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From the Expert: Top Violin Tuning Tips

Kathrin Ziegler / Stone / Getty Images Learning how to properly tune your violin is important for many reasons. Not only does it ensure you get the best sound, but it also helps train your ear. Knowing how to tune a violin, however, is often easier said than done. Below, violin teacher Carol Beth L. shares her top violin tuning tips... It’s only natural to want your violin to sound its best. But if you’re like most of us, the thought of tuning it can be a little scary. Well, fear not! 

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An Introduction to the World of Fiddle Tunes

A. Martin UW Photography / Moment / Getty Images Have you ever heard a fiddle tune and wondered what it was? Or have you ever wanted to try your hand at fiddling, but weren't sure where to start?  If so, this beginner’s guide to fiddle tunes is for you! Keep reading to learn all about the world of fiddling and how you can get started.  What is a Fiddle Tune? A fiddle tune is a type of traditional song that is usually played on a stringed instrument known as a fiddle: It is u

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Violin Bowing Tips: Developing Your Bow Hand

Before you can get to the double-stops and harmonics, you'll need to learn how to develop your bow hand. Without this foundation, other techniques may be compromised. Read on for a tutorial and bowing exercise from Portland, OR violin teacher Greg A... When it comes to playing the violin, one of the most important skills to master is your bow hand. A good bow hand can make all the difference between a profound, professional musical performance and an amateur one.  Unfortunately, this s

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