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..

Christian Howes Strings Featured in Don Jon’s Addiction!

We are excited to announce that our string recording team was featured in the movie Don Jon’s Addiction, which was recently picked up by Relativity Media for theatrical release later this year. The movie, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson, was written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt for the SunDance film festival. Our good friend and Read more about Christian Howes Strings Featured in Don Jon’s Addiction![…]

Roar Like a Violin Monster

So exactly how big/diverse does a community need to be in order to accommodate or support a “creative” artist’s expression? Consider Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Violin Monster is based. It turns out this small town has been the growing grounds of all kinds of creative string players and teachers.

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[…]