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Violin vs. Fiddle: What’s the Difference?

This centuries-old question about the difference between fiddle and violin is ever present, and it’s safe to say that no one knows the answer...
Texas State University Social Distancing Music Class

Viral photo shows Texas State University music class being held in a parking lot

College is back in session and while some have opted for online-only, others are going ahead with in-person classes. Texas State University seems to...
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What Is the World’s Best Selling Musical Instrument?

When considering what the world's best selling musical instrument is, there are multiple factors to consider. Since instrument prices vary, you can't just look...
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Best Violin or Viola Wall Hangers and Mounts

Violins and violas are delicate instruments so you want to make sure that they are always stored properly, but sometimes storing them in their...
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Best Double Bass Stools Review

Double bass players always need a rest from holding up their instruments, but finding a great bass stool can be challenging. You never know what...
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Best Tools for Online Music Lessons

Everyone has their own unique way of teaching and learning. When teaching music studies, most people prefer to do it in a familiar environment...
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Can You Fly With a Violin as Carry-On Luggage?

The short answer is yes, but different airlines have different guidelines.We at Orchestra Central have flown with violins before, but try to fly under...
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Best Orchestra Chairs 2020

Finding the perfect orchestra chair is challenging. Some are uncomfortable, others too expensive. We've tried to make it easier to find the perfect orchestra...
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Best Play-Along Beginner Cello Books

Do you have a child who just started learning the cello? Do you teach the beginning orchestra at a school? Do you teach privately...
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Best Carbon Fiber Cello Bows 2020

So you’re looking to step up from your very first bow… or maybe you’re looking for an “all-terrain” second bow… or maybe you’re a...

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Best Violinists Of All Time

The Top 12 Best Violinists of All Time

Throughout time, music has influenced many cultures and the world itself as a form of self-expression and storytelling. But even more impressive are the...

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