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Parents

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Cleaning Your Violin

Cleaning Your Violin

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Customer Reviews

  • Auer, Leopold - Graded Course of Violin Playing - Book 2 for Violin - edited by Saenger - Fischer Edition | 0012 205

    Great benifit!

    MICHAEL LONG - 08/08/2014

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    Givens, Shirley - Adventures in Violinland, Book 1A: "The Beginning" - Arioso Press Publication | 0141 123

    A major contribution to violin teaching. SO wonder

    violinist and teacher, Juilliard alum - 08/14/2007

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  • Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island, Book with Online Audio - for Violin - by Ken Perlman - Mel Bay Publications | 0316 142

    All you need to play PEI-style

    Robert - 01/29/2008

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  • Rideout, Bonnie - Celtic Circles For Fiddle Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc | 0329 042

    Celtic Circle

    Becky - 01/27/2008

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    Bach, JS - Concerto No 2 in E Major BWV 1042 for Violin and Piano - Arranged by Galamian - International Edition | 1014 111

    J.S. Bach's Violin concerto #2 in E

    JACOB LITOFF - 12/10/2012

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  • Strad Pad Chinrest - Large - Elastic Attach | 1121 L

    From my Chinny Chin Chin

    MARY LOU CRUZ - 03/26/2016

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  • PVS Ebony Violin Chinrest - Large Plate with Hump | 1122 E

    Comfortable!

    COURTNEY SHEPARD - 07/11/2016

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    Hill Violin Preparation Cleaner and Polish - 1 ounce bottles | 1131

    Very Good!!!

    Merel Jacobs - 11/17/2012

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  • SHAR Cleaner - 1 Ounce Bottle | 1136C

    Shar Cleaner results

    Anonymous - 06/14/2013

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  • Cello Floor Endpin Stop | 1144

    Easy to use adjustable end pin strap!

    JANET HAARVIG - 07/21/2016

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    Xeros™ Cello Endpin Anchor in Black | 1147

    Highly Recommend!

    SAMUEL ARAYA - 08/20/2014

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  • Heavy Practice Mute for Violin or Viola - Metal | 1167

    Excellent job of muting sound, excellent job of cr

    Christina - 11/22/2008

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  • Heavy Cello Practice Mute - Metal | 1177

    Best practice mute but needs modification

    DAVID DAVIS - 04/02/2016

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    Bernardel Rosin for Violin Viola or Cello | 1197

    Deceptive Picture

    EMILY MCDONALD - 06/06/2013

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  • Kinder Chinder Pad for Shoulder Rest or Chinrest - Large | 1327 L

    Works well!

    COURTNEY SHEPARD - 07/11/2016

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  • Wolf Forte Secondo Violin Shoulder Rest (fits 3/4 - 4/4 size) | 1444

    So far, so-so

    JIM JANSSEN - 06/11/2013

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    Vieuxtemps, Henri - Violin Concerto No 5 in A Minor, Op 37 - Violin and Piano - edited by Galamian - International Music Company | 1472 111

    Great Underplayed Concerto

    Andrew Ramage - 08/14/2007

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  • Klip Lite Music Stand Lamp | 1552

    Plastic light...not bad.

    Brian - 02/05/2008

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  • Hall, Charles A - The Fairfield Fiddle Farm: Fiddle Book 1 - Violin and Piano - Fairfield Fiddle Farm Publishing | 1967 178

    The Fairfield Fiddle Farm, Book 1 by Charles Hall

    JACOB LITOFF - 02/22/2016

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    Flesch, Carl - Scale System - Viola - arranged by Charlotte Karman - Carl Fischer Edition | 2015 105

    Great book for daily study

    Anonymous - 11/15/2012

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