The 3rd movement of Beethoven's haunting treasure—the String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132—holds a key to the meaning behind this emotional composition.
Is a one-piece back really better than two? A violin maker explains how to see the forest through the trees.
Here are some tips to find your comfortable string height on violin in a range that is also healthy, and how to recognize high action when things are out of whack.
These days, string players face a multitude of choices when it comes to picking violin strings. Here's how to eliminate the guesswork and find the perfect strings for your instrument.
The key to developing good vibrato starts even before you play a single note. Here are 7 tips for developing a beautiful vibrato on cello that may also apply to viola and violin.
Properly functioning tuning pegs are crucial to a healthy instrument. Here's how to keep them from slipping on your violin, cello, viola and bass.
Here are nine ways to improve your improv and craft a cadenza.
If your classical training prevents you from making old-time fiddle melodies and phrasing sound authentic, mastering these 3 bow strokes can help.