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Are Violin Strings Really Made of Cat Guts?

Are Violin Strings Really Made of Cat Guts?

Friday, July 23, 2021

At some point, most kids will have another kid tell them that violin strings (not to mention stitches and tennis rackets) are made of cat intestines, or “catgut”. It’s a classic gross-out, especially effective if the kid on the receiving end is the type to be squeamish about, say, dissecting a frog....

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Fixing a Violin Buzz Part 2: Fixing a Buzz In The Nut Groove

Fixing a Violin Buzz Part 2: Fixing a Buzz In The Nut Groove

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

In a recent video (https://youtu.be/9ezgV-FSAdo), we addressed 25 reasons your violin might buzz or rattle, which got a lot of responses asking just how to FIX those issues! SHAR's own Aaron Johnson is on the case: here, we address what to do when the groove in your violin nut is too loose to properly cradle the string. About...

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String Theory: A Progressive Rock Violin Primer

String Theory: A Progressive Rock Violin Primer

Saturday, July 17, 2021

We all know that the violin family of instruments — that is, violin, viola, cello, and double bass —  is most closely associated with classical music. It makes sense: one virtually defines the other, after all! Yet bowed string instruments have worked their way into nearly every corner of music around the...

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"What is the Earliest Bowed String Instrument?" and Other Tricky Questions

"What is the Earliest Bowed String Instrument?" and Other Tricky Questions

Friday, July 09, 2021

If you play a string instrument – be it a violin family instrument like what we sell at SHAR Music or an electric guitar, a harp, a European lute, what have you –  at some point during your musical practice you’ve surely wondered to yourself: “just where, when, and why did people come up with this idea?”....

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How To Clean Your Violin The Right Way

How To Clean Your Violin The Right Way

Thursday, July 08, 2021

Does your violin, viola, cello, or double bass need a deep clean? There's a science to it! SHAR's own Aaron Johnson is here to walk you through the steps to get your violin family instrument into shiny, "like new" condition. Buy the SHAR Cleaner and Maintenance Pack: https://bit.ly/SHAR-clean-pack Buy the SHAR instrument repair...

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Which Rosin is Right For Me?

Which Rosin is Right For Me?

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

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INTERVIEW: Sabrina Tabby of ATLYS on Violin Practice

INTERVIEW: Sabrina Tabby of ATLYS on Violin Practice

Monday, June 14, 2021

We love to talk practice with our favorite musicians, and Sabrina Tabby of Atlys (http://atlysmusic.com/music/) is definitely one of them (as well as being a proud representative of Young Strings of America)! In this new video, SHAR's Jack Makled gets into the weeds about Sabrina's violin practice regimen, and comes out of...

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Mutes: What Difference Do They Make?

Mutes: What Difference Do They Make?

Friday, June 11, 2021

Hello, Internet! Today, we’ll attempt to demystify the mutes used for violin, viola, cello, and double bass. These simple tools of the trade are essential string instrument accessories, and they're easy enough to use, but they also come with many questions. Are certain mutes better than others? What’s the difference...

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REVIEW: Rondo Violin Strings from Thomastik-Infeld

REVIEW: Rondo Violin Strings from Thomastik-Infeld

Thursday, June 03, 2021

For years, the Rondo line of violin, viola, and cello strings from Thomastik has been adored by professional musicians worldwide. There was only one problem: these exquisite strings weren't available in the United States, except at select repair and luthier shops. Today, that all has changed, and SHAR has them! We were fortunate...

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Fixing a Violin Buzz Part 1: Fixing a Loose Peg Pin or Collar

Fixing a Violin Buzz Part 1: Fixing a Loose Peg Pin or Collar

Thursday, June 03, 2021

In a recent video (https://youtu.be/9ezgV-FSAdo), we addressed 25 reasons your violin might buzz or rattle, which got a lot of responses asking just how to FIX those issues! SHAR's own Aaron Johnson is on the case: here, we start by addressing a very common buzz cause, a loose peg collar or pin. Watch and learn! About SHAR...

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Cello and Bass Bows + Glue Stick = Cruel Musician Practical Joke Time! [DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME]

Cello and Bass Bows + Glue Stick = Cruel Musician Practical Joke Time! [DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME]

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

SHAR's products master Jack Makled needed to blow off some steam built up from teaching people about violin pegs, cello strings, rosin, and the like. So, for this new video, he got ahold of a glue stick and pulled a fast one on some of his coworkers (and, miraculously, lived to tell the tale). Don't try this at home! Browse...

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Which Rosin Is Right For You?

Which Rosin Is Right For You?

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

If you play violin, viola, cello, or bass, rosin is an inevitable part of your life. But how does one go about choosing rosin that's right for their bow, or figuring out the suitable rosin for their needs? SHAR's own Jack Makled is here to help you figure it out! Browse SHAR's selection of rosin here: http://bit.ly/SHAR-rosin About...

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What's on the end of my string? [Ball-end, loop-end, and knot-end violin/viola strings demystified]

What's on the end of my string? [Ball-end, loop-end, and knot-end violin/viola strings demystified]

Friday, May 14, 2021

What are the differences between the ball-end, loop-end, and removable ball-end strings for violin and viola? What strings are best with your instrument's tailpiece? What's the deal with knot-end strings, anyway? Our own Jack Makled is here to help clear things up. Need a new set of strings? We've got you covered: http://bit.ly/SHAR-strings About...

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How To Change Your Strings

How To Change Your Strings

Thursday, May 06, 2021

Are you a new violin, viola, cello, or bass musician? The parent of one? Just making sure you're doing it right? Whatever the case, SHAR's Jack Makled has your back. Learn how to change your strings like a pro! Time for a new set? Look no further: http://bit.ly/SHAR-strings About SHAR Music: SHAR Music is the recognized market...

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How To Find And Fix A Wolf Tone

How To Find And Fix A Wolf Tone

Friday, April 30, 2021

Does your instrument have a wolf tone, an oscillating (some might say howling) pitch that drives you to distraction when you hit it? Here, Aaron and Jack explain how to find that tone, and how to fix it. Peruse our selection of wolf tone eliminators: http://bit.ly/SHAR-wolf About SHAR Music: SHAR Music is the recognized market...

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String Mutes: What Difference Do They Make?

String Mutes: What Difference Do They Make?

Friday, April 23, 2021

String mutes on a violin, viola, cello, or bass make a string quieter by restricting their vibration and making them less resonant. But how do the different mutes work, and what are the best times for each kind of mute? In this video, SHAR's own Jack and V demonstrate the differences between the various kinds of mutes, and even...

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Top 5 Things To Consider When Buying A Bow

Top 5 Things To Consider When Buying A Bow

Friday, April 16, 2021

Whether you play violin, viola, cello, or bass, your bow is as essential to your sound as the instrument itself. But how do you pick the bow that's right for you? Here, SHAR's own Aaron Johnson lays out what you need to consider when picking out a new bow. Shop our fine selection of bows (and if you need help, our Customer...

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25 Reasons Your Violin Might Buzz

25 Reasons Your Violin Might Buzz

Friday, April 09, 2021

Violinists: is an unpleasant buzz or rattle messing with your sound and distracting you from your practice, and you can't find the source of it? Don't pull your hair (or bow hair) out: our own Aaron Johnson is here to walk you through some of the causes. About SHAR Music: SHAR Music is the recognized market leader in North...

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Does Practice Matter?

Does Practice Matter?

Thursday, April 01, 2021

After losing the Old Vs. New Violin Challenge against Michael Bean (https://youtu.be/458oYNYEuRQ), our Director of Product Operations Aaron Johnson had to spend four straight hours practicing a Bottesini cadenza for bass in our bunker-like studio vault. In our latest video, see the difference that that amount of practice can...

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Larsen Aurora Cello Strings Reviewed: Brilliant Sound, No Metallic Overtones

Larsen Aurora Cello Strings Reviewed: Brilliant Sound, No Metallic Overtones

Friday, March 26, 2021

Today on The Workshop, Products Guru Aaron Johnson tests Larsen's new Aurora cello strings against some of our other popular intermediate cello strings. BONUS: comment below with your favorite piece of cello music to play, and you'll be entered into a raffle to win a FREE set of Aurora strings! [contest ends April 6, 2021,...

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Pirastro Perpetual Viola Strings: How Do They Stack Up?

Pirastro Perpetual Viola Strings: How Do They Stack Up?

Friday, March 26, 2021

Today on The Workshop we're comparing Pirastro's new Perpetual viola strings with some of our other popular viola strings. We've asked staff violist V to come in, play, and share their impressions with our Products Guru Jack Makled. Buy Pirastro Perpetual viola strings here: http://bit.ly/SHAR-perpetual-viola They can be purchased...

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15 Ways to Optimize Your Violin Practice

15 Ways to Optimize Your Violin Practice

Friday, March 26, 2021

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Old Violins vs. New Violins: Can SHAR employees hear the difference?

Old Violins vs. New Violins: Can SHAR employees hear the difference?

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Recently, we challenged our viewers to pick out the difference in sound between new fine instruments and antique ones (see the video here to test yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWj40vqbgy8). How about our own employees, though? Here, SHAR's Fine Instrument Specialist & Repair Coordinator Michael Bean and Director...

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Memphis Shakedown: How Blues Fiddle Changed 20th Century Popular Music

Memphis Shakedown: How Blues Fiddle Changed 20th Century Popular Music

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

When one closes their eyes to picture their archetype of a blues musician, most see someone with a guitar. This isn't too surprising: from Charley Patton to Bonnie Raitt, the guitar has been central to blues music throughout its recorded history. However, a great many of the techniques used in blues guitar playing...

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Old Violins vs. New Violins: Can you hear the difference?

Old Violins vs. New Violins: Can you hear the difference?

Friday, March 12, 2021

Many violinists prize antique violins for their hard-earned tonal qualities, among other more abstract qualities. Can you hear the difference? Test your ear here! Answers at the end of the video, with links below to all of the violins used (don't peek!). Pair 1 A) Violin Labeled Karl Hoefner, Schoenbach, Bohemia https://www.sharmusic.com/Instruments/Violin/Professional-Violins/Violin-Labeled-Karl-Hoefner-Schoenbach-Bohemia.axd B)...

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How To Fix Slipping Violin Pegs

How To Fix Slipping Violin Pegs

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

SHAR's Aaron Johnson teaches you how to repair a slipping violin peg! All it takes are a couple of simple tools and a little patience. Get the peg compound: https://www.sharmusic.com/Accessories/Peg-Compound-Drops/Hill-Peg-Compound.axd All of the tools used in this video are also available as part of the SHAR instrument repair...

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Dominant Pro violin strings vs. The World - Rondo, Evah Pirazzi, and more!

Dominant Pro violin strings vs. The World - Rondo, Evah Pirazzi, and more!

Friday, February 26, 2021

Today on The Workshop we're comparing Thomastik-Infeld's new Dominant Pro violin strings with some of our other most popular strings. We've asked a few of our staff violinists to come in, play, and share their impressions, to give our viewers a well-rounded perspective on these exciting new strings. Buy Dominant Pro violin...

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SHAR Workshop: How To Tune Your Ukulele

SHAR Workshop: How To Tune Your Ukulele

Monday, February 15, 2021

This week we take a moment and show you how to tune up a soprano ukulele. These inexpensive instruments are a popular choice for new musicians, and we want your first time playing to be fun! Nylon strings will stretch quite a bit, so don’t be disheartened when you pick up your new ukulele only to find it’s fallen out of tune....

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SHAR Workshop: How To Fix a Fallen Violin Bridge

SHAR Workshop: How To Fix a Fallen Violin Bridge

Monday, February 08, 2021

SHAR's own Aaron Johnson teaches you how to repair a collapsed violin bridge! This situation most often arises when humidity has caused the strings to loosen. THROUGH FEBRUARY 15, 2021, you can also enter to WIN a SHAR Instrument Repair Kit to assist in small home fixes for your instrument! It's easy: -SUBSCRIBE to our channel; -LIKE...

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Music Stands – Choosing the Right Tool for the Job

Music Stands – Choosing the Right Tool for the Job

Thursday, November 12, 2020

What do we do when our live-in butler says they’re tired of holding up our sheet music while we’re practicing? Well, of course usually we’d get our other butler to help, right? But what if I told you there’s an easier, more efficient way of holding your sheet music? That’s right! Today we’re talking about music...

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SHAR Workshop: Larsen Il Cannone Cello Strings Reviewed

SHAR Workshop: Larsen Il Cannone Cello Strings Reviewed

Monday, October 26, 2020

SHAR's own Jack Makled and Aaron Johnson review the new Il Cannone Cello Strings from Larsen Strings. Available in two variants, 'Direct & Focused' and 'Warm & Broad', Larsen says that these strings offer "a toolbox of options to choose from to optimize your individual sound". What do our experts think? Watch to find out! Listen...

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SHAR Workshop: It's Made Out Of What...?! | Yumba Bee Line Rosin For Bass Reviewed

SHAR Workshop: It's Made Out Of What...?! | Yumba Bee Line Rosin For Bass Reviewed

Monday, October 26, 2020

SHAR's own Jack Makled and Aaron Johnson review the new Yumba Bee (Abeja) Line Rosin for Bass. This rosin comes from Argentina, and is unusual in that it uses beeswax as a major ingredient. It was originally formulated with the Tango in mind. What do our experts think? Watch to find out! Yumba's Bee Line Rosin is also available...

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Franz Hoffmann Maestro Violin

Franz Hoffmann Maestro Violin

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Back Minuet 1 performed by Tina Avsharian Learn more about the Franz Hoffmann Maestro Violin: https://www.sharmusic.com/maestro...

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Franz Hoffmann Concert Violin

Franz Hoffmann Concert Violin

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Back Minuet 1 performed by Tina Avsharian Learn more about the Franz Hoffmann Concert Violin: https://www.sharmusic.com/concert...

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Franz Hoffmann Prelude Violin

Franz Hoffmann Prelude Violin

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Back Minuet 1 performed by Tina Avsharian Learn more about the Franz Hoffmann Prelude Violin: https://www.sharmusic.com/prelude...

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Franz Hoffmann Amadeus Violin

Franz Hoffmann Amadeus Violin

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Back Minuet 1 performed by Tina Avsharian Learn more about the Franz Hoffmann Amadeus Violin: https://www.sharmusic.com/amadeus...

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Franz Hoffmann Danube Violin

Franz Hoffmann Danube Violin

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Back Minuet 1 performed by Tina Avsharian Learn more about the Franz Hoffmann Danube Violin: https://www.sharmusic.com/danube...

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Franz Hoffmann Vienna Violin

Franz Hoffmann Vienna Violin

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Back Minuet 1 performed by Tina Avsharian Learn more about the Franz Hoffmann Vienna Violin: https://www.sharmusic.com/vienna...

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John Cheng Limited Series Violin

John Cheng Limited Series Violin

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Mozart Concerto No. 3 performed by Tina Avsharian Learn more about the John Cheng Limited Series Violin: https://www.sharmusic.com/limitedseries...

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John Cheng Paganini Violin

John Cheng Paganini Violin

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Mozart Concerto No. 3 performed by Tina Avsharian Learn more about the John Cheng Paganini Violin: https://www.sharmusic.com/paganini...

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Carlo Lamberti Classic Violin

Carlo Lamberti Classic Violin

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Rieding Concertino Op. 24 performed by Tina Avsharian Learn more about the Carlo Lamberti Classic Violin: https://www.sharmusic.com/classic...

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Carlo Lamberti Master Series Violin

Carlo Lamberti Master Series Violin

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Rieding Concertino Op. 24 performed by Tina Avsharian Learn more about the Carlo Lamberti Master Series Violin: https://www.sharmusic.com/masterseries...

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Rental Accessory Guide

Rental Accessory Guide

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Learn about violin accessories and components on the episode of The Workshop! https://www.sharmusic.com/...

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ATLYS Quartet: Violin Introduction and Demonstration

ATLYS Quartet: Violin Introduction and Demonstration

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

ATYLS Quartet introduction and demonstration of the violin! See more of ATLYS by subscribing to their Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/ATLYSmusic?sub_confirmation=1 Stream the music you heard in this video on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7tCzmM07JOGsFq2RwTzKRg?si=ffnszWeZS4K392mweUPwmw Want their album?...

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ATLYS Quartet: Viola Introduction and Demonstration

ATLYS Quartet: Viola Introduction and Demonstration

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

ATYLS Quartet introduction and demonstration of the viola! See more of ATLYS by subscribing to their Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/ATLYSmusic?sub_confirmation=1 Stream the music you heard in this video on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7tCzmM07JOGsFq2RwTzKRg?si=ffnszWeZS4K392mweUPwmw Want their album?...

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ATLYS Quartet: Cello Introduction and Demonstration

ATLYS Quartet: Cello Introduction and Demonstration

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

ATYLS Quartet introduction and demonstration of the cello! See more of ATLYS by subscribing to their Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/ATLYSmusic?sub_confirmation=1 Stream the music you heard in this video on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7tCzmM07JOGsFq2RwTzKRg?si=ffnszWeZS4K392mweUPwmw Want their album?...

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Lion Cases: Viola Neck Restraint

Lion Cases: Viola Neck Restraint

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Learn how to adjust the neck restraint on your Lion Viola Case to fit your instrument. Learn more about Lion Cases: https://www.sharmusic.com/lioncases...

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Lion Cases: Combination Lock Setting

Lion Cases: Combination Lock Setting

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Learn how to set the combination lock on your Lion Case. Learn more about Lion Cases: https://www.sharmusic.com/lioncases...

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How to Pick the Right Size Violin

How to Pick the Right Size Violin

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Aaron Johnson explains how to determine the correct size of an instrument for you or your student. About SHAR Music: SHAR Music is the recognized market leader in North America as a supplier of string family instruments, bows, sheet music, cases, strings and accessories. SHAR is also one of the largest suppliers of Suzuki...

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How to Pick the Right Size Viola

How to Pick the Right Size Viola

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Aaron Johnson explains how to determine the correct size of an instrument for you or your student. About SHAR Music: SHAR Music is the recognized market leader in North America as a supplier of string family instruments, bows, sheet music, cases, strings and accessories. SHAR is also one of the largest suppliers of Suzuki...

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How to Pick the Right Size Cello

How to Pick the Right Size Cello

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Aaron Johnson explains how to determine the correct size of an instrument for you or your student. About SHAR Music: SHAR Music is the recognized market leader in North America as a supplier of string family instruments, bows, sheet music, cases, strings and accessories. SHAR is also one of the largest suppliers of Suzuki...

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How to Pick the Right Size Bass

How to Pick the Right Size Bass

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Aaron Johnson explains how to determine the correct size of an instrument for you or your student. About SHAR Music: SHAR Music is the recognized market leader in North America as a supplier of string family instruments, bows, sheet music, cases, strings and accessories. SHAR is also one of the largest suppliers of Suzuki Method™...

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Carlo Lamberti Sonata Violin

Carlo Lamberti Sonata Violin

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Rieding Concertino Op. 24 performed by Tina Avsharian Learn more about the Carlo Lamberti Sonata Violin: https://www.sharmusic.com/sonata...

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Charles Avsharian Performing Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 | MSU 2003

Charles Avsharian Performing Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 | MSU 2003

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 by Max Bruch 1. Vorspiel: Allegro moderato 2. Adagio 3. Finale: Allegro energico Charles Avsharian, violinist Leon Gregorian, conductor Michigan State University Symphony Orchestra...

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Happy Father's Day 2020

Happy Father's Day 2020

Sunday, June 21, 2020

To the dads, our original superheros. For the men by which all others are measured, this emotional and passionate piece played by SHAR's own, violinist, Chenyi Avsharian and pianist Amy Lin-Cheng is our tribute. Featuring our SHAR Family "fathers" (and our amazing friends and customers) here's to you, Dads....

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Chenyi Avsharian performs Romance from the “Gadfly”

Chenyi Avsharian performs Romance from the “Gadfly”

Sunday, June 21, 2020

In honor of Father’s Day, Chenyi records this beautiful rendition of Romance from the “Gadfly” by Dimitri Shostakovich. Chenyi Avsharian, violin Amy Lin-Cheng, piano...

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Lion Cases: Don't just play. ROAR.

Lion Cases: Don't just play. ROAR.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Make a statement before even playing a note. Introducing a new breed of case. Rugged. Bold. Meet the new King of the Stage. Engineered to be lightweight, durable, and ready to perform on and off the stage, Lion Cases offer a look as bold as your sound. Available in five limited edition colors: Valkyrie, Rhapsody In Blue, Swan...

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Chenyi Avsharian: Finding Confidence

Chenyi Avsharian: Finding Confidence

Monday, June 01, 2020

I lost it on the way to adulthood - bit by bit, piece by piece....

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Charles Avsharian Performing Sibelius Violin Concerto | 1969 | Ann Arbor, MI

Charles Avsharian Performing Sibelius Violin Concerto | 1969 | Ann Arbor, MI

Monday, June 01, 2020

Charles Avsharian Performing Sibelius Violin Concerto with the University of Michigan Symphony Theo Alcantara, conductor Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan - 1969 Allegro Moderato Adagio di molto Allegro ma non tanto...

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Chenyi Avsharian performs Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Chenyi Avsharian performs Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Monday, June 01, 2020

Recuerdos de la Alhambra Transcribed by Ruggiero Ricco 2nd Violin composed by Chenyi Avsharian Performed by Chenyi Avsharian...

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20 for 20: Our favorite classical music hand washing themes

20 for 20: Our favorite classical music hand washing themes

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

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"Ludwig van Beethoven: Space Traveler, Human Heart Explorer" from In the Key of Strawberry

"Ludwig van Beethoven: Space Traveler, Human Heart Explorer" from In the Key of Strawberry

Monday, March 02, 2020

Editor's Note: The following blog post originally appeared on Arnold Steinhardt's blog In the Key of Strawberry and is republished with permission. Steinhardt is the founding member of the Guarneri String Quartet and the author of two books: Violin Dreams and Indivisible by Four. For more...

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Living a Life of Musical Diversity

Living a Life of Musical Diversity

Monday, February 24, 2020

SHAR is collaborating with black artists in the string instrument community for Black History Month! Every Monday in February, expect a new blog post featuring black artists' first-hand perspective of various aspects of the music industry. This week, we're excited to hear from Michelle May, an active violinist...

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Writing Stories in Music

Writing Stories in Music

Monday, February 17, 2020

SHAR is collaborating with black artists in the string instrument community for Black History Month! Every Monday in February, expect a new blog post featuring black artists' first-hand perspective of various aspects of the music industry. This week, we're honored to hear from the Violin Doctor himself. Read as...

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Introducing The Entrepreneurial Artist, Part II

Introducing The Entrepreneurial Artist, Part II

Monday, February 10, 2020

This is a continuation of last week's blog post, Introducing The Entrepreneurial Artist, Part I, and includes excerpts from Aaron Dworkin's new book, The Entrepreneurial Artist: Lessons from Highly Successful Creatives, now available for pre-sale!...

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Introducing The Entrepreneurial Artist, Part I

Introducing The Entrepreneurial Artist, Part I

Monday, February 03, 2020

SHAR is collaborating with black artists in the string instrument community for Black History Month! Every Monday in February, expect a new blog post featuring black artists' first-hand perspective of various aspects of the music industry. This week and next, we're excited to preview the introductory chapter of...

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SHAR Fall 2019 Coloring Contest Winners

SHAR Fall 2019 Coloring Contest Winners

Monday, November 11, 2019

Halloween may have come and pass, but here at SHAR, we've been keeping the spooky spirit strong while sorting through your coloring pages! After receiving and admiring over 200 submissions, we finally selected our 2019 Fall Coloring Contest category and grand-prize winners - Plus a few honorable mentions! Our...

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SHAR 2019 Photo Contest Winners!

SHAR 2019 Photo Contest Winners!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

  Each year, we are impressed by the photos our customer send in for our Photo Contests. This year, you've all outdone yourselves! We received so many impressive shots, and it took some time to sift through them all, but after much deliberation, we've selected a Grand Prize winner that will receive a $250...

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Celebratory Post-Performance Pineapple Mimosa Recipe

Celebratory Post-Performance Pineapple Mimosa Recipe

Monday, April 08, 2019

The applause has ended; your instrument is back in the case, it's time to celebrate! You practiced hard, you played beautifully, and the music was a delight. Let’s celebrate with a very special, fruity, bubbly and delicious drink. The pineapple mimosa is made with pure pineapple juice and the freshly squeezed...

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Calming Chamomile Latte Recipe for Pre-Performance Relaxation

Calming Chamomile Latte Recipe for Pre-Performance Relaxation

Friday, April 05, 2019

You’ve practiced hard and tension has a habit of mounting.  Treat yourself to this warm, frothy, chamomile latte to help you sleep the night before your performance, or enjoy it just before you begin to warm up back stage. Take the time to breathe before your big performance....

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