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Zlata Brouwer

[Video series] 6 Essentials for a playable and payable violin, viola or cello

March 2, 2013 at 3:30 PM

A video series to help you find a good violin, viola or cello with which you can have a lot of fun, play the music you love and realize your musical dreams.

I share with you valuable information so you can select your ideal (playable and payable!) instrument yourself and distinguish it from unplayable instruments.

With this information you can select a violin, viola or cello that supports and rewards you, not an instrument that hurts you.

Here you can find all the video’s in this series (click on the links):

Did you like it? Please let me know what you think in the comments below!


Violinist and Skype violin teacher at Violin Lounge

From Satria Perkasa
Posted on March 4, 2013 at 3:10 AM
Yes, I like it. Very informative.

I've learn violin for 5 years. My first violin was a factory made one. The good thing is, it's not wound my fingers. I'm using that violin for almost 5 years. My teacher told me to buy the cheapest one because it doesn't matter for the new learner. Now I think he's not really right, after read a few articles about this in

I just bought an about $800 violin. That's all I can afford at the moment, and I can see the difference. The pegs, strings (even if I'm using the same set of strings for them), bow, body, the shape, even a little detail make a difference! The sounds are really different.

And I hope every one who want to buy a violin (spescially for the first time) watch your video before get one. Because it's true!

From Ann Marie Cordial
Posted on March 4, 2013 at 12:42 PM
I really liked the video. However, the close-up shots were almost always out of focus, which made it rather frustrating to watch. Other than that, it was very informative and nice.

---Ann Marie

From Zlata Brouwer
Posted on March 5, 2013 at 9:03 AM
@Satria Thank you! Good that you find it useful! Good to read that you have found a good instrument.

@Ann Marie Thanks! These are my first baby steps making video's... frankly: these are made with the photo camera of my boyfriend, haha! I am already saving money for some better equipment, so the focus will be better.

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