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“Violins of Hope” Immortalize Music of Holocaust Musicians

While not intrinsically great instruments, Jewish-owned violins, cellos and violas that somehow survived the concentration camps live on in concert. Among the many perverse facts of the Holocaust is ..
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Wolf Tones and What to Do About Them

The physics of music matters, particularly when a cello, bass or violin produces an unintended sound. Understand how it works to fix it. There are many reasons why education policy experts encourage ..
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The Lowdown on the Viola and Violin Shoulder Rest

Violinists are split on if the shoulder rest helps or hurts their play. Medical professionals recommend it for people with sore necks and shoulders. The sound a violinist produces, as well as the ..
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Fibonacci Series and Stradivarius Instruments

Math is intrinsic to music. But what’s truly fascinating is how the designs of fine violins, flowers and huge galaxies connect to Fibonacci’s Golden Ratio. The Fibonacci Series might ..
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Types of Hair Used for Stringed Instrument Bows

Synthetic bow hair is unthinkable to most violin players and makers. But given the delicacy of natural horsehair, the synthetic option has some appeal. This is a question in the worlds of fashion, in .
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The “Other” Instruments of Antonio Stradivari

The legendary violinmaker didn’t limit his enterprise, producing many other types of stringed instruments. A few survive, are playable, and are highly valued. The event, the Tokyo Stradivarius ..
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Protecting Your Stringed Instrument from Extreme Weather

Violins and other instruments are like children, needing protection from unkind elements. Extreme temperatures and humidity pose the biggest threats. For every thing there is a season. The only thing .
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In Violinmaking, the Age of the Wood Matters

It starts with mature, old growth trees and then requires a long time of natural drying. With stringed instruments such as violins, age is an advantage. Much is made of the fine violins made long ..
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Accessories for the Beginner Violin Player

There are several items the stringed instrument musician should acquire early in his or her training. It enables better play from the start. The violin is perhaps among the most beautiful of musical .
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Authentication and Certification of Fine Stringed Instruments

An especially knowledgeable violinmaker can identify the origin of a violin. This goes beyond an appraisal – a certificate of authenticity applies to insuring a fine instrument. The enduringly .
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