In a break from practice, Ray Chen sets himself a challenge to play as if his E string has just broken while admitting that it is not something you can defend against or even practise for – and therefore not worth worrying about either
In this series of episodes Thomas Martin takes a look at left hand technique, addressing a number of issues commonly experienced by players. This first episode covers the basics of positioning the left hand on the double bass in order to stop the string.
In this video from Korean broadcaster MBC, Richard O’Neill and Jeremy Denk perform Rebecca Clarke’s Sonata for Viola and Piano
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