Author Archives: Richard Tracy

About Richard Tracy

I have been playing the violin for about 20 years - in spite of missing the index finger of my left hand.

Why Play in a Group?

Recently, I attended a Violin Graduate Recital. The young lady did a great job and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to her playing and watching her technique. The best part of the recital though was when she played Chausson’s Concerto in … Continue reading

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Playing By Ear

Playing by ear is a useful tool which for some comes naturally, while others have to work at it. When I was younger, I used to play almost all music by ear. I would glance at the music to see … Continue reading

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A Long Journey

As I was growing up, I always had a love for music, but didn’t have the opportunity to play, until high school when my parents bought me an accordian. This was a good start and I was so anxious to … Continue reading

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