots more problems........”
- Louis Armstrong -
Playing For Change is proud to present this video of the song "What A Wonderful World" featuring Grandpa Elliott with children's choirs across the globe. In these hard times, children and music bring us hope for a better future. Today we celebrate life and change the world one heart and one song at a time!!
"I don't want to tell people in my music that the world is perfect because it's not. I want to tell people that the world can be perfect because of you." - Gracie VanderWaal -
Grace writes her own songs and has messages far beyond her years. She listens to her heart, communicates from the heart, she sings from there as well, and above all else..............believes in miracles !!!
“When you've seen beyond yourself, then
you may find, peace of mind is waiting there. "
Wizard of Oz
Scarecrow: I haven't got a brain... only straw.
Dorothy: How can you talk if you haven't got a brain?
Scarecrow: I don't know... But some people without brains do an awful lot of talking... don't they?
Dorothy: Yes, I guess you're right.
Wizard of Oz to Tin Man:
A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.
“Toto did not really care whether he was in Kansas or the Land of Oz so long as Dorothy was with him; but he knew the little girl was unhappy, and that made him unhappy too.”
Dorothy Discovers she has always had the Power to go Home.
“If I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with.”