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Fiddlerman’s 8 Tips When Buying Your First Violin

Fiddlerman’s 8 Tips When Buying Your First Violin

Buying your first violin can be exciting. But with so many factors to juggle, many first time buyers end up with an instrument that doesn’t make their learning justice. Fiddlerman has listed 8 tips to help you purchase your first violin....

How to Pick Your First Violin Teacher

How to Pick Your First Violin Teacher

Choosing your first music teacher is kind of like selecting a babysitter. You want someone who will nurture your musical progress in a healthy, fun and creative way. Your teacher will introduce some of the most important concepts of the...

The Traveling Fiddle

The Traveling Fiddle

For years, whispers of a secret fiddle like no other spread throughout the Fiddlerman community. This mysterious violin travels the world, touches the hearts of many, and claims a new owner every few months. It is called “The Traveler.” OK...

Top 5 Violin Playing Mistakes That Lead to Injury

Top 5 Violin Playing Mistakes That Lead to Injury

Playing the violin requires lots of repetition and awkward positions. Unfortunately, mistakes in posture, repetitive motions and playing can lead to injury. Violinists, along with other instrumentalists, are susceptible to carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, arthritis, focal dystonia, and nerve pain....

Announcing our New Website and Logo!

Announcing our New Website and Logo!

Big News! Today, after six years in business, we’re releasing an updated website and brand identity. We believe the new look and feel better matches what we’ve become since the start in 2012. However, the core team behind our family...

Fine Tuners: To Use or Not to Use?

Fine Tuners: To Use or Not to Use?

The little screws on the tailpiece of your stringed instrument are a convenient invention. When you try to tune your strings perfectly, the fine tuners save the day. Turn them clockwise to ever so slightly raise the pitch or the...

3 Ways to Inspire Your Child to Practice

3 Ways to Inspire Your Child to Practice

Parents face an uphill battle when it comes to motivating children to practice.  Learning an instrument requires patience, discipline, focus, critical thinking skills, and perseverance -- qualities children have yet to foster. However, it is through the study of a...

Top 10 Violin Vibrato Mistakes Students Make

Top 10 Violin Vibrato Mistakes Students Make

Beginning students learning to play the violin often wonder, "When will I get to learn that wiggly finger thing that those famous violinists do?" It's called vibrato, and being drawn to it is understandable. Almost every musician employs the use...

Overcoming Self-Doubt as a Musician

Overcoming Self-Doubt as a Musician

Will I ever be good enough? Will all this practicing pay off? Is it even worth it? If you're questioning your abilities as a musician, you're not alone. As artists, we often wonder if our hard work will bear fruit....

Fiddlershop's Picks: Bow Rosins

Fiddlershop's Picks: Bow Rosins

Our Favorite Bow Rosins Rosin is the key to unlocking the sound from your bowed string instrument.  When applied to the bow hair,  the rosin creates sticky friction between the string and bow. The rosined hair grips the strings, pulling out...

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