Cami Shaskin

Violin Blog


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This blog is about all things violin. It is meant to educate, inspire, and provide resources for parents, teachers, and students. The author takes full responsibility for the viewpoints expressed here. In instances where she quotes ideas from others, she pledges to cite her sources as fully, responsibly, and accurately as possible. Topics will include book reviews, technique tips, entertaining anecdotes, quotes, jokes, educational findings, instrument care suggestions, violin in the news, repertoire lists, etc.

Cami J. Shaskin graduated with her master's degree in Music Education in 2008. Violin has always been her primary instrument, since beginning private lessons at age five. See camishaskinviolin.com/info for her music résumé, or click on Spotlights for historical recordings. Cami has enjoyed an array of experiences in writing, from penning award-winning articles as a journalism staff writer in high school, tutoring peers at BYU's Writing Center, earning a Writing Fellows scholarship and a minor in Language and Computers, and later becoming a published author. She recently picked up web programming as a hobby, earning a certificate in Web Programming and Development from the local community college. This blog has been a collaborative effort between her and her husband, who is a Web Developer by profession. Together, they designed and coded this blog and its original content "from scratch."

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2021
    Jan
        16 - Welcome to My Blog
        23 - Violin Teaching Kits
        30 - The Power of Inspiration
    Feb
        06 - Valuable Techniques
        07 - From the Top
        13 - In Honor of Valentine's Day
        20 - Violin Jokes
        28 - Beginning Orchestra Teaching
    Mar
        06 - Singing in Orchestra
        13 - Nurtured by Love
        21 - Helpful Websites
        27 - Unique Case Uses
    Apr
        02 - Favorite Music Quotes
        10 - All About Tone
        17 - Unique Composer Stories
        24 - Teaching Values
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        02 - Believing Teachers?
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Favorite Music Quotes
02 Apr 2021
“Yes; as the music changes,
Like a prismatic glass,
It takes the light and ranges
Through all the moods that pass;
Dissects the common carnival
Of passions and regrets,
And gives the world a glimpse of all
The colours it forgets.”
--Alfred Noyes
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"Playing the violin, for me, has been like opening the back door to my heart and unexpectedly discovering a princess inside."
--Cami Shaskin

“To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.”
--Robert Schumann
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“For heights and depths no words can reach, music is the soul’s own speech.”
--Attr. to Anita Robertson
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“The true artist is not proud, he unfortunately sees that art has no limits; he feels darkly how far he is from the goal; and though he may be admired by others, he is sad not to have reached that point to which his better genius only appears as a distant, guiding sun.”
--Beethoven, Beethoven’s Letters
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“The most effective preaching of the gospel is when it is accompanied by beautiful, appropriate music.”
-- President Harold B. Lee, in Conference Report, Apr. 1973, 181
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“In the Church we need better music and more of it, and better speaking and less of it.”
--Adam S. Bennion of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
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“If I were not a physicist I would probably be a musician.”
--Albert Einstein
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Pablo Casals, world-famous cellist, was asked why he continued to practice four or five hours every day at the age of eighty-three. “Because I think I am making progress,” he responded.
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“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
--Plato
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“The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.”
--Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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“Amateurs practice until they get it right; professionals practice until they can't get it wrong.”
--Attr. to music professor Harold Craxton
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“Where words fail, music speaks.”
--Hans Christian Andersen
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“There is no music in hell, for all good music belongs to heaven.”
--Brigham Young
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