Practical knowledge

All what you need to know about acoustic and electric violins, from tuning your violin to cleaning it. Learn also specific violin skills.

Why do the mandolin and the violin go so well together?

Many violinists play mandolin. Do you know all subtleties between these 2 music instruments?

What stage monitor is best for a musician?

When performing on stage, musicians and singers need to hear themselves play and/or sing to be able to sound as a unit. Without a monitor, it is impossible for them to play in tune and in rhythm, which will significantly compromise their performance. What stage monitor is best for a musician?

Strum Bowing (or How to Groove with a Bow)

Bow-users! Let’s finally start focusing on rhythm! More than rhythm actually, let’s learn to groove! When you think of groove, what comes to mind? You probably think of those funky…

What kind of strings are appropriate for an electric violin?

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?

What are the differences between a violin and a viola?

The violin and viola are both part of the bowed string instrument family, along with the cello and the double bass. They have few similarities. But, in fact, they are really different in terms of size, weight, playing style, sound and more.

Why would you want to rehair a bow?

The bow is as important as your violin. The rehairing of a bow consists in replacing a worn strand of horsehair that has become ineffective for playing a bowed string instrument.

What are the benefits of in-ear monitors?

In-ear monitors have impressed and are now attracting an increasing number of instrumentalists. Earphones allow you to use a mix so that it can be heard directly by the musician.

How to tune your violin?

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.