Violin Discussion Board
String crossing vs shifting
Technique and Practicing: Just like to know how most people decide on whether to string cross or shift
From Thuan Seah Tan 0 replies - Last 2013-5-25 22:33
Another Viola String Inquiry
Viola: Which viola string set do you produce the warmest sound with or which set have you seen around most often? Also, what good A strings are out on the market currently besides the typical Larsen and Jargar?
From Kenny Young 23 replies - Last 2013-5-25 22:32
From which piece is this melody?
Repertoire: Please tell me the original piece to which this well-known melodic line belongs
From jean dubuisson 10 replies - Last 2013-5-25 18:36
Abuse of Young Musicians in Music Schools
Schools, Teachers and Camps: A follow on from the Chetham`s Saga.
From John Cadd 5 replies - Last 2013-5-25 18:26
Is a shoulder rest necessary for children?
Teaching and Pedagogy: My daughter is in the University of Texas String Project and they say they're kicking her out unless she uses a shoulder rest. Is that reasonable?
From Aurelio Christian 73 replies - Last 2013-5-25 18:11
Symphonic recordings: Do you hear the concertmaster?
Violinists: Recordings and Performances: Hearing carefully you can often single out a particular violin voice out of the first violin section.
From jean dubuisson 13 replies - Last 2013-5-25 17:59
Requesting advice from Musafia owners
Accessories: I would like advice from owners of Musafia violin cases concerning options they recommend or do not recommend.
From Gary Voelkers 8 replies - Last 2013-5-25 17:01
Vasa Prihoda and Francescatti bow hold
Technique and Practicing: Any of you know how either of the two held their bows?
From Zanjia Tan 0 replies - Last 2013-5-25 16:27
Best recording of Meditation from Thais
Violinists: Recordings and Performances: Youtube.com has a few. Gitlis is wild and Mutter is luscious. What is your favorite and why?
From Monelle Malkine Richmond 36 replies - Last 2013-5-25 16:26
Instruments: Inquiry on a particular violin maker- Bruno Montagne
From Kenny Lin 0 replies - Last 2013-5-25 10:15
Do You Think That A Basic Violin Is Ok For A Beginner To Use?
Instruments: What kind of violin is recommended for a beginner?
From Marie Corr 33 replies - Last 2013-5-25 09:06
English violin sonatas
Repertoire: Wanted: Well loved, tried and tested patriotic sonatas like Elgar's, for example.
From Thessa Tang 13 replies - Last 2013-5-25 06:44
What kind of violin strings do you use?
Accessories: I'm looking into experimenting with different types of strings. Any recommendations?
From Emma Otto 29 replies - Last 2013-5-25 06:02
: Really a revolutionary chin rest developed by Boris Sverdlik. If interested in a new chin rest its worth your time to investigate.
From Charles Bott 18 replies - Last 2013-5-25 05:09
Carbon fiber vs. Pernambuco bow comparison
Instruments: I need your input since I may be upgrading my bow
From Dave Osbun 90 replies - Last 2013-5-25 04:17
Kennedy's Melody in the Wind
Repertoire: Looking for sheetmusic of Melody in the Wind
From Ciara Clancy 1 reply - Last 2013-5-25 04:11
How to Avoid Mental Blocks in Performances
Technique and Practicing: How do I stop a memory lapse in a rehearsal from affecting a performance? In general, how what do you recommend for staying in the present and forgetting the past?
From Gregory Lewis 18 replies - Last 2013-5-25 03:55
Violin by Lorenzo Locatelli
Instruments: I need opinions about this violin maker and price, is this violin worth what they ask for it?
From Andy Layton 50 replies - Last 2013-5-25 00:14
String Review: Lenzner Protos
Accessories: Tried this little-known string. So what do you get for GBP 12.00 EUR 14.00, USD 18.00? More than you might expect!
From Geoff Caplan 2 replies - Last 2013-5-24 15:39
LIVE VIDEO New Concertmaster Detroit Symphony Plays Brahms Concerto Fri. May 24, 10:45am ET,745PT..16h45 Central European
Violinists: Recordings and Performances: I don't think that this show will be archived unless it happens to be on medici.tv
From Delmar Williams 2 replies - Last 2013-5-24 15:36
Motivation to Keep Practising
Technique and Practicing: Motivation to get the violin out and practise is my biggest bug-bear! Once I start I get motivated though. Vibrato and 4th finger playing is my current mountain to climb! Would love to hear from others at this stage of playing :)
From Marie Corr 28 replies - Last 2013-5-24 15:01
Lanner Maria Waltz -- sheet music
Repertoire: I heard a great waltz on the radio Lanner Maria Waltz op 143 played by the Biedermeier Ensemble. it sounded like it was played essentially by violin solo.
From tom utsch 2 replies - Last 2013-5-24 12:18
The STRAD Magazine
Schools, Teachers and Camps: An 18 year collection available 1996 - April 2013
From Andrew Victor 0 replies - Last 2013-5-24 07:04
Russian bow hold
Teaching and Pedagogy: question between the benefits of different bow holds.
From Shawn Boucke 12 replies - Last 2013-5-24 05:00
LIVE(NO arch) audio fr/Philly Shaham plays Brahms Concerto Fri. May 24 at 2pm Eastern, 11amPT, 20h Central European
Violinists: Recordings and Performances: This show will NOT be archived. You must listen LIVE on Friday May 24th.
From Delmar Williams 1 reply - Last 2013-5-24 04:23
Show piece for viola
Repertoire: Looking for a piece for viola that is similar to Csardas
From Shawn Boucke 8 replies - Last 2013-5-24 03:58
A telepathic bow
Instruments: Have you played, or do you have, a bow that you can't feel in your hand and responds to your every wish without you having to do anything?
From Carlo Ballara 14 replies - Last 2013-5-23 19:46
Viola Orchestra teachers/coaches
Viola: I'm a violist and am researching/looking for the "go to person" to learn viola orchestral repertoire in the Tri-State area. I'm interested in learning of a person who has a track record of students who win orchestra jobs. Please help! Thank you.
From Joshua Burgos 7 replies - Last 2013-5-23 19:37
Titanic violin found back
News: First violinist Wallace Hartley's corpse had been found with his violin (in the case) strapped to his body. The violin was sold and has now been found back in an attic.
From jean dubuisson 6 replies - Last 2013-5-23 16:26
Chethams School of Music
Schools, Teachers and Camps: Facts and figures are spilling out on the news about abuse in Chethams Music School in Manchester. 6 Suicides already and Ten teachers are being investigate. What is the world coming to ?
From John Cadd 100 replies - Last 2013-5-23 15:46
Jean Werro violins Berne Switzerland
Instruments: Any info available on Jean Werro violins
From Mark Clement 0 replies - Last 2013-5-23 15:34
Tricks For Memorising Music?
Technique and Practicing: I am trying currently to memorise the music when playing jigs so that I can concentrate on the actual playing and speed up my performance. Does anyone have helpful hints for doing this?
From Marie Corr 20 replies - Last 2013-5-23 11:48
Pure gut violin strings
Accessories: Pure gut violin strings
From Jayme Herbert 8 replies - Last 2013-5-23 11:43
Has anyone ever tried a violin from Infinite Strings
Instruments: Is Infinite Strings good?
From Nathan Kim 2 replies - Last 2013-5-23 06:31
violin sonata suggestions
Repertoire: do u know any violin sonatas in the french impressionist era? i dont want to generalize any composers, but id like a sonata composed in that style and genre. thanks
From Joseph Jung 15 replies - Last 2013-5-23 06:03
How to go from good to great
Technique and Practicing: How to be better than good
From Meghan Faw 56 replies - Last 2013-5-22 20:03
College Rep-Please Help
Competitions: Should I choose to play a not so hard concerto with Paganini or a hard concerto without Paganini?
From Meghan Faw 6 replies - Last 2013-5-22 20:01
Do your instruments have names?
Life in general: I name my violins and bows. Is this typical or odd?
From Mikel Foos 72 replies - Last 2013-5-22 17:56
Do I get it repaired?
Instruments: Do I get it fixed?
From Pat Brown 16 replies - Last 2013-5-22 15:39
How do you practise octaves?
Technique and Practicing: Jay's thread inspired me to open a specific thread on practising octaves:
From Teresa Colombo 12 replies - Last 2013-5-22 15:07
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