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Technique: Developing powerful base knuckles

2022-09-28T08:15:00+01:00

Stephen Upshaw on developing powerful base knuckles in both hands for tension-free playing

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Can bowing-wrist suppleness improve intonation?

2022-09-16T07:01:00+01:00

John Krakenberger has made a number of interesting connections between good tuning and loosening the bowing wrist in his teaching

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Cellist Pablo Casals on expressive intonation

2022-09-16T07:00:00+01:00

The great artist believed that 50 per cent of a player's total dramatic power lay in exaggerated intonation, writes former pupil Pamela Hind O'Malley

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Masterclass: Debussy Cello Sonata

2022-09-14T08:16:00+01:00

Abel Selaocoe delves deep into the first movement of Debussy’s only sonata for cello

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How to practise Hummel: Tabea Zimmermann’s video guide

2022-08-31T09:03:00+01:00

The violist offers tips and advice on how to approach the first movement of Hummel Sonata op.5 no.3

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Masterclass: Hummel Sonata op.5 no.3 for Piano and Viola

2022-08-31T08:23:00+01:00

Violist Tabea Zimmermann offers her advice on how to practise this playful, virtuosic work

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The Strad Podcast #61: Amanda Ewing and Anne Harris on luthier/player collaboration

2022-10-06T08:30:00+01:00

The violin maker and violinist speak about the first violin to be commissioned between two African American women

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The Strad Podcast Episode #60: Nemanja Radulović on ‘Roots’

2022-09-29T08:30:00+01:00

The violinist speaks about playing world music, as well as his musical path and heroes in Serbia

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The Strad Podcast Episode #59: Charlie Siem on Beethoven

2022-09-22T06:52:00+01:00

The violinist shares what Beethoven means to him, as well as how he approaches performance nerves and unidiomatic writing

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From the Archive: How to memorise solos

2022-08-24T11:00:00+01:00

The art of memorising can be mastered by even those who believe they have no aptitude in the area, wrote Edwin H. Pierce in The Strad's December 1894 issue

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6 ways to improve left-hand flexibility

2022-08-18T09:35:00+01:00

Tips from The Strad’s archive on increasing suppleness of movement and reducing tension

From the Archive: How to memorise solos

2022-08-24T11:00:00+01:00

The art of memorising can be mastered by even those who believe they have no aptitude in the area, wrote Edwin H. Pierce in The Strad's December 1894 issue

6 ways to improve left-hand flexibility

2022-08-18T09:35:00+01:00

Tips from The Strad’s archive on increasing suppleness of movement and reducing tension