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Bantam Studios
Brooklyn, NY

Bantam Studios is the home of "Booze Violin and Booze Guitar", low-cost group violin and group guitar classes and lessons for adult beginners.

Founded in 2012 by Ginger Dolden and Pete Lanctot, Bantam Studios is a haven for a cross collaboration of Music, Graphic Arts, Creative Consulting and Music Education.

Chamber Strings I

Chamber Strings I: Week #3

Ginger Dolden


We reviewed the Exposition and Development.  Good work so far! Things may sound rough but if we can navigate through the part we’ve worked through a big step. Keep refining intonation now for both sections.


We went over dynamics in the exposition. If you have the melody or moving part, your sound should be a little bigger than the rest (even if it says pp).  If you have long notes, your sound will be light and blend.  It’s so important to LISTEN to the parts around you to know if you’re balancing or not. Begin to incorporate dynamics as you run through the exposition this week.