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Entrepreneurship And Pr Skills For Music Students, Tomás Cotik May 2017

Entrepreneurship And Pr Skills For Music Students, Tomás Cotik

Music Faculty Publications and Presentations

In a successful ensemble, not only do musicians need to spendcountless hours mastering their instruments and improving their ensemble playing, they also need to be entrepreneurial, media savvy, and their own managers and promoters—in otherwords, able to deal with a variety of non-musical endeavors.


Developing A Natural And Relaxed Approach To String Playing - Part 2, Tomas Cotik Feb 2017

Developing A Natural And Relaxed Approach To String Playing - Part 2, Tomas Cotik

Music Faculty Publications and Presentations

Portland State University professor Dr Tomas Cotik gives an introduction to kinesthetic feelings and demonstrates techniques and exercises


Developing A Natural And Relaxed Approach To String Playing - Part 1, Tomas Cotik Feb 2017

Developing A Natural And Relaxed Approach To String Playing - Part 1, Tomas Cotik

Music Faculty Publications and Presentations

Portland State University professor Dr Tomas Cotik gives an introduction to kinesthetic feelings and demonstrates techniques and exercises.


Mastering Up-Bow And Down-Bow Staccato, Tomas Cotik Jul 2016

Mastering Up-Bow And Down-Bow Staccato, Tomas Cotik

Music Faculty Publications and Presentations

Dr Tomas Cotik gives an introduction to the bow stroke and demonstrates techniques and exercises.


Elements Of Alexander Technique: Discovering A Natural Approach To String Playing, Tomas Cotik Feb 2016

Elements Of Alexander Technique: Discovering A Natural Approach To String Playing, Tomas Cotik

Music Faculty Publications and Presentations

This article covers a wide array of techniques and simple ways in which performers of all levels can achieve a more natural approach to instrumental playing by improving ease and freedom of movement. Practicing these exercises will refine and heighten kinesthetic sensitivity offering the performer a control which is fluid and lively, enhancing performance and helping avoid unnecessary tension, pain, and potential injuries.