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The World’s Largest Violin and Other Wacky Instruments

World’s Largest Fiddle Back in the 1930s an elderly gardener in the town of Ironia in New Jersey decided to take those green thumbs and turn them to violin making. Perhaps a seemingly strange turn for a gardener to take but nothing that sets off alarm bells. That being said it was no ordinary violin […]

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Surprising Celebrity Violinists

Fame and the paparazzi are an expected part of life for celebrities. The talents of those who live in the limelight extend beyond our imagination. They are accustomed to facing obstacles, rolling with the punches and exploring their creativity. We have seen screen personalities arrive on stage to show their diversity and multiplicity. Most celebrities […]

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A Luthier in the Making

Our chosen profession and hobbies ideally reflect our inner depth and passion for our craft. The world of music holds a diverse grouping of opportunities from a front and center view to a behind the scenes look. Musicians and artists play their instruments of choice. From the strings to their well-pitched voice, music is known […]

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The Early Pioneers of Violin Making

Gasparo da Salo (1542-1609) Born Gasparo Bertolotti in Salo Italy (hence the later used name) Gasparo is one of history’s earliest and best-known luthiers. He turned the crafting of bowed instruments into an artform, producing many violins, violas and even grand double basses, of which he was an expert player, that would go on to […]

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Taking Steps to Play the Violin Professionally

Landing your dream job takes preparation and the right qualifications. A qualifying degree is earned within a few years and can exceed a decades worth of studying. Considering a career in music takes dedication and perseverance. If your dream is to become a professional Violinist, the first thing you must do is make a commitment. […]

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The Signature Occasion of The Violin

It is hard not to get drawn into the song of the Violin strings. The stoic yet soft stream of notes creates an ambiance unlike any other instrument. The sound of a violin offers a detailed story without uttering a single word. The heightened pitches and slowly drawn melody paints the picture of romance, drama […]

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A Violins Importance in The Orchestra

There is nothing more mystifying or magical than the sounds of an orchestra. The melody is in precise harmony and are displayed meticulously throughout the program. There are several instruments and tones for every piece they play. The orchestra gained a persistent structure in the Baroque period. It was during this musical era we saw […]

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The Benefits of Playing the Violin

Classical compositions are intrigued with the senses and artistry. There have been studies to accommodate theories that place the harmonies from musical instruments in a healing connotation. It is suggested that plants thrive in an environment that play classical genres. Babies who hear the sounds before and after their born are markedly calmer and less […]

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The Best Age to Learn the Violin

The old saying, “they are set in their ways” has much more than stubborn behaviors behind it. There is a science to the adage that looks deeper into the topic. This is the same reason musicians often start to learn at a younger age. The Violin is an instrument of precision. An acute application is […]

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The Tales and Truths of The Red Violin

There is some truth to the tales we know as fiction. Whether it is the moral of the story or a weaving of events that makes a resonating impression, the result is usually a mesmerizing account. This is true of the famous Red Mendelssohn. Crafted in 1720 by Stradivari himself, we find the Violin playing […]

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