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Navigating the Trial Lesson

Navigating the Trial Lesson

Transfer Student Woes? You're not alone! Join Elise Winters and other teachers for a lively and in-depth discussion (via zoom) of transfer students on Thursday, September‌ 23 at 11 a.m. CDT. Free to attend, and all welcome ... bring a friend! Thank you! We will send...
How Does Tapping Maintain the Bowhold?

How Does Tapping Maintain the Bowhold?

How does tapping maintain the bowhold? I took a training years ago whose primary focus was two dozen quick, seemingly simple activities with the just bow. There were many exercises whose purpose was not obvious to me. Okay, honestly, most of them. Like … what function...
Vibrato Tips & Insights (4 of 4)

Vibrato Tips & Insights (4 of 4)

Vibrato Tips & Insights (4 of 4): Getting the Full View (and Full Sequence) There are a dozen tips I still want to share with you. I’ve been wrestling all week with which one to choose for this last email! The first finger that just won’t loosen up?...
Vibrato Tips & Insights (4 of 4)

Vibrato Tips & Insights (3 of 4)

Vibrato Tips & Insights (3 of 4): Thumb Swings My last tip went into the secret recipe for using the shaker egg (here). Today we’ll move onto the next step. Let’s assume our vibrato novice has now gotten a good oscillation with just the hand and egg....
Vibrato Tips & Insights (2 of 4)

Vibrato Tips & Insights (2 of 4)

Vibrato Tips & Insights: The Shaker Egg (Part 2 of 4) My vibrato sequence may have been a cake half-baked when I was first starting out, but I had one useful ingredient.Yes. Eggs. Specifically, the shaker egg.We’ve all tried this exercise with our students....