The Strad August 2016 issue is out now
‘Even the best vibrato can’t help a poor right-hand sound,’ says cellist Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt
How to use random practice to help long-term learning
‘Teachers should never sit on juries if their students have entered those competitions,’ says Aaron Rosand
Introducing the bow to beginner violin students
How important is happiness for effective practising
Yehudi Menuhin’s marked-up copy of Bach’s Solo Violin Sonata no.2
Today’s string players forget they are telling a story, says cellist Raphael Wallfisch
Violin jokes: who’s laughing now?
The harmonious string quartet – a balance of four personality types
Put your ears to the test: can you pick the Stradivarius violin?
Cellist David Finckel's 10 habits of successful musicians