6 Destructive Beliefs That Hold Beginner Musicians Back
Do you ever wonder how good your skills would be now if you started practicing a year ago? A question like this should motivate, not dishearten you. In this article, guest writer Elizabeth Kane will take you through six destructive beliefs you might face as you're learning how to become a musician, and how you can overcome them...
Mind Over Matter
Your mind is a powerful tool. Your thoughts dictate just about every conscious decision you make.
Whether you're a beginner guitari
8 Essential Violin Books for Beginners
The violin is a beautiful string instrument perfect for musicians of all ages to learn. Along with having a qualified violin teacher to instruct you, the right violin books are your most valuable tool for learning to play the violin. Which ones are the most useful and informative for beginner students? Which ones take you beyond the basics to a more advanced skill level? Heres a look at eight of our favorites:
Hal Leonard Essential Elements for Strings
The Essential Elements series is very
How to Play Violin Pain Free: 11 Easy Tweaks to Reduce Shoulder, Neck, and Back Pain
Do you experience pain or discomfort when you play violin? Here, Portland, OR violin instructor Naomi Cherie S. shares her tips to teach you how to play violin pain free...
If you've been playing violin for a while, you know that it can be a lot of fun! You've probably also noticed, however, that it isn't always the most comfortable instrument to play. Due to the positions and poses necessary to play this unusual instrument, you may feel sore and stiff after practice.
Like most physica
Sad Violin Music That Will Bring You to Tears
An effective practice routine incorporates a variety of things, including scales, long tones, technical exercises, sight reading, and repertoire work. However, there is one other very important habit that musicians should incorporate into their regular practice routine, no matter what their age or skill level: listening to other performers.
Why is listening to other performers such an integral part of musicianship? For one, it exposes you to a wide array of timbres, techniques, and musical idea
Vibrato Violin Tutorial for Beginners [Video]
Have you always wanted to learn the vibrato violin? Below, violin teacher Naomi Cherie S. provides a detailed tutorial on how to do vibrato on the violin...
Playing vibrato on the violin can greatly enhance your sound by infusing your notes with emotion, beauty, and intensity. It's the icing on the cake that really makes your playing shine!
The standard for an advanced player or professional, vibrato violin comes from moving the arm and/or wrist back slightly toward the scroll, and th