Blog: Violynn Tales

7 Things To Do When Practicing Scales


Why do we practice scales?  

Scales are the backbone of all repertoire - look carefully and you’ll see that fragments of scales are in everything you play!  

Scales also train your technique on the instrument (position changes and intonation, for…

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The #1 Thing to Do To Save Time in the Practice Room

  What is the best shortcut for saving time in the practice room? 


Mindless practicing or practicing without a plan will waste your precious time, and worse, cause you to move backwards, rather than forwards, in your playing. 

In order to…

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Bach by the Ocean 🌅[Photos inside!]


It’s sunset on a warm but breezy July evening. 

On the edge of the Atlantic Ocean at the Eastern edge of the North American continent, I have with me a violin, a phone, and a tripod. 


Whales breaching the surface…

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Working with Nathan Cole

My Summer Violin Bootcampers are one lucky bunch!

They got to play for Nathan Cole!

Violinists all over the world have seen Nathan Cole's work online. And as First Associate Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, not only is Nathan…

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#Paganini5Challenge - Day 5 (June 6, 2021)


How To Practice Paganini Caprice #5  with Dr. Lynn Kuo  #Paganini5Challenge - Day 5 Watch Day 5 here! 
June 6, 2021 
5:00-5:30pm EDT


Day 5: Demystifying Sautillé and Ricochet

Playing off-the-string strokes on the violin/viola can be tricky.

How do…

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