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What Are Violin Strings Made Of?

October 20, 2021
Let's examine the materials that violin strings are made of. If you're new to the violin, it might be surprising to learn that the sound of your instrument can change drastically by changing the strings. Also, not only there are a lot of different brands but there are also different types of strings that are [...]

Top 13 Best & Most Beautiful Violin Cases of 2021 – Buying Guide

October 13, 2021
Choosing a violin case is always a personal matter, and as such, it is never completely objective. Even the choices I made here were influenced by my personal preferences, though I have taken into consideration opinions from students, and amateur and professional musicians, people who use these cases regularly, and in the descriptions I aim [...]

Violin Soundpost: The Soul of the Instrument

October 7, 2021
You may not see the violin soundpost often, but it’s one of the most important parts of the instrument! What Is the Stick Inside a Violin Called? The stick inside the violin is called the soundpost. The soundpost is a wooden dowel that sits vertically inside the instrument, on the right side of the bridge. It's [...]

Proper Violin Posture in 5 Steps

October 5, 2021
Learning good violin posture is so important because it is the foundation of all playing! Proper posture can be a lifelong journey with adjustments, but it is so important to have a good setup. It allows you to hold the violin up without pain and play better in tune. Playing the violin can be a [...]

The 12 Greatest Composers from the Baroque Period

September 30, 2021
Learn what are the most famous Baroque period composers and what are the most important facts about Baroque music. When talking about the baroque period in music we talk roughly about the period from 1600 to 1750. It was a revolutionary era that saw the rise of polyphony as well as many other techniques in [...]