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.
Maine Youth Rock Orchestra Offers Teens a Look into a World of Professional Possibilities as a Working Musician
The Maine Youth Rock Orchestra was inspired by a trend: when major pop, rock, or folk artists share a stage with a professional symphony, giving another path for a career as a musician.
Jazz violinist Scott Tixier describes why the phrase “classically trained” doesn't need to be such a defining measure of musical accomplishment.
Learning old-time fiddle requires a lot of research with your ears open to the past. Here are 7 tips on learning how to play old-time fiddle.
By Emily Wright Playing in a community orchestra can be one of the great joys in life, providing an outlet for learning, exposure to treasured symphonic litera... Read More...
No matter if you've played two gigs or 2,000, stage fright can happen to any musician at any time. Here are some ways string players can overcome stage fright.