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    Commissioning a new instrument – a guide for players


    Commissioning an instrument can be an exciting prospect, but as a creative journey it can have its ups and downs. John Milnes considers how both player and maker can keep each other happy.

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    Parody video: how to be a classical musician


    Step 4: Practise....for the rest of your life''Step 8: Avoid acquiring a pretentious European accent'CBC Music presents a tongue-in-cheek video guide on how to be a classical musician, produced by IFHT.Watch: Opera Five spoofs Air Canada’s musical instrument policy