Playing in a community orchestra can be one of the great joys in life
If you’re wondering how to get a new chamber ensemble together, there are numerous programs and services that can help get you started.
Every violin f-hole looks like its twin, and they all look the same. But this is not the case with classical makers, especially the Italians of the Golden Period.
We spoke with eight string players from various camps or schools of study about challenges and what keeps them coming back to the practice room for more.
It takes bravery to start taking music lessons, but according to the mature beginners I interviewed, no one is ever too old.
Awareness of the bow arm is key to improving tone and technique—and it all begins with the bow hold. Here's how to develop structure and flexibility in your bow hold.
The “pinky problem” is one of the top complaints among string players. But fret not, here's how to retrain a collapsing-locking feft 4th finger.
Many advancing violinists, violists, cellists, and bassists have a fear of playing in the registers beyond the neck position. Here are 3 keys to conquering those upper-position anxieties.
Here are a few specific points to check in your left hand and arm to make sure you’re ready for an effective vibrato in your string playing.
Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble Members Team Up with Maestro Long Yu on Youth Music Culture Guangdong
Yo-Yo Ma and maestro Long Yu founded Youth Music Culture Guangdong to help coach young musicians in chamber music and orchestral settings.