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October 2019

String Focus: An in-depth interview with violinist Elodie Chousmer-Howelles on following her dreams; some excellent tips for getting started with the ukulele; the fascinating history of the European Guitar Teachers Association; invaluable advice on physical care for string players; a look at LCM’s ukulele syllabus – proving the instrument to be more than just a fleeting fad; and we chat to the head of guitar and harp at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

This month’s issue also features practical content that can be put to use inside and outside of the classroom; including: a how-to on arrangements from the winner of this year’s Shake It Up competition; some important thoughts on the menopause and how it can affect one’s ability to perform and play music; tips on how to integrate composition into the school day; crucial guidance for micing up acoustic instruments; a review of the infamous stealth microphone; as well as a look at the latest edition to the Singing Sherlock series.

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