The Strad September 2016 issue is out now, featuring Pinchas Zukerman
12 tango music techniques for string players
6 ways to improve shifting for string players
Is it healthy to arch your back and raise your violin when playing up high, as top soloists often do?
‘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
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
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