No. 68, March 1998

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Making It
Does Entering Competitions Give Makers an Edge? By Jessamyn Reeves-Brown.

Nice 'n' Easy Does It
Jazz fiddler Johnny Frigo has weathered the ups and downs of a remarkable career with grace and humor. By Darol Anger and Matt Glaser.

Summer Study '98
A time to master techniques, explore new repertoire, and meet new colleague.

By Jana Luckey De Mita.

By Elizabeth Dossa.

By Hollis Taylor.

By Edith Eisler.

Summer Study Listings

NEWS & NOTES

A Cutting-Edge Viola Makes Waves. SF Symphony player Don Ehrlich champions the new design of David Rivinus' violas. By Darcy Lewis.

Q&A
Notation programs By Dylan Schorer.

Finding a publisher

To Our Readers. Query about the origins of a metal bass.

Bow bugs

Pickups
Neck varnishing

LETTER FROM
Letter from the Lesson Room. An adult beginner describes the problems and rewards. By Susan M. Barbieri.

PRACTICAL MUSICIAN
Preventing Overuse Injuries: The Power Is in Your Hands. Avoiding repetitive stress injuries and other playing hazards. By Darcy Lewis.

PLAY IT!
Guerini's Forgotten Cello Sonatas. Finding a forgotten piece. By Sarah Freiberg.

MARKET REPORT

Pinnacles and Possibilities: The 1997 Market in Review. Roundup of the year at retail and auction. By Jessamyn Reeves-Brown.

ON STAGE
Southern Pleasures. Florida's Hot Music Scene. The concert season in the Miami area. By James Roos.

IN PRINT
Reading Violins. Recent Books Tell Us Something--But Not Everything--About Stringed Instruments. Books on violin makers and violin fraud. By James N. McKean.

ON RECORD
Sentimental Journey. Sixty Years of Historic Broadcasts from the New York Philharmonic. A new release of historic NY Phil radio broadcasts. By Edith Eisler.

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