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String sensitivity?

I have a set of medium tension D'Addario Helicore strings for 15"-16" instruments (on my 16" Sie Lam Divertimento).The C and G play wonderfully as does the D, but the A is very sensitive to bow pisition between the bridge and finger-board, as well as pressure from the bow, making it very difficult to maintain a particular tone on any note along the bows length. Is this a function of the tension? If so would it be worth swapping the medium A for a lower/higher tension string?Many thanks in…See More
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Dear Laurence - Hope you are well - I'm playing Saturday afternoon in Carnegie Hall - Pavel Šporcl

Dateline: Los Angeles, Wednesday, February 10, 2016When I was in Prague last year covering the Dvorak Festival, I heard Pavel Šporcl give a brilliant performance of the first Martinu Violin Concerto; it was with the Prague Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pietari Inkinen on a Smetana Hall concert that included the Czech premiere…See More
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"Actually I have no idea. I just tend to incline my forearm towards my chest to make it easier. Is that a bad habit?"
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"I practice scales and arpeggios of 2/3 octaves in circle of fifth every day.But when I do it continuously for 45 minutes or more,my left arm starts to pain and then I can't move it properly.Then I have to take a long break to practice again.I…"
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A place for musicians battling pain and injuries to talk about prevention, treatment, and other vagaries of our craft.
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This group will talk about issues relating to bows, bow repair and rehairing
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Neil Nelson replied to Emily Green-Tracewicz's discussion Violin string conundrum
"Is there a chance this violin was strung for a left handed player?"
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Progress, Plans, and Aims.

I am still plugging away with my delightful screech plank tucked under my chin.It has been a while since my last update, since October my time for practice has been scarce with work and such interfering. However I am now back in a position where I can play for hours most evenings and am relishing the opportunity.Most recent to my collection of viola literature are the Beginner and Easy Progressive studies published by the ABRSM. I an still just using the beginner studies which cover crossing…See More
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Orchestral Fireworks at The College of Saint Elizabeth

March 6, 2016 from 3pm to 5pm
New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra will have its third concert of the 2015-2016 season, entitled “Orchestral Fireworks.” The title captures the explosive excitement of Symphony’s repertoire, which will include Handel’s “Music for the Royal Fireworks,” Haydn’s Symphony No. 104, and featuring spectacular soloist Alyssa Kim in the Saint-Saens Violin Concerto.  Also performing will be NJIO’s Intermezzo Orchestra, playing Le Roi S’Amuse by Delibes, and the Prelude Ensemble. Be sure to arrive…See More
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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…
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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…

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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.…

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Violinist Performs at Trafalger Square Vigil in London

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

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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…

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String sensitivity?

Started by Neil Nelson in Your Instrument on Thursday.

Violin string conundrum 7 Replies

Started by Emily Green-Tracewicz in Your Instrument. Last reply by Neil Nelson on Wednesday.

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.

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.

 
 
 

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