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Are Yamaha violins good?

If you ask two experienced violins players, the answer is a simple answer: they are very good, and they have a wide range, as do all Yamaha violins I know. Now, let’s see if this information can be applied to other models in the Yamaha family and to other brands of vintage violins. To start […]

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Why violin is the hardest instrument?

The easiest way is: What’s the number 1 of all 3 instruments? (2,1 or 1,1,1) The number 1 for violin is 3. If the 2 (or 1,1,1) is the hardest instrument to play, it is obvious the 2 is the number 1. But if it’s the 1,1,1 of the 3 that people don’t get it […]

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What age should you start violin lessons?

You should start taking lessons at your youngest age. You don’t have to get a formal violin lesson. You can play and play on the violin yourself, even when you’re in your 20s. The difference between a formal teacher and a casual musician is the student gets more control and flexibility. But even if you […]

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What makes a violin bow expensive?

It takes many years to develop one, and sometimes the owner will only play it for a few days. In that time, it will age and break. Therefore, it has to be purchased as cheaply as possible. If the owner has a violin bow, he wants it today. Now we have to find a buyer. […]

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Should you clean violin strings?

When it comes to cleaning your strings, some players, like myself, prefer to have little clean-up work done before they start playing a note. I find that the effort required to clean a string is usually far too much for a quick fix. In addition, some players find that string cleaning can be rather tedious. […]

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Is Cello harder than piano?

Maybe… I wouldn’t know if I tried. A few things need to be said about this. A Cello is not hard to play, as I explained to you on the first page of this tutorial. It’s hard to play when the body is too rigid. This means you can’t play a Cello like a piano […]

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What key is a violin in?

A key is one of two things: it acts as a conductor for strings in the tuning fork, by setting the pitch (volume, length and colour) it allows the bow to move across the strings – for example it can play a tune (in which case a string is playing) or it can simply be […]

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What is the easiest instrument to teach yourself?

Well before I started doing it, it was only the easiest song I could perform. I did it with one hand on the keys and everything. I just got that in my head – not knowing how to play the guitar. But it took me a fair distance from learning to play to knowing how […]

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How much does a violin cost?

Songs are expensive instruments. The violin, or harp, or whatever you wanna call it, comes with an upfront cost. The instrument is built and tuned before any strings are put on it. Then, even if the instrument is not in perfect performance condition, the price is still very reasonable. This means that, if a customer […]