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History of the Violin

The violin has long been one of the most prominent musical instruments in use, and some would argue that this instrument is the third...
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Variations on Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

Beethoven's 5th Symphony is one of the most well-known pieces of music ever composed. In fact, if you ask anyone to hum a melody...
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What Is a Double Bass?

You're not alone if you aren't quite sure what this instrument is. For those who are not musicians, and who only vaguely remember high...
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Yamaha SV-130 Silent Electric Violin Review 2020

Buying an electric violin is a different experience from buying a traditional acoustic violin. With an acoustic violin, you're looking for a violin that produces...

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10 Best Cello Strings Review 2020

You've likely come here because you are looking for new cello strings. Whether you just want to try out new cello strings, are new to buying cello strings, or you just want to make sure that the cello strings you use are still the best cello strings you can get for your price, you've come to the right place.Cello strings are an expensive investment, but the right strings can make your cello sing. Below we've listed what we consider the best cello strings that you can find, but not every cello string will sound the same on your instrment...
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10 Best Hard Cello Cases & Cello Bags 2020

Cellos are very delicate instruments that can get scratched or broken very easily due to their size and weight. Even if you are extremely careful with your cello, storing and carrying it in a cello bag may lead to damage if the cello accidentally bumps into a wall or drops. You want to make sure that you get a durable cello case or bag to reduce the number of scratches and damage your receives from frequent excursions out of the house away from its cello stand or storage area. In this article, we will show you what the best...
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Best Violin Microphones and Pickups

If you play classical violin, you want your music to be heard whenever and wherever you are performing. Violin microphones can help amplify your sound when you are performing on stage. They are also great for recording studios so that you can isolate the sound of your violin. While you can always use a violin pickup, violin microphones tend to capture a more natural sound of the violin. You could also always choose to get an electric violin.Should you choose to use a violin mic, there are a lot of options to consider. In this article, we are going...
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11 Best Gifts for Cello Players 2020

Need a gift for a favorite cello player? Finding the best cellist gifts for them can be tough, but don't fear! Whether you're looking for Christmas, birthday, or just general gifts, your cellist will love the gifts below. Feel free to list your favorite cellist gifts in the comments! 1. New Strings The rising cost of cello strings over the last decade has made many cellists unwilling or unable to replace their strings on a regular basis. Celloists are supposed to change their cello strings at least once a year, but many don't due to the high cost. Buying your favorite...
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Common Repairs for Cello

The cello is a big and bulky instrument, but it is just as delicate as a small violin, and so, it requires just as much maintenance as any other string instrument. Because it is made out of wood, chances are, it will change over time. Temperature, weather, humidity, how you handle your cello, are all be factors that can damage some parts.Don't worry though, repairing your cello is not as terrible as it sounds, and the sound will not be compromised if you take care of it the right way. Here are some of the most common repairs you...
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10 Best Cello Brands & Models 2020 Review

Whether you are looking for a new cello for yourself, your child, or your student, it can be quite a process to find a new cello. Buying a cello can be expensive so you want to make sure that you are buying the right cello, especially if you're looking to buy one online. That's where we come in! We want you to buy a quality cello from a reputable online company. We have carefully screened all of the best cello brands below so that you know if you buy a cello from these companies, you know that you are...
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12 Best Gifts for Violinists 2020

Need a gift for a favorite violin player? Finding the best violinist gifts for them can be tough, but don't fear! Whether you're looking for Christmas, birthday, or just general gifts, your violinist will love the gifts below. Feel free to list your favorite violinist gifts in the comments! 1. New Strings The rising cost of violin strings over the last decade has made many violinists unwilling or unable to replace their strings on a regular basis. Violinists are supposed to change their violin strings at least once a year, but many don't due to the high cost. Buying your favorite...
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10 Best 88-Key Weighted Digital Pianos 2020

If you don't have the space or can't afford an acoustic upright or grand piano, a weighted piano keyboard is your next best option. The best weighted keyboards let you play with the feel of an acoustic piano - from the heaviness of the keys to the dynamics of each note.There are a lot of options for fully weighted keyboards on the market which is why we have curated a list of the best keyboards with weighted keys. We have also identified the features and prices of each of the weighted keyboards. We have also described the features that...

Best Prime Day Musical Instrument and Music Deals

We're counting down the days until Prime Day 2020. While Prime Day hasn't officially been announced, there is some speculation that it will be held in Q4 of 2020. We'll update this page once we know more about the deals that coming.In the meantime, check out these great product reviews:
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Best Electric Cellos – Buying Guide for 2020

Electric cellos are a great option for any cellist who wants to try something other than the traditional acoustic cello and they also make great gifts. Electric cellos can be really fun to play, but they're harder to find in music stores so we have decided to review the best electric cellos here.Shopping for an electric cello can be more challenging than shopping for a regular cello since there are many different styles. Whereas sound quality is an important factor for acoustic cellos, it is not as important for electric cellos since the music is amplified anyway. Instead of only...

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Buying a Violin Bow

In order to have a great sounding violin you need more than just the violin itself, you also need a high-quality bow.  Just like...

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