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If there is a magical source for all things musical, Vienna could be it. In addition to being the hometown of a remarkable number of famous classical composers - Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Haydn, Strauss, etc. - Vienna is also home to one of the best, and well-known, manufacturer of strings: Thomastik-Infeld. 

 

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Whether you're headed on vacation or away for a music school audition, traveling with an instrument requires proactive planning. While en route – via plane, train or automobile – your instrument is more susceptible to damage, theft/vandalism, or just plain "getting lost" in the shuffle.

 

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Recently we blogged about how to care for your string instrument during the winter, and now it's time to refresh your memory about instrument care through the summer months.

 

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We’re proud to announce our latest line of products: Boveda’s 2-Way Humidity Control Kit. This patented 2-way humidity control technology protects instruments from becoming damaged due to insufficient or excessive humidity.  Boveda is the global leader in 2-way humidity control and created the technology in a simple, mobile packet.

 

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Learning the notes on the staff, and correlating finger positions on your string instrument are Part 1 of musicianship. Understanding time signatures, rhythm and tempo are an equally important Part 2.

 

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As a musician, you spend a significant amount of time caring for your instrument, a key factor in ensuring it produces the pure, resonant sounds you desire. Your violin case is a fundamental component in your Instrument Care Plan because it's the place where your instrument spends the most time. 

 

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In the beginning, your violin teacher will help you tune your instrument - and is happy to do so because tuning is crucial to developing a good ear and the muscle memory required to play the notes accurately. At some point, though, violin students need to learn to tune their instrument on their own.

 

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When it comes to playing the violin, keeping your instrument in tune is of the utmost importance. Instead of investing in extra tuners and tools to keep in your case, many violinists are now turning to app-based tuners that allow for easy use wherever you go. Here are a few of our favorites for iPhone and Android users:

 

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Classically-trained string players - particularly those playing violin and viola - can have a difficult time getting used to the idea of sounding louder and often shy away from the idea of amplifying their sound.

 

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The orchestra is an amazing, musical body - comprised of a multitude of individual players and instruments - all working together to produce beautiful and harmonious sounds.

 

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Product Spotlight: Alphayue Cello Strings

Product Spotlight: Alphayue Cello Strings

If there is a magical source for all things musical, Vienna could be it. In addition to being the hometown of a remarkable number of famous classical composers - Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Haydn, Strauss, etc. - Vienna is also home to one of the best, and well-known, manufacturer of strings: Thomastik-Infeld. 

 

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7 Tips For Traveling With Your Instrument

7 Tips For Traveling With Your Instrument

Whether you're headed on vacation or away for a music school audition, traveling with an instrument requires proactive planning. While en route – via plane, train or automobile – your instrument is more susceptible to damage, theft/vandalism, or just plain "getting lost" in the shuffle.

 

Read More

Caring For Your Instrument In The Summer

Caring For Your Instrument In The Summer

Recently we blogged about how to care for your string instrument during the winter, and now it's time to refresh your memory about instrument care through the summer months.

 

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Product Announcement: Boveda - Don't Let Humidity Ruin Your Instrument

Product Announcement: Boveda - Don't Let Humidity Ruin Your Instrument

We’re proud to announce our latest line of products: Boveda’s 2-Way Humidity Control Kit. This patented 2-way humidity control technology protects instruments from becoming damaged due to insufficient or excessive humidity.  Boveda is the global leader in 2-way humidity control and created the technology in a simple, mobile packet.

 

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Metronomes: Why You Need One And Where To Get Them

Metronomes: Why You Need One And Where To Get Them

Learning the notes on the staff, and correlating finger positions on your string instrument are Part 1 of musicianship. Understanding time signatures, rhythm and tempo are an equally important Part 2.

 

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Product Spotlight: Revelle CrossTECH™ Violin Case

Product Spotlight: Revelle CrossTECH™ Violin Case

As a musician, you spend a significant amount of time caring for your instrument, a key factor in ensuring it produces the pure, resonant sounds you desire. Your violin case is a fundamental component in your Instrument Care Plan because it's the place where your instrument spends the most time. 

 

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3 Steps to Tuning Your Violin

3 Steps to Tuning Your Violin

In the beginning, your violin teacher will help you tune your instrument - and is happy to do so because tuning is crucial to developing a good ear and the muscle memory required to play the notes accurately. At some point, though, violin students need to learn to tune their instrument on their own.

 

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5 Best Apps To Tune Your Violin

5 Best Apps To Tune Your Violin

When it comes to playing the violin, keeping your instrument in tune is of the utmost importance. Instead of investing in extra tuners and tools to keep in your case, many violinists are now turning to app-based tuners that allow for easy use wherever you go. Here are a few of our favorites for iPhone and Android users:

 

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How To Choose The Right Pickup For You

How To Choose The Right Pickup For You

Classically-trained string players - particularly those playing violin and viola - can have a difficult time getting used to the idea of sounding louder and often shy away from the idea of amplifying their sound.

 

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What Instruments Are In The Orchestral String Family?

What Instruments Are In The Orchestral String Family?

The orchestra is an amazing, musical body - comprised of a multitude of individual players and instruments - all working together to produce beautiful and harmonious sounds.

 

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