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What Is Meter in Music?

ONE, two, three, four. ONE, two, three, four. Musical rhythm can be broken down into meters, usually denoted by a four or...
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The Best of Mozart

Mozart was an absolute prodigy and an influential factor in classical music. He created music for everyone like symphonies, opera, concertos or piano music....
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Best Viola Brands 2022

Buying a viola is an expensive endeavor so you want to make sure that you buy the right viola. You will want a viola...

How to Buy a Viola Bow

In order to have a great sounding viola you need more than just the viola itself, you also need a high-quality bow.  Just like...

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Top 10 Best Ukulele Picks 2022

A ukulele pick is one ukulele accessory that is not always needed, but necessary when the song calls for it. You should still have one in case a song requires you to play it. There are many great ukulele picks on the market and it is difficult to find the best ukulele picks especially if you are a beginner. To make your job easier, we have curated ten of the best ukulele picks in the market that you can choose from. We will also discuss each of their features so that you will know which ones are beneficial to you...

Best Music Stands – 2022 Review

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 Best Cecilio Violins 2022

Cecilio has proven itself to be one of the most trusted brands when it comes to musical instruments, especially for beginner violins. Cecilio stringed instruments, in particular, are hand-crafted instruments that are made skilled luthiers to provide quality instruments at affordable prices. One of the most popular stringed instruments of the brand is its violin. Cecilio violins are known for their sound quality and their physical appearance. In this article, we will take a look at the ten best Cecilio violins on the market so that you can find the perfect Cecilio violin for you. Since picking the best Cecilio...

Best D Z Strad Cellos 2022

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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4 String vs 5 String Bass: Which Bass to Choose?

4 string and 5 string bass may look very similar, but these two offer a different playing experience that may or may not suit you. So, 4 string vs 5 string bass? We've compiled everything you need to about these two bass guitars and which is suitable for you. What Are the Differences Between Four and Five String Bass Guitars? The most apparent difference between four and five string bass guitars is the string count. A standard bass guitar has four strings. On the other hand,...
Best Violins For Kids

10 Best Violins for Kids Review 2022

Whether your kid came to you asking to play violin, you want your child to start playing the violin, or you want to buy a violin as a gift, we can all agree that finding a great violin for kids 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. To help you, we have curated a list of the best violins for kids available. These violins...
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Best Carbon Fiber Violin Bows 2022

Aside from the violin itself, a violin bow is one of the essential pieces of equipment that any violinist needs. Since the bow is what creates the sound of the violin when drawn across the strings, choosing the right violin bow is imperative. While there are several materials used to make violin bows, carbon fiber has become increasingly popular among players due to their durabilty and sound quality. Parents often buy carbon fiber bows for their children so that they can be assured that the bow won't easily break if dropped or swung. In this article, we have reviewed ten of...
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Best Ukulele Cases and Bags Review – Buying Guide 2022

Ukuleles are excellent instruments to play, especially for beginners, because of their unique sound and playability. Whether you are a beginner or a professional ukulele player, you should be mindful of the safety and security of your instrument especially when it is not being used. Because of this, you should consider buying yourself a ukulele case or ukulele stand. In this article, we are going to identify the ten best ukulele cases in the market. Moreover, we will list down the characteristics which each of the products possesses. Overall Best Soprano Ukulele Case Hola! Music Ukulele Gig BagHola! ukulele bags are extremely...
Best Cello Chairs

10 Best Cello Chairs Review 2022

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 Piano Accordions 2022

Piano accordions are one of the classic instruments that remind us of simpler times or draw us to a foreign market street. It can be challenging to find information about piano accordions online which makes it hard to know which accordion to buy. We've put together a list of the best piano accordions so that you can have an easier time finding the perfect piano accordion for you. Overall Best Piano Accordion Hohner Accordions BR48R-N 26-Key Piano AccordionA German engineered accordion that looks and sounds great.Features: • 26 keys • 12.75-in keyboard • German engineered Best Beginner Piano Accordion Hohner 1305-RED HohnicaA great beginner accordion that...

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15 Most Expensive Violins

15 Most Expensive Violins in the World

Dubbed as one of the most expressive instruments, the violin creates a lot of stories from its tone alone. But there are more stories...
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