Before you can produce the smooth sound on violin, viola, cello, or bass, that attracted you to strings in the first place, you have to overcome that tension in the bow hand.
Technique, advice, and tips.
This 10-minute routine for cellists can easily be adapted for including violin, viola, and bass.
While we’re grappling with uncertainty and fear during this unprecedented time, many of us are also facing a new challenge: free time. Here are 7 strategies to help you handle uncertainty and use your free time more effectively.
Appoggiaturas are so powerful in terms of emotional content because they create an influence on harmony as well as melody.
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 Patrick Sullivan Exact numbers aren’t really Darol Anger’s thing. But over some four decades as a musician and educator, the incredibly versatile fiddler has... Read More...
In this Celtic primer for classical players, learn classical vs. traditional bowing, plus three types of ornamentation, so you can capture the sound of Ireland.
Bring the Masters to your Practice Sessions: Every Recorded Interpretation of J.S. Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major Provides a Valuable Lesson
By Brian Forst | From the March-April 2021 issue of Strings magazineBach’s Cello Suites, BWV 1007–1012, are the perfect medicine for cellists trying to cop... Read More...
Silence: The Way in Which Great Composers Use the Absence of Sound has a Profound Impact on Their Music
By Evan Johnson | From the January-February 2021 issue of Strings magazineSometimes we forget how important silence is in music. It has as many functions a... Read More...
By Laurie Niles | From the January-February 2021 issue of Strings magazine“Bariolage” is a French word for a bowing technique that involves rapid changing ... Read More...