No. 172, August 2009

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Profile of Cellist Matt Haimovitz
On taking Bach from big-city concert halls to biker bars, and starting to break down musical barriers By Louise Lee

A Primer on the Art of Baroque Music
Once regarded as a sanctuary for scholars, Baroque music is finding favor with a growing number of modern string players By James Reel

Ace Your College Audition
Tips on auditioning (preparation is key!) and choosing the right school for you By Gabriel Cabezas

Skills You'll Need for College
Brushing up on basics can help you succeed your freshman year By James Reel

News & Notes
News and Notes The Juilliard String Quartet introduces its newest member, Fisher Career Grant winners are announced, Zuill Bailey heads north to Alaska, Fulbright scholar sets her sights on researching fiddle tunes, plus Bench Marks

News Spotlight
Musicopia String Programs Serve Philadelphia Youth Community string program is having a positive effect on underserved kids By Caeli Smith

Practical Musician
Think Like an Entrepreneur In this tough job market, learn to create your own musical opportunities By Louise Lee

Strings 101
Play Cello with Less Effort in 6 Easy Steps While playing the cello, make the forces of nature work for you By James Reel

Play It!
Play in Authentic Jazz Style Learn to play lead or backup on jazz standard 'My Melancholy Baby.' By Jeremy Cohen

Master Class
Improve your Improv Skills 9 exercises to expand your musical vocabulary using improv-style licks. With music to play By Mimi Rabson

Vadim Repin on the Brahms Violin Concerto Mastering the emotion of Brahms' Op. 77 By Laurence Vittes

Teaching Strings
Teach Students Rhythm Keep your students in step with these simple rhythm exercises By Judy Weigert Bossuat

In Print
In Print Barenreiter issues new edition of Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364; plus three sonatinas by Reger, and more

On Record
On Record Ilya Gringolts records a couple of noteworthy discs of often overlooked violin works; plus new CDs from Vadim Repin and Truls Mork, the Del Sol Quartet, Michael Doucet and BeauSoleil, Thomas Zehetmair and Thomas Demenga, and the folks at the Copland House

Your Instrument
Tips on Buying Adequate Instrument Insurance What a special music policy costs, what it covers, when it makes sense for you By Erin Shrader

New Products
New Products Aceto/Violect Violin Pickup and the PSR Plus and PSR Petit Plus

Encore
Profile of Cellist Erik Friedlander On the spirit of New York's downtown music scene By Eric Fine

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