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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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Latest Articles & Videos

Introduction to Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP)

Introduction to Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP)

Monday, May 14, 2018

SHAR is excited to announce a new partnership with Associated Chamber Music Players, encouraging everyone to experience the joys of playing chamber music while enjoying special benefits from SHAR. The following blog describes one violinist’s experience with chamber music, his journey away from his violin, and... Read More

What We Imagine, We Can Create

What We Imagine, We Can Create

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

  The performing arts are quite unique. They require both formal knowledge and skilled technique, both converging in pursuit of creation. When it comes to learning to play the violin, some say that only all-in focus on theory and technical training will bring success. Others advocate for immersion in playing... Read More

A LETTER FROM HARRY WIMMER

A LETTER FROM HARRY WIMMER

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Dear loyal users of the Shirley Givens "Adventures In Violinland" book series, As many of you may know, our beloved Shirley passed away peacefully on January 10 after a lingering illness, teaching to the very end.... Read More

COURAGE: STARTING FRESH, AGAIN AND AGAIN

COURAGE: STARTING FRESH, AGAIN AND AGAIN

Monday, March 05, 2018

Last month, writing for SHAR’s blog series, “The Lives of Artists . . . In Their Own Words”, Formosa Quartet violinist Jasmine Lin explained that being open to an unclear future is what enabled four individuals to coalesce into one ensemble fifteen years ago. Trusting their own intuitions, and each other’s, has... Read More

What Does It Take to Be A 21st Century Musician? A Discussion With Formosa Quartet

What Does It Take to Be A 21st Century Musician? A Discussion With Formosa Quartet

Friday, February 16, 2018

About a decade ago, perhaps in a masterclass during my undergrad as a violin performance major, I recall the discussion of what was required to be a violinist in the 21st Century. Something about the very wide range of technique needed to perform today's expansive repertoire and how being able to "do it all" these... Read More