Classical violinist Zlata reviews violin bows, apps, chinrests and shoulder rests, practice journals and more!
Learn all about handy new stuff to help you play the violin beautifully and comfortably
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.
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.
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?
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.
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:
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.
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.
In this episode I will hold your hand and guide you through my 200+ free video lessons on my website. I hope you can find what you need quickly and spend your time watching my video lessons as effective as possible.
This episode is all about rosin!
Without rosin your bow doesn’t make a sound, as the horse hair will silently slide over the string. Rosin is an important detail of your violin or viola playing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you have to tilt your head a lot while playing violin, your spine goes out of balance and you can feel pain through your whole body. Here’s how to avoid this.
This week I would like to share a personal story with you, as this week’s video is the first I made with my new old German violin. Sometimes you don’t find an instrument, but an instrument finds you and this was the case for me. A man came into my violin shop with...
In this episode I review a new product for violinists and violists: the D’addario NS Micro Tuner for violin and viola. You can place this device on your instrument and according to D’Addario this device can serve you in three ways: You can tune your violin or viola...
Do you know what a Wrist Rascal is and how it can help you to improve your intonation, vibrato and position play? In this episode of Violin Lounge TV I interview Paul Reynolds, violist and inventor of the Wrist Rascal. He couldn’t stand the collapsed left wrists of...
This episode of Violin Lounge TV is all about stage fright and the solutions. It’s about playing confidently. Some time ago I did a survey amongst my viewers and the word ‘confidence’ appeared lots of times. Among the responders there were very different levels of...