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Best Cello Pieces of All Time

From Bach's Cello Suites to Dvorak's Cello Concerto, the cello has without a doubt some of the most beautiful music ever written. Here is...
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100 Inspirational and Famous Music Quotes

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Best Electric Violin Amps

If you are a player with an electric violin, you would always want your performance to be heard. Even when you are just rehearsing...
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Best Play Along Cello Books for Beginners

Do you have a child who just started learning the cello? Do you teach the beginning orchestra at a school? Do you teach privately...

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Top 10 Best Violin Strings for 2019 – Review & Buying Guide

Buying the best violin strings that make your violin sing can be challenging since there are so many brands available.  In order to help you find the best violin strings, we have reviewed and ranked the best violin string brands below. These are strings that we have tried and researched thoroughly so you can be assured of the quality. Our #1 violin string recommendation this year is Thomastik-Infeld – Dominant. There is no one violin string that sounds great on all violins since each violin is unique. We recommend trying several different violin strings to understand which strings make your violin sing. Our list...
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Best Ukuleles 2019 – Buying Guide for Beginners

Ukuleles have become increasingly popular over the last few years. Not only are they easy to play with, but they are also able to produce a bright and resonating tone that is particularly pleasant to the ear, conjuring up visions of beaches on a tropical island. Such popularity of the ukulele has given rise to many ukulele brands that cater to various preferences. Because of this, choosing for the most suitable instrument could be quite tricky especially if you are a beginner in search of your first ukulele. In this article, we are going to identify ten of the best ukuleles...
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Best Violin Brands for Beginners 2019

Buying a violin can be expensive, especially when you aren't sure whether a beginner will continue to play the violin, so you want to make sure that you are buying the best violin for the lowest price. We're here to share with you what affordable violin brands we recommend so that you can be confident that you are buying one of the best violin brands while getting a great value. Our list of the best violin brands for beginners below is based on quality and affordability. It is intended to help you select a high-value violin brand that fits within...
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Best Gifts for Bass Players 2019

Whether it's for Christmas or a birthday, getting the right gift for your favorite double bass player is important. If you don't play double bass yourself, it might be hard to figure out what kind of gift you should get. We're here to help. Below we've listed out some of the best gifts for bass players so you can shop stress-free knowing that you will be getting your favorite bassist a gift they will enjoy! While could always get them a new double bass or bass guitar, the gifts we've gathered together below provide more creative gift options. We hope...
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Best Viola Brands 2019

Buying a viola is an expensive endeavor so you want to make sure that you buy the right viola. You will want a viola brand that is known for high-quality workmanship as well as superior sound quality. We evaluated a number of the violas on the market below. In order to evaluate viola brands, we looked at several key criteria including: affordability, upgrades required, quality of materials used, and attention to detail. One final note before we get to our recommended viola brands: The following violas are primarily sold online but you certainly go into a local music shop to try out individual violas. For...
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Best Cello Chairs

Since cellists spend so much of their time sitting while playing cello, why not make that time comfortable at the very least? Having the right cello chair is essential so that you spend less time repositioning yourself on an uncomfortable chair and more time playing. In this article, we are going to show you the best cello chairs on the market. Cello chairs - and other musician's chairs - have distinct features which make them different from ordinary chairs. These chairs ensure that cellists are provided with ample support and comfort while in a proper posture that would not be detrimental...
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Best Conducting Batons 2019

When it comes to conducting an orchestra or a big band, conductors should be aware of several factors that would make their performance remarkable. Everything starts with sufficient knowledge and skill in conducting. Constant practice of different techniques in such art will undoubtedly help them exude a refined yet emphatic performance with the band. It is also worth noting that conductors should also be equipped with the best conducting batons in order to come up with remarkable results. Picking the most suitable one among the best conducting batons will not only help conductors with their performances, but it will also...
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6 Differences Between a Viola and Violin

To most laypeople, the differences between the viola and violin are confusing. As a matter of fact, some would think that they are the same instrument. But there's more to these instruments than meets the eye. In this article, we are going to explore the features that set these instruments apart from each other. 1. Size One of the most obvious differences between the violin vs viola is their size. If you put these two instruments side by side, you will immediately recognize that one of them is larger than the other.  That would be the viola. A typical viola ranges...
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Best Viola Bows 2019

A viola bow is one of a fundamental thing that a player should possess aside from the instrument itself. Having the right viola bow could either make or break a violist's performance, making it a crucial part of a player's ensemble equipment. Since there are a lot of viola bows on the market, a young viola player might find it challenging to determine which among the viola bows is the best to use. Hence, violists should consider several features which would help them decide on the most appropriate viola bow for their instrument. On this article, we are going...
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Yamaha SV-130 Silent Electric Violin Review 2019

Buying an electric violin is a different experience from buying a traditional acoustic violin. With an acoustic violin, you're looking for a violin that produces great sound. With an electric violin, you're more concerned about the style and stage presence than the sound since the sound is filtred through cable anyway. One of our favorite electric violins is the Yamaha SV 130 because it offers the best of both electric and acoustic musical instruments. We will review the Yamaha SV 130 violin below. We will also explore unique features and benefits of the Yamaha SV 130 that make it stand out from other...

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100 Inspirational and Famous Music Quotes

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