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October 7, 2014
Aaron Rosand | The Strad Magazine
There is no short cut to fine playing only logical, intelligent and concentrated practice will yield results, writes the American violin virtuoso
When beginning a practice session, keep in mind that you have to warm up the fingers of both hands. You cannot begin by tr...
August 20, 2014
Good standing and sitting positions, and avoiding using a shoulder rest, are all important for optimum performance, says the American violin virtuoso
Have you ever stopped to think that if it looks good it will sound better? Appearance is an important part of the comp...
May 22, 2014
In the latest in his series on violin technique the American maestro discusses the importance of understanding a work's cultural background and performing by memory to convey this
Begin by studying the score with or without the violin in hand. Sing the line to yourself...
April 23, 2014
In the latest in his series on violin technique the American maestro discusses the art of the bow and the importance of a relaxed right hand to produce a good sound
To improve your playing, your principal practice should be confined to the use of the bow in order to...
April 2, 2014
There are no short cuts to discovering the fingerings and bowings to suit your hands, writes the American violinist. Practice and more practice is the key.
Have you ever thought about an edition of music by a great violinist, as having a lesson from a master? An editio...
February 14, 2014
Definition: The carrying of a sound on a voice or stringed instrument, the transition from one note to another higher or lower without any break in the sound.
This expressive device was the key to the Romantic style of violin playing. One can immediately identify the...