The room at Coan Middle School seems to expand and shiver with the booming sound, as Asia Latimore moves the bow across the strings of her bass violin.
“Now what went wrong there?” asks her teacher, Katie Algarra. “You had the right fingering but the wrong string.”
Asia, 14, corrects her left hand, and as the sound improves, the Coan eighth-grader, who is not as tall as her instrument, smiles with the achievement.
Asia says she likes the bass because “you don’t have to hold it under your chin,” but there’s another reason to play the bass, a benefit that should accrue to Asia and the other children practicing their violins and cellos at Coan in this after-school program…
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By: Bo Emerson