Why I Love Orchestral Bowed Strings and Use Them All The Time (with LOADS of Musical Examples)

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I LOVE ORCHESTRAL STRINGS. They are my fave section of the classical orchestra (followed closely by the brass and horns). They're just SO VERSATILE - there are so many different techniques and tone colours you can make with string instruments, which means that their emotional range (I would argue) is enormous. This makes them, without …

First Post

Microphone in a recording studio

Hi - and welcome to my new blog! My first post comes on one of the last few performance dates of 'Helium' by Slung Low, performing at The Barbican in London to riotous acclaim (4 stars in The Guardian, same in Metro), and the news that I'll be off to Florida in October with the …