The Importance of Developing Sight-Reading Skills

Music educators generally agree that the ability to sight-read is an important skill, necessary for the development of independent learners, and an indispensable part of training for musicians. According to Joyce Eastlund Gromko, “Just as reading comprehension is a basic component of most standardized tests of language arts literacy, so music sight-reading is a critical […]

The Expressive Bow: Tone Production Exercises for School Orchestra

Bow arm technique is an important skill to develop in intermediate string players. These exercises, excerpted from Expressive Techniques for Orchestra, will have your orchestra sounding their best.  Tone Production Near the Bridge What: This exercise develops a rich, intense, mature sound that is really pulled and projected from the instrument. It also develops the […]