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Resources for Music Teachers

A music teacher can be a godsend. Founts of knowledge, a good music teacher can make you think the very spirit of Apollo has been implanted into them, without all the Greek tragedy drama…we hope.  Music teachers serve as an … Continue reading

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Jeremy Eichler – opinions on the classical violin sound

Always good to know that there are people in the world with unique opinions trying to take the violin foward. Got to say, we still love our classical sound all the same, though 🙂 Image source: http://www.newyorker.com/repor… At a time … Continue reading

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Violins and Venice

Violins and Venice. Two words universally associated with romance. Source: Remote Image

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Amazing Dancing Violinist

This violinist is doing great work. She’s remaking some of our favourite modern music and theme songs. Have a listen to her, you’ll sure to be hooked! Image source: http://www.deseretnews.com/art… PROVO — A local BYU student is giving traditional violin … Continue reading

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Managing Humidity the Violinists Way

Once you get past the starter instrument stage and start spending a bit more on quality instruments, you want to ensure you are doing everything you can to make them last. A silent and sneaky culprit to instrument damage comes … Continue reading

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How to Choose your First String Instrument

The first time you set foot in a string instrument shop with the intention of making a purchase, you may feel slightly overwhelmed. Excited, yes but overwhelmed non-the-less. The world of violins, violas, cellos and basses is incredibly specialized and … Continue reading

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Making The Most Of What’s Avaliable – Free Resources

Let’s face it, most musicians are not going to be hitting the Forbes Billionaires List anytime soon. Unless you’re one of the rare exceptions, a trust fund baby, or happen to have a very lucrative “day job”, finding the cash … Continue reading

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Beautiful Bow Holds for All!!

A beautiful bow hold is easily one of the hardest string-player skills to master. Thanks to Things4Strings and String Vision, you can consider those endless hours spent perfecting your right hand averted! Animato Strings HQ now stocks a number of … Continue reading

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Give Your Fingers A Break

So, you’ve been playing the violin for a while now and despite many hours of practice you’ve noticed that your fingers tire so much more quickly than your stringy friends’? Does it feel like you have to force the strings … Continue reading

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HOW TO FIX YOUR RUNAWAY TEMPO

Learning to maintain tempo is an important step to mastering your instrument. After all, it’s no good learning to play the notes if you can’t string them together the way they were intended, and create a beautiful sound. Many a … Continue reading

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