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When you’re focused on your bowing, your fingering, all the little details you have to think about as you perform, other performance details can get lost. Recording yourself as you play is an effective way to listen and observe your performance from the outside.

 

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The physical exertion required - and the amount of injuries sustained - to be an orchestra musician rivals that of athletes. Scientific studies reveal:

 

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As you know, from reading in our recent blogs on music and copyright issues, copyright law can get sticky (in case you haven’t read them, you should definitely check them out here, here and here). You know that broadly defined, a copyright owner has the exclusive legal right to print, publish, record or distribute the artistic material owned. The upshot of this definition is that there are many different kinds of copyrights that come into play when you perform, record, and post (aka “distribute”) a piece of music. 

 

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Join Mimi Zweig as she shows a student how to properly complete the Martelé Bow Stroke. View our video to see these great tips in action!

 

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The double bass is a tough master – demanding strength, stamina and proper technique from its player. As the root of the orchestra, musical and rhythmic accuracy are imperative to the success of the whole – requiring plenty of practice and repetition.

 

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When people think of extracurricular activities that require strength, musicianship isn't typically at the top of the list. Yet, others take for granted what musicians realize from their very first practice - playing the viola and violin does, indeed, require a similar emphasis on strength, flexibility, and dexterity as athletics.

 

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Join Mimi Zweig and learn why natural harmonics are important and how they help you stay in tune! Watch the live demonstration on how to do it properly.

 

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They say that breathing is involuntary, but musicians would beg to differ. You only have to experience a particularly difficult passage or that hard-won solo, not to mention stage-fright, to know breathing doesn't come as involuntarily as you'd expect. 

 

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Join Mimi Zweig and learn the basics about three note cords.

 

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Musicians spend a fair amount of time working on physical techniques that improve their tone and overall sound. This includes things like finger exercises, as well as practice and performance warm-ups, but did you know that other forms of exercise benefit musicians, too?

 

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Tips For Recording Yourself As A Performance Improvement Strategy

Tips For Recording Yourself As A Performance Improvement Strategy

When you’re focused on your bowing, your fingering, all the little details you have to think about as you perform, other performance details can get lost. Recording yourself as you play is an effective way to listen and observe your performance from the outside.

 

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Strength Exercises For Cellists & Bassists

Strength Exercises For Cellists & Bassists

The physical exertion required - and the amount of injuries sustained - to be an orchestra musician rivals that of athletes. Scientific studies reveal:

 

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Posting Performance Recordings Online Without Violating Copyright Laws

Posting Performance Recordings Online Without Violating Copyright Laws

As you know, from reading in our recent blogs on music and copyright issues, copyright law can get sticky (in case you haven’t read them, you should definitely check them out here, here and here). You know that broadly defined, a copyright owner has the exclusive legal right to print, publish, record or distribute the artistic material owned. The upshot of this definition is that there are many different kinds of copyrights that come into play when you perform, record, and post (aka “distribute”) a piece of music. 

 

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The Short Story of the Martelé Bow Stroke with Mimi Zweig

The Short Story of the Martelé Bow Stroke with Mimi Zweig

Join Mimi Zweig as she shows a student how to properly complete the Martelé Bow Stroke. View our video to see these great tips in action!

 

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Double Bass Practice Do's And Don'ts

Double Bass Practice Do's And Don'ts

The double bass is a tough master – demanding strength, stamina and proper technique from its player. As the root of the orchestra, musical and rhythmic accuracy are imperative to the success of the whole – requiring plenty of practice and repetition.

 

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Strength Exercises For Violists And Violinists

Strength Exercises For Violists And Violinists

When people think of extracurricular activities that require strength, musicianship isn't typically at the top of the list. Yet, others take for granted what musicians realize from their very first practice - playing the viola and violin does, indeed, require a similar emphasis on strength, flexibility, and dexterity as athletics.

 

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The Short Story of Natural Harmonics with Mimi Zweig

The Short Story of Natural Harmonics with Mimi Zweig

Join Mimi Zweig and learn why natural harmonics are important and how they help you stay in tune! Watch the live demonstration on how to do it properly.

 

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5 Breathing Exercises For Violinists

5 Breathing Exercises For Violinists

They say that breathing is involuntary, but musicians would beg to differ. You only have to experience a particularly difficult passage or that hard-won solo, not to mention stage-fright, to know breathing doesn't come as involuntarily as you'd expect. 

 

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The Short Story of Three Note Chords with Mimi Zweig

The Short Story of Three Note Chords with Mimi Zweig

Join Mimi Zweig and learn the basics about three note cords.

 

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6 Ways Tai Chi Can Help You Be A Better String Player

6 Ways Tai Chi Can Help You Be A Better String Player

Musicians spend a fair amount of time working on physical techniques that improve their tone and overall sound. This includes things like finger exercises, as well as practice and performance warm-ups, but did you know that other forms of exercise benefit musicians, too?

 

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