Product Review Videos

Zlata reviews violin bows, cases, shoulder rests, chinrests, tuners, books and much more

After running a violin shop for over 10 years, she loves to give you honest advice

Zither Violin Stand Review

Zither Violin Stand Review

With a violin stand you practice more, as you can grab your violin easily! I review this beautiful solid mahogany stand for violin and viola with bow holder

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CodaBow Diamond NX vs Zlata Carbon Violin Bow Review | Violin Lounge TV #289

CodaBow Diamond NX vs Zlata Carbon Violin Bow Review | Violin Lounge TV #289

Comparison of two violin bows in the $ 300 price class Carbon fiber makes it possible to get a very decent bow for this price In this video I demonstrate the sound and how the bows behave in different bowing techniques: When you are playing the violin for a while,...

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Tower Strings Rockstar Beginner Violin Review

Tower Strings Rockstar Beginner Violin Review

What to look for when buying a cheap beginner violin outfit? In this video I explain all about what makes a good violin with an example below $ 200:

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CodaBow Prodigy vs Zlata Carbon Violin Bow Review | Violin Lounge TV #286

CodaBow Prodigy vs Zlata Carbon Violin Bow Review | Violin Lounge TV #286

When you are looking for an upgrade of your violin bow, I'm comparing two very interesting bows today

Both bows are around $ 300 making them ideal as a better student bow

Carbon fiber makes it possible to get a very decent bow in this price class

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Why I Bought a $ 8,000 Violin Bow

Why I Bought a $ 8,000 Violin Bow

...and why you should have a good bow too! With a good bow you get the optimal sound from your violin and you develop your bowing technique

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Gewa Air 1.7 Violin Case Review | Violin Lounge TV #278

Gewa Air 1.7 Violin Case Review | Violin Lounge TV #278

Are you looking for a compact and light violin case that looks good and protects your instrument very well? In this video I review the Gewa Air 1.7 case.

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DVD Review: The Secrets of Tone Production by Simon Fischer | Violin Lounge TV #274

DVD Review: The Secrets of Tone Production by Simon Fischer | Violin Lounge TV #274

Review of the DVD box created by Simon Fischer about making a beautiful sound on your violin by playing with proportions. Improve your bowing technique by balancing weight, speed and contact point.

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Trala App Review: Violin Lessons on your Phone | Violin Lounge TV #269

Trala App Review: Violin Lessons on your Phone | Violin Lounge TV #269

In this video I review the Trala App which provides violin lessons on your phone, checks if you're playing in tune and tells you if you should play the note higher or lower.

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How a good violin bow can make you bow like a pro | Violin Lounge TV #261

How a good violin bow can make you bow like a pro | Violin Lounge TV #261

Interview with Bernd Müsing, owner and inventor of Arcus bows in Germany

Well, it just a stick with hair, isn't it?

Then... why did I just save and work hard for years to get myself a € 8.000 ($ 9.400) brand new violin bow... made out of carbon fiber?

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[Video] Practice makes Perfect… does it? Practice Journal Review | Violin Lounge TV #258

[Video] Practice makes Perfect… does it? Practice Journal Review | Violin Lounge TV #258

Do you have specific goals when you practice?

Do you track your progress daily?

In this episode of Violin Lounge TV I review the Practice Journal, in which you can set specific goals for your practice and track your progress.

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String Review: Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold and No 1 E string vs Warchal Amber | Violin Lounge TV #254

String Review: Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold and No 1 E string vs Warchal Amber | Violin Lounge TV #254

After using Warchal Amber for a while I've switched to Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold combined with the No 1 E string.

I've always love the warm and rich sound of the Ambers, but the Pirastro's give me a better response on the (golden) G string and generally have a larger tone.

Watch this video for the full review:

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[Video] Zlata’s Gear: What Violin, Bow, Strings etc do I have? | Violin Lounge TV #250

[Video] Zlata’s Gear: What Violin, Bow, Strings etc do I have? | Violin Lounge TV #250

This episode is a little bit different, because instead of teaching you how to play violin, I'm going to share what violin, bow, case and other stuff I use personally.

I tell you all about my violin, bow, case, shoulder rest, chinrest, strings, orchestra mute, rosin, tailpiece, tuner and even what I use for cleaning and caring.

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[Video] Orchestra Mute Review (Tourte, Bech and Alpine) | Violin Lounge TV #244

[Video] Orchestra Mute Review (Tourte, Bech and Alpine) | Violin Lounge TV #244

I demonstrate several types of orchestra mutes for violin and explain the advantages and disadvantages of each.

This episode is specifically about orchestra mutes to play con sordino in an orchestra.

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How to Adjust Your Shoulder Rest and Play Comfortably | Violin & Viola TV #218

How to Adjust Your Shoulder Rest and Play Comfortably | Violin & Viola TV #218

In this video I show you several ways to adjust your shoulder rest, so it matches the shape of your body and fits like a glove.

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Wolf Forte Secundo Shoulder Rest Review | Violin & Viola TV #204

Wolf Forte Secundo Shoulder Rest Review | Violin & Viola TV #204

In this episode I’m going to review a product that I’ve been using for almost twenty years and that is an all time favorite amongst my students and clients. It’s the Wolf Forte Secundo shoulder rest.

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What Violin or Viola Case do you Need? Why I Choose Gewa Maestro | Violin & Viola TV #202

What Violin or Viola Case do you Need? Why I Choose Gewa Maestro | Violin & Viola TV #202

Violin & Viola TV episode 202 is all about what case you need. Of course it depends on what you need to use it for. In the video I show you different cases and tell you all about it.

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VLM Augustin Diamond Shoulder Rest Review

VLM Augustin Diamond Shoulder Rest Review

In this episode of Violin & Viola TV I review the VLM (Viva la Musica) Augustin Diamond shoulder rest. Since some years I am using this shoulder rest after using a Wolf Forte Secundo for almost twenty years. Lots of people are interested in what I use and why.

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10 Point Checklist for Your Violin or Viola Case

10 Point Checklist for Your Violin or Viola Case

This episode of Violin & Viola TV gives you a 10 point checklist for your violin or viola case. To keep your instrument in a good state it’s important to have a good case.

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Wolf Maestro Chinrest Review

Wolf Maestro Chinrest Review

In this episode I review the Wolf Maestro chinrest. Lots of people ask me what chinrest and shoulder rest I use and why. Some months ago I have bought this new chinrest and I would like to let you know my thoughts about it.

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Book Tip: How to Find Time, Money and Energy for Playing the Violin or Viola

Book Tip: How to Find Time, Money and Energy for Playing the Violin or Viola

The Number ONE reason why most people fail to every learn to play the violin or viola decently is because they (think they) don't have enough time to practice.

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