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Student Violins for Sale: A Guide

Student Violins for Sale: A Guide

Posted By:
Alberta Barnes
Tuesday, October 02, 2012

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In Defense of Karl Lagerfeld's Violin Shaped Dress

In Defense of Karl Lagerfeld's Violin Shaped Dress

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Guest Blogger
Thursday, April 11, 2013

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The Importance of Music Education

The Importance of Music Education

Posted By:
Guest Blogger
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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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

Posted By:
Guest Blogger
Tuesday, February 07, 2012

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Which SHAR Product is Uniquely Popular to your State?

Which SHAR Product is Uniquely Popular to your State?

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

What do string players in Florida buy that those in Wisconsin don't? When putting together our catalog of products, SHAR always keeps in mind that every product we carry is the right product for someone out there. There are ubiquitous best-selling products that are popular no matter where you live,... Read More

Introducing the SHAR Music Coloring Book Contest!

Introducing the SHAR Music Coloring Book Contest!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

What do performing music and coloring have in common? Well, I think a lot, actually. Approaching a composed piece of music with your instrument, like a Mozart concerto for example, is like opening your crayons or color pencils before a blank black-and-white coloring page. In front of you is already a work of art,... Read More

Looking to buy a new set of strings?

Looking to buy a new set of strings?

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Sometimes buying strings for your violin, viola, cello, or bass, is just a matter of reordering the same strings that you've loved for ages. The reliable set that has always sounded great on your instrument might be all you need for the rest of your life. However, sometimes a new instrument, or just... Read More

Blackwing - The Music Pencil

Blackwing - The Music Pencil

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Last fall I wrote a blog on the importance of students (and experienced musicians for that matter) learning to write music, and not just learning to read notes. The act of putting pencil to paper in the musical arena is one of great importance - and in a quite simple and straightforward sense. Yes, one of the... Read More

Why is my stringed instrument buzzing and rattling?

Why is my stringed instrument buzzing and rattling?

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Is your violin, viola, cello, or bass rattling or buzzing? Does it make these noises only on certain strings or notes?... Read More