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How to Keep Your Violin, Viola, Cello and Bow in Top Playing Condition > Ifshin Violins. By Richard Ward A fine stringed instrument is designed to last for hundreds of years.

How to Keep Your Violin, Viola, Cello and Bow in Top Playing Condition > Ifshin Violins

There are a number of fine violins, violas and cellos that were made in the early 1600's that are still in daily use by professional musicians. At the same time, some instruments and bows have a relatively short life span because of carelessness and neglect on the part of their owners. Of the estimated 1,200 instruments made by Antonio Stradivari, only about 600 are still in existence. To keep your investment in the best possible condition, we have put together this guide to assist you in maintaining your instrument and bow.

Cleanliness Always wipe off your violin and the strings with a soft, clean lint free cloth after each practice session. Protection From Damage The only place for your violin, viola, cello or bow when you are not playing is in a closed case. The varnish on your instrument does a great deal more than add beauty to the bare white wood. The Bridge Pegs.

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How to Write Six Important Papers a Year without Breaking a Sweat: The Deep Immersion Approach to Deep Work. March 24th, 2013 · 50 comments The Productive Professor I’m fascinated by people who produce a large volume of valuable output.

How to Write Six Important Papers a Year without Breaking a Sweat: The Deep Immersion Approach to Deep Work

Motivated by this interest, I recently setup a conversation with a hot shot young professor who rose quickly in his field. I asked him about his work habits. Though his answer was detailed — he had obviously put great thought into these issues — there was one strategy that caught my attention: he confines his deep work to long, uninterrupted bursts. On small time scales, this means each day is either completely dedicated to a single deep work task, or is left open to deal with all the e-mail and meetings and revisions that also define academic life. If he’s going to write a paper, for example, he puts aside two days, and does nothing else, emerging from his immersion with a completed first draft. If he’s going to instead deal with requests and logistics, he’ll spend the whole day doing so. On longer time scales, his schedule echoes this immersion strategy. How to Hack Your Education, Learn Faster, And Skip College. This is a guest post by author of Hacking Your Education, founder of UnCollege, and entrepreneur Dale Stephens.

How to Hack Your Education, Learn Faster, And Skip College

What’s happened to your self-improvement list since the start of a new year has come and gone? Maybe your bullet points include joining a local gym, swearing off simple carbs, and purchasing a copy of Anna Karenina. Whatever it might be, your list probably also includes learning something new, like speaking Spanish, coding websites, or deciphering American politics. But how many of us resolve to learn how to learn? To improve our efficiency and retention? Reliving the agony of sitting through long lectures and slogging through dense textbooks seems masochistic and perhaps futile, because really, how many of us remember trigonometric functions or the Magna Carta? What most people don’t realize is that learning itself is a dynamic process that we can improve and whip into shape, just like our physical fitness. The brain works in a very simple way. The Onion - America's Finest News Source. Gothic Texts.

Sacred-texts home Esoteric EvilLegendary CreaturesBuy CD-ROM Buy Gothic Books Gothic refers to a Romantic literary style which can include supernatural aspects, particularly vampires.

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This is because many of these stories are set in locales with Gothic architecture. This page includes significant non-fiction and fiction books about vampires and related subjects. Why cover this subject at sacred-texts? From Lord Byrons' literary circle to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, vampires and their kin have evolved into a modern mythology about the presence of evil in a world governed by science. Gothic literature shouldn't be confused with texts in the Gothic language, the earliest written Germanic language, which includes the Codex Argentius, a translation of parts of the New Testament. The Vampire, his Kith and Kin, by Montague Summers. [1928]Summers, a devout and very literal Catholic, was apparently convinced of the reality of the undead.

Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]. Voices in the Dark - Content Index. Languages. Selections from the Poetical Works of Geoffry C... Choose the letter and browse all his available works.

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