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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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High Definition for the Practicing Parent

High Definition for the Practicing Parent

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Guest Blogger
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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TheMagic of E Strings

TheMagic of E Strings

Posted By:
Val Jaskiewicz
Monday, July 10, 2017

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Do You Need a Loop or a Ball Eend for Your E-String? What Is a Removable Ball?

Do You Need a Loop or a Ball Eend for Your E-String? What Is a Removable Ball?

Posted By:
Alberta Barnes
Friday, February 03, 2012

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Why Is My String Instrument Buzzing and Rattling?

Why Is My String Instrument Buzzing and Rattling?

Posted By:
James Engman
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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STRING TEACHERS: STUDENTS NEED A BREAKTHROUGH? PART 2: RIGHT HAND ACCESSORIES

STRING TEACHERS: STUDENTS NEED A BREAKTHROUGH? PART 2: RIGHT HAND ACCESSORIES

Monday, September 18, 2017

As was mentioned in Part 1 (featuring accessories for common left-hand problems), each student is different with different strengths and weaknesses, different commitment levels, and different motivations. For those students that need some special attention or have some challenges to overcome, where do you find... Read More

String Teachers: Students Need A Breakthrough? Part 1: Left Hand Accessories

String Teachers: Students Need A Breakthrough? Part 1: Left Hand Accessories

Monday, September 11, 2017

It’s time for a new school year, an opportunity for a fresh start in your studio. A new crop of students is arriving, and many of your students are returning. And each student is different, with different strengths and weaknesses, different commitment levels, and different motivations. You’ve got lots of students... Read More

The German Violin-Making Tradition - An Intro

The German Violin-Making Tradition - An Intro

Monday, August 21, 2017

While Cremona, Italy, is generally accepted as the birthplace of the violin, instruments by the great Cremonese makers quickly found themselves in the hands of skilled German craftsmen, who happened to live in a geographic and economic sweet-spot for violin making. German instruments have always made up a good... Read More

String Players Should Know About The French Violin Making Tradition!

String Players Should Know About The French Violin Making Tradition!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The history of the violin is a bit like the evolution of a migratory species. It didn't come about all in one place or all at one time; various factors influenced it's changes over centuries, and in many ways we are still writing the violin's history today, all over the world. Still, there are pivotal moments... Read More

3 MINUTES A DAY TO RADICALLY CHANGE YOUR PRACTICE SESSIONS

3 MINUTES A DAY TO RADICALLY CHANGE YOUR PRACTICE SESSIONS

Monday, August 07, 2017

Author, mom, and Suzuki teacher Christine Goodner previously writes on her Suzuki Triangle blog, about how parents (not the physical space) are their children’s practice environment. Here she shares with us the the 3 minute process that can radically change how productive and positive your practice sessions... Read More