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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...

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....

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....

5 Benefits of Playing in an Orchestra

5 Benefits of Playing in an Orchestra

There's no shortage of reasons why playing a musical instrument in an ensemble benefits children. Orchestra teaches young ones to create something beautiful; it develops a new form of language and expression, and it allows youths to make lasting relationships...

Effective Ways to Practice Performing

Effective Ways to Practice Performing

Practicing to learn new repertoire and techniques is different from practicing how to perform. Students often treat learning music and performing as one and the same. But, how we make music is often connected to our environment, and emotional and...

5 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Bow

5 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Bow

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 FIddlerman is bending a Fiddlerman Carbon Fiber Bow>>>) People tend to neglect the bow,...

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