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Should violin makers embrace cutting edge computer analysis?
Violin maker Sam Zygmuntowicz explores how high-tech ways of analysing violins and their sound could help makers and even influence the future forms of instruments
8 ways to maximise your sound with minimum effort
Advice on how to increase your sound without any extra effort from The Strad Archive
Cellist David Finckel on the importance of using more bow
Cellist David Finckel provides scientific proof that if you use more bow, you'll make more sound. Read: David Finckel's 10 habits of successful musicians Read: Never ignore a niggling pain, says cellist David Finckel
‘Today's violinists make too much effort to produce a large sound,’ says Sasha Rozhdestvensky
The Russian violinist and Royal College of Music, London professor believes today’s playing has become more tense
Berlin Philharmonic performs Barber's Adagio for Strings
The Berlin Philharmonic performs Barber's Adagio for Strings conductor by Gustavo Dudamel.Read about the orchestra's famous string sound in The Strad's April 2015 issue, out now.Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To purchase single issues click here.
The Strad April 2015 issue is out now
Berlin Philharmonic music director Simon Rattle discusses the mysteries of the orchestra's string sound