Violin Discussion Board
Help with electric violins?
Instruments: No idea what to do about this.
From Rosemary Alter 2 replies - Last 2012-5-9 11:59
Violinist Roman Totenberg (1911-2012
News: Student of Carl Flesch, Georges Enesco and Pierre Monteux, he won many awards and had a long solo career followed by a long teaching career.
From Laurie Niles 2 replies - Last 2012-5-9 10:29
Touching two strings
Technique and Practicing: Touching two strings muddies my sound
From Dave Bazell 5 replies - Last 2012-5-9 05:05
Oops - 20 Million $ Strad Cello Broken
News: Stradivarius cello worth 20million $ broken slipped from a table during a photo shoot
From Shiv Dinkar 11 replies - Last 2012-5-9 04:53
How do you play Dynamics? (accurately and musically)
Technique and Practicing: How do you play Dynamics?
From Angelica Cantu 22 replies - Last 2012-5-8 16:12
Heinrich Ernst Caprices vs. Paganini Caprices
Performing: what's "better"
From nigel le 20 replies - Last 2012-5-8 12:12
Ida Haendel's Sleeping Beauty
Instruments: What's the story behind the various attributed dates to Ida Haendel's Strad?
From Andrew Magnay 0 replies - Last 2012-5-8 10:47
Adult learner - how am I doing, do you have any tips for me?
Technique and Practicing: I've been playing violin for 16 weeks now and just wondering how I'm getting along.
From Rosie Hamilton 7 replies - Last 2012-5-8 05:17
Chuck the techs. I'm going back to pitch pipes.
Accessories: I'm ditching electronics and going back to acoustics for tuning. Where can I get the equipment?
From Momoko Takahashi 28 replies - Last 2012-5-8 00:18
What viola(s) did Menuhin play on recordings ?
Instruments: The violins Menuhin played during his career are well documented. However, he made quite a few recordings as a VIOLIST. Did he borrow Strad instruments ??
From David Beck 2 replies - Last 2012-5-7 23:03
Applying for college as a double major
Schools, Teachers and Camps: Looking for suggestions about colleges with strong acxademics as well as music deprtments.
From michelle biscoveanu 34 replies - Last 2012-5-7 16:57
Name That Tune.....Please
Technique and Practicing: I would really like to know what it is
From John Luck 21 replies - Last 2012-5-7 16:10
Franklin Hide glue does not work
Technique and Practicing: for anyone that doesn't know- franklin hide glue doesn't work when it comes to repairing seams. what do you use, and what's your method of application?
From Nick Malinak 3 replies - Last 2012-5-7 15:55
Problems with vibrato on the E string.
Technique and Practicing: My vibrato does not seem to be as effective on the E string as on the other three strings.
From Brian Kelly 3 replies - Last 2012-5-7 12:15
Most played Celtic fiddle tunes?
Repertoire: Fiddlers, need tune advice
From Rachel Neville 9 replies - Last 2012-5-7 08:28
Pier Luigi Galetti violins
Instruments: Your experiences owning/buying/playing on this maker's works.
From Winnie Nham 3 replies - Last 2012-5-7 06:47
Music Suggestions For Beginner String Group
Teaching and Pedagogy: Music for small beginner strings group??
From Holly Butler 4 replies - Last 2012-5-6 21:56
Russian Violin Maker Jury Ivanov
Instruments: I have recently acquired a violin by the Russian maker Jury Ivanov. This is a very well made and powerful violin. I have searched the internet unsuccessfully for information about this maker. Does anyone know anything about Mr Ivanov or his instruments
From Ed Hildebrand 1 reply - Last 2012-5-6 18:25
what to do when teacher is a top violinist who only shows up once a month at son's graduate school?(top 5 in country)
Schools, Teachers and Camps: what's the best way to handle such situations?
From Samantha Garcia 7 replies - Last 2012-5-6 14:34
Need help with the left thumb
Technique and Practicing: For those of you who started out with a problem thumb. What techniques did you do to correct this?
From paul eklund 11 replies - Last 2012-5-6 12:55
Why multiple bows?
Instruments: I' like to understand if violinists have multiple bows for musical/sonic/performance reasons.....
From Arnie Cohen 16 replies - Last 2012-5-6 10:55
Repertoire: Need some ideas of medium-advanced violin duets..
From Kristen Bomberger 15 replies - Last 2012-5-6 09:41
I Wish My Bow Would Stop Bouncing!
Technique and Practicing: My bow wants to bounce during full-bow detache and during up-bow staccato bowing near the frog.
From Robert Curry 13 replies - Last 2012-5-5 18:53
Online video lessons such as Artistworks
Teaching and Pedagogy: The Artistworks site is focused on folk/jazz/rock music; how do you think this would work for "classical" instruments and repertoire?
From Nathan Cole 1 reply - Last 2012-5-5 18:47
Suggest me a good audition concerto
From JOhn kim 3 replies - Last 2012-5-5 16:30
Help! Pirastro oliv strings!
Instruments: I need help! I'm a student that just bought some piratro oliv string but the D and G came in knots instead of balls can knots be used on a violin with fine tuners?
From Jacob Mitchell 5 replies - Last 2012-5-5 15:28
Can anyone add a video of the piano part for the Handel sonata no.3 allegro (2nd movement in f major)
Life in general: I need the piano part for the second movement for the Handel sonata 3 (allegro
From Angelica Cantu 3 replies - Last 2012-5-5 08:57
Does bow pressure matter?
Technique and Practicing: How does bow pressure affect your playing? Is it crucial to apply some for a good tone or does bow speed count more?
From Angelica Cantu 29 replies - Last 2012-5-5 08:52
Which cadenza is this?
Repertoire: Mozart's Violin Concerto in G.
From Hanan McMillan 11 replies - Last 2012-5-5 05:35
What to Wear?
Accessories: Please help me pick out a solo performance outfit
From Jessica Carter 13 replies - Last 2012-5-5 02:18
Playing violin with praise band
Performing: What kinds of things are appropriate for a violinist to play with the band?
From Justin Koo 8 replies - Last 2012-5-5 02:07
Einstein and Bach
Life in general: Congwen Wang's blog and the whole Josh Bell discussion reminded me of this story. I thought this was simply beautiful and inspiring. Hopefully I did the link right....!! :)
From Kathryn Woodby 1 reply - Last 2012-5-4 21:43
Having trouble finding a chinrest
Accessories: Suggestions for chinrests for a long neck
From Michael Crawford 29 replies - Last 2012-5-4 15:53
Haydn Cello concerto in D for Violin???
Repertoire: Has the haydn cello concerto in D ever been transcribed for violin?
From Ian Samir Yep Manzano 0 replies - Last 2012-5-4 15:15
ON DEMAND VIDEO: Scheherazade, Rotterdam Philharmonic from Nov. 27
Violinists: Recordings and Performances: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra is conducted by Claus Peter Flor. This was recorded just several days ago on Nov. 27, 2011.
From Delmar Williams 1 reply - Last 2012-5-4 14:45
What do you hear/see?
Life in general: I'm sure everyone processes the music s/he hears and reads differently, do you hear or read music in a certain way?
From Joyce Lin 13 replies - Last 2012-5-4 13:55
Rosin - less is more learning?
Technique and Practicing: Minimal rosin as a bowing trainer...
From elise stanley 25 replies - Last 2012-5-4 09:32
How often do your strings break and which string breaks most?
Instruments: headline says everything...
From Filipe Alves 21 replies - Last 2012-5-4 08:40
Pure Gut E string & fine tuners - success!
Instruments: I seem to have found a solution without using fishing line.
From Allan Speers 27 replies - Last 2012-5-4 00:19
How to get out of a rut.
Technique and Practicing: Need help and inspiration asap!!
From Carly Dettman 15 replies - Last 2012-5-4 00:14
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