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Join In-Sook Diamond as she gives you a few tips on how to properly take care of your violin. Violins are very delicate and should be treated as such. Caring for your violin is important to keeping it sounding great, and to make sure it lasts a long time.

 

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Join In-Sook Diamond as she demonstrates how to correctly tune a violin. This is an essential step for practicing correctly.

 

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Once you learn rudimentary violin techniques – positioning, posture, bowing, fingering, etc. – odds are you’ll put those skills to use playing basic classical pieces, and some familiar nursery rhyme-style tunes. While it’s always a good feeling to hear a song come to life from underneath your fingertips, it’s more inspiring to play popular songs that you know and love.

 

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In the beginning, you learned the basics of violin bowing – a proper bow hold, keeping your elbow at a right angle with a relaxed wrist, and using a mirror to check your form. Now that you’ve arrived at the intermediate-advanced level, it’s time to step up your game.

 

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Join In-Sook Diamond as she instructs you on the proper techniques to create a perfect straight bow stroke. She will cover how to properly move each section of your body to create a straight bow stroke as well.

 

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Tired of playing the same ol’ harmonic bass lines that support your melodic orchestral peers? We get it!

 

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According to the Hearing Health Foundation, normal conversation has a decibel (dB) level of sixty. A symphony orchestra runs around 110 dB, same as a jackhammer. No wonder that as many as 50% of musicians suffer from a hearing problem.

 

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“Winning isn’t everything,” as the old saying goes, but it can set you up for more accolades down the road. Losing, on the other hand, serves a totally different but ultimately complimentary function on that same path to success. This is especially true in music competitions. While losing is certainly disappointing and perhaps even embarrassing in the moment, it can actually help to make you a better musician in the long run.

 

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You love classical music. Not only for its beauty but for the challenge of learning to play it well. However, every so often, you feel like you're in a rut.

 

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It's time for an update to our past articles of the best apps for learning to play the violin. You can find our original lists here and here. They are still amazing tools.

 

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How to Properly Care for Your Violin

How to Properly Care for Your Violin

Join In-Sook Diamond as she gives you a few tips on how to properly take care of your violin. Violins are very delicate and should be treated as such. Caring for your violin is important to keeping it sounding great, and to make sure it lasts a long time.

 

Read More

How to Tune Your Violin

How to Tune Your Violin

Join In-Sook Diamond as she demonstrates how to correctly tune a violin. This is an essential step for practicing correctly.

 

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What Popular Songs Can I Play on The Violin? - Updated!

What Popular Songs Can I Play on The Violin? - Updated!

Once you learn rudimentary violin techniques – positioning, posture, bowing, fingering, etc. – odds are you’ll put those skills to use playing basic classical pieces, and some familiar nursery rhyme-style tunes. While it’s always a good feeling to hear a song come to life from underneath your fingertips, it’s more inspiring to play popular songs that you know and love.

 

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Different Bowing Techniques For the Serious Violinist

Different Bowing Techniques For the Serious Violinist

In the beginning, you learned the basics of violin bowing – a proper bow hold, keeping your elbow at a right angle with a relaxed wrist, and using a mirror to check your form. Now that you’ve arrived at the intermediate-advanced level, it’s time to step up your game.

 

Read More

How to Create the Perfect Straight Bow Strokes on a Violin

How to Create the Perfect Straight Bow Strokes on a Violin

Join In-Sook Diamond as she instructs you on the proper techniques to create a perfect straight bow stroke. She will cover how to properly move each section of your body to create a straight bow stroke as well.

 

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Beginner Bass Songs that Make You Sound Awesome - Updated!

Beginner Bass Songs that Make You Sound Awesome - Updated!

Tired of playing the same ol’ harmonic bass lines that support your melodic orchestral peers? We get it!

 

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How to Protect Your Hearing When Playing in an Orchestra or Band

How to Protect Your Hearing When Playing in an Orchestra or Band

According to the Hearing Health Foundation, normal conversation has a decibel (dB) level of sixty. A symphony orchestra runs around 110 dB, same as a jackhammer. No wonder that as many as 50% of musicians suffer from a hearing problem.

 

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How Losing a Competition Can Make You a Better Musician

How Losing a Competition Can Make You a Better Musician

“Winning isn’t everything,” as the old saying goes, but it can set you up for more accolades down the road. Losing, on the other hand, serves a totally different but ultimately complimentary function on that same path to success. This is especially true in music competitions. While losing is certainly disappointing and perhaps even embarrassing in the moment, it can actually help to make you a better musician in the long run.

 

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Start Fiddling Around: Learning to Play Folk Music

Start Fiddling Around: Learning to Play Folk Music

You love classical music. Not only for its beauty but for the challenge of learning to play it well. However, every so often, you feel like you're in a rut.

 

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Best Apps for Learning To Play The Violin: 2019 Update

Best Apps for Learning To Play The Violin: 2019 Update

It's time for an update to our past articles of the best apps for learning to play the violin. You can find our original lists here and here. They are still amazing tools.

 

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