How To

Technique, advice, and tips.

violin being bowed

How to Steady Your Bouncing Bow

Are you having trouble steadying your bow? Try the son filé and parlando exercises detailed here to steady your bouncing bow.
Violin label close up through f hole

An Insider’s Guide to Violin Labels

It often comes as a surprise to learn how unreliable that paper label pasted inside your instrument can be in identifying an instrument's maker, age, and place of origin.
Peg compound

A Primer on Pegs

By Erin Shrader“Pegs don’t get a lot of respect,” says Eric Meyer, a Portland, Oregon, craftsman whose handmade fittings grace some of the world’s great ins... Read More...