Category: Violin Accessories

Sheet Music for Violin and Other String Instruments

By Helen Baxter

The violin is a bowed stringed instrument and is the highest pitched member of the violin family. It sits along side its cousins – the other members of the violin family – the viola, cello, and double bass.

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The bow of the violin is a narrow, slightly incurved stick of Pernambuco about 75 cm long, with a band of horsehair stretched from end to end of the bowstick. The violin has four strings tuned a fifth apart, to the notes G, D, A, and E.

On early violins the strings were of pure gut. Today they may be of gut, gut wound with aluminum or silver, steel, or perlon.Continue reading Sheet Music for Violin and Other String Instruments

Quick and Easy Violin Mute

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By Joey Robichaux

One of the reasons I picked up the violin was because it was easier to travel with than a guitar (not that I haven’t found some nice travel guitars, but that’s another story). It fits in an airplane overhead and is easy to carry!

However, I want to be considerate of the folks in the rooms around me when I’m playing in my hotel room.

I decided I needed a mute — there are a lot of gizmos you can attach easily (and not so easily) to your violin to reduce the sound. Continue reading Quick and Easy Violin Mute