As simple as pizzicato seems, there are actually many ways to achieve different tones'

Violinist James Ehnes demonstrates how to play left- and right-hand pizzicato for CBC Music.

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James Ehnes discusses Beethoven's 'Spring Sonata' for The Strad's new Masterclass sheet music series in the March 2016 issue – giving bowings, fingerings and ideas for interpretation. Download on desktop computer or through The Strad App.