The Chromatic Tuner – I Can Stop Anytime

It all started innocently enough, a hunger to get more tactile feedback on intonation while practicing my violin at home. Sure, there was the tuning fork getting me to A440 and then I used my ear to tuning the other open strings to fifths. But what about the B that I’d sharp one minutes and flat … Read more The Chromatic Tuner – I Can Stop Anytime

Bach, Shaham, Strad: When the masters meet

Listening to a live performance of a Bach partita, by a master on the violin, on an instrument crafted by the world’s greatest luthier of all time, in a world-class music venue, is about as sublime as it gets. Almost holy. Certainly the silence, the attention from the audience was reverent, worshipful. Gil Shaham opened … Read more Bach, Shaham, Strad: When the masters meet