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Stuber Rosewood Violin Chinrest - Medium Plate

Item# 1116 R

$16.00

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Medium height plate.

PVS Rosewood Violin Chinrest - Large Plate with Hump

Item# 1122 R

$16.00

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Large plate with hump.

PVS Rosewood Viola Chinrest - Large Plate with Hump

Item# 1122 RV

$18.00

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Large plate with hump.

Guarneri Boxwood Viola Chinrest - Rounded Plate

Item# 1138 BV

$20.00

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Viola String Adjuster - Black - 2 Prong

Item# 1244B

$3.26

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Cello Endpin Ebony 24"

Item# 1709

$62.99

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IMPORTANT: Most instrument replacement parts are not intended to be
installed by the customer; they MUST be installed by a trained luthier.
SHAR cannot assume any liability for damage that may be caused by
improper installation of replacement parts.

Bass Endpin - Ebonized - 12"

Item# 1714

$29.99

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IMPORTANT: Most instrument replacement parts are not intended to be
installed by the customer; they MUST be installed by a trained luthier.
SHAR cannot assume any liability for damage that may be caused by
improper installation of replacement parts.

Anger, Darol - Blues for Oaktown Volume 1 Parts and Score - Shar Publication

Item# 7250 150

Shar: $20.00Sale: $9.99

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Music Mind Games Teacher's Book

Item# H157

Shar: $29.95Sale: $19.99

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This visionary 430-page book has 575 photographs, 325 illustrations, and describes more than 200 sensational games in 24 joyful chapters of musical concepts and teaching techniques for music theory and reading. This book keeps any teacher brimming with ideas. (430 pp. paperback)

Principles of Violin Playing & Teaching (Hardcover) by Ivan Galamian

Item# H20

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Now back in print, this classic book of technique introduces the Galamian system of violin playing. The original edition has been preserved without changes. Galamian's philosophy, principles of teaching, and practice methods provide astonishing results with student after student, many of whom achieved world class status among the field of concert artists and orchestral concertmasters. Includes a postscript written by the late Professor Emeritus Elizabeth A. H. Green. 144 pp. 1999 printing. Hardcover. Also available in paperback - see item number H20P.

Nurtured By Love by S. Suzuki Original Translation

Item# H2P

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The Original Translation of Dr. Suzuki's Classic Treatise on Talent Education
A case for early childhood education and the high potential of every human being, not just the seemingly gifted. Describes the discovery of Suzuki's philosophy and principles of his Method. (121 pp, paperback)

Dr. Suzuki presents his insights and makes the case that all humans have high potential, not just the seemingly gifted. From this insight came the development of the Suzuki Method for early childhood education. This book describes the discovery of Suzuki's philosophy and the principles of his Method. Translated by Waltraud Suzuki, published 1983, 107 pp, paperback.

Which should I choose � the original or revised translation?
The revised translation by Kyoko and Lili Selden adds a table of contents as well as a different viewpoint.

Compare the first paragraph for yourself:

Original translation (H2P)
:
All Japanese children speak Japanese
Oh � why, Japanese children can all speak Japanese! The thought suddenly struck me with amazement. In fact, all children throughout the world speak their native tongues with the utmost fluency. Any and every Japanese child � all speak Japanese without difficulty. Does that not show a startling talent? How, by what means, does this come about? I had to control an impulse to shout my joy over this discovery.

Revised translation (H2PN)
:
Children Throughout Japan Speak Japanese 
�Ohh! Children everywhere in Japan are speaking Japanese!�I leaped up in astonishment. Each and every child speaks Japanese freely, and they do so without any difficulty whatsoever. Isn't this a marvelous ability? Why is this? How has this come to pass? I could barely suppress my impulse to run into the streets, shouting.

Ability Development from Age 0 by S. Suzuki

Item# H38

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How to create a warm environment that will encourage any child to become a happy, loving, and talented human being. (96 pp, paperback)

The String Play

Item# H59

Shar: $25.00Sale: $11.99

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So You Want to be a Violinist: A Guide for High School String Players

Item# H64

Shar: $0.50Sale: $0.35

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Vapor Bottle

Item# VAPOB

Shar: $3.99Sale: $2.99

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Pirastro Obligato Double Bass G String - 3/4 (full) size - Orchestra Gauge

Item# B991G

List: $102.60Shar: $48.22

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A brilliant sound with a big tone, powerful volume and easy response. Suitable for arco and pizzicato, resistant to changes in temperature and humidity. Orchestra tuning only. Chromesteel wound on a synthetic core. 

Pirastro Obligato Double Bass A String - 3/4 (full) size - Orchestra Gauge

Item# B993A

List: $120.30Shar: $56.54

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A brilliant sound with a big tone, powerful volume and easy response. Suitable for arco and pizzicato, resistant to changes in temperature and humidity. Orchestra tuning only. Chromesteel wound on a synthetic core. 

Pirastro Obligato Double Bass E String - 3/4 (full) size - Orchestra Gauge

Item# B994E

List: $139.05Shar: $65.35

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A brilliant sound with a big tone, powerful volume and easy response. Suitable for arco and pizzicato, resistant to changes in temperature and humidity. Orchestra tuning only. Chromesteel wound on a synthetic core. 

Van Bronkhorst, Warren - The Not So Boring Book of Bowing - for Violin - Pernambuco Press

Item# 0088 039

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This bow study book for violin has been arranged from string quartet literature. Each selection requires the use of one or two described bowing techniques and provides parts for two players. The upper line (for students) is the first violin part from a quarter movement. The lower line (teacher) is arranged from the other three instrument parts of the quartet. The result: bowing practice made interesting. Covers Detache, Martele, Colle, Spiccato, Sautille, Portato, Sul Tasto, Volante and more.

Meadowmount Trio American Music In Moscow CD

Item# MMT2CD

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The Meadowmount Trio and Melodiya Records have formed an historic partnership between the U.S. and Russia with this recording project, American Music in Moscow. The American musicians perform a retrospective of 20th-century American music that is recorded and produced in Moscow. In this recording, the music of four exceptional American-born composers, Paul Schoenfield, Samuel Barber, William Bolcom and Arthur Foote comes to life through the Trio's extraordinary talent and musical understanding that has kept them in demand world-wide since 1991.

Selections include: Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano (William Bolcom), Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 6 (Samuel Barber), Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello, Op. 65 (Arthur Foote), Caf Music for Piano Trio (Paul Schoenfield)

Music for a Glass Bead Game CD

Item# ADM5CD

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Arturo Delmoni, violin & Nathaniel Rosen, cello . The importance of music to a well-rounded intellectual and cultural life is an important theme of the novel, The Glass Bead Game, in which the structure, content, context, ornament and artifice of individual pieces of music provides the fuel for the Game's ceaseless quest for connectedness and universality. This recording includes pieces chosen for their ability to illuminate each other, with the Western European tonality and structure of the compositions by Giordani and Handel, which set off the Eastern European roots of the selections by Martinu and Kodaly. Selections include: Passacaglia (G. F. Handel), Duo for Violin and Violoncello (Zoltán Kodály), Duo for Violin and Violoncello (Bohuslav Martinu), Two-Part Inventions 1, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 13 (J.S. Bach), Duetto II (Tommaso Giordani)

Bass Endpin - Ebony - Heavy-Duty - 18"

Item# 1718

$34.99

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IMPORTANT: Most instrument replacement parts are not intended to be
installed by the customer; they MUST be installed by a trained luthier.
SHAR cannot assume any liability for damage that may be caused by
improper installation of replacement parts.

Dabczynski / Meyer / Phillips - String Explorer: A Journey into the Wonders of String Playing for Viola - Book and CD - Highland/Etling Publication

Item# 7119 229

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String Explorer, by Dabczynski, Meyer, and Phillips, is an entertaining new take on beginning string instruction. These three renown pedagogues rethink the standard progression of string methods and make some important changes. For example, basic theory is introduced slower than some other methods, while instead they put a good deal more focus on getting students to concentrate on bow control and technique quickly. Another focus of this method is engaging the student with colorful illustration and a narrative involving the characters Arco Dakota and Rosalyn Le Bow. Includes an interactive accompaniment CD.

Viola Book and CD. Published by Highland/Etling.

Difficulty: Apprentice Rating 1

Bulgarian Miniatures for Cello and Piano (Collection)

Item# 3621 193

Shar: $16.95Sale: $11.99

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C Clip Protector - Violin

Item# 2299V

Shar: $9.00Sale: $4.49

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Clip this easy-to-use C-bout protector on to the instrument to help protect it and the bow from normal slips that every student makes. Soft plastic will help protect the instrument's finish from contact with the bow. Available in 4/4 size only.

Collection of Bulgarian Orchestral Favorites for Cello and Piano

Item# 3623 193

Shar: $17.95Sale: $11.99

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Wicklund, Brian - The American Fiddle Method, Volume 1 - Violin - Book/CD/DVD set - Mel Bay Publications

Item# 0326 SET

Shar: $34.99Sale: $25.99

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The American Fiddle Method by renowned fiddle teacher Brian Wicklund is a comprehensive program for learning fiddle, designed to complement classical violin programs, or to be used on its own.  This method uses traditional tunes in a step-by-step progression, and covers important concepts like ensemble playing, improvisation, and 'jamming' skills.  The book includes a CD for listening and play-along, as well as an informative DVD to demonstrate techniques and answer frequently asked questions about fiddle-playing.  Volume 1 is geared towards beginning to intermediate-level players.

Contains a violin part, a CD, and a DVD.  Published by Mel Bay.

Difficulty: A1/A2

String Clinics To Go The Art Of Recruiting DVD

Item# SCG1DVD

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This new Books & DVDs builds on the experience and knowledge of these two well known expert teachers as they share their 50 years of successful recruiting techniques with you. This is a step by step practical guide to successful recruiting in the schools - designed to help other teachers in creating or expanding their own school string program. Bonus section works in your computer Books & DVDs player, lets you print checklists and sample letters! 2 hrs.
Features:
The steps to successful recruiting.
Live recruiting demonstrations.
How to schedule your demonstrations forthe best success.
What to do before and after them.
Proven ideas for pre-beginner recruitment.
Checklists and sample letters for all aspects of recruiting.
The World's Worst Recruiting Demonstrations - What Not to do!

Bob Phillips - Well know clinician, conductor and author of Fiddlers Philharmonic, String Explorer, and more, has taught for over 28 years in the public schools. With his wife, Pam, he also founded the internationally acclaimed Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic.

Bob Gillespie - Professor of Music at Ohio State University, conductor andauthor of many works including Essential Elements for Strings, he is currently National President of the American String Teachers Association. (ASTA)

Jascha Heifetz Master Class Series Volume 2 DVD

Item# JH2DVD

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Brahms: Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 (1st Movement). Bach: Double Concerto in D Minor (3rd Movement). (30 min/b&w)

Jascha Heifetz, this country's greatest violinist, makes a rare television appearance, sharing his technical wizardry and performance wisdom in the acclaimed Master Class Series filmed at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 1962.

"Heifetz Teaching Rare Television Treat"
- Variety

It's a privilege to look in on Jascha Heifetz, the master violinist, in action, and this new series catches him in a rare blend of sternness and informality as he works with gifted students."
- The Boston Globe

Zakhar Bron Master Class Oskar Rieding DVD

Item# ZB4 DVD

Shar: $39.99Sale: $24.99

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Phillips - Mariachi Philharmonic. For Cello Bass. Book and CD, Volume 1. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc.

Item# 7113 329

Shar: $14.95Sale: $8.99

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Mariachi Philharmonic is a pedagogically sequenced collection of mariachi tunes, arranged for string orchestra, mariachi band, or both. Experience the vibrant and exciting music of the mariachi tradition with your string players! Lifetime mariachi performer and educator, John Nieto, joins Bob Phillips to provide authentic orchestral settings of familar, traditional tunes. All text is in both Spanish and English. Book and CD included.

Cello/Bass Book & CD. Published by Alfred Music.

Difficulty: Apprentice Rating 2-3

Thomastik Infeld Dominant Violin String Set with Steel E String Loop End - 1/8 Size - Medium Gauge

Item# D129SL 18

List: $96.99Shar: $59.99Sale: $54.99

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Dominant Synthetic Core StringsComparable in sound to gut, without gut's disadvantages. These strings have a highly flexible, multi-strand nylon core. The resounding success of Dominant strings is due to its similarity in tone and response to gut strings, without gut's attendant drawbacks. The sound is full and mellow, yet rich in overtones. Its ability to project sound without being metallic comes to the fore both in arco and pizzicato. Also offers effortless response to intricate fingering and tuning stability even under extreme humidity and temperature conditions. Dominant strings should be changed at appropriate intervals to ensure continuity of tone color. We invite you to see why Dominant strings are called "The Reference Standard" and are used by professional players as well as students of all levels.  Steel or Wound E String?

 The plain steel E string in this set produces a bright sound with great projection. The wound E string is designed to produce a slightly warmer tone, and is slightly more expensive, but we find, equally popular. Set with the wound E string: D135S

Loop-End or Ball-End E String?

This set features a loop-end E string, which is best suited for fine tuners with 1 prong or a hook for the end of the E string. Ball-end E strings are designed to be used with 2-prong fine tuners. Generally, most full size instruments are set up with a single prong fine tuner, which is designed for a loop-end E string.

Thomastik Dominant Violin String Set with Steel, Loop End E String, 1/8 size, Medium gauge  

Phillips - Mariachi Philharmonic. Violin Book, Volume 1. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc.

Item# 7113 VLN

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Experience the vibrant and exciting music of the mariachi tradition with your string players! Lifetime mariachi performer and educator, John Nieto, joins Bob Phillips to provide authentic orchestral settings of familar, traditional tunes. All text is in both Spanish and English. Book and CD included.

Frost, Robert S. - First Things First: S'more (Book 2) - Violin - Neil A. Kjos Music Co.

Item# 7009 119

Shar: $6.45Sale: $4.49

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First Things First is a collection of fun ensemble repertoire for beginning players. This set is intended to work well with any method, group or individual. It also works with any size ensemble up to a complete string orchestra, since each part contains both a melody and harmony line. With the piano accompaniment part, the collection can even be used solo! Repertoire includes well known folk and classical melodies from around the world. S'more, book 2, picks up where book 1 ends.

Violin Book 2. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music.

Difficulty: Apprentice Rating 2

Little Fiddles Wooden Ornaments

Item# GX10

Shar: $9.99Sale: $6.49

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Little Fiddles add a unique touch to your Christmas tree or other holiday decor. Ideal for jazzing up gift wrapping! Each wooden ornament is 2.5 tall and 1/8 thick. Set of 10 comes in a gift box.

Cello Playing Is Easy: Part 3 Individual Pads Beginner Levels

Item# H286P-1A

Shar: $15.00Sale: $9.99

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Cello Playing Is Easy: Part 3 Individual Pads Intermediate Levels

Item# H286P-1B

Shar: $15.00Sale: $9.99

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Cello Playing Is Easy: Part 3 Individual Pads Advanced Levels

Item# H286P-1C

Shar: $15.00Sale: $9.99

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String Clinics To Go Teaching Intermediate Skills DVD

Item# SCG3DVD

Shar: $29.99Sale: $19.99

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Almost as if you are sitting in the classroom of a master teacher! Watch over 50 strategies for the teaching of these crucial skills in the string classroom, taught by experienced, successful teachers. Shows best practices for instruction in string class settings. Covers: Tried and true ways to teach vibrato, Introducing shifting and higher positions, Introducing chromatic alterations, and How to set up the left hand. Introduces the prerequisites for each skill, as well as how to introduce and develop the skills. Explanations and instructions for the teacher are embedded in the live teaching sequences. Includes printable resources in PDF format.

Guarneri Violin Chinrest Boxwood w/ Black Clamp

Item# 1127BB

$18.00

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Guarneri Viola Chinrest Boxwood w/ Black Clamp

Item# 1127BBV

$20.00

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Zakhar Bron Master Class Beethoven Romanze F Op 50

Item# ZB8 DVD

Shar: $39.99Sale: $24.99

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Making Music And Having A Blast

Item# H312P

Shar: $24.95Sale: $14.99

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Mark O'Connor Americana Symphony CD

Item# MOC1CD

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"Variations on Appalachia Waltz" and Concerto No. 6 "Old Brass".

"A monumental work...inevitably will be compared to Copland" - Associated Press

Mark O'Connor Crossing Bridges CD

Item# MOC3CD

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Featuring the Appalachia Waltz Trio - Mark O'Connor's acclaimed style of American Classical music that he originally composed for cellist Yo-Yo Ma, now takes an exciting turn with some prodigious young virtuosos. Featuring brilliant newcomers Carol Cook and Natalie Haas in exciting new works, as well as a number of new arrangements of Mark's Appalachian series.

Peak SMS-32 Flat Panel Desk Music Stand

Item# PSM32

Shar: $39.95Sale: $31.99

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Unlike our other Peak stands, this stand features a flat, non-folding desk, with a smooth writing surface for when taking notes is important. Foldable tripod base with rubber feet. Height adjusts from 36" to 52", and the desk measures 19.5" X 13.5". The lip depth is 1  7/8". Weighs 8 lbs and fits conveniently in the included carry bag.

SHAR Cello Case Backpack System with Cushion

Item# 1443X

$79.00

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If you often carry your cello case on your back, or would like to, the SHAR Cello Case Backpack System is the best way to do it. It’s strong, safe, and easy to use – simply fasten onto the D-rings on your case, adjust the length to your liking and off you go. No drilling or modification of your cello case shell is required! Best of all, your comfort level will skyrocket because the system uses professional-grade neoprene cushioning to make your cello case feel much lighter. And added feature is the back cushion, which connects separately – not only does it add even more comfort, but it offers compartments where you may stow sheet music and small accessories. NOTE: The SHAR Cello Case Backpack System works ONLY with cello cases that have a single top D-ring, or side-by-side top D-rings. It will not work with cello cases that have two separate D-rings at the top.

Melodies CD - Chen Yi and Lars Hannibal

Item# CY1CD

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Melodies CD
Chen Yi - Violin
Lars Hannibal - Guitar

Featuring gold medalist Chen Yi (Tina as she is known at Shar), this album showcases her talent on the violin. With works such as Massenet's Meditation and Schubert's Ave Maria this CD is both relaxing and inspiring as you listen to her virtuoso performances.

Peter Infeld (PI) Violin E String with Chrome Steel Core Tin Plated Medium Gauge

Item# P101E

List: $13.80Shar: $8.85

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A revolution in tonal sound and color for the discerning musician, Peter Infeld (PI) strings produce a rich spectrum of sound colors, the perfect blend of power & elegance, and a wide dynamic range. The strings deliver instant bow response, as well as superior tuning ability.

Choose from Tin, Gold, and the unique Platinum plated E strings, and the Aluminum or Silver wound D strings to achieve a made-to-measure sound for each individual instrument and player. E-strings have a removable ball.


A Total Game Changer
Just in the way that technological advances in racket strings have turned tennis into a game that bears no resemblance to the game of the past, PI strings will change how we play the violin. 

These strings take acceptable violins and transform them into world class instruments.
- Steven Shipps, Professor of Violin, University of Michigan

Best Strings Ever
As a concertmaster for some of Hollywood's greatest films I place great demands on the strings I use. [They] are simply the best strings I ever played and they are my new companions in the recording studio.
- Endre Granat, Concertmaster

Extra Brilliance
Peter Infeld Strings provide me with the extra brilliance, quick response and ring that I desire on my violin. 
- Glenn Dicterow, Concertmaster, New York Philharmonic 

American Violin, ca. 1950

Item# F1 S4533A

$2,000.00

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Amazing Grace / Simple Gifts - String Orchestra - Score and Parts - arranged by Renata Bratt - String Letter Publishing

Item# 5601 167

Shar: $42.99Sale: $29.99

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Arranged for a beginning string group, these easy-to-play folk hymns are recommended for school programs, worship services, and recitals. This textured arrangement of Amazing Grace features four variations.

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma has recorded Simple Gifts, a folk hymn that has become part of the classical music tradition, and he performed the tune with violinist Itzak Perlman and other at President Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration.

Arranged for beginning string orchestra by Renata Bratt.  Contains a score and parts for Violin 1, Violin 2, Violin 3 (or Viola), Cello, and Bass.  May be played by string orchestra or string quintet.  Published by String Letter Publishing.

Difficulty: A1

John Adams - Dharma At Big Sur / Father Knew Ives

Item# JA1CD

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John Adams: The Dharma at Big Sur
Pulitzer winner John Adams composed this concerto for electric violin with Tracy Silverman in mind. Here Tracy joins the BBC Symphony, with the composer himself on the podium, in this major 21st century work by one of America's great composers.

Lauded by BBC as "the greatest living exponent of the electric violin", Tracy Silverman's groundbreaking work with the 6-string electric violin has influenced an entire generation of string players. Formerly first violinist with the innovative Turtle Island String Quartet, Silverman has worked with a who's who of rock, new music, and jazz.

"Tracy has developed his own unique style of violin playing - a marvel of expressiveness... Hearing Tracy Silverman play his six-string electric violin immediately reminded me not only of the great jazz and rock performers and Pakistani qawwalisingers like Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (where the real music is in the slide between the notes), but it also made me think of the prose style of Jack Kerouac, so deeply influenced by his listening to the rhythms and melodic arcs of improvised jazz."
- Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award winning composer John Adams

"I entered Juilliard wanting to be the next Jasha Heifetz but I left wanting to be the next Jimi Hendrix. My musical odyssey has brought ma full-cirle - from classical roots to rock to jazz to world music and now back to the classical world as a soloist."
- Tracy Silverman

Finissima Violin Mute

Item# 1320U

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Gergor Piatigorsky: The Life and Career of the Virtuoso Cellist - by Terry King

Item# H323P

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Terry King was a student of Gregor Piatigorsky. This exhaustively researched book relies on King's own experiences, family records and Piatigorsky's autobiography, Cellist, to tell the story of his life in its full richness.Having to help provide for his family from the age of 8 and then thrown out of his home into a bitter Moscow winter at age 12, cellist Gregor Piatigorsky's career began as that of an archetypal struggling artist. He scraped up lessons as he could, and using secondhand and borrowed instruments earned a meager living.The October Revolution brought changes to all, and Piatogorsky was eventually forced to escape to Warsaw. He enjoyed an initial success with the Warsaw Philharmonic, but after having to relocate to Berlin a few months later, he again struggled in poverty. In time, his skill and mastery of the cello allowed him to emerge as solo cellist with the Berlin Philharmonic. He settled in the United States during World II, where he continued a brilliant career that cemented his place as one of the twentieth century's greatest musicians. A series of 30 reminisces from well known players and students, along with Piatigorsky's comments on techniques and some of his other interests, wraps up this monumental work, ending it with a personal touch. 358 pages, paperbackWhat a great service you have done to the cello world! It is fascinating to read and learn so much of his pre-America life, too! It is great!� - cellist Lynn Harrell�Gregor Piatigorsky was one of the most fascinating and charismatic people I have ever encountered. His story, by turns tragic and exhilarating, is unique. It is wonderful that Terry King has now chronicled the personal and musical life of this amazing personality.� - cellist Steven Isserlis�I was amazed. It was like reading about my father for the first time.�- Dr. Joram Piatigorsky�Terry King as given all of us a great gift�a very personal and loving look into the life of one of the greatest artists and most colorful personalities in music history.�- William Preucil, Concertmaster, Cleveland Orchestra�I am so happy that Terry King has written this informative and often touching account of my husband's life as a cellist and great artist. He has beautifully and painstakingly given us all a treasured gift with this work. I admire the effort he has made to write this book and am deeply grateful for the contribution it makes to our family and music lovers throughout the world.�- Jacqueline Piatigorsky�Wow, it is the best of this genre that I have seen! I am continually both moved and fascinated�� - cellist Paul Katz�At last we have a book that does some justice to Gregor Piatigorsky.� Strad, Dec 2010"This is what we have long been waiting for: a book that finally puts the Great Piatigorsky in historical context. Terry King's amazing research and scholarship enlivens the subject and enlightens his readers; a superb achievement deserving of the deepest bows. - cellist Nathaniel Rosen�In Terry King, Piatigorsky's protégé and friend, Piatigorsky finds the perfect champion. The book is indispensable reading for cellists, string players, and all music lovers.� - Strings, May 2011��an amazing book�would be number one on New York Times Reading List About Cellists.� - Huffington Post, Dec 2010��thoroughly researched biography�tremendous work of scholarship is rich in history�� - Polish Music Newsletter, April 2011

Button Style Wolf Eliminator for Bass

Item# 2111BB

$10.99

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Shade/Woolstenhulme/Barden-String Basics Vn Bk 1

Item# 7111 119

Shar: $9.95Sale: $6.99

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Shade, Terry - Woolstenhulme, Jeremy - With Wendy Barden - String Basics - Viola - Book 1 - Neil A. Kjos

Item# 7111 219

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Shade/Woolstenhulme/Barden-String Basics Clo Bk 1

Item# 7111 319

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Shade/Woolstenhulme/Barden-String Basics Teacher's

Item# 7111 919

Shar: $69.99Sale: $49.99

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Peak Floor Stand for iPad

Item# SPC20

Shar: $39.99Sale: $38.99

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Have you noticed what gigging musicians everywhere have discovered? The iPad is ideal as a music reader! With the widespread availability of iPad music reader apps, such as forScore, Musicnotes and MusicReader, the iPad promises to revolutionize how musicians store and read music. From the industry's most innovative music stand company, the Peak iPad music stand is designed specifically to hold an iPad simply and conveniently. If you are a musician and you own an iPad, you simply can't do without this great new product! This product is designed to hold iPad I only.

iPad II owners see Peak Floor Stand for iPad II - SPC22.

Karl Hofner Violin, 2006, Hagenau, Germany

Item# F1 S5023

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Lyon & Healy Eureka Violin Chicago 1909

Item# F1 S5047

$1,500.00

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Shade, Terry - Woolstenhulme, Jeremy - With Wendy Barden - String Basics - Violin - Book 2 - Neil A. Kjos

Item# 7112 119

Shar: $8.99Sale: $6.29

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Shade/Woolstenhulme/Barden-String Basics Va Book 2

Item# 7112 219

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Shade, Terry - Woolstenhulme, Jeremy - With Wendy Barden - String Basics - Cello - Book 2 - Neil A. Kjos

Item# 7112 319

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Click here to learn more about the Apprentice and ASTA Sheet Music Difficulty Ratings.

K&M Universal Tablet Holder

Item# KM740

Shar: $84.99Sale: $64.99

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K&M Universal Tablet Holder
Now from the creative minds at K&M in Germany comes an exciting new product to keep your valuable tablet, and all of its' uses, where you need it at all times.
The tablet has changed the way musicians work, and now you can have what you need right in front of you. If you have an app for it, K&M has the holder for it! See your app where and how you want it, whether in the studio, on stage performing or rehearsing in private
Designed for the protection of your tablet, the K&M German made premium quality universal tablet holder is great for holding tablets (including those in a protective case) from 4.7�� to 6.7�� wide (including iPad mini). It is very easy to adjust, very secure and easily switchable from portrait to landscape orientation. The holder clamps onto stand tubes up to 1 1/8�� diameter. After 60 years as a leader in design and manufacturing K&M is so confident in the engineering and quality of all their German made products they provide a 5 year warranty. Genuine eco-friendly manufacturing.

GL Combi Contoured Violin Case Grey

Item# GLCS GRY

Shar: $449.00Sale: $399.00

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A great performance doesn't just happen. It takes sensitive teaching and diligent learning. It takes burning desire and intense effort. It takes practice and repetition. And it takes inspiration and risk. As a serious performer, you understand.

Each GL Case is designed and crafted for the serious performer, the violinist who appreciates all that goes into a great performance. Designed by engineers in consultation with violinists, crafted by trained ateliers with skills developed only from years of experience. GL cases are everything a modern case should be - sleek but functional; durable but light; protective but stylish. Inspired... like a great performance.

Black interior with Smoke Gray exterior. 4/4 size.

GL Combi Contoured Violin Case White

Item# GLCS WHI

Shar: $449.00Sale: $399.00

In Stock

A great performance doesn't just happen. It takes sensitive teaching and diligent learning. It takes burning desire and intense effort. It takes practice and repetition. And it takes inspiration and risk. As a serious performer, you understand.

Each GL Case is designed and crafted for the serious performer, the violinist who appreciates all that goes into a great performance. Designed by engineers in consultation with violinists, crafted by trained ateliers with skills developed only from years of experience. GL cases are everything a modern case should be - sleek but functional; durable but light; protective but stylish. Inspired... like a great performance.

Black interior with Pearl White exterior. 4/4 size.

Wulfhorst, Martin - The Orchestral Violinist's Companion - Volumes 1 & 2 - Bärenreiter

Item# H229

$96.60

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While the traditional study at universities and music schools provides students with an excellent foundation for orchestral playing, it often does not prepare the student for all the challenges of orchestral life.

The Orchestral Violinist's Companion includes knowledge and skills essential for the orchestral violinist's career; it is meant to serve as an extension on the musician's high school or university education. This advice and training manual covers the full course of a musician's career: from audition preparation to the long-term, heavy workload of playing in an orchestra. The subjects covered include:

- Practice techniques
- Sight-reading
- Daily practice routine
- Looking after your body
- Bow technique and tone production
- Left-hand technique
- Pizzicato technique and other special techniques
- Rhythm and ensemble playing
- Notation and performance practice
- Preparing of orchestral parts
- Italian, French and German terms and abbreviations
- Knowledge of style
- Development of a core repertoire
- Preparation for auditions
- Coping with stage fright
- Coping with orchestral life
- Appreciation for the orchestra as a social environment
- Coping with the long-term physical and mental pressures in an orchestra

These volumes include a detailed, annotated index of orchestral excerpt collections, thematically relevant Books & DVDs and articles, and recent important studies on �Performance Science.� The chapters on practice and performance techniques also include hundreds of examples from orchestral works, which encompass the areas of symphony, oratorio, opera, operetta and ballet from the period between 1750 and 1950. Additionally, there are exercises designed to advance a player's orchestral technique.

The Orchestral Violinist's Companion is geared towards students currently in graduate or postgraduate courses specializing in orchestral playing, audition candidates, violinists at the start of their career, as well as experienced orchestral musicians and conductors.

Additional resources and introductory video at www.orch.info

AcoustaGrip Soloist Shoulder Rest - for Violin or Viola - fits 4/4-1/2 Violin or Med/Large Viola

Item# AG S

Shar: $24.95Sale: $12.99

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Finally, comfort AND performance in a shoulder rest.

Every violinist or violist has a pre-performance ritual: you clamp on your shoulder rest, tune your instrument, and play a few scales to warm up. Then you visualize the perfect concert. Your tone is clear and your projection powerful.

However, not all performances go as well as you imagine. Perhaps you miss a few notes or your projection isn't where it should be. Halfway through the performance, your neck begins to ache. The designers at AcoustaGrip want to change this cycle and allow violinists and violists to perform with confidence -- every time. Using simple but brilliant advances in design, the AcoustaGrip Shoulder Rest attaches securely underneath your instrument and adjusts to the shape of your shoulder, increasing volume and overtones by up to 20%. Here's how it works: 

- Microgrip Technology: Violinists and violists stay away from adhesive shoulder rests because glue of any kind could damage the instrument's varnish. The AcoustaGrip Shoulder Rest is different. Using hundreds of tiny Microgrip suction cups, the AcoustaGrip anchors itself to your instrument using nothing but air and its revolutionary surface.

- Responsive Comfort: Even contoured shoulder rests will restrict your range of motion. What's more, you adjust to the contour of the shoulder rest, not the other way around. AcoustaGrip's responsive, layered foam forms to the shape of your shoulder, allowing greater range of motion and serious comfort.

- No Clamps Means Fuller Sound: The sound post, base bar, and blocking of your instrument magnify and direct the sounds made by drawing your bow across the strings. When you hook rubber clamps to your violin or viola's blocking, you inevitably dampen your instrument's projection. That's why the AcoustaGrip Shoulder Rest attaches securely to the base of the instrument, avoiding the instrument's major acoustic components.

The violin and viola were originally designed to be held between the shoulder and the chin, not by their edges. Now, with the AcoustaGrip Shoulder Rest, you can play your instrument the way it was intended!

AcoustaGrip Concert Master Shoulder Rest - for Violin or Viola - fits 4/4-1/2 Violin or Med/Large Viola

Item# AG C

Shar: $19.95Sale: $9.99

In Stock

Finally, comfort AND performance in a shoulder rest.

Every violinist or violist has a pre-performance ritual: you clamp on your shoulder rest, tune your instrument, and play a few scales to warm up. Then you visualize the perfect concert. Your tone is clear and your projection powerful.

However, not all performances go as well as you imagine. Perhaps you miss a few notes or your projection isn't where it should be. Halfway through the performance, your neck begins to ache. The designers at AcoustaGrip want to change this cycle and allow violinists and violists to perform with confidence -- every time. Using simple but brilliant advances in design, the AcoustaGrip Shoulder Rest attaches securely underneath your instrument and adjusts to the shape of your shoulder, increasing volume and overtones by up to 20%. Here's how it works: 

- Microgrip Technology: Violinists and violists stay away from adhesive shoulder rests because glue of any kind could damage the instrument's varnish. The AcoustaGrip Shoulder Rest is different. Using hundreds of tiny Microgrip suction cups, the AcoustaGrip anchors itself to your instrument using nothing but air and its revolutionary surface.

- Responsive Comfort: Even contoured shoulder rests will restrict your range of motion. What's more, you adjust to the contour of the shoulder rest, not the other way around. AcoustaGrip's responsive, layered foam forms to the shape of your shoulder, allowing greater range of motion and serious comfort.

- No Clamps Means Fuller Sound: The sound post, base bar, and blocking of your instrument magnify and direct the sounds made by drawing your bow across the strings. When you hook rubber clamps to your violin or viola's blocking, you inevitably dampen your instrument's projection. That's why the AcoustaGrip Shoulder Rest attaches securely to the base of the instrument, avoiding the instrument's major acoustic components.

The violin and viola were originally designed to be held between the shoulder and the chin, not by their edges. Now, with the AcoustaGrip Shoulder Rest, you can play your instrument the way it was intended!

AcoustaGrip Concert Master Shoulder Rest - for Violin or Viola - fits 4/4-1/2 Violin or Med/Large Viola - Thick

Item# AG CT

Shar: $26.95Sale: $13.99

In Stock

Finally, comfort AND performance in a shoulder rest.

Every violinist or violist has a pre-performance ritual: you clamp on your shoulder rest, tune your instrument, and play a few scales to warm up. Then you visualize the perfect concert. Your tone is clear and your projection powerful.

However, not all performances go as well as you imagine. Perhaps you miss a few notes or your projection isn't where it should be. Halfway through the performance, your neck begins to ache. The designers at AcoustaGrip want to change this cycle and allow violinists and violists to perform with confidence -- every time. Using simple but brilliant advances in design, the AcoustaGrip Shoulder Rest attaches securely underneath your instrument and adjusts to the shape of your shoulder, increasing volume and overtones by up to 20%. Here's how it works: 

- Microgrip Technology: Violinists and violists stay away from adhesive shoulder rests because glue of any kind could damage the instrument's varnish. The AcoustaGrip Shoulder Rest is different. Using hundreds of tiny Microgrip suction cups, the AcoustaGrip anchors itself to your instrument using nothing but air and its revolutionary surface.

- Responsive Comfort: Even contoured shoulder rests will restrict your range of motion. What's more, you adjust to the contour of the shoulder rest, not the other way around. AcoustaGrip's responsive, layered foam forms to the shape of your shoulder, allowing greater range of motion and serious comfort.

- No Clamps Means Fuller Sound: The sound post, base bar, and blocking of your instrument magnify and direct the sounds made by drawing your bow across the strings. When you hook rubber clamps to your violin or viola's blocking, you inevitably dampen your instrument's projection. That's why the AcoustaGrip Shoulder Rest attaches securely to the base of the instrument, avoiding the instrument's major acoustic components.

The violin and viola were originally designed to be held between the shoulder and the chin, not by their edges. Now, with the AcoustaGrip Shoulder Rest, you can play your instrument the way it was intended!

AcoustaGrip Protégé Shoulder Rest - for Violin or Viola - fits 1/2-1/10 Violin or Small Viola - Blue

Item# AG PB

Shar: $24.95Sale: $9.99

In Stock

Finally, comfort AND performance in a shoulder rest.

Every violinist or violist has a pre-performance ritual: you clamp on your shoulder rest, tune your instrument, and play a few scales to warm up. Then you visualize the perfect concert. Your tone is clear and your projection powerful.

However, not all performances go as well as you imagine. Perhaps you miss a few notes or your projection isn't where it should be. Halfway through the performance, your neck begins to ache. The designers at AcoustaGrip want to change this cycle and allow violinists and violists to perform with confidence -- every time. Using simple but brilliant advances in design, the AcoustaGrip Shoulder Rest attaches securely underneath your instrument and adjusts to the shape of your shoulder, increasing volume and overtones by up to 20%. Here's how it works: 

- Microgrip Technology: Violinists and violists stay away from adhesive shoulder rests because glue of any kind could damage the instrument's varnish. The AcoustaGrip Shoulder Rest is different. Using hundreds of tiny Microgrip suction cups, the AcoustaGrip anchors itself to your instrument using nothing but air and its revolutionary surface.

- Responsive Comfort: Even contoured shoulder rests will restrict your range of motion. What's more, you adjust to the contour of the shoulder rest, not the other way around. AcoustaGrip's responsive, layered foam forms to the shape of your shoulder, allowing greater range of motion and serious comfort.

- No Clamps Means Fuller Sound: The sound post, base bar, and blocking of your instrument magnify and direct the sounds made by drawing your bow across the strings. When you hook rubber clamps to your violin or viola's blocking, you inevitably dampen your instrument's projection. That's why the AcoustaGrip Shoulder Rest attaches securely to the base of the instrument, avoiding the instrument's major acoustic components.

The violin and viola were originally designed to be held between the shoulder and the chin, not by their edges. Now, with the AcoustaGrip Shoulder Rest, you can play your instrument the way it was intended!

AcoustaGrip Protégé Shoulder Rest - for Violin or Viola - fits 1/2-1/10 Violin or Small Viola - Pink

Item# AG PP

Shar: $24.95Sale: $9.99

In Stock

Finally, comfort AND performance in a shoulder rest.

Every violinist or violist has a pre-performance ritual: you clamp on your shoulder rest, tune your instrument, and play a few scales to warm up. Then you visualize the perfect concert. Your tone is clear and your projection powerful.

However, not all performances go as well as you imagine. Perhaps you miss a few notes or your projection isn't where it should be. Halfway through the performance, your neck begins to ache. The designers at AcoustaGrip want to change this cycle and allow violinists and violists to perform with confidence -- every time. Using simple but brilliant advances in design, the AcoustaGrip Shoulder Rest attaches securely underneath your instrument and adjusts to the shape of your shoulder, increasing volume and overtones by up to 20%. Here's how it works: 

- Microgrip Technology: Violinists and violists stay away from adhesive shoulder rests because glue of any kind could damage the instrument's varnish. The AcoustaGrip Shoulder Rest is different. Using hundreds of tiny Microgrip suction cups, the AcoustaGrip anchors itself to your instrument using nothing but air and its revolutionary surface.

- Responsive Comfort: Even contoured shoulder rests will restrict your range of motion. What's more, you adjust to the contour of the shoulder rest, not the other way around. AcoustaGrip's responsive, layered foam forms to the shape of your shoulder, allowing greater range of motion and serious comfort.

- No Clamps Means Fuller Sound: The sound post, base bar, and blocking of your instrument magnify and direct the sounds made by drawing your bow across the strings. When you hook rubber clamps to your violin or viola's blocking, you inevitably dampen your instrument's projection. That's why the AcoustaGrip Shoulder Rest attaches securely to the base of the instrument, avoiding the instrument's major acoustic components.

The violin and viola were originally designed to be held between the shoulder and the chin, not by their edges. Now, with the AcoustaGrip Shoulder Rest, you can play your instrument the way it was intended!

GL Combi Contoured Violin Case Red

Item# GLCS RED

Shar: $449.00Sale: $399.00

In Stock

A great performance doesn't just happen. It takes sensitive teaching and diligent learning. It takes burning desire and intense effort. It takes practice and repetition. And it takes inspiration and risk. As a serious performer, you understand.

Each GL Case is designed and crafted for the serious performer, the violinist who appreciates all that goes into a great performance. Designed by engineers in consultation with violinists, crafted by trained ateliers with skills developed only from years of experience. GL cases are everything a modern case should be - sleek but functional; durable but light; protective but stylish. Inspired... like a great performance.

Black exterior with Music Note Pattern interior. 4/4 size.

AcoustaGrip Protege Red Violin Shoulder Rest

Item# AG PR

Shar: $24.95Sale: $9.99

In Stock

Finally, comfort AND performance in a shoulder rest.

Every violinist or violist has a pre-performance ritual: you clamp on your shoulder rest, tune your instrument, and play a few scales to warm up. Then you visualize the perfect concert. Your tone is clear and your projection powerful.

However, not all performances go as well as you imagine. Perhaps you miss a few notes or your projection isn't where it should be. Halfway through the performance, your neck begins to ache. The designers at AcoustaGrip want to change this cycle and allow violinists and violists to perform with confidence -- every time. Using simple but brilliant advances in design, the AcoustaGrip Shoulder Rest attaches securely underneath your instrument and adjusts to the shape of your shoulder, increasing volume and overtones by up to 20%. Here's how it works: 

- Microgrip Technology: Violinists and violists stay away from adhesive shoulder rests because glue of any kind could damage the instrument's varnish. The AcoustaGrip Shoulder Rest is different. Using hundreds of tiny Microgrip suction cups, the AcoustaGrip anchors itself to your instrument using nothing but air and its revolutionary surface.

- Responsive Comfort: Even contoured shoulder rests will restrict your range of motion. What's more, you adjust to the contour of the shoulder rest, not the other way around. AcoustaGrip's responsive, layered foam forms to the shape of your shoulder, allowing greater range of motion and serious comfort.

- No Clamps Means Fuller Sound: The sound post, base bar, and blocking of your instrument magnify and direct the sounds made by drawing your bow across the strings. When you hook rubber clamps to your violin or viola's blocking, you inevitably dampen your instrument's projection. That's why the AcoustaGrip Shoulder Rest attaches securely to the base of the instrument, avoiding the instrument's major acoustic components.

The violin and viola were originally designed to be held between the shoulder and the chin, not by their edges. Now, with the AcoustaGrip Shoulder Rest, you can play your instrument the way it was intended!

Dimitri Atanassov Violin, 2013, Cremona

Item# F1 S5114

Contact a Specialist for Pricing Details

Call 866.742.7270 for availability

Overture Ultra Viola String Set Short Scale 11-12

Item# U200S 12

List: $39.97Shar: $39.97Sale: $29.99

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A - Blue, steel core, aluminum winding
D - Red, synthelon core, aluminum winding
G - Green, synthelon core, silver winding
C - Yellow, synthelon core, silver winding

Overture Ultra Viola String Set Medium Scale 13-14

Item# U200S 14

List: $39.97Shar: $39.97Sale: $29.99

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A - Blue, steel core, aluminum winding
D - Red, synthelon core, aluminum winding
G - Green, synthelon core, silver winding
C - Yellow, synthelon core, silver winding

Overture Ultra Viola String Set Long Scale 15-16.5

Item# U200S 16

List: $39.97Shar: $39.97Sale: $29.99

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A - Blue, steel core, aluminum winding
D - Red, synthelon core, aluminum winding
G - Green, synthelon core, silver winding
C - Yellow, synthelon core, silver winding

Bam St Germain Classic 3 Violin Case Black

Item# VBM22 BLK

Shar: $258.00Sale: $252.00

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BAM quality and classic elegance and flair, at an affordable price! Original poly foam shell, with slight "give," helps absorb shock and insulates from the elements. Durable water-resistant ballistic fabric cover, removable backstraps, expandable sheet music pocket, removable accessory pouch, two bow holders. Black interior.

BAM St. Germain Oblong Violin Case Black

Item# VBM23 BLK

Shar: $354.00Sale: $343.00

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BAM quality and classic elegance and flair, at an affordable price! Original poly foam shell, with slight "give," helps absorb shock and insulates from the elements. Durable water-resistant ballistic fabric cover, removable backstraps, expandable sheet music pocket, removable accessory pouch, two bow holders. Black interior.

Kaplan Amo Violin String Set 4/4 Size Medium

Item# KA500S 44 M

List: $168.00Shar: $75.60Sale: $68.99

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The new Kaplan Amo strings combine the power that the professional needs with the expressiveness and the richly textured tonal qualities that they desire. Amo is for the violinist seeking a warmer, lusher sound.

Kaplan Vivo Violin String Set 4/4 Size Medium

Item# KV500S 44 M

List: $168.00Shar: $75.60Sale: $60.99

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The new Kaplan Vivo strings combine the power that the professional needs with the expressiveness and the richly textured tonal qualities that they desire. Vivo produces brilliant sound with strong projection.

Jaeger Prestige Violin Case Brown Ext Green Int

Item# 920WGRN

Shar: $1,500.00Sale: $1,250.00

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The Jaeger Prestige is the original, and legendary, Jaeger case. With Jaeger's exclusive and innovative "Thermo" shell, you will marvel at your Jaeger's strength and insulating properties. With only the finest German and Swiss hardware, the Jaeger Prestige is built for a lifetime of use in professional venues and studios. With a durable leather cover, permanently applied to the shell, the Jaeger Prestige has a sleek and sophisticated profile, without the added weight of heavy cloth. Fine plush interior. Available in a variety of color combinations, with matching blanket. 7 lbs.

Jaeger Prestige Violin Case Burgundy Ext Silver In

Item# 920BSIL

Shar: $1,500.00Sale: $1,250.00

In Stock

The Jaeger Prestige is the original, and legendary, Jaeger case. With Jaeger's exclusive and innovative "Thermo" shell, you will marvel at your Jaeger's strength and insulating properties. With only the finest German and Swiss hardware, the Jaeger Prestige is built for a lifetime of use in professional venues and studios. With a durable leather cover, permanently applied to the shell, the Jaeger Prestige has a sleek and sophisticated profile, without the added weight of heavy cloth. Fine plush interior. Available in a variety of color combinations, with matching blanket. 7 lbs.

Cricket Violin - Friction Pegs - Amber

Item# CR1 L

$339.00

In Stock

The Cricket: The Most Exciting Development Since...the Violin!

The Cricket is the perfect travel violin for two reasons: It is small and easy to tote, especially into airliner overhead compartments. And, it is durable and reliable under less than ideal conditions, such as high heat and humidity. Perfect for the professional who needs to keep up with practice, but does not want to worry about their main violin. And it's great for beginners who need a reliable, good sounding full sized violin.

Carefully designed and crafted by Dale Webb and his crew in his Massachusetts workshop, the Cricket is actually based on the 17th century Dance Master's violin, the Pochette. The body is short because of the cleverly designed and adjustable chinrest and shoulder rest, which bolt on with ease, effectively lengthening the Cricket to the proper playing position - and after playing, simply remove them for storage. Aged spruce tonewood top provides fine tone, while a headstock, making changing strings a breeze. Although the Cricket is small, it is built to classic violin dimensions; that means that it feels right, and that standard violin strings play perfectly.

The Cricket has smoothly functioning Grover friction pegs, ready to enjoy as soon as you open the case, If you play in a band or in church, go with the electrified Cricket, which adds an internal B-Band U1.0 lithium powered preamp and AST pickup, AND premium Peghead geared pegs. And you can add a Cricket soft case, made in the USA by TKL, especially for Cricket violins.

Cricket Violin - Geared Pegs - Chestnut - Electric

Item# CR2 D

$527.00

In Stock

The Cricket: The Most Exciting Development Since...the Violin!

The Cricket is the perfect travel violin for two reasons: It is small and easy to tote, especially into airliner overhead compartments. And, it is durable and reliable under less than ideal conditions, such as high heat and humidity. Perfect for the professional who needs to keep up with practice, but does not want to worry about their main violin. And it's great for beginners who need a reliable, good sounding full sized violin.

Carefully designed and crafted by Dale Webb and his crew in his Massachusetts workshop, the Cricket is actually based on the 17th century Dance Master's violin, the Pochette. The body is short because of the cleverly designed and adjustable chinrest and shoulder rest, which bolt on with ease, effectively lengthening the Cricket to the proper playing position - and after playing, simply remove them for storage. Aged spruce tonewood top provides fine tone, while a headstock, making changing strings a breeze. Although the Cricket is small, it is built to classic violin dimensions; that means that it feels right, and that standard violin strings play perfectly.

The Cricket has smoothly functioning Grover friction pegs, ready to enjoy as soon as you open the case, If you play in a band or in church, go with the electrified Cricket, which adds an internal B-Band U1.0 lithium powered preamp and AST pickup, AND premium Peghead geared pegs. And you can add a Cricket soft case, made in the USA by TKL, especially for Cricket violins.

Cricket Violin Gig Bag

Item# CRB

$59.00

In Stock

Bag specifically designed for The Cricket violins.

Xeros Cello Endpin Anchor in White

Item# 1147 WHI

$12.99

In Stock

One of our most popular endpin anchors! Improved model features one-piece durable "space plastic" cup/plate with high grade rubber non-slip pad on bottom. Heavy-duty, adjustable nylon strap with D-ring for chair leg. When extended strap measures 33".

"Floors in performance venues always seem to be harder, dustier, and slicker than normal floors; as a result, endpin anchors that have proven to be reliable to me in the past have failed me with large numbers of other people watching. This was exactly the case in a recent performance of my cello trio. I used a small circular rubber endpin stop and a Stahlhammer endpin, but despite this, when I put any amount of weight on my cello, it slipped forward with a horrible noise. In retrospect, I could have been more prepared for that situation by bringing a higher quality endpin anchor. The Xeros is my personal favorite, as it attachs to the leg of your chair and therefore cannot possibly move. It is, however, bulkier than most endpin stops, so for those looking for a more convenient and portable stop the Sure-Stop and the Black Hole are excellent choices."

"Cello endpins affect posture and tone more than many players tend to think. There are three major choices for your endpin. The typical steel endpin is dense and straight, absorbing some of the vibration and limiting the angle with which you can hold the cello. Players can, however, select different endpins to circumvent these limitations. A carbon fiber endpin is one available option this endpin is much lighter weight, so it tends to brighten a cellos sound and slightly increase the volume. The option I use myself is the Stahlhammer endpin, a style popularized by Rostropovich. This endpin bends slightly towards the ground at the base of the cello. This enables the player to hold the cello at a greater angle allowing more weight to be applied to the bow hand, though it can take a lot of getting used to. Another less audible benefit of this type of endpin is that it is less likely to slide, as it is angled more directly into the floor. Playing a cello can be nearly impossible if it is prone to slide, though, so a good rock stop for my endpin has always been a priority for me. I personally use and recommend the Xeros endpin anchor."
- Charlie Dwyer, Cellist & SHAR Apprentice

Cricket Violin - Friction Pegs - Crimson Red

Item# CR1 R

$339.00

Out of Stock

The Cricket: The Most Exciting Development Since...the Violin!

The Cricket is the perfect travel violin for two reasons: It is small and easy to tote, especially into airliner overhead compartments. And, it is durable and reliable under less than ideal conditions, such as high heat and humidity. Perfect for the professional who needs to keep up with practice, but does not want to worry about their main violin. And it's great for beginners who need a reliable, good sounding full sized violin.

Carefully designed and crafted by Dale Webb and his crew in his Massachusetts workshop, the Cricket is actually based on the 17th century Dance Master's violin, the Pochette. The body is short because of the cleverly designed and adjustable chinrest and shoulder rest, which bolt on with ease, effectively lengthening the Cricket to the proper playing position - and after playing, simply remove them for storage. Aged spruce tonewood top provides fine tone, while a headstock, making changing strings a breeze. Although the Cricket is small, it is built to classic violin dimensions; that means that it feels right, and that standard violin strings play perfectly.

The Cricket has smoothly functioning Grover friction pegs, ready to enjoy as soon as you open the case, If you play in a band or in church, go with the electrified Cricket, which adds an internal B-Band U1.0 lithium powered preamp and AST pickup, AND premium Peghead geared pegs. And you can add a Cricket soft case, made in the USA by TKL, especially for Cricket violins.

Cricket Violin Outfit

Item# CR1T

$415.00

Out of Stock

The Cricket: The Most Exciting Development Since...the Violin!

The Cricket is the perfect travel violin for two reasons: It is small and easy to tote, especially into airliner overhead compartments. And, it is durable and reliable under less than ideal conditions, such as high heat and humidity. Perfect for the professional who needs to keep up with practice, but does not want to worry about their main violin. And it's great for beginners who need a reliable, good sounding full sized violin.

Carefully designed and crafted by Dale Webb and his crew in his Massachusetts workshop, the Cricket is actually based on the 17th century Dance Master's violin, the Pochette. The body is short because of the cleverly designed and adjustable chinrest and shoulder rest, which bolt on with ease, effectively lengthening the Cricket to the proper playing position - and after playing, simply remove them for storage. Aged spruce tonewood top provides fine tone, while a headstock, making changing strings a breeze. Although the Cricket is small, it is built to classic violin dimensions; that means that it feels right, and that standard violin strings play perfectly.

The Cricket has smoothly functioning Grover friction pegs, ready to enjoy as soon as you open the case, If you play in a band or in church, go with the electrified Cricket, which adds an internal B-Band U1.0 lithium powered preamp and AST pickup, AND premium Peghead geared pegs.

Cricket Electric Violin Outfit

Item# CR2T

$595.00

In Stock

The Cricket: The Most Exciting Development Since...the Violin!

The Cricket is the perfect travel violin for two reasons: It is small and easy to tote, especially into airliner overhead compartments. And, it is durable and reliable under less than ideal conditions, such as high heat and humidity. Perfect for the professional who needs to keep up with practice, but does not want to worry about their main violin. And it's great for beginners who need a reliable, good sounding full sized violin.

Carefully designed and crafted by Dale Webb and his crew in his Massachusetts workshop, the Cricket is actually based on the 17th century Dance Master's violin, the Pochette. The body is short because of the cleverly designed and adjustable chinrest and shoulder rest, which bolt on with ease, effectively lengthening the Cricket to the proper playing position - and after playing, simply remove them for storage. Aged spruce tonewood top provides fine tone, while a headstock, making changing strings a breeze. Although the Cricket is small, it is built to classic violin dimensions; that means that it feels right, and that standard violin strings play perfectly.

The Cricket has smoothly functioning Grover friction pegs, ready to enjoy as soon as you open the case, If you play in a band or in church, go with the electrified Cricket, which adds an internal B-Band U1.0 lithium powered preamp and AST pickup, AND premium Peghead geared pegs.

The Portland Collection, Volume 3 - Contra Music in the Pacific Northwest - edited by Susan Songer and Clyde Curley

Item# 0221 352

$28.00

In Stock

"When Sue Songer and I took on this project twenty years ago, resources for discovering tune history were limited. We relied on the willingness of avid amateur tune scholars to share what they knew, gleanings from other tune books and LP and CD liner notes, and information provided by a few governmental and academic sites on the Internet. From the beginning, our mission to share tunes from the Portland contra dance community was matched by a commitment to illustrate their connections to people, places, and points in time. At root, this is simply factual information, and in that regard the World Wide Web provided us with unparalleled resources, especially as we moved into publication of The Portland Collection, Vol. 3."

- from "Lisen Up!" by Clyde Curley
 
Spiral-bound.

GL Combi Countoured Violin Case Music Pattern

Item# GLCS MUS

Shar: $449.00Sale: $399.00

In Stock

A great performance doesn't just happen. It takes sensitive teaching and diligent learning. It takes burning desire and intense effort. It takes practice and repetition. And it takes inspiration and risk. As a serious performer, you understand.

Each GL Case is designed and crafted for the serious performer, the violinist who appreciates all that goes into a great performance. Designed by engineers in consultation with violinists, crafted by trained ateliers with skills developed only from years of experience. GL cases are everything a modern case should be - sleek but functional; durable but light; protective but stylish. Inspired... like a great performance.

Black interior with Smoke Gray exterior. 4/4 size.

GL Combi Countoured Viola Case Grey

Item# GLCSV GRY

$574.00

Out of Stock

A great performance doesn't just happen. It takes sensitive teaching and diligent learning. It takes burning desire and intense effort. It takes practice and repetition. And it takes inspiration and risk. As a serious performer, you understand.

Each GL Case is designed and crafted for the serious performer, the violist who appreciates all that goes into a great performance. Designed by engineers in consultation with violinists, crafted by trained ateliers with skills developed only from years of experience. GL cases are everything a modern case should be - sleek but functional; durable but light; protective but stylish. Inspired... like a great performance.

Black interior with Smoke Gray exterior. 4/4 size.

GL Combi Countoured Viola Case White

Item# GLCSV WHI

Shar: $574.00Sale: $499.00

In Stock

A great performance doesn't just happen. It takes sensitive teaching and diligent learning. It takes burning desire and intense effort. It takes practice and repetition. And it takes inspiration and risk. As a serious performer, you understand.

Each GL Case is designed and crafted for the serious performer, the violist who appreciates all that goes into a great performance. Designed by engineers in consultation with violinists, crafted by trained ateliers with skills developed only from years of experience. GL cases are everything a modern case should be - sleek but functional; durable but light; protective but stylish. Inspired... like a great performance.

Black interior with Pearl White exterior. 4/4 size.

Korg Contact Microphone

Item# CM200

$14.99

In Stock

The CM-200 is a contact microphone that can be attached to the bell of a brass instrument, the bridge of a violin, or even to a guitar or ukulele. The microphone uses a piezo element to directly capture the vibrations and send them to your tuner. The CM-200 is an indispensable item in situations where the mic built into your tuner might have difficulty detecting the sound of your instrument, such as when you're practicing with an entire brass band.

Compared to its predecessor, the CM-200 features a fresh appearance with a sharper design, offering you a choice of three colors: black, white/black, or black/red.

The functionality of the microphone has also been improved. The cable now transmits sound more efficiently, and is more flexible. The connection between the mic and cable has been made more durable, reducing the possibility of breakage. The new clip opens up 7 mm wider than the previous model, providing more space to attach to your instrument. The rubber inside the clip has been redesigned to provide a better fit so that it can be securely attached.

Fits any tuner with a 1/4" jack.

Pirastro Eudoxa Violin E String

Item# 100E

List: $20.85Shar: $9.80

In Stock

Pirastro Eudoxa Violin E String Aluminum wound on steel core.

Prim Steel Cello G String

Item# 245G

Starting From: $19.99

In Stock

4/4 sizeMedium GaugeA: Chromesteel wound on steel coreD: Chromesteel wound on steel coreG: Chromesteel wound on steel coreC: Chromesteel wound on steel core

Prim Steel Cello C String

Item# 246C

Starting From: $21.99

In Stock

4/4 sizeMedium GaugeA: Chromesteel wound on steel coreD: Chromesteel wound on steel coreG: Chromesteel wound on steel coreC: Chromesteel wound on steel core

Pirastro Olive Violin E String

Item# 301E

List: $28.80Shar: $13.54

In Stock

Pirastro Olive Violin E String, Loop End, 4/4 size, Medium gauge ________________________________________________________Materials: Goldplated steel

Dominant Custom Violin String Set with Gold Label E - 4/4 size - Medium - Ball End

Item# DCS2B

List: $100.40Shar: $54.50

In Stock

Peter Infeld Viola String Set

Item# P105S

List: $264.99Shar: $149.99

In Stock

Power and balance, from the C to the A... now, violists can experience the majestic sound and brilliance of Peter Infeld strings that violinists have enjoyed. The synthetic silver wound C and G strings offer massive power. The D, also with a synthetic core, is uniquely wound with a combination of alloys, allowing the sensitive artist to add layers of tonal colors to their performance. The steel core A is chromium wound, offering outstanding response. The A string has a removable ball end. 4/4 size.

Thomastik Versum Cello String Set

Item# VE400S

List: $569.00Shar: $329.99

In Stock

At the highest level of the stringmaker's art, Thomastik Versum cello strings were designed with no compromises, for the world's greatest cellists. Powerful, rich, and seamless, for the most demanding repertoire. The C and G are crafted with a spiral steel core, and wrapped in Tungsten and chrome, for massive projection, yet retaining warmth. The A and D have solid steel core with multi-alloy winding, and are designed for perfect physical and tonal balance with the C and G strings. 4/4 size.

Thomastik Versum Cello A String

Item# VE401A

List: $83.00Shar: $47.50

In Stock

At the highest level of the stringmaker's art, Thomastik Versum cello strings were designed with no compromises, for the world's greatest cellists. Powerful, rich, and seamless, for the most demanding repertoire. The C and G are crafted with a spiral steel core, and wrapped in Tungsten and chrome, for massive projection, yet retaining warmth. The A and D have solid steel core with multi-alloy winding, and are designed for perfect physical and tonal balance with the C and G strings. 4/4 size.

Thomastik Versum Cello D String

Item# VE402D

List: $89.00Shar: $51.00

In Stock

At the highest level of the stringmaker's art, Thomastik Versum cello strings were designed with no compromises, for the world's greatest cellists. Powerful, rich, and seamless, for the most demanding repertoire. The C and G are crafted with a spiral steel core, and wrapped in Tungsten and chrome, for massive projection, yet retaining warmth. The A and D have solid steel core with multi-alloy winding, and are designed for perfect physical and tonal balance with the C and G strings. 4/4 size.

Thomastik Versum Cello G String

Item# VE403G

List: $205.00Shar: $116.00

In Stock

At the highest level of the stringmaker's art, Thomastik Versum cello strings were designed with no compromises, for the world's greatest cellists. Powerful, rich, and seamless, for the most demanding repertoire. The C and G are crafted with a spiral steel core, and wrapped in Tungsten and chrome, for massive projection, yet retaining warmth. The A and D have solid steel core with multi-alloy winding, and are designed for perfect physical and tonal balance with the C and G strings. 4/4 size.

Thomastik Versum Cello C String

Item# VE404C

List: $215.00Shar: $122.00

In Stock

At the highest level of the stringmaker's art, Thomastik Versum cello strings were designed with no compromises, for the world's greatest cellists. Powerful, rich, and seamless, for the most demanding repertoire. The C and G are crafted with a spiral steel core, and wrapped in Tungsten and chrome, for massive projection, yet retaining warmth. The A and D have solid steel core with multi-alloy winding, and are designed for perfect physical and tonal balance with the C and G strings. 4/4 size.

Thomastik Alphayue Violin String Set

Item# AL100S

List: $37.99Shar: $19.99

In Stock

Why settle for steel strings? Alphayue strings were carefully developed to be a serious student's first string. Synthetic core, with aluminum wound A and D, silver wound G, solid steel E, tin plated. Alphayue strings tune in quickly, work well with fine tuners, and are forgiving, stable and durable. 4/4 size.

Cushy® Cello Glider with Wheels

Item# HCBW350

Starting From: $119.00

In Stock

The 4/4 size Cushy Cello Glider Bag has an overall length of 50".

The new Cushy Cello Glider features 25mm thick foam padding, an external bow pocket (ideal for a bow case), 7 carrying handles, one large sheet music pocket and accessory pocket, two heavily padded backpack straps and wheels. This bag also has strategically placed rubber bumpers wherever the bag may be subject to extra wear and tear (along the bottom, top, sides and bridge area of the bag) and for added protection.

Bam Hightech Viola Case Tweed With Pocket

Item# ABM9

Shar: $977.00Sale: $947.00

In Stock

Made in France.

INSIDE FEATURES:
- Suspension of the instrument on injected foam cushions
- Removable accessory pouch 4 bow holders
- Strap for a "Kun" style shoulder rest Length adjustable until 42cm
- Maximum bottom width: 23.5cm

OUTSIDE FEATURES:
- Shells made of the Bam Hightech technique : a tripleply structure made of high performance materials (ABS, Airex foam, another type of ABS)
- Outstanding protection and ultralight weight
- 2 comfortable neoprene antislip backpack straps with security screw hooks
- 2 combination locks
- Side handle
- Subway handle
- Male/female airtight seal
- Antislip and antiwear rubber patches on the bottom outer shell
- Large external pocket: 42 x 30.5 x 2.5 cm

COLOR: Tweed look

GL Combi Violin Case

Item# GLC

Shar: $599.00Sale: $549.00

In Stock

A great performance doesn't just happen. It takes sensitive teaching and diligent learning. It takes burning desire and intense effort. It takes practice and repetition. And it takes inspiration and risk. As a serious performer, you understand.

Each GL Case is designed and crafted for the serious performer, the violinist who appreciates all that goes into a great performance. Designed by engineers in consultation with violinists, crafted by trained ateliers with skills developed only from years of experience. GL cases are everything a modern case should be - sleek but functional; durable but light; protective but stylish. Inspired... like a great performance.

The GL Combi is the perfect blending of contemporary and traditional, with a multitude of features for the busy performer. No detail has been spared to create a distinctive and protective case that will stand out from the crowd.

Weighs 6 lbs without accessories, 8 lbs with all accessories. Black interior with choice of Smoke Gray or Pearl White exterior. Adjustable 3/4 - 4/4 size.

American Case Continental Dart Violin Case

Item# ACV8C

Shar: $279.00Sale: $219.00

In Stock

In the tradition of the venerable Continental oblong violin case, the Continental Dart puts 114 years of American Case experience and knowledge to work in a smaller, lighter package. With the laboratory-certified highly arched shell design of the oblong Continental, the Continental Dart offers the most protection of any compact violin case. Durable black Cordura cover, heavy gauge brass hardware, German latch, and careful craftsmanship assure that each Continental stands the test of time. Like the oblong Continental, the Dart boasts unique American Case bow spinners that refuse to pinch bow hair, sewn on oblong feet, a large leather carrying handle, and a subway handle with non-skid rubber grip. Interior fabric of 100% cotton velvet is available in your choice of Claret Red, or Midnight Blue, with matching blanket. For added safety, an accurate digital hygrometer and extra long vapor bottle is installed in every Continental, as well as genuine silk at all points where you violin contacts the case interior. 6.2 lbs.

  "I have been looking over many years for the strongest and most secure violin case in which to carry my Joseph Guarneri. I have now been introduced to the American Case Continental Dart from SHAR and my search is completed. I recommend, without reservation, that this case will answer all the questions and provide players young and old with security and quality."
Rodney Friend
Cambridge International Violin Academy
Former Concertmaster New York and London Philharmonic Orchestras

Esteemed concertmaster, teacher and virtuoso violinist Rodney Friend puts a lifetime of orchestral experience into the pages of these essential books, The Orchestral Violinist, Volume 1 and The Orchestral Violinist, Volume 2. Both available through SHAR - click here for more information.

Presto Spark Violin Bow Blue

Item# CPV125

$99.00

In Stock

PRESTO Spark Woven Carbon Fiber Bow - The PRESTO with BLING!

The new PRESTO Spark Woven Carbon Fiber bow has all the qualities that players love about PRESTO bows: Laser-straight tracking, great control, and outstanding durability. PRESTO spark takes these qualities three steps forward with their incredible finish -- beautiful carbon cloth weave with sparkles of color, in your choice of Blue, Red, Gold, or Silver! Exuberant silver spiral winding fits the look perfectly. And the violin bows even have a silver treble clef inlayed into the ebony frog. (Viola and cello bows have Parisian eye).

Presto® Spark Viola Bow

Item# CPA125

$109.00

In Stock

PRESTO Spark Woven Carbon Fiber Bow - The PRESTO with BLING!

The new PRESTO Spark Woven Carbon Fiber bow has all the qualities that players love about PRESTO bows: Laser-straight tracking, great control, and outstanding durability. PRESTO spark takes these qualities three steps forward with their incredible finish -- beautiful carbon cloth weave with sparkles of color, in your choice of Blue, Red, Gold, or Silver! Exuberant silver spiral winding fits the look perfectly. And the violin bows even have a silver treble clef inlayed into the ebony frog. (Viola and cello bows have Parisian eye).

Presto Spark Cello Bow Blue

Item# CPC125

$119.00

In Stock

PRESTO Spark Woven Carbon Fiber Bow - The PRESTO with BLING!

The new PRESTO Spark Woven Carbon Fiber bow has all the qualities that players love about PRESTO bows: Laser-straight tracking, great control, and outstanding durability. PRESTO spark takes these qualities three steps forward with their incredible finish -- beautiful carbon cloth weave with sparkles of color, in your choice of Blue, Red, Gold, or Silver! Exuberant silver spiral winding fits the look perfectly. And the violin bows even have a silver treble clef inlayed into the ebony frog. (Viola and cello bows have Parisian eye).

Thomastik Infeld Vision Violin G String - 4/4 size - Medium Gauge

Item# V104G

List: $30.50Shar: $16.80

In Stock

The Vision Family of Strings
Designed to fulfill the needs of advanced violinists, yet suitable for students of all levels.

Wound on an advanced synthetic core, while their highly polished surface allows for effortless left-hand technique. All are designed to settle in quickly, can achieve a stable tuning within a very short time and are exceptionally easy to play. Their durability is unsurpassed compared to other synthetic core strings. Select from strings designed for orchestral, chamber and solo playing.


Vision Violin

The original Vision, with a focused, clear, open and brilliant tone; a perfect fit for today's modern sound. They can be mixed with almost any synthetic core string.

TA Timms English Oblong Violin Case

Item# T800

Shar: $1,500.00Sale: $900.00

In Stock

Crafted entirely by hand in the classic English style, each Timms case is built to last a lifetime, given reasonable care. Once you pick up and hold your Timms case, you will marvel at its balance, its assured look, and its unique and heavy duty brass fittings. The durable beige canvas cover with contrasting trim tips you off to what you'll see inside: Clean, elegant workmanship, with smooth lines, unequalled by any case. Integrated suspension functions perfectly and unobtrusively. Soft cotton interior velvet, in colors that never go out of style: Your choice of burgundy, blue, or moss green, with matching blanket. Ultra-duty dressage quality shoulder strap with heave gauge brass buckle enables you to safely and comfortably tote your Timms case wherever your journey may take you. 7.75 lbs.

NS Micro Tuner by D'Addario for Violin and Viola

Item# PWCT14

$15.99

In Stock

Small and easy to use tuner. Perfect for tuning in loud environments and great for practicing scales and intonation.
Fits all violins and violas with the exception of Tertis violas. 1/32 violins to 16.5" violas.

This tuner has a piezo transducer to sense the instrument vibrations only and not pickup air sound.

Rufty Tufty Violin Comfort Pad

Item# RT

Starting From: $20.00

In Stock

If you do not like the rigidity and size of most shoulder rests, yet would like a bit of support and comfort from your violin's corners, Robert's Rufty Tufty Violin Comfort Pad is the answer. Made by hand in the USA by Robert Gardner, the Rufty Tufty is super easy to use: simply slip the leather tab over your violin's end button, and stretch the elastic cord to safely attach to the corner of the center bout. With suede on one side and soft fleece on the other, you can install it with the fleece up, or down, whatever works best for you. For 4/4 and 3/4 size violins, choose the large Rufty Tufty. For 1/2-1/16 size violins, select the small one.

Viva Flex Violin Shoulder Rest

Item# VF

$22.99

Out of Stock

The new flexible shoulder rests enable your young violinist to start off right! With the patented Lateral Adjustment System, the VivaFlex offers support right where it's needed, so the instrument does not slip off the shoulder. And the unique flexible end members keep the shoulder rest where it belongs - on the violin! In dark brown. Translucent plastic.

Peter Infeld Viola A String

Item# P106A

List: $51.50Shar: $29.00

In Stock

Power and balance, from the C to the A... now, violists can experience the majestic sound and brilliance of Peter Infeld strings that violinists have enjoyed. The synthetic silver wound C and G strings offer massive power. The D, also with a synthetic core, is uniquely wound with a combination of alloys, allowing the sensitive artist to add layers of tonal colors to their performance. The steel core A is chromium wound, offering outstanding response. The A string has a removable ball end. 4/4 size.

Peter Infeld Viola D String

Item# P107D

List: $60.75Shar: $34.50

In Stock

Power and balance, from the C to the A... now, violists can experience the majestic sound and brilliance of Peter Infeld strings that violinists have enjoyed. The synthetic silver wound C and G strings offer massive power. The D, also with a synthetic core, is uniquely wound with a combination of alloys, allowing the sensitive artist to add layers of tonal colors to their performance. The steel core A is chromium wound, offering outstanding response. The A string has a removable ball end. 4/4 size.

Sure Stop Cello Endpin Stop

Item# 1141

Shar: $4.99Sale: $3.79

In Stock

The standard for years, the Sure-Stop features a sponge rubber base that provides a very good "grab" on to any surface to prevent slipping. Brass cup holds endpin securely.

"Floors in performance venues always seem to be harder, dustier, and slicker than normal floors; as a result, endpin anchors that have proven to be reliable to me in the past have failed me with large numbers of other people watching. This was exactly the case in a recent performance of my cello trio. I used a small circular rubber endpin stop and a Stahlhammer endpin, but despite this, when I put any amount of weight on my cello, it slipped forward with a horrible noise. In retrospect, I could have been more prepared for that situation by bringing a higher quality endpin anchor. The Xeros is my personal favorite, as it attachs to the leg of your chair and therefore cannot possibly move. It is, however, bulkier than most endpin stops, so for those looking for a more convenient and portable stop the Sure-Stop and the Black Hole are excellent choices."
- Charlie Dwyer, Cellist, SHAR Apprentice

Alpine Professional Shield Violin Viola Mute

Item# 1316S

$23.96

In Stock

Heifetz Mute for Violin or Viola

Item# 1319

Shar: $7.99Sale: $5.49

In Stock

The unique design of the Heifetz mute allows the player to adjust the muting effect by sliding the metal tension clip down or up, muting more or less as a result. The metal tension clip is the part that is stamped "HEIFETZ". Made of the highest quality materials, many professionals swear by this unique mute. The original Heifetz mute was very similar, but with a slightly different design.

What Should I Look For in a Mute?
All string players should have at least one mute, and there are three important factors to consider. First and foremost, ease of use. How quickly can the mute be put in place or removed? How important is this to you? Orchestral players sometimes only have one measure to install or remove a mute. Secondly, sound quality. The goal of the mute is to lower the volume only, not dampen the good quality of your instrument. Regarding overall sound quality, the degree to which a mute "rattles" when not in use but still on the strings between the bridge and tailpiece is important as well. Third is aesthetics. Truth be told, many players consider the importance of overall look and feel, trying a variety of mutes to find out what works and looks best on their instrument. Fortunately, mutes are not too expensive, so this is a relatively low cost endeavor.

Classic Solid Instrument Stand for Cello - Hardwood Mahogany Finish

Item# CS50

Shar: $149.00Sale: $129.00

In Stock

Protect and display your cello with this mahogany finish hardwood stand. Burgundy silk plush cushions protect your instrument. For 4/4 size only.

SHAR Professional SoundPod Metro Tuner

Item# STM100

Shar: $29.99Sale: $14.95

In Stock

SHAR's Sleek New Metronome and Tuner with Tap-In Rhythm Feature
The new SHAR SoundPod will be your helpful companion wherever your musical journey takes you. Like your Smartphone, the SoundPod feels great in your hand. Large, easy to use analog Jog dial changes settings easily, and has a dimple for easy one-hand use. Easy to read LCD screen for all functions, with changing background color that tells you clearly when you are in tune. 88 note tone generator. Metronome function has a handy Tap-In feature, allowing you to set the tempo intuitively. Brushed metal faceplate, tidy carrying sleeve, batteries and instructions included. Weight: 3.2 oz.

PractizPal Metronome, Timer, and Practice Journal

Item# PZP1000

Starting From: $9.99

In Stock

A unique all-in-one Metronome, Timer and Practice Journal! A loud wood-block sound metronome ranges from 40 to 250 BPM, plus A440 tuning pitch. Easy to use practice journal records how long a student plays—just start the timer with each session, and then track up to one year of weekly practice times! No more lost journals!

Premium Cotton Chinrest Cover

Item# VC1

$19.99

In Stock

Premium Cotton Chinrest Cover, for Ultimate Comfort

These high quality, 100% cotton chinrest covers fit your chinrest like a glove. Soft, thick, absorbent material helps prevent chafing, so you can focus on making music!

VC1 L Large, for 4/4 Violin and Viola
VC1 M Medium, for 3/4 - 1/2 Violin
VC1 S Small, for 1/4 - 1/16 Violin

Peter Infeld Viola G String

Item# P108G

List: $67.25Shar: $39.00Sale: $38.00

In Stock

Power and balance, from the C to the A... now, violists can experience the majestic sound and brilliance of Peter Infeld strings that violinists have enjoyed. The synthetic silver wound C and G strings offer massive power. The D, also with a synthetic core, is uniquely wound with a combination of alloys, allowing the sensitive artist to add layers of tonal colors to their performance. The steel core A is chromium wound, offering outstanding response. The A string has a removable ball end. 4/4 size.

Peter Infeld Viola C String

Item# P109C

List: $93.50Shar: $53.00

In Stock

Power and balance, from the C to the A... now, violists can experience the majestic sound and brilliance of Peter Infeld strings that violinists have enjoyed. The synthetic silver wound C and G strings offer massive power. The D, also with a synthetic core, is uniquely wound with a combination of alloys, allowing the sensitive artist to add layers of tonal colors to their performance. The steel core A is chromium wound, offering outstanding response. The A string has a removable ball end. 4/4 size.

Thomastik Alphayue Violin E String

Item# AL101E

List: $3.80Shar: $2.10

In Stock

Why settle for steel strings? Alphayue strings were carefully developed to be a serious student's first string. Synthetic core, with aluminum wound A and D, silver wound G, solid steel E, tin plated. Alphayue strings tune in quickly, work well with fine tuners, and are forgiving, stable and durable. 4/4 size.

Thomastik Alphayue Violin A String

Item# AL102A

List: $12.00Shar: $6.50

In Stock

Why settle for steel strings? Alphayue strings were carefully developed to be a serious student's first string. Synthetic core, with aluminum wound A and D, silver wound G, solid steel E, tin plated. Alphayue strings tune in quickly, work well with fine tuners, and are forgiving, stable and durable. 4/4 size.

Thomastik Alphayue Violin D String

Item# AL103D

List: $12.00Shar: $6.50

In Stock

Why settle for steel strings? Alphayue strings were carefully developed to be a serious student's first string. Synthetic core, with aluminum wound A and D, silver wound G, solid steel E, tin plated. Alphayue strings tune in quickly, work well with fine tuners, and are forgiving, stable and durable. 4/4 size.

Thomastik Alphayue Violin G String

Item# AL104G

List: $14.20Shar: $7.80

In Stock

Why settle for steel strings? Alphayue strings were carefully developed to be a serious student's first string. Synthetic core, with aluminum wound A and D, silver wound G, solid steel E, tin plated. Alphayue strings tune in quickly, work well with fine tuners, and are forgiving, stable and durable. 4/4 size.

TI Spirit Violin E String 4/4 Size Medium

Item# SP101E

List: $6.65Shar: $3.40

In Stock

Behind each strong of the Spirit! String line for violin and cello is the fundamental idea that making music should bring you joy. Made in Vienna, the advancing player and aspiring artist will discover Spirit! strings provide them everything needed to produce a distinguished sound for every kind of music.

Benefit highlights:
- Vibrant and warm
- Easy response
- Easy to tune
- Long-lasting

"Incredibly responsive with excellent projection. They are metallic and gritty to start and then settle-in very well." - NASMD Retailer

"Excellent value at the price point." - AFVBM Luthier

TI Spirit Violin A String 4/4 Size Medium

Item# SP102A

List: $21.25Shar: $10.95

In Stock

Behind each strong of the Spirit! String line for violin and cello is the fundamental idea that making music should bring you joy. Made in Vienna, the advancing player and aspiring artist will discover Spirit! strings provide them everything needed to produce a distinguished sound for every kind of music.

Benefit highlights:
- Vibrant and warm
- Easy response
- Easy to tune
- Long-lasting

"Incredibly responsive with excellent projection. They are metallic and gritty to start and then settle-in very well." - NASMD Retailer

"Excellent value at the price point." - AFVBM Luthier

TI Spirit Violin D String 4/4 Size Medium

Item# SP103D

List: $24.10Shar: $12.35

In Stock

Behind each strong of the Spirit! String line for violin and cello is the fundamental idea that making music should bring you joy. Made in Vienna, the advancing player and aspiring artist will discover Spirit! strings provide them everything needed to produce a distinguished sound for every kind of music.

Benefit highlights:
- Vibrant and warm
- Easy response
- Easy to tune
- Long-lasting

"Incredibly responsive with excellent projection. They are metallic and gritty to start and then settle-in very well." - NASMD Retailer

"Excellent value at the price point." - AFVBM Luthier

TI Spirit Violin G String 4/4 Size Medium

Item# SP104G

List: $25.00Shar: $12.85

In Stock

Behind each strong of the Spirit! String line for violin and cello is the fundamental idea that making music should bring you joy. Made in Vienna, the advancing player and aspiring artist will discover Spirit! strings provide them everything needed to produce a distinguished sound for every kind of music.

Benefit highlights:
- Vibrant and warm
- Easy response
- Easy to tune
- Long-lasting

"Incredibly responsive with excellent projection. They are metallic and gritty to start and then settle-in very well." - NASMD Retailer

"Excellent value at the price point." - AFVBM Luthier

Heritage® Mobile Lightweight Cello Case

Item# 2110

Starting From: $129.00

In Stock

Heritage Mobile Lightweight Cello Case with Wheels

When a fiberglass cello case is too much but a bag just won't do, our new Heritage Mobile Lightweight Cello Case is just right! Sturdy foam construction is light, protective and insulates well. We made sure that all the right features are there: extra large sheet music pocket, backpack straps (not pictured), smoothly-rolling wheels and handles where you need them. Available in 4/4, 3/4 and 1/2 sizes. Weighs 8.25 lbs., fractionals 6.75 lbs.

Overture Ultra Violin String Set - 4/4 size - Medium Gauge

Item# U100S

Starting From: $13.96

In Stock

TONE - POWER - VALUE

Here is the perfect string for the working pro or active student, at a reasonable price! Strong Synthelon core produces a warm, complex and powerful sound, similar to gut strings. Fast break-in period and stability in varying climatic conditions is decidedly not similar to gut strings! Aluminum-wound A and D, with nickel-silver-wound G for extra warmth in the low registers. Choose the solid E-string for a clear, brilliant sound, or the aluminum-wound E if you prefer a mellow, softer sound. Both have removable ball ends, suitable with all fine tuners. Buy a set, and Overture includes two E strings at no extra charge: One solid and one wound. Sizes 4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/10, 1/116 (1/8 - 1/116 only available as sets).

Motrya Gold Rosin for Violin, Viola, or Cello

Item# 1347

Shar: $12.99Sale: $8.99

In Stock

Violin, Viola, Cello. Chamois wrapper with elastic tie. Single grade for violin-viola-cello.

Principles of Violin Playing & Teaching (Paperback) by Ivan Galamian

Item# H20P

Shar: $30.00Sale: $3.99

In Stock

Now back in print, this classic book of technique introduces the Galamian system of violin playing. The original edition has been preserved without changes. Galamian's philosophy, principles of teaching, and practice methods provide astonishing results with student after student, many of whom achieved world class status among the field of concert artists and orchestral concertmasters. Includes a postscript written by the late Professor Emeritus Elizabeth A. H. Green. 144 pp. 1999 printing. Paperback. Also available in hardcover - see item number H20.

Heritage® Go Violin Case

Item# 577

Starting From: $69.00

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The Heritage® Go! is a unique departure from traditional case designs - as a result it is lighter, easier to carry and store than almost any other case! The foam shell guards safely against temperature changes and impact while being lightweight (the full size model weighs a scant 3.75 lbs, while the 1/2 size model is well under 3 lbs). Includes: Suspension cushioning and matching blanket for extra protection. Easy-to-open/lock clasps on an adjustable shoulder strap. Full zippered exterior pocket with dual zippers for easy access. Two interior compartments forlittle things. Sure-grip handle with velcro wrap for comfortable carrying. Stylish black cover with velveteen interior. Two bow spinners.
These cases are available, while supplies last, in the following colors:

blue and red

SHAR Overture Premium Violin String Set - 4/4 Size - Medium Gauge

Item# PS100

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These are our best-selling strings! We introduced these strings in the Fall of 2006 - and they have since outsold every other student steel string we carry - combined!

Taking over three years to develop, the secret of Overture strings is in combining high quality precision German alloys, low cost, yet accurate, Chinese manufacturing, and SHAR's commitment to excellence. Our dedicated product development staff, all players themselves, went through countless prototypes from numerous established string manufacturers until they sounded, felt and played just right! And we didn't stop there - we inspect each new batch of strings to ensure that our high quality standards are constantly maintained.

We also went through extensive play testing during the development process, comparing Overture strings not just to student steel strings, but to much more expensive synthetic core strings. Our play testers, all professional players themselves, had this to say:
"Overture Violin Strings sound very good on every instrument tested (from Hoffmann Prelude up through the Collectors Series Emiliani Strad), these strings definitely play better than all other Chinese strings tested. They also play better than other popular students brands. Given allowances for differences in core construction, we even found that they hold their own against many expensive synthetic core strings. They are full, loud, well-balanced with good sound and are easy to play."

The SHAR Apprentices feel that Overture strings are smooth, with a more direct texture, producing a tone that is clear, focused and relatively more brilliant and direct. We back up our claims with an unparalleled guarantee - if you do not like the Overture strings, for any reason whatsoever, simply return them within 30 days, and we will give you a complete refund. What other string brand guarantees that you will be pleased with their sound? Players like you have tried these and found that our years of effort have paid off? Find out for yourself today!

Mi Primer Libro Teoria Vol 1 by Lynette Cartagena

Item# H345P

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Finally, a Spanish-language book that teaches the fundamentals of beginning music theory, in a handy, workbook form. Lavishly illustrated with appealing pictures, which further reinforce a child's learning. Perfect for students and parents whose first language is Spanish.(104 pages, paperback).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lynnette M. Cartagena is the director of �Kids and Musik,' a school founded by her and her two sisters, Cynthia and Rosaly Cartagena. �Kids and Musik' is the top music center in Puerto Rico specializing in teaching the Suzuki Method and Kindermusik. Lynnette began piano and violin studies at the age of 9 and today is part of the first violin section of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Puerto Rico. A graduate from the University of Puerto Rico and the Conservatorio de Musica, she is dedicated to music education and presents My First Book of Theory and Solfeggio as part of a musical education series intended for children. With fun exercises, coloring sections, word searches, full color pages and more, the student will enjoy learning about theory and solfeggio from beginning to end.

INTRODUCCION

Cada día disfruto más la experiencia de trabajar con niños en la enseñanza de la música. La alegría de ver a un estudiante entender y apreciar todo lo que la música le regala es de gran satisfacción para mi.Mi primer libro de teoría y solfeo, volumen 1, está diseñado especialmente para niños a partir de los 4 anos. Acompañado de dibujos, ejercicios y práctica, estudiante aprenderá los términos básicos de la teoría y el solfeo hasta temas avanzados que necesitan conocer para su desarrollo musical. El volumen1 es parte de una serie de material educativo con ejercicios divertidos, secciones de colorear, sopa de letras, matemática musical, compositor del día, láminas a color y otros donde se disfruta el aprendizaje musical de principio a fin. Invito a los padres a realizar, estudiar y trabajar en las tareas asignados ya que son ustedes los más importantes maestros en el crecimiento de nuestros estudiantes. Los niños imitan nuestra conducta y es hermoso ver el entusiasmo de un niño que comparte con sus padres el conocimiento que va adquiriendo gracias a Mi primer libro de teoría y solfeo.En la sección final del libro se encuentra la lección Vamos a cantar. En ella se presentan ejercicios de entonación básicos que pueden intercalarse a lo largo del libro según lo desee el profesor.Espero disfruten Mi primer libro de teoría y solfeo al igual que yo. ¡Bienvenidos a esta aventura musical que acaba de comenzar!
- Lynnette Cartagena

INTRODUCTION
Each day I enjoy more the experience of working with children in music education. The happiness when seeing a student understanding and appreciating all that music brings is very fulfilling.My First Theory and Solfege Book, Vol. 1 is designed especially for children 4 years old and over. With pictures, exercises and practice, the student will learn the basics of theory and solfege through the more advanced themes that they need to know for their musical development. Volume 1 is part of a series of education material with fun exercises, sections to color, word searches, musical math, composer of the day, color pages, and more, where they can enjoy learning about music from beginning to end.I also invite parents to understand, study and work on the assigned assignments, for you are already the most important teachers for our students' growth. Children imitate our behavior, and it is beautiful to see them sharing with their parents the learning experiences from My First Book of Theory and Solfege.In the final section of the book, you will find the section �Let's Sing.� There, I present basic intonation exercises that you can intersperse throughout the book at the teacher's discretion. I hope you enjoy My First Book of Theory and Solfege as much as I do. Welcome to this musical adventure that is about to begin!
- Lynette Cartagena

Fischer-The Violin Lesson C.F. Peters

Item# 0338 006

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Pop's Bass Rosin

Item# 1184

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Popular bass rosin in paper cup packaged in plastic cup with hinged lid. Quite soft, avoid exposure to intense heat.

Bach 6 Cello Suites BWV 1007-1012 Casals

Item# 3001 150

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The Bach Cello Suites are widely regarded as among the best music written for a solo instrument, and as a result they have been transcribed for a very wide variety of other instruments.  Rediscovered and popularized by Pablo Casals a century ago, these suites vary greatly in difficulty and style.  As a result, developing cellists tend to spend a great deal of time with these suites over the course of their education.

"To me, the Bach Suites are and will be a lifetime of exploration, work, and passion. The range of difficulty and color in the Suites along with pedagogical value and pure enjoyment make them a must for cellists of all ages and levels. Since no autograph exists in Bach's hand there are numerous editions available. The Wenzinger edition published by Barenreiter has become famous for its fairness to authentic interpretation, cleanliness to reading, scholarly suggestions, and generous price bracket. Every cellist should own at least one copy of the Suites for their library (I have four!) and this edition is one of the best to start your journey!"
- Thomas LaForgia, Cello, Shar Apprentice


Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, edited by Pablo Casals, for solo cello.  Published by Continental.

Difficulty: 3-6.

Beethoven, Ludwig - Variations Op. 66 WoO 45 , 46 for Cello and Piano - Arranged by Casals and Foley - Continental Edition

Item# 3522 150

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Containing variations on themes by Handel and Mozart, Beethoven composed his Variations Op. 66 shortly after Mozart's death in 1798, when there was a surge in popularity for Mozart's music.  This work is highly Classical in style, focusing on virtuosity and exploring and expanding the relationship between cello and piano.

Arranged by Casals and Foley, published by Continental Edition.  Forward by Charles Avsharian.

Difficulty: ASTA Grade 5

Bonmusica Violin Shoulder Rest (fits 4/4 size)

Item# 1397

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Completely adjustable! Players can adjust the height, width and curve of the shoulder rest to make it as comfortable as possible. Available in 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 and 4/4 sizes. Minimum height is approximately 1".

AcoustaGrip Protégé Shoulder Rest - for Violin or Viola - fits 1/2-1/10 Violin or Small Viola - Charcoal

Item# AG P

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Finally, comfort AND performance in a shoulder rest.

Every violinist or violist has a pre-performance ritual: you clamp on your shoulder rest, tune your instrument, and play a few scales to warm up. Then you visualize the perfect concert. Your tone is clear and your projection powerful.

However, not all performances go as well as you imagine. Perhaps you miss a few notes or your projection isn't where it should be. Halfway through the performance, your neck begins to ache. The designers at AcoustaGrip want to change this cycle and allow violinists and violists to perform with confidence -- every time. Using simple but brilliant advances in design, the AcoustaGrip Shoulder Rest attaches securely underneath your instrument and adjusts to the shape of your shoulder, increasing volume and overtones by up to 20%. Here's how it works: 

- Microgrip Technology: Violinists and violists stay away from adhesive shoulder rests because glue of any kind could damage the instrument's varnish. The AcoustaGrip Shoulder Rest is different. Using hundreds of tiny Microgrip suction cups, the AcoustaGrip anchors itself to your instrument using nothing but air and its revolutionary surface.

- Responsive Comfort: Even contoured shoulder rests will restrict your range of motion. What's more, you adjust to the contour of the shoulder rest, not the other way around. AcoustaGrip's responsive, layered foam forms to the shape of your shoulder, allowing greater range of motion and serious comfort.

- No Clamps Means Fuller Sound: The sound post, base bar, and blocking of your instrument magnify and direct the sounds made by drawing your bow across the strings. When you hook rubber clamps to your violin or viola's blocking, you inevitably dampen your instrument's projection. That's why the AcoustaGrip Shoulder Rest attaches securely to the base of the instrument, avoiding the instrument's major acoustic components.

The violin and viola were originally designed to be held between the shoulder and the chin, not by their edges. Now, with the AcoustaGrip Shoulder Rest, you can play your instrument the way it was intended!

Hampton, Colin - Cello Quintets - Five Cellos - Spruce Publications

Item# 3487 184

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SHAR MetroTone Digital Metronome

Item# SM1000

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Scroll through electronic functions with an easy-to-use metronome packed with features at a breakthrough price! Features 0-9 beats and 6 rhythms with 3 different tones (chime, drum, and wood block) to clarify subdivisions, volume control, 3.5mm earphone jack, turning dial, and an 88-note generator! 9V battery included (also equipped for use with AC Adapter, not included). Tempo range 30-250bmp.

Joey Violin Case Carrier

Item# JB100

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The Ultimate Backpack Case Carrier
Are you an active violinist, running nonstop to rehearsals, performances and lessons? Do you bring all your sheet music and accessories with you because there is zero time between performances?

Have you yearned for a free hand to take a phone call, grab a bite to eat or to hold your umbrella when it rains?

The Joey is a revolutionary new solution to carrying your violin case and all your accessories with ease! With the highest quality backpacking straps and cushions normally found only on top-end hiking and climbing gear, you'll forget you're wearing the Joey, yet everything you need is at hand.

Using the Joey is a snap! Easy to attach around any oblong violin case, and just as easy to remove. Secure clips and even a safety strap assure that your case isn't going anywhere except with you.

Everything an active player needs in one place, with a stylish look! Black fabric with reflective piping assures a great look with added safety, and the backpack straps stow under a flap when not in use. Zippered storage pockets easily hold a large orchestra folder, several quartets, metronome, pre-amp, cable and pencils. There is a special pouch for your iPad or Kindle and you can even bring your folding music stand or umbrella in Joey's special, fold-flat storage pouch.

The Joey is adjustable for use with all oblong violin cases. Violin case not included. Black.

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