Sharp Key Signature
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Sharp Keys!

Why do so many pieces in the violin repertoire have a sharp key signature? Most of the great violin concertos are in the key of D (Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius,
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Student Concert!

Well done to all those who performed and made it such a special event, and many thanks to our fabulous pianist Declan and to Olya and Mihailo for their amazing
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Tips for Beginner Violinists

• Keep your body upright in both sitting and standing positions, no slouching! • The violin must be parallel to the floor, don't let the scroll tilt downwards – you
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Liv & Simon’s Tips for Improving Intonation

  1. Sing passages to yourself, play the passage on a piano and confirm intonation by singing again – a tried a tested method which requires a fair amount of
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Bow Changes Video

Note how the hand and fingers trail behind the movement of the arm in order to facilitate smooth changes. Incase you were wondering about the sound he’s not playing a
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Performance Preparation

With students about to take their summer exams or perform recitals we’ve decided to give a few pieces of advice to help with those pesky performance nerves!
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When does a bow need rehairing?

This isn’t a simple question to answer because it depends on a player’s personal preferences and how much playing they do, but generally speaking if the hair seems slack, loses
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Liv & Simon’s Top 10 Practise Tips

We’re often asked for our top practise tips – so here we go!
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Tension issues in violin playing

 Tension issues in violin playing: Many of us have experienced tension in violin playing, perhaps it has crept in over time or has always been there. Without doubt it’s one
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How playing an instrument benefits the brain

How playing an instrument benefits the brain
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Sonatas and Partitas of J.S.Bach

Sonatas and Partitas of J.S.Bach Click here to read Simon Kodurand’s latest article- The Sonatas and Partitas of J.S.Bach – Performance or Pedagogy? 
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