Violin, Viola Bow Arm Elbow Height
by Rozanna Weinberger Elbow height can seem like such an illusive issue for many string players. Having studied with teachers like Karen Tuttle, who had a ‘natural approach to technique’ and pointed out the necessity of arm/back weight vs. force to produce sound, it is impossible to really gage the correct elbow height if its […]Read more
The Most Common Misconceptions About Why We Freak Out When Performing Plus Awareness Studies For Bow.
by Rozanna Weinberger The other day a colleague was warming up beautifully on a violin I was showing him. I remember being impressed at the fluidity of his technique, which seemed confident and inspired. When he stopped I praised him and then said I would like to shoot a little demo video clip of him playing since the […]Read more
The Most Common Misconceptions About Successful String Playing Careers In The Modern Age
by Rozanna Weinberger These days it seems contemporary audiences are much more influenced by shows like The Voice than the concert hall. This may also be in part because children have less exposure to fine art and so we seek it less and less. While I would never suggest that just because someone auditions for a talent competition […]Read more
The Most Common Misconceptions About Right Hand Finger Action
by Rozanna Weinberger Right hand finger action is a cause for bewilderment by many students. The myth is that the fingers must be trained to move back and forth, to curl and straighten, to effect a proper bow hold. While in principal its true these movements need to occur, the movements are the effect of a […]Read more