Posts Tagged ‘Guide’

How To Tune a Violin

How To Tune a Violin

This is an essential activity before playing anything. Bear in mind that your violin is basically constructed from materials that can react to changes in temperature, humidity etc (it is wood), and is built with some flexibility in its structure. Add to this the variables of the strings – new or old? (new strings need to settle down a little before the stay in tune). Metal core, synthetic core or

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How To Choose A Violin

How To Choose A Violin

As a person becomes a more experienced and hopefully better violin player this will become less of a

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What Wood Makes Your Violin Special?

What Wood Makes Your Violin Special?

Knowing about how the violin is constructed can give you a better understanding of where its beautiful sound and individual ‘voice’ comes from. Wood obviously makes up the most part of the violin, and seasoned wood from older trees is preferred by violin makers. It is also important that the wood used in violins cut in a way that gives it extra strength e.g. the wood used is ‘quarter sawn’

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Test Your Violin History Knowledge

Test Your Violin History Knowledge

The instrument from that we recognise today as a ‘Violin’ emerged over 500 years ago from Italy. The

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