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The following may be useful to students of history and those identifying lesser known instruments by maker or region of manufacture (This is written for a wide audience of varying age-level and experience) The violin world is highly Eurocentric; sometimes unreasonably so. This view can interfere with achieving the goals of makers, players, collectors and scholars. Over the last 45 years I have seen, heard, and handled many well made, very old string instruments in major North American museums. Most of those violins, violas, and cellos were made by unknown amateurs and forgotten profe
Leafing through a copy of Henley, I discovered I share a name with an English violin maker who later immigrated to Australia- John Devereux (although only my mother calls me John and only when I’m about to get an earful). Most people spell the surname with an A (Devereaux), so I was particularly interested that he has the same version, sans A. Googling hasn't turned up much, was wondering if anybody had any information on him or has seen any of his instruments. Henley seems to think highly of him, but, you know, Henley... Thanks, Jack
Hi guys, I did my grade 8 violin exam, AMEB, this year receiving an A. I would like to try do my AMEB AMus next year, however my teacher has never taken anyone for Amus and will not take me. The nearest teacher that will take me is approximately 400km away. I would like to at least be able to find some music and look at the pieces and see how difficult they are. However i dont have the syllabus and hence do not no what is required for Amus. I was wondering if someone could tell me the requirements, I know that there are no scales, how many pieces do you have to play, what is the list of piece