When holding the bow, are you supposed to bend the thumb all the way to the hair? Laurie Niles goes over the reasons for this common advice from teachers, as well as why it might not be working for you. (Blog and video)
Glissando - sliding between notes - can add a sense of beauty and nostalgia to a musical passage. But how do you create a gorgeous slide without your left hand falling apart? Violin technique blog by Paul Stein.
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