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Helmholtz Resonance Signature Mode In The Violin

Want to achieve a better tone? Purchase a better quality instrument. NOT SO FAST!! Find out what Scientists say about the Helmholtz Resonance Signature Mode!
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Bow Speed Techniques

Do you ever feel that your bow is too short? You might need to work on some bow speed exercises. Learn son filé exercises from the Masters!
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Bow Pressure Techniques

Dr. Cheri Collins has added another tone production exercise – and this time with the help of Professor Simon Fischer. Get better tone now!
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Contact Point Techniques

Cheri Collins offers an excellent series of exercises based off her article on the Schelleng Diagram!
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The Schelleng Diagram

What is the Schelleng Diagram? Find out, and see how it can help you play with better tone!
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Learn to Play With Helmholtz Motion

Read on to discover a fantastic exercise from Dr. Cheri Collins on how to learn to play with the Helmholtz Motion, and thus play with better tone.
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What is “Good” Tone? Re-calibrating our Ears

Have you ever wondered exactly what “good” tone is? If you want to learn more about how to improve YOUR tone READ ON!
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The Plucked String

Dr. Cheri Collins shares some of her extensive knowledge that comprised her dissertation regarding Helmholtz’s concept of motion and how it pertains to playing string instruments. In this article she explores the plucked vs. bowed string.
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