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Should self appointed groups have guidelines?
Life in general: I'm using the term self appointed for groups that do not audition and it is left to the individual to decide if they fit in. should these groups have clear goals on things like attendance, rehearsals and performance?
From David McLellan 7 replies - Last 2015-9-3 11:27

Rubbish in the mornings
Technique and Practicing: Anyone else experienced this? Is this a beginner's symptom?
From David Fourie 6 replies - Last 2015-9-3 11:26

Violinists: Recordings and Performances: Milstein/Bach
From Paul King 6 replies - Last 2015-9-3 11:16

Priceless Violins: Keep it or Sell it?
Life in general: What would you do with an absurdly valuable violin?
From Fox Mitchell 66 replies - Last 2015-9-3 10:49

Best videos of great players for studying bow arm technique?
Teaching and Pedagogy: With so many recordings, the camera work is so "arty" you rarely see a decent view of a bow stroke. What are your favourite videos for studying the right arm technique of the great players?
From Geoff Caplan 4 replies - Last 2015-9-3 10:48

Chaconne chords
Technique and Practicing: Playing chaconne chord/melody notes
From malcolm blyth 18 replies - Last 2015-9-3 09:56

Help with arm vibrato
Technique and Practicing: I would like some guidance on better practices for arm vibrato, posture, any some tips that may help me accel. in my goals.
From Wayne Ellerbe 19 replies - Last 2015-9-3 09:24

apps to read / annotate music
Accessories: I want to get rid of paper music!
From John Smith 0 replies - Last 2015-9-3 07:05

Galamian and the octagon above the frog
Technique and Practicing: Where to put the thumb.
From Bud Scott 19 replies - Last 2015-9-3 06:16

Too late too start violin
Life in general: I started violin at 10.. Is this too late?
From Kayla Peckham 10 replies - Last 2015-9-3 06:14

Standard Etude Repertoire
Teaching and Pedagogy: Where do Simon Fischer's books fit into the standard etude repertoire?
From David Fourie 7 replies - Last 2015-9-3 04:43

La Rondes des Lutins
Violinists: Recordings and Performances: This is one of many pieces that I wish to play, in maybe 10 years when I'm better, but I was curious how many people could play it.
From Steven Lee 25 replies - Last 2015-9-3 04:28

How to Evaluate your Progress as a Beginner Adult Violinist?
Technique and Practicing: I need someone to guide me on how to evaluate myself and my progress, I have been playing for only 4 months.Thanks
From Marwa M. 13 replies - Last 2015-9-3 00:14

Women Violin Makers
Instruments: Where are they?
From Wayne Wilkinson 33 replies - Last 2015-9-2 22:03

Modern Violins
Instruments: What modern violins have you found to be quite impressive? Let's say in the price range of about 20,000 and up?
From Igor Yuzefovich 100 replies - Last 2015-9-2 22:01

Violin bows from Shanghai
Instruments: It's well known that there are terrific fiddles coming out of Chinese workshops. After an amazingly good experience buying a violin, I wondered: what about bows?
From Thomas Boyer 61 replies - Last 2015-9-2 15:25

Problem with keeping 4th finger down on 3rd finger trills
Technique and Practicing: Some technical problems with the left hand.
From Shawn Wenren 15 replies - Last 2015-9-2 15:18

Clarity of 4th Finger Trills
Technique and Practicing: I am currently struggling with a problem we have all faced at some point: muddy 4th finger trills. Help would be much appreciated!
From Lily Dunlap 4 replies - Last 2015-9-2 15:16

Senza System
Accessories: new way to string a violin
From Andre Azevedo 3 replies - Last 2015-9-2 15:08

Best Online Teaching For An Adult Beginner.
Schools, Teachers and Camps: The title says it all. Thanks for your help.
From Michael Moodoyan 9 replies - Last 2015-9-2 15:06

Assistance with a couple of No SR playing issues, please
Technique and Practicing: Just having some ongoing difficulties, I wonder if there are some insights here? Thank you in advance for any help.
From sharelle taylor 22 replies - Last 2015-9-2 14:54

Daishin Kashimoto A. Grosz Mozart Sinf. Concertante TODAY Sept.2, 1:30pm ET, 19h30CET, 6:30pm London w/Berlin Philharmonic
Violinists: Recordings and Performances: I hope this show and the archive will be available all over the world, but I can't guarantee it. Keep your fingers crossed.
From Delmar Williams 0 replies - Last 2015-9-2 13:01

Building an etude guide
Technique and Practicing: What do all those etudes do for your playing? How do you know if you don't have a teacher and there isn't a guide? Can we pool our knowledge to create an etude directory?
From Liz Brown 0 replies - Last 2015-9-2 13:01

Orchestral Addiction
Life in general: Does anyone else get that giddy rush of excitement for the beginning of an orchestra rehearsal?
From Lily Dunlap 6 replies - Last 2015-9-2 01:26

When to Start?
Teaching and Pedagogy: What is the ideal age for one to start the violin?
From Lily Dunlap 6 replies - Last 2015-9-2 00:26

Please help, do we speak up, change teachers or not?
Teaching and Pedagogy: I want to know if professional teachers out there thinks my child is with the right teacher.
From Chongwei Yeung 27 replies - Last 2015-9-1 19:33

How would you bow this Jig One Horned Sheep?
Technique and Practicing: Tune called One Horned Sheep has an interesting string crossing and wondering about bow direction.
From David McLellan 31 replies - Last 2015-9-1 14:47

William Whedbee violin 2004
Instruments: Beautiful violin for sale 2004. William Whedbee
From Lynn Rosen 0 replies - Last 2015-9-1 09:11

Facebook Rarities
Repertoire: Chamber and string&orchestra selected rarities
From carlos majlis 0 replies - Last 2015-9-1 09:11

Gorgeous 2003 William Whedbee Violin - For Sale
Commercial notices: in perfect condition
From Seon-Young Chung 2 replies - Last 2015-8-31 22:03

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