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August 2013
August 2013, No. 220
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A parent’s guide to renting or buying a violin, viola, cello, or bass for school

Unfortunately, the most likely results of cleaning bow hair at home are disastrous

Rule No. 3: If you have done it before, you can do it again

Rule No. 2: Making it harder, really makes it easier

Rule No. 4: Questioning everything is an essential part of expressing yourself musically

Rule No. 1: You cannot perform relaxed without practicing relaxed

Contemplating the majesty of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto for violin, cello, and piano 

What string players need to know about the new government regulations

Dutch violinist pairs with a few friends for strong results

An unusual marriage of pickup and instrument yields a naturalistic sound

Chamber players and string soloists find rich performance opportunities at the nation’s landmark museums and art galleries

For Chicago-based bassist and educator Karl E. H. Seigfried, the worlds of music and mythology meld quite comfortably