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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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Playing with a Parallel Bow

READ-WATCH-ANSWER… and help us ALL learn more about playing with a parallel bow
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To Play Parallel or Not: A Controversy of Technique, Part 2

One of the first scientific studies into the important topic “To play parallel or not?” Read on because WE need YOUR HELP in answering that question
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To Play Parallel or Not: A Controversy of Technique, Part 1

To Play Parallel or Not: A Controversy of Technique, Part 1

String Theory Slider Version To Play Parallel or Not? Should the bow be parallel to the bridge? This is a question that has caused controversy over many years. READ ON FOR AN INTRODUCTION TO THIS HOTLY-DEBATED TOPIC!
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To Play or Not to Play Parallel to the Bridge

  To play parallel or not? Hans Jørgen Jensen is constantly pushing the boundaries of what we know about classical string music. His latest endeavor is taking on the fascinating, yet controversial, topic of whether or not the bow should be parallel to the bridge when playing. The first part of this is understanding this […]
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The Feldenkrais Method & Alexander Technique

Two methods of movement education that have been particularly popular with musicians are the Feldenkrais Method and Alexander Technique. These two methods of somatic education use specific patterns of movement to help bring our attention to how we move.
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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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