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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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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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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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Basic Bow How-To

Choosing a bow can be a baffling process if you’re not armed with a little knowledge before entering a music shop. Below you’ll find a basic ‘how-to’ for the different bow materials and a checklist of a few basic things … 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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