technique

  • RabbathCrab1
    Article

    Double bassist François Rabbath demonstrates his crab technique

    2015-09-21T00:00:00Z

    François Rabbath demonstrates his crab fingering system as an alternative to traditional shifting. The double bassist explains in greater detail how to use his left-hand pivot and crab techniques in The Strad’s October 2015 issue – download through The Strad app . Read Rabbath's thoughts ...

  • GrappelliSlide
    Focus

    The art of the violin slide

    2015-09-11T00:00:00Z

    Julie Lyonn Lieberman describes how different slides can enhance your string playing, from oozing your way in the true blues style to the Klezmer 'bend'

  • Flexibility2
    Debate

    Technique - a dangerous concept for musicians

    2015-07-02T00:00:00Z

    Musicians should never prioritise intellect over feeling and physicality, wrote Herbert Whone in The Strad's 1982 issue

  • Peter_Buckoke
    Focus

    Double bassist Peter Buckoke on treating head and neck pain

    2015-02-19T00:00:00Z

    The Royal College of Music professor found a solution in Alexander technique

  • Szigeti_1
    Focus

    Szigeti as teacher: Frances Kramer

    2012-09-23T00:00:00Z

    In the October 2013 issue , violinist Arnold Steinhardt recalls how he spent the summer of 1962 studying with Joseph Szigeti at his home in Switzerland. Just three years after Steinhardt's year with the great musician (pictured), violinist Frances Kramer wrote this account, published in the November ...