HOW TO CHOOSE A VIOLIN CASE

A violin case is a must – so let go of any idea that cases are optional. The fragility of string instruments, particularly violins and violas, requires an extra layer of protection whenever the instrument isn’t in use. 

The case…

TIPS FOR CARRYING YOUR BASS WITHOUT HURTING YOURSELF

String musicians take great care with their posture and playing technique to prevent stress- or overuse injuries. Those who play the upright bass must take extra precautions before ever removing the instrument from the case due to its large, heavy…

TOP 10 LOVE SONGS ON THE VIOLIN

The much-celebrated wedding website, The Knot, recently published a roster with some of the best love songs of all time. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we can’t think of a better gift for our string musicians than a…

HOW TO PROTECT YOU AND YOUR STRING INSTRUMENT DURING FLU SEASON

ith the flu season upon us, and in particular, the spread of COVID-19, we thought it a good idea to pass along recommendations from various experts about how to protect yourself and your string instrument to minimize inadvertently spreading viruses…

WHEN ARE YOUR VIOLIN STRINGS WORN OUT?

Unlike violins, which can sound beautifully for centuries when well-cared for, violin strings need to be replaced regularly. If you don’t change them as needed, the strings will sound duller, less resonant, and may even fray or snap causing potential…

5 TIPS FOR ADVANCED SONGWRITING

Remember when you were new to songwriting, and your GarageBand app was your best friend? Well, all that time, creative energy, and recording practice has paid off. You’re finally in the “advanced songwriting realm,” which means it’s time to take…

SUMMER READING FOR STUDENT MUSICIANS

Among life’s simple pleasures, summer reading is right up there. Just the thought of relaxing in the sand, on the porch, or under a nice shading tree with some good titles is enough to make you wish for an endless…

WHY MUSIC CAN KEEP YOUR MIND HEALTHY

s there anything more universal than music? It comforts us when we’re sad, and we use it to celebrate in times of joy. Music helps us power through chores and long trips. For musicians, you don’t have to be a…

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HOW DOES COLD WEATHER AFFECT YOUR VIOLIN?

Does your violin sound a bit more nasal or tinny when you play it during the winter? Perhaps your instrument feels a bit tight, and you get more aggressive with it. 

Both of these conditions happen in winter when the…

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10 TOP MODERN HOLIDAY SONGS FOR STRING INSTRUMENTS

hile holiday classics are "classic" for a reason, it can be mind numbing to play the same songs over and over, year after year. We understand your frustration. 

Thus, one of our holiday gifts to you is this list of…