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Violin Accessories: Must-Have Accessories for Outdoor Gigs

Violin Accessories: Must-Have Accessories for Outdoor Gigs

Posted By:
Alberta Barnes
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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Wedding Sheet Music: What to Play This Summer

Wedding Sheet Music: What to Play This Summer

Posted By:
Alberta Barnes
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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What's the Best Music Stand?

What's the Best Music Stand?

Posted By:
Joe Chapman
Thursday, March 13, 2014

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The Value of a Music Degree

The Value of a Music Degree

Posted By:
Alberta Barnes
Friday, May 04, 2012

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What Should You Look For In a Case?

What Should You Look For In a Case?

Posted By:
Joe Chapman
Friday, October 12, 2012

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Notes from a Suzuki Mom: The "Twinkle" Year

Notes from a Suzuki Mom: The "Twinkle" Year

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Guest Blogger
Tuesday, February 07, 2012

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Latest Articles & Videos

Are You a Bassist? Minimize Your Travel Stress

Are You a Bassist? Minimize Your Travel Stress

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

We recently published a blog on traveling with your cello. SHAR has long been the go-to shop for violinists and violists, but we've often failed to provide useful content and products for our cellists and bassists. Here's our second blog to remedy that! In the blog below, you'll find all sorts of tips and advice on how to minimize... Read More

Choosing the Right Set of Strings Redux

Choosing the Right Set of Strings Redux

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

As SHAR has picked up more and more string brands, we realized that our handy string chart was out of date. So we've done three things with the new string chart: we added new brands, limited the strings to violin and viola strings (cello and bass charts are on the way), and we simplified. As far as simplifications: now the major... Read More

Happy Birthday, Ernő Dohnányi

Happy Birthday, Ernő Dohnányi

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Ernő Dohnányi was born on July 27, 1877 and died on February 9, 1960. To celebrate his birthday, we're publishing a tell-all blog about this lesser-known conductor and composer who was one of the first to conduct some of Bartok's more accessible music.  Today is Ernő Dohnányi’s 137th birthday. It’s likely that you... Read More

Pickups and Preamps Redux

Pickups and Preamps Redux

Friday, July 18, 2014

Stepping into the amplified arena of music performance can be as easy as installing a pickup on your current instrument. A piezo transducer responds to pressure on the instrument's bridge (either in the wing slot, under the bridge feet, or from within the bridge itself). This makes piezo pickups the optimal choice -- if you're... Read More

Music and Food

Music and Food

Thursday, July 17, 2014

It seems like our culture has gone from an obsession with quick meals and TV dinners to a fascination with and respect for farm-to-table preparation. All of which is to say: being a foodie is no longer a fringe obsession, it's totally mainstream! And so today's guest blog asks the burning question of our time: Were any of our... Read More