Nathan Cole

Choose your own Audition

Choose Your Own Audition

WARNING! This article is not like other articles. Do not read it straight through from beginning to end. YOU and YOU alone are responsible for what happens in the story. As you read, you will be asked to make choices. They could lead to success…or disaster! But don’t despair. At any time, YOU can go …

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Purity practice: find the phrase by losing your vibrato (VIDEO)

Vibrato is a good thing. I like it before shifts, after shifts, during tremolo, on pizzicati, over open strings, and even (gasp!) in baroque music! But vibrato, if left unchecked, tends to take over your brain. You won’t realize it at first. But once your left hand gains enough mental real estate, your right hand wonders why it …

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