Monthly Archives: September 2014

Alex Dyring’s New Website Is Up!

My son Alex is an electric/upright bassist, composer, arranger and instructor. He graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston a month ago, taking just three years to finish a four-year degree, and he is now living back home and working … Continue reading

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My Grandfather’s Violin

The image of the violin in the header on my website represents a bit of family history. My dad Glen D. Anderson’s father, Harry Anderson, made the instrument circa 1932 in South Dakota. This, his third violin, was the last instrument he ever made, … Continue reading

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The Relationship of Archery to String Playing

For many years, I have used archery as a powerful and useful image in my violin and viola teaching. String playing and archery have a surprising amount in common, starting with the use of the bow. The violin bow functions … Continue reading

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