The Strad is the most authoritative and influential string music magazine, read by makers, musicians and teachers since 1890.

Every month it brings you the latest news, commentary and analysis, in-depth articles, interviews with star string players and retrospectives on great musicians of the past, masterclass sheet music section and much more. It is essential reading for anyone in the string music world.

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• Interviews with star string players and retrospectives on the great musicians of the past
• In-depth articles examining important and unusual instruments by master makers
• Reports on the latest advances in science and technology, by leading contemporary luthiers
• Trade Secrets contemporary luthiers share their innovative techniques for parts of the making process
• In Focus: articles examining important and unusual instruments by master makes of the past
• Making Matters: contemporary makers examine themes relevant to instrument and bow making today
• Meet your Maker: players and makers give accounts of the commissioning process and its results
• Masterclass sheet music section with commentary and annotations by international concert artists
• News, comment and analysis from the string music world
• Supplements including Cremona 2017, String Courses 2017, Degrees 2018 and Accessories 2017

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
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redgerm ,


...and well thought out. Lots of interesting and up-to-date information about the strings world. I would give it five stars if it were a little bit more budget-friendly. ,

Way overdue for an update!

I wrote a five-star review 5 years ago, when the app was finally updated. A better interface, much faster download times for new issues, and a range of other improvements were launched and changed the experience. But it has been eight months and a good app has become a real pain in the neck.

The main issue is that the app crashed 100% of the time. If one has the patience, it can be coaxed back into functioning, but you have to close it, reset it, try it again, and hope for the best. Three false starts is the minimum; more is the norm.

Developer did a good job before, but 8 months in iOS world is much too long and starts to look like simple laziness. The magazine deserves better.

Fiddlebill ,


Has always been an incredible resource.


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