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A Symphony of Horror: How String Music Strikes Fear in an Audience
Fun & Entertainment

A Symphony of Horror: How String Music Strikes Fear in an Audience

Horror films, and by extension the orchestras and string instruments that help make them uniquely unsettling, are so culturally important to us that it makes sense we take a bit of time to think about how the score is actually composed.
To Be All of Who I Am: Jerod Tate On Finding His Way as an Indigenous Composer
Interviews

To Be All of Who I Am: Jerod Tate On Finding His Way as an Indigenous Composer

Shar Music’s own Shruthi Kattumenu sat down for an in-person interview with Jerod to discuss his career, aspirations, and moments of pride he celebrates as a Native American musician and composer. 
Make Art, Not War: How Violin Outfits Brought Hope to the Children of Ukraine
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Make Art, Not War: How Violin Outfits Brought Hope to the Children of Ukraine

Nataliia Koptienkova, director of The Suzuki School of Ukraine, was thinking of her students when the Russian invasion rocked the capital of Kyiv in February 2022. Read on to learn their story. 
Love Me Do: the Start of a Musical Revolution
Pop Culture & Lifestyle

Love Me Do: the Start of a Musical Revolution

Sixty-one years ago, four young men from Liverpool changed the course of history with their first single “Love Me Do,” released on October 5th, 1962. But the song doesn’t  often get the recognition it deserves. In this article, we’ll take you through the history of “Love Me Do,” and discuss how the Beatles stumbled their way to stardom.
Aaron Dworkin's "Music is for Everyone"
Poetjournalist-in-Residence

Aaron Dworkin's "Music is for Everyone"

Join Aaron Dworkin for his latest poem about the only universal language we can speak: the joy of music.
Direct & Focused: All the Details on the New Il Cannone Strings from Larsen
Product Reviews

Direct & Focused: All the Details on the New Il Cannone Strings from Larsen

For Larsen Strings, the new Direct & Focused line within the Il Cannone family not only improves upon the formula but boasts a completely new winding technique and synthetic core. In this article, we will take you through all the details and get to the heart of what Direct & Focused means for your violin. 
Risk Taking and Bridge Building: An Interview with Jesús Florido
Interviews

Risk Taking and Bridge Building: An Interview with Jesús Florido

For Hispanic Heritage Month 2023, Shar Music® interviewed Jesús Florido to discuss his career as an acoustic and electric violinist, his unique path to success, and where he gets his inspiration from as a composer and a musician.
How to Optimize Your Practice Space
Educational Corner

How to Optimize Your Practice Space

Every musician is familiar with the struggles of finding the perfect place to practice. In this article, you’ll find several suggestions for optimizing and maintaining a practice space that you can make your own. 
En Mi Viejo San Juan: A Puerto Rican Composer’s Story
Educational Corner

En Mi Viejo San Juan: A Puerto Rican Composer’s Story

How a homesick soldier picked up his guitar and wrote the internationally successful bolero "En Mi Viejo San Juan.”
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