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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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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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Cellist Sol Daniel Kim’s most direct connection to musicianship – genetics – isn’t uncommon. Many of the string musicians we profile have accomplished musicians as parents. In Kim’s case, however, his mother was a famous opera singer, and we can’t help but wonder if this is the reason his cello music seems to sing with a deeper and more expressive voice than other young, professional cellists. 

 

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Join In-Sook Diamond as she reviews different exercises you can use to strengthen your pinky finger in this video. It may not seem significant, but the pinky finger is important to proper form and mastery of bow techniques.

 

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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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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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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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Artist Spotlight: Cellist Sol Daniel Kim

Artist Spotlight: Cellist Sol Daniel Kim

Cellist Sol Daniel Kim’s most direct connection to musicianship – genetics – isn’t uncommon. Many of the string musicians we profile have accomplished musicians as parents. In Kim’s case, however, his mother was a famous opera singer, and we can’t help but wonder if this is the reason his cello music seems to sing with a deeper and more expressive voice than other young, professional cellists. 

 

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Pinky Strength Exercises That Improve Your Violin Playing

Pinky Strength Exercises That Improve Your Violin Playing

Join In-Sook Diamond as she reviews different exercises you can use to strengthen your pinky finger in this video. It may not seem significant, but the pinky finger is important to proper form and mastery of bow techniques.

 

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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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