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Joseph Arnold is a professional violinist and has extensive experience as a performer, composer, arranger, and recording artists. Listen to some of his music below.
"Cantiga de Amigo" - Violin & Guitar playing a soulful Fado song
"Cantiga de Amigo" is a Fado song, popularized by Amalia Rodrigues. It was composed by Oulman & Mendiho. This transcription and arrangement is by Joseph Arnold & Daniel Dickison. Performed and recorded by Joseph Arnold, violin, and Daniel Dickison, guitar Joseph Arnold is a violinist, composer, Alexander Technique teacher, and Co-Founder of the Soulforce Music School, living in Philadelphia, PA. Daniel Dickison is a guitarist and works as a developer at Bandcamp. Copyright 2021. All Rights Reserved. JosephArnold.com
"Everything is Alright" by Joseph Arnold, violinist
Joseph Arnold is a violinist, composer, Alexander Technique teacher, and Co-Founder of the Soulforce Music School, living in Philadelphia, PA. "Everything is Alright" was composed, arranged, and performed by Joseph Arnold, and recorded in Philadelphia in 2013. JosephArnold.com
"Buttermilk Biscuits" with String Orchestra, by Joseph Arnold
Joseph Arnold is a violinist, composer, Alexander Technique teacher, and Co-Founder of the Soulforce Music School. He lives in Philadelphia, PA. "Farewell" was composed by Joseph Arnold, and recorded in Philadelphia in 2016. JosephArnold.com
Improvisation from the Heart - 100 Days of Soulforce #24
It's a cold, rainy day in Philadelphia and I didn't really feel like talking, so I decided to play violin for you, instead! Day 24 of 100 Days of Soulforce: - Improvisation from the heart! Subscribe to my blog or this YouTube channel to stay tuned! What's "100 Days of Soulforce"? I'm embarking on a mission to spread the word about Soulforce Performing Arts because I believe it is a needed message for artists of all kinds in our times. To that end, I'm making 100 videos over the coming 100 days (or so) to explain all the different angles and ideas, and to hopefully spark inspiration in you! Each video will have inspirational and practical ideas for you to bring more Soulforce to your life as a performing artist. These ideas are a part of my upcoming book: "Soulforce Performance Arts: Redefining Artistic Performance, Practice, and Pedagogy in a World That's Lost Its Mind." Subscribers to my newsletter will get early access and special perks. :) Joseph Arnold Violinist, Alexander Technique teacher, Founder of the Soulforce Arts Academy JosephArnold.com -- Sign up for my bodacious mailing list and blog!
Bach Chaconne - The first time it's EVER been recorded in the Amazon Rainforest! Earth Day 2022
This past March I went on a two-week immersion in the Amazon Rainforest. I brought my backpacking violin along and recorded one of my favorite pieces of all time - Bach's Chaconne for solo violin - in one of the most remote places on earth, the Amazon headwaters in Ecuador. I'm very pleased to celebrate Earth Day 2022 with this video! This is quite possibly the first time this piece has ever been recorded (or even played!) in the Amazon Rainforest. Violins don't do so well in this climate, after all! Luckily, I had my Magic Fluke "Cricket" backpacking violin and a carbon fiber bow with me, both of which withstood the trek and the weather admirably. I feel so grateful to be able to play this profound piece of music in this sacred place. Hearing the wildlife singing around me as I played, with the sound of Bach's music reverberating off the trees in the distance was one of the peak experiences of my life. (At other moments of the trip, I also played for the indigenous peoples down there, many of whom had never heard or seen a violin before. It was a great honor to play for them!) It's not a "perfect" recording of the piece (I was sick for the prior few days, the humidity loosened the bow hairs almost to the point of unplayability, and it even started raining halfway through the recording!), but I'm very happy with the recording overall. I was in touch with the soul of the piece and my surroundings while I played - and that's what really matters to me. I hope you enjoy this recording and get a sense of how special a place the Amazon headwaters is. PS - If you're a musician or other kind of artist and you want to experience an Amazon Rainforest immersion like the one I went on, please reach out to me via my website JosephArnold.com. I will be leading a group of 8-11 creatives for an 11-day journey to the Amazon headwaters in Ecuador in March of 2023. We will go on hikes through the forest to visit sacred waterfalls, commune with ancient trees, share our gifts with the indigenous peoples of the forest, and (if you want to) participate in shamanic rituals. It will be a life-changing experience. Joseph Arnold Violinist, Alexander Technique teacher, Founder of the Soulforce Arts Academy JosephArnold.com -- Sign up for my bodacious mailing list and blog to learn more about my upcoming book tentatively entitled, "Soulforce Arts: The Vital Role of Musicians & Artists in a World That's Lost Its Mind."
This is a series of home-produced recordings that I made back in 2010. All the songs are my compositions, except for "Georgia," written by Hoagie Carmichael.
Click here or use the Bandcamp player below to listen and buy a download of the album.
I have recorded on many albums over the years. Here are a few:
(List in progress)
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