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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...
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Best Cello Pieces for Intermediate Students

Being an intermediate student is quite an achievement. It means you successfully passed the hard first years where nothing really sounds quite right, and...
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Overcoming Fear

Any time you step out of your comfort zone you are forced to face your fears. Growth on a musical instrument is built on...
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Best Conductor Stands 2018

Before even attempting to stand in front of an orchestra, a conductor needs to have with him/her a conductor stand. The reason is simple:...

Why Every Cellist Should Study Popper Cello Etudes

If you play the cello and you want to improve your technique, Popper is here to save you. The High School of Cello Playing...
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Applying the 80/20 Principle to Practice

There is a concept that has been used for a couple hundred years in a variety of fields (Italian real estate ownership, pea plant...

What is the Suzuki Method?

Have you ever heard of the Suzuki Method? Even if you are not a musician, almost every person out there has heard the word,...
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Best Play-Along Books for Beginner Violin Players

Do you have a child who has just begun learning the violin? Do you teach the beginning orchestra at a school? Do you teach...
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Best Violin Rosins

Most of those who are still starting to play the violin might find it difficult to produce a crisp yet clean sound with only...
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How to Run an Effective Practice Session

Practicing is a way of life for musicians. It begins the first time you pick up your instrument as a beginner and continues throughout...

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How to Sell a Double Bass

With the end of the school year coming soon, you may be wondering how to sell your bass. Whether you are trying to sell your...

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