Selecting a chin rest for violin or viola goes beyond accepting what came with your instrument. The right fit with this small accessory can make a big difference.
Instruments, Bows, and Gear
Every musician has his or her own particular comfort zone, but the trick is to find the comfort zone in a range that is also healthy and to learn how to recognize when things are out of whack.
Here's how to know when to get your violin or cello bow fixed and why you should do it.
Is a one-piece back really better than two? A violin maker explains how to see the forest through the trees.
What are the advantages and disadvantages to carbon-fiber cellos, violins, violas and basses? How do they sound? Here's a buyer's guide to carbon-fiber instruments.