Don't cut the nails on your left hand too short. This will help with catching the string - unless you have calluses made of iron!'
Ros Stephen, author of the Oxford University Press Globetrotters series and Violinworks method books, gives exercises and advice to help string players reach fourth finger notes without straining
In an article from our archive, former Minnesota Orchestra principal cellist Janet Horvath introduces a concept that might help you play better for longer
Violist Misha Galaganov recommends exercises from August Wilhelmj and James Brown’s out-of-print A Modern School for Violin, to accompany his Technique article in the October 2021 issue