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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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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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What is Rosin?

If you're a new stringed instrument player, you may have looked at that funny amber colored stuff that comes in your stringed instrument case...

10 Best Double Bass Strings 2018

Buying the right double bass strings is important in order to play beautiful music. To help you find the best strings for your double...

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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. You want to buy a cello from a company that is known for making high-quality instruments. This generally shows through in the external beauty of the instrument, but also the sound. Our list of the best cello brands below is based on quality and affordability. It is intended to help you select a high-value cello brand that fits within your budget. Every cello brand on this list may not suit your individual personality. You need to find a cello that sounds right to you and that...
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Best Violin Brands and Models 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. Most violins cost somewhere between $200-$5000, and the violin brands listed below are within that price range. We will call out typical prices and recommendations for skill level...
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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 at home or at a studio, you should always see to it that you can hear the music you are playing. Therefore, you need to have with you the best violin amplifiers. These gadgets could highly affect your performance. Because of this, you should purchase the right model from the best brand. As a violinist, you should be mindful of the appropriate model that would be based on your preference. Since there are a lot of...
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Best Mandolins

The mandolin has always been a favorite instrument played folk and classical artists. It is a stringed instrument noted for its four sets of two strings. In addition to this, the mandolin comes in a number of styles which would suit your interest. The best mandolins can surely provide flare and beauty to your performance. Because of the increasing interest towards mandolins, there is seen to be a surge in the number of brands popping at the market. Hence, it may be difficult for you to find the ideal one among the best mandolins. In this article, we are going...
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Best Kennedy Violins

A quality violin could help you develop your inner skills in playing such instrument. This holds true whether you are still a beginner or you are already a professional player. The quality of the violin could high affect your performance. And such quality comes in every brand of violin on the market. Because of this, you should purchase the right model from the best brand. Here enters the best Kennedy violins.Kennedy is a household name when it comes to making violins. It provides you instruments with a stunning sound and tone. However, you should be mindful of the appropriate...

10 Great Christmas Gifts for Violinists 2018

Need a gift for a favorite violin player? Finding the right cello 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...
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Best Violin Pickups and Transducers 2018

If you want to amplify your violin or make your violin sound like an electric violin, you might want to purchase a violin pickup or a violin transducer. You could always use a microphone, but the sound from a violin pickup is high-quality and more natural. Since there are a lot of violin pickups on the market, we will take a look at the ten best violin pickups and violin transducers that are available on the market. We hope this guide will help you find the best violin pickup for you. Overall Best Violin Pickup Cherub WCP-60V Violin PickupIf you're looking for an...
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Common Repairs for Cello

The cello is a big and bulky instrument, but it is just as delicate as a small violin, and so, it requires just as much maintenance as any other string instrument. Because it is made out of wood, chances are, it will change over time. Temperature, weather, humidity, how you handle your cello, are all be factors that can damage some parts. Don't worry though, repairing your cello is not as terrible as it sounds, and the sound will not be compromised if you take care of it the right way. Here are some of the most common repairs you...

When To Rehair Your Bow

Rehairing a bow is not something that you think you need to do. However, as you continue studying your instrument, you may notice some hairs snap and soon you may feel like your bow needs a little attention. Not all bows need rehairing, and if they do, it really depends on how much they are used. Some musicians need their bow rehaired every two months, some do it every 6 months, and if you're not a professional musician, you might need to rehair your bow only every 2 years. If you're anything like 2CELLOS or Apocalyptica, you might need to buy a new...

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