Teen Strings - No. 13, January/February 2009

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No End for Mindy Chen
Keep your eye on this 12-year-old violinist By Danielle Nadler

DEPARTMENTS

Games
Cryptoquote: Crack the Code! Decipher the phrase below to find out what Joseph Haydn had to say to Leopold Mozart about his son's composerly talents By Megan Westberg

Teen Talk
Teen Talk String playing has so many lessons to teach!

Poll Results
Poll Results What kinds of gigs are earning teens some extra cash?

What's Up!
What's Up?! Two teen fiddlers claim the Daniel Pearl Memorial violins; teen kicks of symphony season; competition information; and more By Rory Williams

My Turn
The Viola as a Life Line Playing the viola provides inspiration and an expressive outlet in tough times By Alyssa Chandonnet

Performance Tips
Using a Stage Mic Tips to help you be heard By Erin Shrader

Practice Tips
Snail Run Two guidelines for finding the right slow-practice tempo By Tom Heimberg

Body and Mind
Avoid hearing loss Moderation is the key to prevention By Rory Williams

Behind the Music
The Greatness of Stephane Grappelli Darol Anger recalls the lessons he learned from the Gypsy-jazz legend By Greg Cahill

Music to Play
Mozart's 'Turkish March' An introduction to a great encore piece for string quartet By Christian Howes

Games
Find the Root of Your Stage Fright What are you afraid of? By Megan Westberg

Sound Advice
Picking a Tuner Strobe? Sweep? There's an instrument tuner somewhere that meets your needs By Scott Laird

Plugged In
Digging In to Your First Electric Solo A new checklist to get you ready to rock By Gregory Walker
YouTube Classics Inspiration to make your rock playing sound authentic By Gregory Walker

Wicked Cool Stuff
Wicked Cool Stuff Get amped with The Band; get comfy with the HappYnex; and get rockin' with a new Cherub metronome By Erin Shrader

Mixed Media
Mixed Media A guide to the classics; some new material for your rockin' quartet; DVD lessons from a violin star; and an Internet radio station designed for you By Rory Williams

Games
Crossword Puzzle Test your stringed-instrument term knowledge with this puzzle By Greg Cahill

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