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Improvisation in Mozart's Concertos

This article is an investigation into Mozart’s improvisation and ornamentation practice, with...
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How to Explore Repertoire

Many people choose to play an instrument because they like the sound of learning something new...
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Musician On Tour!

Standing on my local platform, Southport, waiting for the Manchester train, bright autumn sun...
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The Violin and Mindfulness

Common Ground between the Violin, Alexander Technique and Mindfulness It may seem over...

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  • Why Learn To Play The Violin?

    Adriana Cristea Classical Violin Teacher (Harrow) Picture Apart of the benefits of learning a musical instrument that can be found here http://www.effectivemusicteaching.com/articles/directors/18-benefits-of-playing-a-musical-instrument/ , I will share with you some of my experiences as a classical violinist. Learning an instrument is fun Looking...
  • 3 Quick Exercises To Improve Your Violin Sound

    Matt Johnstone Classical Violin Teacher (South West London) Picture Each of these short exercises will help to free up your sound and improve bow control. They are great warm-ups to use at the start of a practice session. 1. Slow Bows Put a metronome on 60 beats per minute. Choose a string and play one down bow and one up bow using your entire bow (make sure...
  • The Benefits Of Learning A Musical Instrument

    Mathew Lee Classical Violin Teacher (Peterborough) Picture The benefits of learning a musical instrument are far reaching. From the very first stages in good teaching a new sense of independence and growth in self confidence can be encouraged. The ability to form a relationship with a new person, in the form of the music teacher/music student model is...

 

  • Mindfulness And Violin Practice

    Jayne Stark Classical Violin Teacher (Bristol) Picture Mindfulness and practice. Practice smarter, not necessarily longer. First, let's talk a little bit about mindfulness. Being mindful has become increasingly popular as a form of meditation to help relieve stress and anxiety. Over time it can lead to long-term changes in our moods, higher levels...
  • What makes a great teacher?

    Emma Paton-Philip Classical Violin Teacher (Redhill) Picture The violin, for beginners, can be overwhelming and confusing. There are several elements to consider with regard to the physical side to violin playing, for instance how to stand, which way your head should face, even before you've picked up the Violin and bow. The fact that we're dealing with...
  • What's The Difference Between Violin and Fiddle? Editor's Pick

    Rachel B Classical Violin Teacher (Inverness) Picture I get asked this question very regularly, "What is the difference between a violin and a fiddle?" I get asked mostly by non-musicians who are just curious. But it still always makes me smile. Some people are convinced they are different instruments – “Is one bigger than the other?” I hear often...