Tag Archives: strings

Musical Accessories – Prettify Your Practice Space

So, this post is one for the girly girls. A celebration of all things pink and sparkly and shamelessly prettified! We accessorise our clothing, bags and jewellery, our phones, our desktop wallpapers and everything else we can think of. Surrounding … Continue reading

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String Specific Crossword

So, this week I thought why not give the people something a little more fun to do! This is a great way to pass some time between lessons, practice ect. You can copy/paste the picture below and type over the … 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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Musicians Unite!

Over the years, Animato Strings has witnessed the hard work, dedication, nerves and successes from students and teachers all over Queensland preparing for their annual Fanfare and MOST (Musically Outstanding STudents) performances. We’ve also had the privilege of experiencing the … Continue reading

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Insider Info: Tricky Cello Cases

As much as we’d all love to have the newest, high-tech, top-of-the-line cases for our instruments, budget constraints often stand in the way. Most of us make do with our much loved, slightly older cases that get our instruments safely … Continue reading

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Cleaning and Maintenance of your Instrument.

One of the most talked about, yet neglected, topics discussed at Animato HQ is the cleaning and maintenance of instruments. Taking good care of your instrument is so easy, can prevent costly repairs and costs next to nothing to do. … Continue reading

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Revamp Your Violin!

Are you getting enough out of your violin? Feeling like it’s just not what it used to be? Perhaps you feel the need to upgrade but don’t want to shell out for a whole new instrument. A quick and easy … Continue reading

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