Author: Emily Wright

Excalibow

The 2nd movement of Beethoven 5 has claimed many a victim at symphonic auditions. It seems to be custom made to sound great in a section, but like utter chaos when played alone. Same with Don Juan, as magnificently put by Blake...

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Be Prepared

Maybe you don’t need this list. But maybe your students do!Things to have in your cello case:1) spare bow and rosin2) at least a good spare A (whole set is ideal, but pricey, I know)3) nail clippers4) ibuprofen for...

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up there

Back in June, I wrote about extensions. I recently revisited the post and noticed that Terry had posed a question of upper position whole tone movement, and thought I would go over my approach to this potential nightmare of...

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wamma wamma

Like an athlete on the DL, I have slowly been working my stamina up to where it was when I was in college. Sure, I’ve been playing 5 hours of lessons a day with my students and doing studio doubles, but unless the student...

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