Violin Articles

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You are NOT Allowed to do THIS on the Violin

You are NOT Allowed to do THIS on the Violin

Where do the rules about violin hold, bow hold and other technique come from and should you follow when they don't work for you?

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What to Play and Look for When Buying a Violin Bow?

What to Play and Look for When Buying a Violin Bow?

How to try out violin bows and find your ideal bow? In this article you'll learn how to discover the differences and the exact phrases I play:

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Violin Self Study Tips: Learn to Play the Violin Fast

Violin Self Study Tips: Learn to Play the Violin Fast

Can you teach yourself how to play the violin?
Can you learn to play the violin without a teacher?
Look, whether you have a teacher or not: in violin playing we’re ALL self taught. Here are some tips:

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How to Play Viola as a Violinist?

How to Play Viola as a Violinist?

With almost the same playing technique as your violin, you can easily pick up a deep and warm sounding instrument: the viola!

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Different Types of Violins

Different Types of Violins

What kind of violin is the best choice for you?
In this article I describe the different types of violins and related instruments

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History of the Violin

History of the Violin

How did the violin you have in your hands today evolve through the ages? The violin was first made in early 16th century Italy. Read it's history here:

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Color your Sound by Bowing on Different Contact Points

Color your Sound by Bowing on Different Contact Points

By bowing on different spots on the string of your violin, you can create different sound colors. In this article I explain how and when to do this:

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24 Violin Bowing Techniques

24 Violin Bowing Techniques

With the violin bow you're an artist painting with sound colors. In this article I explain 24 different bowing techniques for you to play with:

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You Can NOT Learn to Play the Violin from YouTube

You Can NOT Learn to Play the Violin from YouTube

Yup, this is coming from a popular YouTube teacher. Here's why I respectfully disagree with the Online Piano and Violin Tutor:

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History of the Violin Bow

History of the Violin Bow

The bow to a violin is like the voice to a singer. However, in the past violinists threw away bows as garbage when they were broken or old. Read more:

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