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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....
Vibrato Tips & Insights (1 of 4)

Vibrato Tips & Insights (1 of 4)

Vibrato Tips: Introduction (Part 1 of 4) I remember when I was a beginning teacher and it was time to teach vibrato for the first time. Whoever that first student may have been, she is definitely one step closer to sainthood because my vibrato sequence was definitely...
The Language of Proprioception (2 of 2)

The Language of Proprioception (2 of 2)

The Language of Proprioception (2 of 2) This article is part of a two-part series. Find the first article here. This past year I discovered that my lessons with beginners are very, very odd. Or at least, so it would seem. This year I’ve been leading five...
The Language of Proprioception (2 of 2)

Exploring the Wilderness of Proprioception (1 of 2)

Exploring the Wilderness of Proprioception (1 of 2) Violin playing is sort of like driving. Once you figure out a few basics, you can enjoy the ride. Okay, so by “a few,” let’s be real, it’s more like a few dozen. Here’s a starting list:...