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The Oldest Electric Violin In Active Service?

April 08 2017 No comment

  Fender Electric Violins Gathering Positive Attention… In the fast-growing field of the electrified bowed string there is now a voice that has been missing for much of the past six decades. Such positive reactions to it raise serious questions prompting a totally new perspective on today’s market. Deltaviolin is proud and excited to be spear-heading the unveiling […]

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Electric Violin Usage

January 20 2017 No comment

Exploring the artistic merits of an electric violin Turning Up The Volume – Contributions Appendix ©November 2015 – January 2017, Ben Heaney The following contributions were made by violinists in answer to the same four questions. Also included here are some further answers prompted by these initial responses. Tracy Silverman (TS); Spencer C Yeh (SCY); Lindsey Stirling […]

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Turning Up The Volume!

January 20 2017 No comment

Turning Up The Volume! ©September 2015 – January 2017, Ben Heaney.    “The electric violin is an impressively powerful instrument … a whole new orchestral equipment which the traditionalists will curse but which will undoubtedly allow future composers to give us unforeseen masterpieces, using unsuspected elements of emotions.” – Emile Vuillermoz, L’Illustration (12 April, 1930)[1] […]

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Black Spot Book “Every Home Should Have One!”

November 24 2016 No comment

Thank you for your interest in Deltaviolin’s Black Spot Book, recently described by Master of the Queen’s Music, Dame Judith Weir as “a unique and very enjoyable musical game/composition/brain trainer.” And going further to state “Every home should have one!” With copies of the luxurious hand-finished & numbered first edition now available from Blackwells and […]

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Electric Violin Shop

April 13 2016 No comment The interest in amplified strings only gets keener… Electric Violin Shop is an independent retailer of amplified stringed instruments. They are clearly at the forefront of an industry described as unique, exciting and growing. The following information is gleaned partly from the shop’s website but also from observation dating back over ten years and direct [...] Continue Reading

Digital Violin & The Tipbook Company

April 12 2016 No comment

Delighted! Continued reference to Digital Violin in the Tipbook Company’s Complete Guide Violin and Viola edition and “eTipbook Violin”  by Hugo Pinksterboer .    Neat, compact and to the point work. ‘Violin & Viola’ is part of “a series of accessible, handy books, eTipbooks, and apps about music and musical instruments, written in cooperation with numerous musicians and other experts” […]

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A Future For Fender’s Violin

January 27 2016 No comment

January 2016   Stradivarius is arguably the most famous name associated with violins. The name has long been synonymous with the best and most valuable violins in existence.  There are just over 500 Stradivarius violins known to have survived since their maker died over 200 years ago. They are all seemingly accounted for. Fender is […]

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A Musical Game

September 23 2015 No comment

After weeks of tweaks and tedious teething trouble, Delta Violin can finally announce that copies of the first publication from Deltaviolin, Ben Heaney’s latest Black Spot Flip Book “Quarts” have safely arrived. And wow, they look COOL!! FACTS & FICTION Fact: 6 prototypes, 12 months of development and actually over 17 years since conception! Fact: There […]

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War Flower

September 10 2015 No comment

– Film by an unknown photographer – Music by Telemann  performed by Ben Heaney Rhinegold MusicPages “Artist of the Month” (October 2015) A few weeks ago an anonymously shot, silent video appeared on Facebook showing a war devastated scene. Watching it, I wondered if there was any music that could accompany images of such a destroyed place. […]

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Official Support for “Quarts”

September 10 2015 No comment

During August 2015, Deltaviolin received support in the form of a generous business donation from John Heaney (Electrical) Ltd. and from a successful bid for government funding.   Since starting out in 1983, John Heaney Electrical now specialises in all types of Electrical Industrial and Commercial type Installations as well as Production Line Installations, H.V.A.C Controls / […]

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