Why Should String Players Practice Scales?

Why do we practice scales? Have you ever given more than a moment’s thought to this? Sure, we practice scales to learn fingering, some rhythms, and to practice shifting. But there must be more to it, or the most elite … Read More

Smart Scales for Strings

Smart Scales for Strings makes it easy to teach and learn scales on the Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass.  Laid out in a clear and natural progression, it is the only comprehensive scale book for the beginner to intermediate … Read More

Irish Tunes are like Dim Sum

So, what’s an Asian chick doing posting on St. Patrick’s Day about Irish music? It’s a long story, but the short version is, I got lured away by Cape Breton and East Coast music many years ago, I abandoned classical … Read More

Smart Fingering Charts for Strings

Smart String Teacher’s Smart Fingering Charts for Strings is a must-have for your intermediate to advanced violin, viola, cello or bass students, and yourself!  A good set of fingering charts should be an essential part of a string player’s resources.  … Read More