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A grounding in music theory can help performance
Too few conductors understand their double bass section
Why don’t viola competitions produce more star soloists?
String players should give credit where credit is due
Visa restrictions prevent too many musicians from living and working abroad
Is playing the viola a different art from playing the violin?
Are US instrumental teachers failing in their duties by being too nice?
Bickering over the ‘correct’ string teaching method helps no one
More string players of today should listen to singers past and present
Taking a break from music might just make you a better player in the long run
Is sexism to blame for the scarcity of women in the violin making business?
How much does choice of concerto affect a competition result?
How can violinists create a personal sound?
Classical musicians should play more sports
Teaching skills are becoming increasingly important to today’s conservatoires
Does the quest for perfection discourage creativity at lutherie competitions?
Conservatoires should place more focus on teaching skills
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