By Daniel Levitov Many string players perform not as a soloist, but from the string section of an orchestra. Though orchestra is almost always part of the cu... Read More...
Technique, advice, and tips.
By James N. McKean One night, many years ago, I was having dinner at home—a Saturday, and as luck would have it, my birthday—and I made the mistake of answering... Read More...
Here we take a minute to demystify fine tuners on stringed instruments. How many fine tuners should you use? And which type is best? Read on to find out more
Here is a guide to improving pitch accuracy, body alignment, and shifting on the cello by learning the 7 points on the cello fingerboard.
Bow hair does break and stretch, and eventually stops engaging the string. Here's what to look and feel for to know if it's time to have your bow rehaired.
How can you decide what distinguishes a good fingering from a bad one, and what criteria can you use to figure out the best possible fingering solution?
Are you having trouble steadying your bow? Try the son filé and parlando exercises detailed here to steady your bouncing bow.