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The Strad attended a masterclass with the American violinist in 2015 and took down these practical pointers
If I'm memorising something intricate, I will take a small chunk and sing it, because the ear always has to lead. Then I play with the left hand alone.'
Pointless and terrifying, or essential for musical communication? Playing without the music arouses some strong opinions, finds Laurinel Owen
After twelve years together, playing and recording from memory were key to an exciting rebirth for the Chiara Quartet, writes cellist Gregory Beaver
The art of memorising can be mastered by even those who believe they have no apptitude in the area, writes Edwin H. Pierce.
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