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Join In-Sook Diamond and learn the different parts of the violin bow.

 

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Join In-Sook Diamond and learn the different parts of the violin bow.

 

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The holidays are exhausting. It seems everyone needs a little post-vacation vacation. Wrangling students back into attention and getting them motivated for the next semester can be a challenge. Here are five ways you can inspire your students to get focused and achieve great things before summer break.

 

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Wondering what to get your budding string musician as a gift for the holiday season? We have plenty of ideas for you, and we’re sure they’ll love each and every one.

 

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Violin strings, like their host instrument, should be selected to match the player's ability. Just as you shop for the right violin based on where you're at in your musical development, so should you seek strings that match your playing level. 

 

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Finding the right violin teacher can be more challenging for adult learners than it is for children. For one thing, the balance of power is decidedly more equal; for another, adults often have a more difficult schedule to contend with as the result of work, home life, meeting children's extracurricular needs, etc. 

 

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Hand and finger exercises for cellists are important for multiple reasons. In addition to allowing you to accurately and expressively play your notes, these exercises benefit your well being.

 

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The first, entry level songs you play on the cello are so exciting, and then they quickly become boring. Often based on nursery rhyme-like children’s songs, they only keep a beginning cellist inspired for so long. What is more inspiring than to play a classical piece that makes you sound – and feel – like you’re officially a cellist? 

 

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The wonderful news: Your violin was designed and built to make great sounds.

More wonderful news: The right tips and techniques will support you in optimizing the sounds you create – both during practice time as well as performances.

 

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Over the course of a cellist's playing life, s/he will use upwards of 100 sets of cellos strings (perhaps more if the player performs regularly as a professional). The need to change strings is largely based on their sound (dull sound could mean it's time to change the cello strings), the accumulation of finger oil, rosin, and general grime that builds up over time, and the player's attention to regular cleaning and maintenance. Most importantly, however, is the quality of the strings in question. 

 

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How to Correctly Hold a Violin Bow

How to Correctly Hold a Violin Bow

Join In-Sook Diamond and learn the different parts of the violin bow.

 

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Learn the Different Parts of the Violin Bow

Learn the Different Parts of the Violin Bow

Join In-Sook Diamond and learn the different parts of the violin bow.

 

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Teacher's Corner: Inspiring Your Orchestra Students After A School Break

Teacher's Corner: Inspiring Your Orchestra Students After A School Break

The holidays are exhausting. It seems everyone needs a little post-vacation vacation. Wrangling students back into attention and getting them motivated for the next semester can be a challenge. Here are five ways you can inspire your students to get focused and achieve great things before summer break.

 

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Best Holiday Gifts for the String Musician

Best Holiday Gifts for the String Musician

Wondering what to get your budding string musician as a gift for the holiday season? We have plenty of ideas for you, and we’re sure they’ll love each and every one.

 

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Violin String Round-Up: Advanced vs. Intermediate vs. Beginner Strings

Violin String Round-Up: Advanced vs. Intermediate vs. Beginner Strings

Violin strings, like their host instrument, should be selected to match the player's ability. Just as you shop for the right violin based on where you're at in your musical development, so should you seek strings that match your playing level. 

 

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What To Look For In A Violin Teacher As An Adult Learner

What To Look For In A Violin Teacher As An Adult Learner

Finding the right violin teacher can be more challenging for adult learners than it is for children. For one thing, the balance of power is decidedly more equal; for another, adults often have a more difficult schedule to contend with as the result of work, home life, meeting children's extracurricular needs, etc. 

 

Read More

Hand And Finger Exercises For Cellists

Hand And Finger Exercises For Cellists

Hand and finger exercises for cellists are important for multiple reasons. In addition to allowing you to accurately and expressively play your notes, these exercises benefit your well being.

 

Read More

5 Cello Pieces You Can Rock Right Now

5 Cello Pieces You Can Rock Right Now

The first, entry level songs you play on the cello are so exciting, and then they quickly become boring. Often based on nursery rhyme-like children’s songs, they only keep a beginning cellist inspired for so long. What is more inspiring than to play a classical piece that makes you sound – and feel – like you’re officially a cellist? 

 

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How Do I Create Great Sounds On My Violin?

How Do I Create Great Sounds On My Violin?

The wonderful news: Your violin was designed and built to make great sounds.

More wonderful news: The right tips and techniques will support you in optimizing the sounds you create – both during practice time as well as performances.

 

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Product Spotlight: Versum Solo Cello Strings

Product Spotlight: Versum Solo Cello Strings

Over the course of a cellist's playing life, s/he will use upwards of 100 sets of cellos strings (perhaps more if the player performs regularly as a professional). The need to change strings is largely based on their sound (dull sound could mean it's time to change the cello strings), the accumulation of finger oil, rosin, and general grime that builds up over time, and the player's attention to regular cleaning and maintenance. Most importantly, however, is the quality of the strings in question. 

 

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