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KIDS TAKE A CHANCE; ADULTS PLAY IT SAFE! Fortune 500 companies dependent on innovation to do business have learned a few essential tricks about innovation and it’s been hard wired into their culture. Question: How can teachers create a trusted environment where students feel secure enough to take risks and ‘play’?Charles Limb, a neuroscientist at […]

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collaboration, creativity, quartets -

‘WHEN THE RIGHT MIXTURE OF PEOPLE COME TOGETHER AND THEY COLLABORATE IN THE RIGHT WAY, WHAT HAPPENS CAN OFTEN FEEL LIKE MAGIC.’ Is there a science to putting together the right mixture of people? Could it be that putting together a successful and creative ensemble can be distilled into a quotient? Many of the creative challenges […]

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creativity, entrepreneurship, string player entreprepreneurship -

The challenge of the modern string player is in many ways no different from Fortune 500 companies. We need to successfully evolve as creative musicians while doing something that will have value to the world around us.  Otherwise we cannot survive. Every creative journey starts with a problem.  It starts with a feeling of frustration, the […]

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finger action left hand, left hand technique, violin left hand technique -

Left hand finger action is really about the weight do the dropping onto the fingerboard. Th problem is th knuckles need to be at a proper height so that can happen. If the knuckles are too low, the result will be excessive gripping and pressing the fingers into the fingerboard. This is too much effort. […]

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beginner bow hold, bow arm, bow hold -

The bow hand presents basic challenges to the beginner, starting with the orientation of the hand to the bow. The optimal hand position Is one where there is sufficient mobility in the hand hand that the weight of the bow is felt in the index finger at the tip, shifting to balancing with the pinky […]

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