When we start learning a stringed instrument, I think we all focus on the left hand, playing in tune. Learning a stringed instrument is hard stuff and I think at this stage we can only focus on one thing at a time. Vibrato, dynamics, accents…Just way too much to process at the early stages of […]
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When we start out playing a stringed instruments, we all strive for straight or parallel bowing. At first, it seems almost impossible to get the bow to travel in a straight line. After a while, it becomes second nature. Why I do I mention this? After getting pretty decent with straight bowing, my teacher started […]
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Buying a cello can be difficult. I hope the tips in this article can help select THE instrument for you.
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Surgical Tubing DIY can make your bow comfortable to hold
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If you have small hands or short fingers and you have intonation inconsistencies, you might want to try the Nails to Bridge.
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Bach Suite 1 Prelude. From note 1, this piece is a series of string crossings and well, when it comes to bowing technique I’m no Yo Yo Ma, or Inbal Segev. I’m in month 6 six of my comeback and the little things, like string crossings, that make music beautiful are slow to comeback. My teacher […]
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