Carving fancy rib inlays on a violin isn’t a sound requirement. It is extra work. It has little bearing on the functionality of the violin. But it is artistically satisfying.
Instruments, Bows, and Gear
State of the Heart(wood): With Pernambuco Conservation Efforts Underway, Makers Search for Other Bow-Wood Options
Pernambuco is renowned as the perfect wood for making bows. What many string players don’t realize is that pernambuco is becoming increasingly rare.
It is the advanced player whose career reflects this kind of versatility that CodaBow was considering when it launched its new Escent bow.
Legendary Louisiana Fiddler Edius Naquin's violin not a notable instrument, a cheaper Strad copy textured with decades of patina, but it had a real presence.
Re-graduation (also known as re-voicing or improving) is when a violin is opened; the top, back, and sides are slightly thinned; and the bass bar is replaced to make the instrument more responsive.
If you’re longing to personalize your musical style—add a little bling to your strings, as it were—here's where you might find just the right gear to make you cheer.
These days, performances on museum instruments have become fairly common. But this wasn't always the case, and the idea still generates controversy amongst some players and curators.
This buyer's guide to notation software for music composition will help you sort through the array of music notation programs and apps to find the right one for your needs.
Pirastro's new Flexocor Deluxe cello strings are designed to make playing the cello a breeze, with emphasis on ease of use for the player.
With innovations fostered by the internet, auctions have become convenient, open, & more democratic. Here are some tips for buying a stringed instrument in an online auction.