The vibrato is one of the most fascinating aspects of violin playing. To master the technique, one needs to understand its mechanism and nature.
A guide to playing the violin with good posture by understanding the concepts of balance and ease and eliminating unnecessary tension in the body.
Learn about the four different families of instruments found in an orchestra. Understand the characteristics of each instrument so that you can recognise them the next time you go to the symphony!
Find out some of the chamber music that you can play when there are only violinists around.
Explore some of the works for violin and orchestra that carry descriptive titles and involve extra-musical narratives.
Learn about the violin works suitable for pre-advanced students. Explore the concertos by Viotti, Rode, de Bériot, and Kabalevsky.
Explore the pedagogical works of Wohlfahrt, Mazas, Kreutzer, and Rode. Understand how violin etudes and studies benefit the students.
Learn to play the violin with good intonation, understand the different systems of tuning, and develop a solid left hand technique.
Learn about each aspect that affects your tone in violin-playing. Find out how to play with captivating sound like the great violinists.
The chin rest that came with your instrument when you bought it might not be a good fit. Learn about some of the factors to consider when selecting a chin rest.
Learn about some of the often neglected student-level concertos that are so beautiful and full of pedagogic value. Explore the works of Rieding, Seitz, Sitt, Portnoff, and Accolay.
A guide for music teachers, parents, and students of all ages to answer the question: When is the best age to take music lessons? Also, how to improve and stay motivated as a teen or adult student.