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Technique: the connections between cello and voice

2024-04-09T09:32:00+01:00

Cellist and operatic baritone Matthew Sharp shares tips on how to embody and inhabit your sound

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Technique: Sautillé

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Tips to help you master a bow stroke vital for making a good impression at any orchestral audition

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7 pointers for perfect pizzicato

2023-02-07T09:52:00+00:00

Advice on plucking and strumming from 120 years of The Strad

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Opinion: The Wisdom of Yoda

2023-05-04T09:02:00+01:00

In the Star Wars universe, Jedi Master Yoda is the ultimate teacher – and his insights can be applied just as readily to string playing as to learning the ways of the Force, writes cellist Brian Hodges

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Technique: Finding your voice on the viola

2023-02-07T09:44:00+00:00

Susie Mészáros’s thoughts on shifting and articulation

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Vibrato: three reminders from our online editor Davina Shum

2023-05-25T09:21:00+01:00

Don’t overdo it and avoid slipping into auto-pilot mode, writes the cellist

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Five tips for achieving flawless legato for violinists and violists

2023-11-02T11:29:00+00:00

Artists from The Strad’s extensive back catalogue share their insights on playing smoothly with the bow arm

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Ask the Experts: how to encourage students to trust their ears

2023-01-30T09:00:00+00:00

A reader asks what can be done to help young students who rely on learning finger placement rather than trusting their ears. Three teachers give their views

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Cornerstones for violinists: the Australian violinist and teacher Alice Waten on left-hand set-up

2024-01-09T10:24:00+00:00

The Australian violin pedagogue Alice Waten (1947-2022) shared advice on achieving fluidity and expressivity in the left hand in an interview with Joy Lee from early 2022

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How to memorise earlier and smarter: Adam Hockman

2023-04-05T11:49:00+01:00

The practice and performance consultant identifies what causes memory slips and gives tips on improving memorisation technique