The Novice Sound

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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Figure 8 Bowing

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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