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How to Prepare for Your First Solo with an Orchestra

How to Prepare for Your First Solo with an Orchestra

Jasmine 16/02/2018 0
By Jasmine Reese -  If you've been invited to play your first solo with a community, youth, or professional ensemble, you most likely have a mad rush ...
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5 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Bow

5 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Bow

Jasmine 13/02/2018 0
By Jasmine Reese - Our bows, like the body of our instrument, need tender care and affection.  (>>>Click on the photo to the right to find out why FId...
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Serenade Your Love on Valentine's Day

Serenade Your Love on Valentine's Day

Jasmine 12/02/2018 0
 By Jasmine Reese - Valentine's Day brings many couples a lot of joy. Between the exchanging of gifts and romantic displays of affection, it is a sere...
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5 Common Violin Care Mistakes

5 Common Violin Care Mistakes

Jasmine 12/02/2018 0
By Jasmine Reese - Whether you're just starting out or have played for years, we all make mistakes in the care of our violins.  While it's sometimes o...
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Pierre Holstein

Pierre Holstein "Fiddlerman" Interview

Jasmine 08/02/2018 1
By Jasmine Reese - For years, a man doused in musical mystery has graced the Internet with helpful violin and viola video and blog tutorials. Like a s...
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How to Strengthen Your Fourth Finger

How to Strengthen Your Fourth Finger

Jasmine 05/02/2018 1
By Jasmine Reese - In every string student's education, we must come to terms with one truth about our left hand. It has a major weakness -- the fourt...
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Should I Rent or Buy My First Violin?

Should I Rent or Buy My First Violin?

Jasmine 05/02/2018 0
By Jasmine Reese - How much is this all going to cost me? If you or your child are thinking about learning a string instrument, one of your first worr...
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Why Do Musicians Practice Scales?

Why Do Musicians Practice Scales?

Jasmine 02/02/2018 0
By Jasmine Reese - Why do we drill scales in each practice session? At the very basic level, we know they help us to identify major and minor interval...
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Is It Possible to Practice Music in an Apartment?

Is It Possible to Practice Music in an Apartment?

Jasmine 01/02/2018 0
By Jasmine Reese - Whether you're a student or professional musician, it doesn't matter. You will worry about what your neighbors or roommates think w...
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Fiddlershop's Music is for Everyone Blog Series: Tyler Butler-Figueroa, Violinist

Fiddlershop's Music is for Everyone Blog Series: Tyler Butler-Figueroa, Violinist

Jasmine 31/01/2018 0
By Jasmine Reese - No parent wants to ever find out that their child has to battle a real monster -- cancer. But for Tyler Butler-Figueroa's mom and d...
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4 Reasons to Begin Playing a String Instrument

4 Reasons to Begin Playing a String Instrument

Jasmine 30/01/2018 1
By Jasmine Reese - Violin, viola, cello, and double bass -- these are the instruments in the string family.  In almost every genre of music, you'll fi...
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Why You Should Play Chamber Music

Why You Should Play Chamber Music

Jasmine 29/01/2018 0
By Jasmine Reese -  What is chamber music? If it's your first time seeing the term, the image of a group of musicians, huddled together in a small spa...
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Instrument Spotlight: Fiddlerman Apprentice vs. Fiddlerman Concert Violin

Instrument Spotlight: Fiddlerman Apprentice vs. Fiddlerman Concert Violin

Jasmine 12/01/2018 0
Fiddlerman Apprentice vs. Fiddlerman Concert ViolinCan You Tell the Difference? By Jasmine Reese - Out of all the violin brands we sell here at Fiddle...
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4 Ways to Keep Your Resolution to Practice Violin Everyday in 2018

4 Ways to Keep Your Resolution to Practice Violin Everyday in 2018

Jasmine 05/01/2018 2
By Jasmine Reese - Ah, a fresh start! Time to tackle goals, accomplish dreams, and transform ourselves. The New Year brings about a clean canvas from ...
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Fiddlershop's Music is for Everyone Blog Series: Rebecca Richardson and Audrey, adult violin learners

Fiddlershop's Music is for Everyone Blog Series: Rebecca Richardson and Audrey, adult violin learners

Jasmine 03/01/2018 0
Rebecca Richardson & Audrey Kaluzny, Adult Violin LearnersBelieving in Ourselves and Others   By Jasmine Reese - It was the first time she held a viol...
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