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The online community for string players, teachers, and the trade, from the publishers of STRINGS, STRINGS WEEK & STRINGS TRADE.

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UCLA’s Powerhouse New Music School a Game Changer for String Students – and Others

I am pleased to announce the formal establishment of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music as UCLA’s 12th professional school, to begin operating immediately as a stand-alone entity. The School, with approximately 450 undergraduate and graduate students, offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, will encompass ethnomusicology, music performance and composition, and musicology departments.…See More
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Adult Beginners

Whether you’re starting from scratch or returning to music making, you’ll find a fellow later-learner here
Jan 29
Curt Boyll replied to ♥♫♥Abby♥♫♥'s discussion Cello in the group Cellists
"For me it won't be two years until May, and I'll be 60 in July. I'm gratified to see several other cellists here who started at similar "eras" in their lives. I need to take lessons again- I have only had a coupla months of…"
Jan 29
Curt Boyll commented on Mea Chavez, Marketing Manager's group Cellists
"Greetings, from another adult beginner cellist ... well, using the term "cellist" loosely since I've only been at it 18 months. Ordered a new Cello today! Whoo Hoo! Replacing my Stravari with an F. Costa Brandenburg from Andy Fein…"
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Strongbow Titan Tone Rosin?

Anyone ever heard of it? See More
Jan 28
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IMSLP to Offer Paid Subscription Service

Posted by Stephanie Powell on January 6, 2016 at 12:03pm

Itzhak Perlman Wins Genesis Prize, Dudamel Conducts ‘Star Wars,’ and More

  • Violinist Itzhak Perlman has been awarded the 2016 Genesis Prize, which is worth $1 million. The prize is awarded annually…

Posted by Stephanie Powell on December 17, 2015 at 4:07pm

Video Exclusive: Annie Moses Band 'In the New World'

In a Strings exclusive, six-sibling string ensemble the Annie Moses Band has released a music video from its latest album, American Rhapsody (Rhino Warner Classics), titled “In the New World." Violinist and vocalist Annie Wolaver Dupre answers a few…


Posted by Stephanie Powell on December 2, 2015 at 3:15pm

Norman Pickering: The Patron Saint of Sound

A giant in the strings world, Norman Pickering, died last week at age 99. Learn about how important he was to music in this Shop Visit from our November/December 2003 issue.…


Posted by Stephanie Powell on November 23, 2015 at 1:51pm — 2 Comments

Violinist Performs at Trafalger Square Vigil in London

Royal College of Music student Bar Markovich played his violin in Trafalgar Square, London, at a…


Posted by Stephanie Powell on November 16, 2015 at 11:30am

Menuhin Competition 2016 Receives Increase of Applications

The Menuhin Competition London 2016 has reported a record number of applications—a 9 percent increase compared to the 2014 competition.

The biannual event, which will take place April 7-17, 2016 at London’s Royal Music Academy, has received 307 entries total; only 44…


Posted by Stephanie Powell on November 13, 2015 at 9:29am — 1 Comment

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Welcome to All Things Strings, where you can connect with fellow string players, teachers, and members of the string trade, and with the editors, contributors, and readers of Strings magazine and its companion website. Please create your personal or business profile (or one of each) and become an active participant in our community by blogging, chatting, and taking part in discussion forums . . . post your own videos, photos, and music files . . . and join (or create) groups where you can share your interests and activities with like-minded people. And please, be in touch with me and other members of the "Strings Staff" Group to let us know what you want from, and for, our unique online community . . .

Thanks for coming,
David A. Lusterman, Founder and Publisher, Strings


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Strongbow Titan Tone Rosin?

Started by Keith D in Your Instrument Jan 28.

Kaplan Amo & Vivo strings

Started by Kevin Keating in Your Instrument Dec 22, 2015.

Violin string conundrum 6 Replies

Started by Emily Green-Tracewicz in Your Instrument. Last reply by MICHAEL EDWARD CARRICO Dec 11, 2015.

Resource for Performers

Started by Jennifer Marotta in Playing Nov 22, 2015.

Good strings for Oklahoma and it's crazy climate

Started by Emily McLaughlin in Playing Nov 13, 2015.

Lutherie Forum 7 Replies

Started by Strings in Lutherie Forum. Last reply by David Graham Nov 12, 2015.

Physics of tuning and untuning...question 5 Replies

Started by valver in Playing. Last reply by Kevin Keating Nov 6, 2015.

Humid Temperatures & Your Instrument 1 Reply

Started by AnOrchestration15 in Playing. Last reply by Kevin Keating Nov 2, 2015.





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