How to Care for Your Violin

The violin is an expensive, rather delicate instrument. As a piece of artisan craftsmanship in its own right, it’s important for beginners to understand the instrument care tips and techniques that will maintain both its beauty and its sound quality…

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Violin and brain

Playing the violin (especially virtuosity, associated with the sophisticated technique of the left hand) opens the creative abilities in a person, which later can be applied in any business. The violin gives a person a powerful imagination and flexibility of…

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Impressionism and Me.

It was early summer, hot day, I was about 13 years old, sitting at the class in the music school, it was “music literacy “ lesson, and we were going through the impressionism in music. I heard impressionists music before,…

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Music for the brain.

Really you can enjoy any music or art if you trained yourself to hear or to see it. I don’t mean that you have to force yourself to listen all kinds of music or look at the picture endless amount…

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Violin bow techniques. Part II. Right arm fingers.

The finger joints play an important role in violin bowing. They should always be flexible. The hand puts strong pressure on the bow through the index finger and this causes the necessary resistance from below, from the side of the…

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Violin bow techniques. Part I. Right arm joints

The hands of the violinist are following seam rules of mechanics and physiology as the body of an acrobat performing complex exercises. The anatomical structure of the hand, excluding minor individual differences, is the same for all the people. That…

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Is it worth it to learn music notes?

Sometimes I had students, adults who 100% know what they want from the lessons, and this their order sounds like it: “ I don’t need theory and to learn how to read music notes, I just want to be able

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Can the violin be self-taught?

Looks like a simple question which requires a simple answer “yes” or “no”. But not everything that simple… In general everything what has to do with the violin is quite complicated. 

 Lest start from what do you mean by “play…

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