By Matt Wehling | From the November-December 2021 issue of Strings magazine Strings Magazine recently asked bow maker Matt Wehling: Of all the instruments t... Read More...
Instruments, Bows, and Gear
A dream convinced him to learn the fiddle. Now violin maker Jonathan Cooper of Acoustic Artisans makes instruments for modern performance needs
What sorts of instruments manage to exhibit investment growth? Let’s talk about investing in that violin with this player's guide to instrument appreciation.
Strings magazine recently asked Mark E. Russell ff all the violins that have passed through his hands, which one does he most wish he could have kept?
When Nathaniel Robinson opens his case, a Felice Guadagnini (grandson of G.B.) violin is waiting there. But he almost missed out on this once-in-a-lifetime instrument.
Bows have undergone an amazing transformation over the centuries, varying in size, shape, material, and function. Understanding the history will help guide you in your quest for just the right style of bow for you
While he makes modern bows, Richard Riggall’s specialty is early bows, primarily of the Baroque era. It is a mystifying and, for him, exceedingly satisfying endeavor.
Finally, you have the time (and the money) to invest in a violin that makes your heart sing. Here's how adult string students can get started in their search.
There is no magic shoulder rest that will make you a better player, but here's how to find the right violin shoulder rest and ensure it’s fitted correctly.
By Laurence Vittes The cello may look indestructible, but this instrument needs a lot of care and maintenance. Caring for your cello can feel like a full-ti... Read More...