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Masterclass: Simon Standage on Bach’s Violin Sonata in E major

2022-05-17T14:39:00+01:00

Early music expert Simon Standage discusses historically informed performance, interpretation and balancing violin and harpsichord in the first two movements of BWV1016

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Masterclass: Bruch’s Kol nidrei op.47

2022-05-06T08:31:00+01:00

Amanda Forsyth talks about finding inspiration from a Jewish cantor to help her play emotional slides and singing phrases

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Masterclass: Christine Hoock on Vanhal Double Bass Concerto

2022-04-05T09:57:00+01:00

In our August 2016 issue, double bassist Christine Hoock emphasises serenity, clarity and flow, and the importance of preparation when tackling the first movement of this overtly Classical piece

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How to achieve smooth bow changes at the frog

2022-02-10T13:59:00+00:00

Former Juilliard School cello professor Bonnie Hampton answers advises readers on how to encourage smooth bow changes in their students. From 2011.

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6 ways to improve your string crossing

2022-02-08T12:25:00+00:00

Tips for even and seamless string crossing from The Strad’s archive

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7 pointers for perfect pizzicato

2022-01-01T00:01:00+00:00

Advice on plucking and strumming from 120 years of The Strad

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Violin techniques with James Ehnes: pizzicato

2022-01-01T00:00:00+00:00

This set of short videos with Canadian violinist James Ehnes were published by CBC Music in 2016. They feature him discussing and demonstrating particular playing techniques.