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A Beginner’s Guide to Tuning Your Cello

Tuning should be the first activity you complete with your cello every day, or every time you get the instrument out. Here's a beginner's guide to tuning your cello.
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Am I Too Old to Learn Violin?

Have you ever wondered if you're too old to play violin? The instrument is never off limits because of age. Here are some tips to get started on violin as an adult.

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Gear Guide for Adult Amateur String Players

Even if you’ve been playing for years, it can be useful now and again to peruse a gear refresher. Here you’ll find some quick, easy tips about selecting strings, chin rests, cases, and bows. Choosing the Right Violin Strings Trying…


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Music as a Constant: Finding My Own Way to a Musical Life

By Erin Holt | From the January/February 2020 issue of Strings Magazine My hand is shaking so much I’m afraid I won’t be able to hold the whole-note double-stops that open the first movement of the Schumann Piano Quartet in…