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The Violin Influences Popular Music

At the beginning of the development of pop music, the musicians gave up on classical instruments. But the Beatles proved as early as the mid-1960s that this was the wrong approach to music. Their hit Yesterday established the violin in pop music. Since then, countless musicians and bands have turned to classical instruments when it […]

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Interesting Facts about the Violin

The Violin is Born It is generally thought that the first violin is said to have come out of the 16th century when a man named Andrea Amati, based in Cremona, Italy was tasked with building a lighter alternative to the then popular lyre, thus the violin was born. Amati is also credited as the […]

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The Buyers Guide for Early Violin Students – Part 3

Now that we’ve covered the basics let us take a look at some excellent brands for you to consider when purchasing your violin. These brands range from student to intermediate and come highly rated within violin playing communities and should hopefully help you to further narrow down that search bracket. Top 5 Brands for Early […]

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The Buyers Guide for Early Violin Students Part 2

Different Levels of Violin Student – A student violin is the lowest level but that doesn’t mean you should turn your nose up at this. These are a great choice for early learners. They are usually made from a lower quality of wood with certain parts made from plastic such as the pegs and the […]

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The Buyers Guide for Early Violin Students – Part 1

The violin is often considered one of the most beautiful sounding instruments in the orchestra, and though it may not be as easy to pick up as say, a guitar or a ukulele there are still thousands that turn to this instrument to master its alluring vibrations.

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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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