December 13th - Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 0 comments
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Image: Woman playing Violin/日本語, by aks9215 on Pixaby

December 13th is... National Violin Day/World Violins Day, National Cocoa Day/National Hot Cocoa Day, Pick a Pathologist Pal Day, Clip-on Tie's Birthday (1926), Little Yule/Santa Lucia Day (Festival of Lights), Fishing Hatching Steamer Birthday (1879), Ice Cream Day, National Ice Cream and Violins Day, Dick Van Dyke's birthday (1925), National Day of the Horse (2004), National Popcorn String Day, Klöpfleinsnächte (Germany)

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Image: The Art of Violin Making, by Chris Johnson (Author). Publisher: Robert Hale; First Edition edition (1999)National Violin Day/World Violins Day
-- What better time of year than the Christmas season than to promote violin music! Violin came into limelight in the fifteenth century in Italy where violins were made in the town of Cremona in northern Italy. The oldest documented four string violin was constructed by Andrea Amati in 1555.

Read: The Art of Violin Making
-- The Art of Violin Making is the major work for the craftsman, bringing into one volume a summary of essential information for the violin maker and player, as well as providing a historical reference. This book is essential reading for the violin maker, repairer, and historian, providing a unique record of the history, social background, lives and work of the great violin makers of the past, combined with a clear practical guide to making violins.

Hand-made Linea Macchi Violin -- In 1990 Edgar Russ opened his first workshop in Cremona in Via Plasio 7, Italy. His instruments are played by world best-known important musicians, professors, and teachers in most prestigious orchestras, chamber music groups, and quartets, and have been used by soloists in CD recordings. He participates annually in various important exhibitions and Music fairs including Tokyo Music Fair, Mondomusica in Cremona - Italy, Cremona Exhibitions in the USA, Frankfurter Musikmesse in Germany and Music China in Shanghai.

Black Acoustic Violin -- As a fan of violin, the choice of violin is important for the playing. These violins provide everything you will need. It will take you on a musical journey of tender beauty. This kind of violin will be a perfect choice for a beginner who wants to have their own violin at the start. It features beautiful sound, high quality, and reasonable price. Whether children, adults or seniors, everyone has the opportunity to get this beautiful violin.

Violin Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Violin and Viola Lessons Connecting Note Reading with Note Placement, by Diane Allen (Author). Publication Date: February 28, 2012
Violin and Viola Lessons
Amazon Freebies:

Free Violin ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

Read Violin ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

Free Violin apps

Free Violin games

Listen to Violin LPs with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

Watch Violin Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

Listen to Violin Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

Free Alexa Skills | Violin

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Learn To Play The Violin For Free | Free Printable Fingerboard Applique pdf
Printable Violin and Viola Scales in 1 to 3 octaves | The Violin Case
Free Violin Sheet Music
The Violin | Music Fun Worksheets
Free Printable Blank Sheet Music at MusicaNeo
Printable Violin Fingering Chart
Violin coloring pages
Classic Violin Papercraft
How to make your own Shoebox Violin
Make a Cardboard Violin! Free Template at Fiddleheads

National Cocoa Day
- Did you know monkeys were the first creatures to discover the cacao plant was edible and quite tasty? Over 1500 years ago, monkeys began to consume the pulp of the plant and spit out the beans. Humans soon began to follow the monkey's lead and the rest is history.

Pick a Pathologist Pal Day
- Pathologists and coroners are an especially jovial lot, and befriending one of them offers an ongoing reminder tomorrow is not necessarily a guarantee. Don't know any? Check hospitals, police stations, the local college, or maybe the morgue. I am sure there are some out there.

Clip-on Tie's Birthday
- The clip-on tie was reportedly invented on December 13, 1928, in Clinton, Iowa. The clip-on tie is a bow tie or four-in-hand tie which is permanently tied, with a dimple just below the knot, and which is fixed to the front of the shirt collar by a metal clip.

Little Yule (Festival of Lights)
- Little Yule is the official beginning of the Holiday Season, celebrated in Scandinavia as St. Lucia's Day, the Festival of Lights which initiated the Christmas Season, particularly in the Northern European countries, and continues with great celebration even to this day.

Fishing Hatching Steamer Birthday (1879)
- First federal fish hatching steamer launched in Wilmington, Delaware on December 13, 1879.

Ice Cream Day
- Ice cream is a favorite treat worldwide! No wonder there are so many days dedicated to celebrating and enjoying this popular frozen treat. Throw an ice cream party. Play some ice cream games ...and of course, eat a lot of ice cream!

Dick Van Dyke's birthday (1925)
- Comedian, actor (Mary Poppins, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Diagnosis Murder), born West Plains, MO, on December 13, 1925.

National Day of the Horse (2004)
- The brainchild of two Woodside horse lovers who wanted to bring the community together in support of the horse - a chance to pay tribute to our equine friends with a day of fun and festivities.

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