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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 to tell from the violin than from its tone. The most expensive violins have rich stories hidden on their wood and strings. Many notable virtuosos...
renting or buying stringed instruments

Should You Buy or Rent a Musical Instrument?

With rental season starting soon, you may be wondering whether you should be buying or renting an instrument. The answer is not simple and usually requires weighing not only the upfront monetary cost, but whether the student will continue playing for years to come or stop three months into starting. Buying a...
violin microphone

Best Violin Microphones and Pickups

If you play classical violin, you 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...
Kun Original 4/4 Violin Shoulder Rest

Best Violin Shoulder Rests and Pads 2024

Shoulder rests are an optional component of the violin, sitting between your shoulder the bottom of the violin. They provide support, helping to hold up the violin so that your extended left arm does not have to hold up weight in addition to moving to sound notes. Despite being...
best violin strings

10 Best Violin Strings & Sets – 2024 Review

Buying violin strings may seem like a routine that you have to go through every six months to a year, but it doesn't have to be. With the cost of violin strings sets rising every year it's important to make sure that your spending money on the best violin...
Best Violin Concertos

10 Best Violin Concertos of All The Time

American Grammy award winner violinist, Mr. Joshua David Bell once was quoted saying “When you play a violin piece, you are a storyteller, and you are telling a story.” In the Baroque period, the solo violin concerto was formed and highly praised by the leading composers. As the time passed...
Best Orchestra Chairs

Best Orchestra Chairs 2024

Finding the perfect orchestra chair is challenging. Some are uncomfortable, others too expensive. We've tried to make it easier to find the perfect orchestra chair by curating a list of the best orchestra chairs. Read on to find out which ones we like most. Overall Best Orchestra Chair ADJUSTRITE Musician's Chair A...
Best Violin Books

Best Violin Books for Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced Violinists

Do you have a child who just started learning the violin? Do you teach beginner pianists? One of the very best ways to get a young student excited about learning a musical instrument is to get them playing songs that they like, know, or can at least recognize. Even...
playing violin

The Hardest Violin Pieces

If someone offers to teach you how to play a musical instrument, which one do you pick? For many people, the high chances are that they’ll go for violin. Why? Violin is what makes classical music sound melodious since it is the highest string instrument. Besides, it is one...
What Is Pizzicato

What Is Pizzicato?

In order to get a clear understanding of this musical technique, the first question that needs to be answered is what is pizzicato exactly? Pizzicato is simply a playing style that involves plucking a stringed instrument with the fingers instead of using a bow or a pick. How to Play...
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