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If you have small hands or a short pinkie (fourth finger), some of the beginning violin finger exercises are more challenging, and that's a clear road to frustration. Fortunately, there are exercises violinists can do to position, strengthen, and extend smaller hand/finger lengths.

 

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Elson demonstrates the bow stroke that helps to establish a straight bow and reinforces the martele stroke. We hope you enjoy!

 

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We love celebrating the viola and the talented violists who play it. Professional violists such as Kim Kashkashian prove this vital instrument deserves its rightful place in the orchestra and that violists have just as much right to the solo spotlight as other string players.

 

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It is essential to play a violin that is sized correctly. Playing a violin that is too small or too big contributes to a range of issues that can compromise technique, sound, physical posture, and musical well-being. Here’s what to look for — and if you’re a parent of a younger violinist to know how to upsize the instrument as they grow up.

 

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In this video, we will explain techniques you should use to create an impressive vibrato on the violin. We hope you enjoy. This video was sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld.

 

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In this video, we show one of Mimi's exercises that can help improve a student's vibrato. Mimi calls this technique the "Teacher Wiggling Finger." This allows the teacher to check the tension in the hand and overall technique. We hope you enjoy This video was sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld.

 

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In this video, we will show the best ways to find a good trill. Know the techniques to use with your violin bow to create an impressive trill. Sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld and Connolly Music!

 

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Today, everything has gone digital. What worked 50 years ago doesn’t necessarily work today when it comes to promoting yourself. The rise of technology and smart devices makes marketing yourself as a musician easier than ever before. Here’s how to grow your music career today using Facebook advertising.

 

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Unlike violins, which can sound beautifully for centuries when well-cared for, violin strings need to be replaced regularly. If you don’t change them as needed, the strings will sound duller, less resonant, and may even fray or snap causing potential physical injuries.

 

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In this video, Mimi covers all the different types of forces you should master to improve your violin skills. We will also show examples of what you should not do! Sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld and Connolly Music. 

 

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Top 3 EXERCISE Tips for Violinists with Small Hands

Top 3 EXERCISE Tips for Violinists with Small Hands

If you have small hands or a short pinkie (fourth finger), some of the beginning violin finger exercises are more challenging, and that's a clear road to frustration. Fortunately, there are exercises violinists can do to position, strengthen, and extend smaller hand/finger lengths.

 

Read More

A Short Story On The "Vadim" Bow Stroke

A Short Story On The "Vadim" Bow Stroke

Elson demonstrates the bow stroke that helps to establish a straight bow and reinforces the martele stroke. We hope you enjoy!

 

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Artist Spotlight: Violist Kim Kashkashian

Artist Spotlight: Violist Kim Kashkashian

We love celebrating the viola and the talented violists who play it. Professional violists such as Kim Kashkashian prove this vital instrument deserves its rightful place in the orchestra and that violists have just as much right to the solo spotlight as other string players.

 

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How to tell if your violin is too small or too big

How to tell if your violin is too small or too big

It is essential to play a violin that is sized correctly. Playing a violin that is too small or too big contributes to a range of issues that can compromise technique, sound, physical posture, and musical well-being. Here’s what to look for — and if you’re a parent of a younger violinist to know how to upsize the instrument as they grow up.

 

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A Short Story of The Vibrato On Violin

A Short Story of The Vibrato On Violin

In this video, we will explain techniques you should use to create an impressive vibrato on the violin. We hope you enjoy. This video was sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld.

 

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A Short Story on Vibrato Exercise Teacher Wiggling Finger

A Short Story on Vibrato Exercise Teacher Wiggling Finger

In this video, we show one of Mimi's exercises that can help improve a student's vibrato. Mimi calls this technique the "Teacher Wiggling Finger." This allows the teacher to check the tension in the hand and overall technique. We hope you enjoy This video was sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld.

 

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A Short Story On Trills for the Violin

A Short Story On Trills for the Violin

In this video, we will show the best ways to find a good trill. Know the techniques to use with your violin bow to create an impressive trill. Sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld and Connolly Music!

 

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How to Promote Your Music Career Using Facebook Ads

How to Promote Your Music Career Using Facebook Ads

Today, everything has gone digital. What worked 50 years ago doesn’t necessarily work today when it comes to promoting yourself. The rise of technology and smart devices makes marketing yourself as a musician easier than ever before. Here’s how to grow your music career today using Facebook advertising.

 

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When Are Your Violin Strings Worn Out?

When Are Your Violin Strings Worn Out?

Unlike violins, which can sound beautifully for centuries when well-cared for, violin strings need to be replaced regularly. If you don’t change them as needed, the strings will sound duller, less resonant, and may even fray or snap causing potential physical injuries.

 

Read More

A Short Story On The Forces We Need To Use On The Violin

A Short Story On The Forces We Need To Use On The Violin

In this video, Mimi covers all the different types of forces you should master to improve your violin skills. We will also show examples of what you should not do! Sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld and Connolly Music. 

 

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