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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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6 Different Versions of Bach’s Cello Suites

Johan Sebastian Bach is one of the best composers we have seen in the history of humankind. His music was precise, soulful, innovative, spiritual...

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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 Cecilio Electric Violins

As a violin player, it is essential that you choose the right electric violin. This is because your performances may be dependent on the...

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5 Tools You Need for an Effective Practice Session

We want to improve at playing our instruments. We know that practice is essential. We generally know our strengths and weaknesses. We have a place to practice. Is that all we need? Nope. The Five Resource Areas There are a number of essential tools and resource areas for consistent progress. There are physical things, the music we are working on, a team to help us, a good mental framework and attitude and the time to make it happen. Let’s look more closely at each of those areas. 1. Your Stuff Here’s a list of things you need in your practice space. They could either...
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Best Violin Microphones

If you are a player who owns a standard classical violin, you would always want your music to be heard whenever and wherever you are performing. Violin microphones can help amplify your sound when you are performing on stage. They are also great for recording studios so that you can isolate the sound of your violin. While you can always use a violin pickup, violin microphones tend to capture a more natural sound of the violin. You could also always to choose to get an electric violin. Should you choose to use a violin mic, there are a lot of...
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Best Electric Violins 2019 – 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...

10 Best Cello Strings Review 2019

Buying the best cello strings that make your cello sound amazing can be challenging when there are so many options on the market. Cellists tend to spend the most time of any stringed instrument players finding the right strings for their instrument because strings affect the sound of cellos more so than they do for violins and violas. We have reviewed and ranked the best cello strings available below to make your search for the best cello strings that much easier. Our #1 cello string recommendation this year is Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold. There is no one cello string that sounds great on all...
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Best Yamaha Electric Violins – Buying Guide for 2019

While acoustic violins generally get all of the attention, electric violins are instruments that can wow an audience. These violins can be made to sound like almost anything you want since their sound is all digital. One of the best makers of electric violins is none other than Yamaha, maker of many other great instruments. In this article, we'll show you the best Yamaha electric violins so you can start playing the electric violin from a quality brand. If you want to see what other electric violin brands we recommend, check out our guide on the best electric violins. Best Yamaha...

10 Best Cello Cases and Gig Bags 2019

Cellos are very delicate instruments that can get scratched or broken very easily due to their size and weight. Even if you are extremely careful with your cello, storing and carrying it in a cello bag may lead to damage if the cello accidentally bumps into a wall or drops. That's where hard cello cases come into play. We're going to talk about the best hard cello cases that are available on the market. When picking your cello case or gig bag, consider how you will be carrying your cello and how often. If you fly a lot buy one of the...
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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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Best Violin Brands for Beginners 2019

Buying a violin can be expensive so you want to make sure that you are buying the best violin and best violin brand. You want to buy a violin from a company that is has a great reputation so that you know you are getting a high-quality violin. We're here to share with you what violin brands we recommend so that you can be confident that you are buying one of the best violin brands. Our list of the best violin brands below is based on quality and affordability. It is intended to help you select a high-value violin brand that fits...
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Cecilio CVN-300 Violin Review 2019

The thought of learning a new musical instrument can be so exciting, but actually going into the market and looking all of the instruments can make you stop and take a few deep breaths. It’s so overwhelming when you have so much variety available, especially if you are a novice who knows very little about what one should look for in a violin. You may have come across the Cecilio CVN-300 Violin in one of your online or offline searches for relatively cheaper and good violins for beginners. We are here to review it and list down some of its...
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10 Best Cello Brands & Models 2019 – Buying Guide

Buying a cello can be expensive so you want to make sure that you are buying the right cello. That's were we come in! We want you to buy a quality cello from a reputable company. We have carefully screen all of the cello brands below so that you know if you buy a cello from these companies, you are getting a great one. We have evaluated these cello brands on quality and affordability. They are all cello brands that provide high value and can fit into your budget. Finding the best cello for you can be a challenge since every...

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