Become an electric violin expert! Electrify your strings and expand your electric violin sound!
Acoustic violins are limited to 4 strings and acoustic guitars have 6 strings. However, the universe of electric instruments expands to limitless ranges such as 10-string electric guitars or 7-string electric violins. What are the advantages of a 5-, 6- or 7-string violin? How to switch from 4-string to extended range violins?
Violinists often think that classical violin techniques can all be applied on an electric violin and to other music styles such as jazz. Unfortunately, some playing techniques will work just fine, but others will definitely not. You must learn to adapt them to the style of music and the instrument you are playing.
Do the sensations of playing with your electric violin seem to be not as good as before? Perhaps it is because the strings of your electric violin are worn out and it is now time to change them. What are the most suitable strings for an electric violin?
The equalizer is an essential music tool that you need to understand in order to improve the sound of your electric violin and compositions.
There are dozens of possibilities available to help you tune your instrument and set your ear on the note A which, once found, allows you to tune the following strings.
Many people are a little confused and doubt the possibility of being able to play the electric violin with headphones. Let’s be clear! All electric violins can be played with headphones! No matter the brand, the pickup, the headphones… Electric violins can all be used with headphones but they do not all connect the same way.
You are the proud owner of an electric violin, but you are dissatisfied with the natural sound it produces. Let’s see how you can improve the sound of your electric violin with a few effects!
This is a question that comes up on all violinist forums, and to which we find few answers… One element keeps coming up and specifies that for electric violins it is better to opt for a bass amp, rather than a guitar or keyboard amp. What you really need to understand is how an amp works, why are there different amps for each instrument and what parameters should be considered when choosing an amp for an electric violin?