Bow hair does break and stretch, and eventually stops engaging the string. Here's what to look and feel for to know if it's time to have your bow rehaired.
For those living in alto clef, here are some of the best loved, and most overlooked, viola works of all time, as chosen by 11 top viola players.
Most cellos have a “problem” note—one pitch that sounds annoyingly different from all the others. It's called a wolf tone, and here's how to tame it.
Good intonation on a stringed instrument is something you can work on from Day One. Here are 14 steps toward building good intonation on violin, viola, cello & bass.
Choosing a bow can be a daunting task, given the multitude of products on the market. Here are several simple points to consider when you venture off to visit your local dealer in search of the perfect stick to suit your needs.
What is rosin? Why is rosin important for a stringed instrument? Here's the answers, plus how to choose the right rosin for your stringed instruments.
Could any violinist rosin up with raw pine sap? What is rosin, anyway? Here's a look at how rosin is made and why it's essential for string players.
18 starter violin outfits—bow and case included—that cost $1,500 or less By Heather K. Scott Students first learning the violin often start with a school ... Read More...
18 starter violin outfits—bow and case included—that cost $1,500 or less by Heather K. Scott Students first learning the violin often start with a school ... Read More...
Shopping for a violin or viola case doesn't have to be a daunting task. Here are some things to look for in a violin or viola case, ranging from $75 to $1,800.