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How are Violin Strings Made?

Not every string is right for every violin.  Rather, each reacts differently to the different types of strings. Some strings may cause your violin to sound too dull, so you need to be particular when choosing your strings.  Here is a comparison of the three main types...

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Violin Summer Care Tips

Summer presents many fun extracurricular activities for violin players: a jam around a campfire, outdoor music festivals, and performances at summer camps.   But dramatic changes in temperature and humidity present special demands on your violin and bow. Knowing how...

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Violin Teaching Methods: The Kodaly Method

Vіоlіn tеасhеrs аnd tutоrs sоmеtіmеs usе а mуrіаd оf tесhnіquеs, and thеrе аrе venerable аnd еffесtіvе fоrms оf tеасhіng, thаt are stіll usеd tоdау. Оnе оf thоsе tried-and-true teaching techniques іs thе Κоdаlу mеthоd.   Аlthоugh thе Kodaly mеthоd wаsn't ехасtlу...

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What Are Violin Bows Made Of?

One of the most essential parts of the violin is the bow. Without it, an instrument would make very little to no sound at all. Violinists make it look effortless, gliding the bow across the strings and pulling out symphonies and concertos like magic. So what makes up...

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What is a luthier?

If you are looking to invest in a new violin; either for your own musical ventures or if you are looking to invest in a new violin for your child; chances are you have been hearing the word luthier being discussed as you are attempting to find a new violin to...

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When You First Learn Violin

For anyone who has watched Sherlock Holmes thinking while he plays the violin at the window or who has watched the orchestra section when attending a musical performance, you might expect playing violin to be easy. However, when learning violin for the first time, it...

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A brief History of the Violin

Learning how to play the violin can be a very rewarding experience from the fledgling musician to the seasoned professional. When considering picking this instrument, first examine the history of the violin. Origins The history of the violin starts in northern Italy...

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Easy Double Bass Playing Tips

The double bass is the largest and lowest pitched string instrument. It’s incredible sound is prevalently shown in ensemble orchestras as well as blue grass country, jazz, tango, and rock 'n' roll. Double bass playing is quite different from playing a cello and violin...

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How to change violin strings

First, remove the old strings Changing a single string is very simple: if the old string is still wound on the peg, loosen it by turning the peg until the end of the string slips out of the small drilled hole, then release the other end at the tailpiece. Please note...

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The Dubstep Violinist

  American violinist, Lindsey Stirling, is on her way to the top in the Billboard Charts with her new album "Shatter Me," which was released on April 29, 2014. The young elfin-like performer has turned on a new generation to the violin.   Stirling is an accomplished...

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Autumn Violin Care Tips

  Differences in temperature can affect the sound quality of your violin. Hot and cold weather and differences in humidity can cause parts of your violin to swell or shrink slightly. Here are a few tips regarding instrument care during the autumn and all year round.  ...

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Viulun arvo

Tänä päivänä viuluja myydään suuremmassa hintahaarukassa kuin koskaan aikaisemmin. Tarjolla on kaikkea äärimmäisen halvoista (useimmiten kiinalaisista) massatuotetuista soittimista mittaamattoman arvokkaisiin historiallisiin soittimiin. Tämä ero soitinten arvossa...

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Tallan sijoittaminen

Tallan paikan säätämisessä on joitakin riskejä, sillä tallan vääränlainen käsittely voi vaurioittaa soittimen pintaa. On kuitenkin sanottava, että usein muusikot ovat liian varovaisia korjaamaan tallan asentoa itse tai asettamaan sen paikalleen, jos se on pudonnut....

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