Conference Session Notes
Notes from the National Conference Sessions are being updated progressively.
New today, session notes for the Violin Forums (1.5 & 2.5) and the Set UP For Success Forum (3.4).
Go to the Interactive Program to link to the notes.
Western Australian Youth Strings (WAYS)
Applications and auditions are still open for 2018! WAYS has two vibrant and thriving orchestras for children between Years 3-8. WAYS and Junior WAYS provide an opportunity for children to start their orchestra-playing journey in a friendly, inspiring environment while achieving great musical and personal heights. Instruments: Violin – Viola – Cello – Double Bass Musical Directors: Mr Ashley Arbuckle OAM – WAYS; Ms Sarah Clare – JWAYS (Junior/Emerging) For the 2018 Prospectus and application forms, or to book a visit during rehearsal to see what we’re about, or just more information, please contact the Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit…
‘Let It Flow!’
Have you ever played your instrument and become so completely immersed in its sound that it becomes a purely sensory experience? This is essentially what happens when you are ‘practising-in-flow’, a skill developed by German violinist/psychologist Andreas Burzik to help musicians both practise and perform. Recently I spent a day with him in Bremen (Germany) learning this technique. By practising-in-flow you learn to not only ‘play’ your instrument but to ‘feel’ it. It is a way of practising based almost entirely on sensory input rather than mental instructions. You learn to trust your body to tell you what it needs….
How to improve String Technique and Musicianship
(in just twenty minutes a day!) Music, perhaps more than any other human activity, enlists the synthetic cooperation of intellect, creativity and athleticism. As a physician and psychotherapist who spent nearly a decade working with students of classical music, I was deeply impressed by this inextricable interrelationship between mind and body. Eventually I devised a method of practice designed to enhance the technical and musical abilities of string players, and I am pleased to reintroduce it here for Stringendo readers. First, a few general observations. Listening closely to string players one can over time distinguish superior from inferior technical ability…