With universities going online worldwide due to Coronavirus, I prepared a manual to help violin professionals quickly adapt and give effective private lessons via video platform. I hope this guide will in some small way help us to get through the challenges facing us during this pandemic and help us to maintain our perspective and our humanity!
Scales as our secret antidote to poor intonation. Although Lora provides some good ideas on how to practice scales, it is liberating to know that the most important thing is to just do it! Practice your scales in any way you can. You will discover your inner Jedi!
Body Mapping is easily understood and is specifically designed for musicians. (although I think it could help everyone). It is accessible and can be utilized with very little investment in time or money. Learn why it is often confused with Alexander Technique and why I love it.
Compare Bon Musica with Wolf Forte Secundo shoulder rests specifically for people with long necks, broad shoulders, or prominent collar bones. (Also relevant for narrow shoulder people!)
Tone color changes are totally achievable by mastering bow distribution.
You can read the first part of this "bow distribution" article chain here. So, you have started developing your instinct for making spontaneous bow distribution choices using the note values of a piece to guide you. The next step in developing your "violinistic...