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Fiddler and Violin Care 101

Basic Fiddle Care as If It Were a Violin

The source of the fiddle care quotes is Strings Magazine Guide to Common Sense Instrument Care. This is a 32 page booklet I got for $4.95 from Strings Magazine. It was published 1990. Sub Titled,  “How to Look After Your Violin (or Viola or Cello) and Bow.”

 

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Reading Fiddle Music

 Reading Music when You Play the Fiddle

In traditional violin pedagogy reading music is taught right along with learning to play the violin. Books like Tune a Day, String Builder, and All for Strings show the open strings on the music staff first. They have the student play these open strings while looking at the chart for when to change from one string … Read more

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Your Clean Violin

Let’s Celebrate the Clean Violin

If you like the sight of an old violin all caked up with rosin, skip this post. This is about keeping a clean violin that looks good and shows you take good care of it.

Not long ago, one of my students came in to the studio, took out her violin and it looked stunning. It shined like a new … Read more

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