Tone

A string player’s tone needs to be as versatile and individual as an artist’s colour palette. Here you’ll find articles on exploring the wide world of sound: Dynamics and Projection, Personal Sound

Dynamics and Projection

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Strings and Piano: a sound balance

2021-04-14T20:41:00+01:00

Producing a nuanced, well-balanced and blended combination of piano and strings can be a difficult performance feat to achieve. Pauline Harding talks to chamber musicians, soloists and teachers to discover some of their secrets

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How do you balance the piano with strings?

2021-04-05T11:30:00+01:00

Producing a nuanced, well-balanced and blended combination of piano and strings can be a difficult performance feat to achieve. Pauline Harding talks to chamber musicians, soloists and teachers to discover some of their secrets

Personal Sound

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‘Arm weight, contact point and bow speed’ - How to create a full sound with musical intention

2021-12-07T10:35:00+00:00

Bassist Christine Hoock shares examples of short pieces from double bass repertoire that can help players develop their sound and phrasing through balanced technique