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A pps dedicated to musicians and violinists have made it easier than ever to practice, learn, and deepen their understanding of core music theory and technique – even when they’re on the go. Some apps are better than others, so we’ve sifted through the gamut and put forth our favorite apps for learning to play the violin.

 

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Does your violin sound a bit more nasal or tinny when you play it during the winter? Perhaps your instrument feels a bit tight, and you get more aggressive with it.

 

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The holiday season is  a special time for making and sharing music. Often it is the first experience young string musicians have with playing in public or performing in front of others.

 

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The violin is the undisputed leader of the orchestra. Anyone passingly familiar with music knows of the violin. But how much do you know about its origins and evolution?

 

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The holidays are right around the corner, so it’s time to make those gift lists. If you have a string musician in your life, the following eight gift ideas are right up his/her alley. We’ve done our homework and found great gift ideas - at a variety of price ranges - so your gifting respects your budget

 

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So much of what we enjoy today has ancient origins. People have been fermenting grapes into wine for 10,000 years. Baking bread goes back even farther. The way these things are made by hand varies little today from the ancient methods. The same can be said for luthiers who craft violins.

 

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Bowing technique is as much about the health and wellbeing of your body as it is about sound. In addition to muddying up the sounds you create with your violin, poor bowing technique takes its toll on your shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist, and hand – eventually leading to injury.

 

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Is there anything more universal than music? It comforts us when we’re sad, and we use it to celebrate in times of joy. Music helps us power through chores and long trips. For musicians, you don’t have to be a virtuoso to express yourself artistically through your instrument.

But did you know that while music nourishes the soul, it also sharpens the mind? That’s right. Music is not only good – it’s good for you!

 

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For an artist with such eclectic tastes in music, there's one thing violinist Regina Carter doesn't much care for, and that's labels. When Carter, 53, transitioned her formal studies from classical to jazz, it set her on a path to musical discovery that she continues to explore.

 

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Any young music student with thoughts of becoming a professional musician needs to think seriously about music competitions. They offer a rigor and opportunity impossible to find elsewhere. Participating in youth orchestras and playing solos at recitals have their own vital role in developing your stage presence and musicianship. Yet a music competition is a unique opportunity to test your mettle and meet and network with music industry insiders who can help advance your career regardless of whether you win the competition.

 

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2019 Update: Best Apps For Learning To Play The Violin

2019 Update: Best Apps For Learning To Play The Violin

A pps dedicated to musicians and violinists have made it easier than ever to practice, learn, and deepen their understanding of core music theory and technique – even when they’re on the go. Some apps are better than others, so we’ve sifted through the gamut and put forth our favorite apps for learning to play the violin.

 

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How Does Cold Weather Affect Your Violin?

How Does Cold Weather Affect Your Violin?

Does your violin sound a bit more nasal or tinny when you play it during the winter? Perhaps your instrument feels a bit tight, and you get more aggressive with it.

 

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2019 Update: Best Holiday Songs for the Violin

2019 Update: Best Holiday Songs for the Violin

The holiday season is  a special time for making and sharing music. Often it is the first experience young string musicians have with playing in public or performing in front of others.

 

Read More

History of the Violin: Facts You May Not Know

History of the Violin: Facts You May Not Know

The violin is the undisputed leader of the orchestra. Anyone passingly familiar with music knows of the violin. But how much do you know about its origins and evolution?

 

Read More

Top 8 Gifts for String Musicians

Top 8 Gifts for String Musicians

The holidays are right around the corner, so it’s time to make those gift lists. If you have a string musician in your life, the following eight gift ideas are right up his/her alley. We’ve done our homework and found great gift ideas - at a variety of price ranges - so your gifting respects your budget

 

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How Are Violins Made?

How Are Violins Made?

So much of what we enjoy today has ancient origins. People have been fermenting grapes into wine for 10,000 years. Baking bread goes back even farther. The way these things are made by hand varies little today from the ancient methods. The same can be said for luthiers who craft violins.

 

Read More

Violin Bowing Technique Exercises

Violin Bowing Technique Exercises

Bowing technique is as much about the health and wellbeing of your body as it is about sound. In addition to muddying up the sounds you create with your violin, poor bowing technique takes its toll on your shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist, and hand – eventually leading to injury.

 

Read More

Why Music Can Keep Your Mind Healthy

Why Music Can Keep Your Mind Healthy

Is there anything more universal than music? It comforts us when we’re sad, and we use it to celebrate in times of joy. Music helps us power through chores and long trips. For musicians, you don’t have to be a virtuoso to express yourself artistically through your instrument.

But did you know that while music nourishes the soul, it also sharpens the mind? That’s right. Music is not only good – it’s good for you!

 

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StringOvation Exclusive: Violinist Regina Carter Goes Wherever the Music Takes Her

StringOvation Exclusive: Violinist Regina Carter Goes Wherever the Music Takes Her

For an artist with such eclectic tastes in music, there's one thing violinist Regina Carter doesn't much care for, and that's labels. When Carter, 53, transitioned her formal studies from classical to jazz, it set her on a path to musical discovery that she continues to explore.

 

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Getting Ready for 2020 Music Competitions

Getting Ready for 2020 Music Competitions

Any young music student with thoughts of becoming a professional musician needs to think seriously about music competitions. They offer a rigor and opportunity impossible to find elsewhere. Participating in youth orchestras and playing solos at recitals have their own vital role in developing your stage presence and musicianship. Yet a music competition is a unique opportunity to test your mettle and meet and network with music industry insiders who can help advance your career regardless of whether you win the competition.

 

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