Violin Articles

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What Chinrest and Shoulder Rest I Use and Why

What Chinrest and Shoulder Rest I Use and Why

Now I play the violin comfortably without pain. Read how I picked and adjusted my current chinrest and shoulder rest and what you should look for:

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Silver or Gold Mounted Violin Bow: Why does it Matter?

Silver or Gold Mounted Violin Bow: Why does it Matter?

When looking to buy a violin bow, it's hard to find the real differences. Are you confused by silver and gold mounting and what to choose? Read all about it

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How to Find Discipline to Practice the Violin

How to Find Discipline to Practice the Violin

You don't need to push yourself every day to learn to play the violin. You can get fast progress without discipline. Use this strategy instead:

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Why you get Stuck in your Violin Progress

Why you get Stuck in your Violin Progress

Do you feel your violin playing has reached a plateau? Are you afraid that 'this is all' and that you lack the talent? Here are my tips to get progress now:

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Technique vs Musicality: Which One is Learnable?

Technique vs Musicality: Which One is Learnable?

We often think that technique is just a trick you learn, while musicality is the artistry that can't be taught. I think it's exactly the other way around:

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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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