Creative Strings Podcast

Christian Howes presents the Creative Strings Podcast: Exploring intersections between creativity, music education, string playing, DIY music business, and culture.   Check out the latest episode: Thanks so much to our sponsors Yamaha and Electric Violin Shop for supporting the Creative Strings Podcast. Their support makes it possible to invest in the production of each Read more about Creative Strings Podcast[…]

Conductor Markand Thakar on achieving transcendent musical performances Pt. 2 – Creative Strings Podcast Ep. 7

Join us in part two of a special two-part episode in which Dr. Markand Thakar challenges us to transcend the ordinary through music. “To absorb yourself into the sound you have to let go of your place in the world…”  Markand Thakar is a music director of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and co-director of graduate conducting at the Peabody Conservatory. Drawing from ideas Read more about Conductor Markand Thakar on achieving transcendent musical performances Pt. 2 – Creative Strings Podcast Ep. 7[…]

Matt Glaser on Music Education, Improvisation, and Mindfulness/ Creative Strings Podcast Ep. 3

– The diversity of creative string players in the newest generation, and how we arrived here
– How classical string/music teachers can adapt to a changing musical world

“Inevitably the classical world has had to come to grips (with) this tsunami of young players playing fiddle tunes”

– “Micro-improvisation” and using skeletal melodies to develop comfort with improvisation…
– The “present moment” in performance..

Creative Strings Podcast, Randall Williams, DIY Musician, Touring, Veggie Fuel, Music Business, Selling

Randall Williams: How an Indie Musician Bootstrapped Tours on Veggie Fuel and why he Let it Go- Creative Strings Podcast Ep. 2

How Randall built his career starting as a singer songwriter living and traveling in his DIY vegetable-fueled van. Randall talks about routing his tours based on various folk music festivals. His main circuit was the Folk Alliance regional and national conferences. You can find out more at www.folkalliance.org

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