Recently, however, the confusion generated by the false labels has led to commercial gain for scheming crooks.A sly seller can deceive an inexperienced buyer with a battered old fiddle with a label and phony certificate of authenticity.Every violin maker has his or her own special technique, which makes the search for the perfect violin so difficult.
I imagine it’s a lot like choosing most other instruments for other kinds of musicians, because it serves as the conduit between your innermost self and the world. I’ve wondered if there could be an interesting psychological study on what the sound of a professional violinist’s instrument says about their personality.
Founded in 1800 to serve the reference needs of Congress, the library has grown from an original collection of 6,487 books to a current accumulation of more than 16 million books and more than 120 million other items and collections, from ancient Chinese wood-block prints to compact discs.
The Library of Congress was created by Act of April 24, 1800 (2 Stat.
If I was having a bad day at my soul-sucking corporate job, which was often, I’d grab my blackberry and head over there to play for a while.
A fun thing to do (although sometimes equally discouraging) is to play instruments for free that you could only dream of ever owning.