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There is only one hard and fast rule when it comes to changing your violin strings: do not remove all the strings at the same time. The tension between the strings, wound between the tuning pegs and the tailpiece, is required for the violin to hold itself together. Removing all of the strings at once can cause the bridge and or the sound post to collapse.

 

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Ask most people what they consider a romantic song, and you'll get answers like John Legend's "All of Me" or most anything from Marvin Gaye. But, as you know, the capital "R" in Romantic music is works composed in the Romantic style, which arose during the Romantic Period. But what characterizes Romantic Period music? How did it evolve? These are some of the questions we'll answer here.

 

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As a violinist, you’re guaranteed to experience a time when your instrument’s strings snap or break. We’ve posted, What To Do If a String Snaps While Performing to help you prepare for the event.

 

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When musicians talk about which strings are the best for their violin, they often talk about how various string materials affect sound quality. This is certainly something to consider, but arguably, beginning and newly-intermediate violinists should place a greater emphasis on string gauge and tension than anything else as they explore the world of violin strings.

 

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If you’re doing your job as a meticulous string musician, you replace your violin strings roughly once every 300 playing hours, or once every three to six months, whichever comes first. During this process, you’ve probably noticed your strings have differently colored wrappings at the peg and tailpiece ends – and there’s a reason for this.

 

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Violinists spend ample time thinking about their strings: How do I tune them? How often should I replace them? How do I get the best sound from them? And, of course, which type of violin strings are the best for me? Answers to that last question – gut-, steel-, or synthetic core - may eventually lead you to wonder how these amazing strings are made.

 

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Let the historians and musicologists argue over the exact start and end dates of the Romantic Era. What's important is that it was a looooooooong stretch of time full of amazing artistic output – including some of the best music in the Western canon.

 

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There's no one, straight path to achieve technical proficiency and artistry with your instrument. Throughout your personal and, hopefully, professional development as a musician, you want to work with a variety of different people in different capacities. Working with practice partners is one of those paths that allow you to explore and grow in unexpected ways.

 

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Aviolin’s sound depends on several factors, including the quality of the instrument, accurate tuning, proper playing technique, and the type of the strings you’re using (and their freshness).

 

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In What Order Should I Change My Violin Strings?

In What Order Should I Change My Violin Strings?

There is only one hard and fast rule when it comes to changing your violin strings: do not remove all the strings at the same time. The tension between the strings, wound between the tuning pegs and the tailpiece, is required for the violin to hold itself together. Removing all of the strings at once can cause the bridge and or the sound post to collapse.

 

Read More

The Romantic Period of Music

The Romantic Period of Music

Ask most people what they consider a romantic song, and you'll get answers like John Legend's "All of Me" or most anything from Marvin Gaye. But, as you know, the capital "R" in Romantic music is works composed in the Romantic style, which arose during the Romantic Period. But what characterizes Romantic Period music? How did it evolve? These are some of the questions we'll answer here.

 

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Why Do Violin Strings Break?

Why Do Violin Strings Break?

As a violinist, you’re guaranteed to experience a time when your instrument’s strings snap or break. We’ve posted, What To Do If a String Snaps While Performing to help you prepare for the event.

 

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Why Do Gauge and Tension Matter for Violin Strings?

Why Do Gauge and Tension Matter for Violin Strings?

When musicians talk about which strings are the best for their violin, they often talk about how various string materials affect sound quality. This is certainly something to consider, but arguably, beginning and newly-intermediate violinists should place a greater emphasis on string gauge and tension than anything else as they explore the world of violin strings.

 

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Why Do Violin Strings Come in Different Colors?

Why Do Violin Strings Come in Different Colors?

If you’re doing your job as a meticulous string musician, you replace your violin strings roughly once every 300 playing hours, or once every three to six months, whichever comes first. During this process, you’ve probably noticed your strings have differently colored wrappings at the peg and tailpiece ends – and there’s a reason for this.

 

Read More

How Are Violin Strings Made?

How Are Violin Strings Made?

Violinists spend ample time thinking about their strings: How do I tune them? How often should I replace them? How do I get the best sound from them? And, of course, which type of violin strings are the best for me? Answers to that last question – gut-, steel-, or synthetic core - may eventually lead you to wonder how these amazing strings are made.

 

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10 Romantic Composers You Need to Know

10 Romantic Composers You Need to Know

 

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20 Hours of the Best Music from the Romantic Era

20 Hours of the Best Music from the Romantic Era

Let the historians and musicologists argue over the exact start and end dates of the Romantic Era. What's important is that it was a looooooooong stretch of time full of amazing artistic output – including some of the best music in the Western canon.

 

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How to Choose a Practice Partner

How to Choose a Practice Partner

There's no one, straight path to achieve technical proficiency and artistry with your instrument. Throughout your personal and, hopefully, professional development as a musician, you want to work with a variety of different people in different capacities. Working with practice partners is one of those paths that allow you to explore and grow in unexpected ways.

 

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How Often Should You Replace Your Violin Strings?

How Often Should You Replace Your Violin Strings?

Aviolin’s sound depends on several factors, including the quality of the instrument, accurate tuning, proper playing technique, and the type of the strings you’re using (and their freshness).

 

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