Entries by Thornton Cline

Three Intermediate Exercises for Violinists

Practicing an instrument can take many different forms. Everyone is familiar with the most common type of practicing: playing scales, etudes and performance pieces. What many people overlook, however, are technique and strength exercises. These exercises can’t always be found in books, and some of them don’t even require you to be holding your instrument. […]

Don’t Wait for the Recital

The recital is one of the most anticipated events in the life of a classical musician or student. Many students will spend months–or even the better part of a year–preparing for their recital. Such focus is admirable, but it can blind a person to other rewarding performance opportunities. Many times these missed opportunities could have […]