Practice Tip Tuesday

  • Interview with Cellist and Editor Valter Dešpalj

    By Hans Jensen Valter Dešpalj is an internationally acclaimed cellist and editor for Ovation Press who has contributed expertly edited works to...
  • Blair Milton: A Music Professional’s Life in Perspective

    By Colin Cronin Blair Milton is an editor at Ovation Press, an accomplished violinist, and a professor of violin at Northwestern University. Aft...
  • Interview with Joseph Silverstein

    By Hans Jensen This exclusive interview with violinist Joseph Silverstein took place in July 2015 right after his visit to the Meadowmount School ...
  • Tips for Healthy Practicing

    By Brianna Richardson Are you more likely to get injured during a performance or while practicing?  Even though you may put out extra physical a...
  • You Never Stop Learning

    By Colin Cronin “Too sure of themselves they are. Even the older, more experienced ones.”-Master Yoda on Jedi, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of th...
  • The Case for Active Practicing

    By Henry Myers Practicing: the word itself inspires pain, suffering, depression, boredom, angst, and turmoil; it evokes images of stern-looking s...
  • How to Measure Effective Practice

    By Hans Jørgen Jensen How to measure effective practice? Certainly a timeless question. In a blog entry, author Daniel Coyle lays out a gauge t...
  • Because You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression

    For a musician it is very important to make a very strong first impression when playing concerts, competitions or auditions. This very interesting...
  • Interview with Dr. Eckart Altenmüller

    By Hans Jørgen Jensen It is very common for musicians to experience physical problems related to playing their instrument at some point during the...
  • The Seven Stages of Practice Essential to Musicians

    Introduction Hans Erik Deckert, a wonderful friend, human spirit, musician, conductor and cellist departed this world on the 8th of August, 2022....
  • How Big is the Universe?

     By Hans Jørgen Jensen     Do we know? Can we know? Will we know? I remember asking my father this question when I was just a ten-year-old boy. ...
  • Free Your Sound with the Help of the Helmholtz Motion

     By Hans Jørgen Jensen There are a number of fundamental principles concerning the sound production of stringed instruments that are both fascinati...