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"It was the best, most inspiring Lockenhaus Festival so far!"Continue
Posted by Laurence Vittes on July 19, 2014 at 11:00am
“I find tone is like someone’s voice,” says virtuoso violinist Jaime Laredo, conductor of the prestigious New York String Orchestra Seminar, “and like appearances, no two sounds are alike.”
In other words, your tone is your musical voice, as individual as you are, and you want it to speak for you as clearly and articulately as possible.
Internationally known concert violinist and educator Ida Kavafian describes this quite eloquently: “The first thing that is responsible for a…Continue
Posted by Greg Cahill on July 17, 2014 at 2:03pm
Cellist Judith Glyde, chair of the string faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder, writes: Projecting your sound is not simply a matter of playing louder; it’s often a question of improving your articulation. Both the left hand and right hand must do their parts in this quest for greater sound projection. The steps below will help you be heard on a passage that must project, either in chamber music (especially difficult for the cello or the inner parts in a chamber ensemble) or in…Continue
Posted by Greg Cahill on July 17, 2014 at 1:30pm
A great loss to the string world. http://pitchfork.com/news/55861-charlie-haden-iconic-american-jazz-bassist-has-died/
Read a 1995 Strings magazine interview with jazz great Charlie Haden.
Posted by Greg Cahill on July 11, 2014 at 4:00pm
To some, violin superstar Vanessa Mae's qualifying run as a downhill skier in the recent winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, sounded too good to be true, and it turns out that it just may have been too good to be true.
Posted by Greg Cahill on July 11, 2014 at 10:01am
Started by christian howes in Fiddle Forum May 9.