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.
The episode 2 of our String Talks podcast is here! Our guest is an electric violinist that you know for sure for his videos about violins and bowed string music…
Impulse Response is an option that we recommend to every musician who wants to achieve an acoustic sound with their electric instrument. Here are all the things you can do to achieve that sound with any instrument.
Which carbon fiber bow can I choose for my violin, cello or viola? Carbon fiber bows offer many advantages when compared to wooden bows. Here is an article explaining why carbon fiber bow are really interested?
How to choose your first bow? What are the main characteristics you should consider when buying a bow? What separates a good bow from a bad one? Here are some basic things you should understand and analyze before choosing a bow.
The violin is a bowed string instrument. Both its origins and its inventor are quite controversial. It was inspired by several instruments, then inspired inventors and luthiers who came up with new instruments such as the Stroh violin, the Chanot violin and even the electric violin. Let’s explore the violin and its ‘cousin’ musical instruments as well as their origins.
Haven’t you at least once considered the possibility of playing a sound as low as that of a cello? You have two possibilities to reach that goal, one by changing the strings and the other by using a special effects pedal! We explain the whole thing to you in this article!