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    ‘With Nicky’ 11: Oasby Music Group

    2019-05-28T11:13:00Z

    This week on Nicola Benedetti’s journey of video tutorials, the violinist takes a trip outside her living room and into the home of the children of the Oasby Music Group. Founded in 2013 with just 7 beginner young musicians aged 5-8, the organisation now has 13 ensembles aged 4-18, with ...

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    Tabea Zimmermann's top 6 practice tips

    2019-05-27T13:11:00Z

    To tie in with our review of her Berlioz CD, Tabea Zimmermann shares her wisdom on getting the most out of your practice

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    Blue Sky Teaching

    2019-05-10T21:31:00Z

    String tutors are always looking for ways to help students develop or refine their technique, and some use unconventional approaches. Judith Kogan spoke with three such teachers, all based in North America and whose unique ideas are achieving significant results

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    Women of the World

    2019-05-10T19:00:00Z

    At the beginning of the 20th century, as social attitudes towards women were changing, a small number of female violinists became internationally renowned. Linking the members of this intrepid group was the famous Czech string teacher Otakar Ševčík, as Rosalind Ventris discovers

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    Cello masterclass from Johannes Moser

    2019-05-07T12:20:00Z

    As part of his residency with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, last week Johannes Moser gave three local cellists a masterclass on Elgar’s Cello Concerto, Gulda’s Cello Concerto and Squire’s ‘Tzig-Tzig’.

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    6 ways to improve shifting for string players

    2019-05-06T09:45:00Z

    Advice on how to shift smoothly and cleanly from 120 years of The Strad

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    Technique: left-hand finger independence

    2019-05-03T22:47:00Z

    How to build strength and flexibiltiy for a truly agile left hand with Adriana Larosa Ransom, profesor of cello and string project director at Illinois State University, US 

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    New Music Curriculum in UK Schools: Analysis

    2019-05-03T15:25:00Z

    The ABRSM, the UK’s leading music examinations board, will be drafting a new ‘model music curriculum’ for the Government. Harry Whie asks why its appointment raised questions  

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    Alfred Staar on what constitutes the Viennese School

    2019-04-30T15:40:00Z

    Alfred Staar’s influence continues to be felt today – no fewer than 22 of his former students currently hold posts in the Vienna Philharmonic. Inga Brandini shares a conversation with the professor from 15 March 2000, shortly before his death a month later

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    Slapping with the bow - a double bass lesson from Olivier Babaz

    2019-04-30T14:08:00Z

    This lesson is taken from Discover Double Bass’s upcoming course, ‘Jazz Bowing’ by the French double bassist Olivier Babaz. Scheduled for release on 7th May, it comprises 61 lessons over 5 hours and is a step-by-step course on jazz bowing technique. It will be available at DiscoverDoubleBass.com. This first ...