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Tips for Choosing and Buying a Violin Bow

Buying a violin bow can be as dizzying as buying a violin itself. There are so many options and so many price ranges, it’s hard to know where to begin...

20 Easy Pop Songs to Learn on the Violin

When learning the violin, you might feel like you spend all of your time learning technique and “academic” music - scales, etudes, and formal pieces. While these are absolutely essential...

Ways to Get Out of the Practice Room

Could you imagine a baseball player who only practiced in a batting cage but never played a game? What about a musician who practices diligently but rarely performs and plays...

Tips to Improve Violin Tone

Tone is basically the quality of sound that you produce. “Bad tone” is all too familiar - the scratchy, dull violin sound that is, as some would say, not unlike...

Tips for Improving Intonation

Nothing could be more frustrating than being told by teachers and peers that you “need to improve intonation,” without really being taught how to do this. Hearing proper intonation is...

Staying Motivated When Learning Something New

Sure, it’s easy to be motivated to practice in the beginning stages of learning a new instrument or piece of music. The freshness of the new frontier has enough intrigue...

How Much Does a Good Violin Cost?

When shopping for a new violin, it can be overwhelming to make a decision with so many options amongst so many price ranges. There are so many factors to consider,...

How to Tell if a Violin is Good Quality

These days, it’s easy to find a Stradivarius sticker slapped inside any violin and this may seem like an indicator of good quality. This couldn’t be further from the truth....

Renting vs Buying a Violin: How to Decide?

It can be overwhelming to know which direction to turn when looking for a beginner violin. Not only are there many options to choose from, but there...

How Does the Weather Affect Your Violin?

When the seasons change, have you ever noticed that the doors in the house tend to open and close slightly differently? When humidity and temperatures change,...

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10 Best Violin Cases in 2020: Reviews & Buying Guide

While it’s highly likely that you already have a case for your violin, is it really the best violin case for your needs?

10 Best Violin Brands for Beginners & Intermediate Students

If you are new to playing the violin or looking for an upgrade, here’s what you need to know before buying. From...

10 Best Violin Bows in 2020 (From Cheap to Expensive)

Finding the best violin bow is not unlike that moment in Harry Potter when Harry is searching for just the right wand....

Best Violin Strings: Reviews & Buying Guide

When buying new strings for your violin, consider the quality of sound, material, strength and tension of the strings. Knowing these tricks...