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..

Amplifying your acoustic violin with acoustic violin pickups

Hi Chris, how are you? I have a question which I don’t think is the best subject for the webinar tomorrow, but is very important. I recently broke my Fishman pickup, and I need a new one asap. I was wondering which removable pickup do you recommend for my acoustic violin. I am looking for Read more about Amplifying your acoustic violin with acoustic violin pickups[…]

Getting your SOUND

 What do you know about getting a sound out of your instrument? If you’re a classically trained string player like I was, then you know how to make a beautiful acoustic sound come out of your violin or cello. It’s about your left hand, right hand, posture, etc…  You probably don’t have a clue about Read more about Getting your SOUND[…]