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10 Classical Music Pieces That Will Knock Your Socks Off

Classical music is typically thought of as calming and romantic. You wouldn't expect to be headbanging at a symphony concert, but these pieces will...
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History of the Violin

The violin has long been one of the most prominent musical instruments in use, and some would argue that this instrument is the third...

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10 Awesome Facts About the Cello

The cello is without a doubt one of the most beautiful sounding instruments out there. It’s very popular in modern music but holds a...
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Best Violin Pickups and Transducers 2019

If you want to amplify your violin or make your violin sound like an electric violin, you might want to purchase a violin pickup...

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Best D Z Strad Cellos 2020

As a cellist, you have to be critical of the brand of the cello that you are going to purchase. Since the quality of your cello affects your performance, you want to make sure that you are getting a cello from a well-known and respected brand. One of the best cello brands is DZ Strad. If you want to see our other recommended cello brands, read our guide on the best cello brands. DZ Strad is one of the leading brands that sells stringed instruments including violins, cellos, and violas. They offer a wide range of classic and modern instruments,...
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Best Kids Violins Review 2020

Whether your kid came to you asking to play violin or you want your child to start playing the violin, we can all agree that finding the best kids violins is challenging. You certainly don't want to spend a lot of money in case your child chooses not to pursue the violin long-term, but you also want to make sure the violin is at least quality so it doesn't fall apart quickly. We have curated the best kids violins available on this list. These violins are all sets that include everything your child needs to get started playing the violin....
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Top 10 Best Violin Strings for 2020 – 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...

10 Great Christmas Gifts for Violinists 2020

Need a gift for a favorite violin player? Finding the best violinist gifts for them can be tough, but don't fear! Whether you're looking for Christmas, birthday, or just general gifts, your violinist will love the gifts below. Feel free to list your favorite violinist gifts in the comments! 1. New Strings The rising cost of violin strings over the last decade has made many violinists unwilling or unable to replace their strings on a regular basis. Violinists are supposed to change their violin strings at least once a year, but many don't due to the high cost. Buying your favorite...

Best Double Bass Stools Review 2020

Double bass players always need a rest from holding up their instruments, but finding a great bass stool can be challenging. You never know what chair will be the right height for a bass player or will feel most comfortable. We hope to solve this problem by reviewing some of the best double bass stools that we have found to work well. What We Looked For Height: Having a bass stool at the right height reduces fatigue. We took stool height into consideration when developing our list of the best bass stools. Most of the stools we evaluated featured adjustable heights. Comfort: Reducing...
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Best Electric Violins 2020 – Top 10 Electric Violins & Brands

While traditional violins are classy and sleek, an electric violin should be a staple of a violinist's collection due to their cool design and sounds. Electric violins are favored by many of today's violinists because they deliver a much more progressive sound which can be used in various contemporary songs. They also sound great by themselves! An added benefit of electric violins (also known as silent violins) is that you can practice your violin without disturbing others. You can use headphones instead of an amp to play the electric violin so you can practice whenever you want, even at 3am! While...
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Best Violin Rosins 2020

Most of those who are still starting to play the violin might find it difficult to produce a crisp yet clean sound with only the violin and the bow in hand. It is worth noting that several tools are needed to help violinists in creating a smooth sound. One of these is the violin rosin.Violin rosins are made up of resin, a by-product of pine trees. They are a sticky substance that allows the bow to grip the strings better, causing them to vibrate. An excellent violin rosin does not only help create a better sounding performance, but it...

10 Best Double Bass Strings 2020

Buying the right double bass strings is important in order to play beautiful music. To help you find the best strings for your double bass, we have reviewed and ranked the best double bass strings available on the market below. Bass strings are one of the most important parts of the double bass as they, when combined with a bow, produce the deep sounds that double basses are known for. In order to get the best sound, you need the best double bass strings. Given how unique each double bass is, there is no one "best double bass string" solution. It is...
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10 Best Gifts for Cello Players 2020

Need a gift for a favorite cello player? Finding the best cellist gifts for them can be tough, but don't fear! Whether you're looking for Christmas, birthday, or just general gifts, your cellist will love the gifts below. Feel free to list your favorite cellist gifts in the comments! 1. New Strings The rising cost of cello strings over the last decade has made many cellists unwilling or unable to replace their strings on a regular basis. Celloists are supposed to change their cello strings at least once a year, but many don't due to the high cost. Buying your favorite...

Best Music Stands 2020

Choosing a music stand is one of the most overlooked but most important things done in the early stages of playing a musical instrument. Many people just settle for whatever stand they first see either in a music store, or the very first one they see online thinking that they are all the same, instead of trying to find the best music stand. Even worse, some players go weeks/months/years without having a music stand and resort to propping music up on a couch, chair, or whatever they can find. Any of these can wreak havoc on a musician’s posture...

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10 Classical Music Pieces That Will Knock Your Socks Off

Classical music is typically thought of as calming and romantic. You wouldn't expect to be headbanging at a symphony concert, but these pieces will...

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