Fresh from the ASTA national conference, 2019 ASTA Eclectic String chair Tracy Silverman explains why violinists should focus more on playing rhythm, not just melody . . .
Tracy Silverman on Connecting with the GrooveMonday, March 11, 2019
Becoming a Total String Player: The Elephant in the RoomWednesday, December 19, 2018
Any classical string player who has ever attended an improvisation workshop led by Christian Howes will tell you that it is a life-changing experience. In fact, for most classical-only players, the very thought of attending such a workshop is a radical…
Prepare to Transform Yourself Into a Total String PlayerFriday, September 07, 2018
In his last SHAR blog post, Christian Howes introduced us to his Creative Strings Academy and the pedagogy that he developed especially for string players. In this new article, Christian shares the lessons of a master.
The Total ViolinistFriday, August 03, 2018
Most of us violinists (as well as violists, cellists and bassists) are our most comfortable in an orchestra setting. Of course, the music is fantastic, and usually very challenging to learn and play. But learn and play we do, after woodshedding our parts…