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Instrument Accessories

Whether you’re a beginner or a proficient player, there are accessories that all players need such as rosin, a case, music stand, and digital tuner. Our informational articles can function as guides as you go through the process of choosing the right accessories for your instrument and playing level.

  • Do Violin Strings Go Bad?
    As you begin playing the violin and gathering all the necessary accessories, you may wonder: do violin strings go bad?
  • Rosin for Upright Bass
    For upright bass players that use a bow, rosin is a necessity, an unrosined bow will not create the friction required to produce sound.
  • The Best Violin Strings for Beginners
    When new to playing the violin, you are not just learning to read and play music, you are also learning the instrument itself.
  • How to Buy Violin Strings Online
    There are many types of violin strings to choose from, and each has a different effect on the resonance, projection, and playability of the instrument.
  • Wittner's Unique Animal Inspired Metronome
    Most music teachers recommend that students practice using metronomes because it's human nature to slow down at the difficult parts when you're learning to play a piece of music and speed up when you have the phrase down.
  • How Violin Strings are Made
    Most violinists know that violin strings need to be cared for and replaced in order to get the best sound out of them, but do they know how violin strings are made
  • Does violin rosin go bad?
    Every violinist keeps a block of rosin in their case to help the bow grip the strings of their instrument, though it probably spends more time in the case than out.
  • Holiday Gifts for Violinists
    Have you been thinking about what to get for the violinists on your holiday gift list? You can't go wrong buying them something they can use to support their passion for music.
  • How to Choose the Right Violin Shoulder Rest for You
    When first learning to play the violin, it’s recommended that beginners use a violin shoulder rest to help them develop the correct posture.
  • Top Cello Case Brands
    Cellos are delicate and expensive instruments that are easily damaged or broken due to their bulk.
  • How to Choose the Right Violin Pegs
    Every violin that is played regularly will need replacement pegs at some point in the lifespan of the instrument.
  • Choosing Rosin
    Take the confusion out of finding the right rosin.
  • Choosing Strings
    A comprehensive 6-part guide to selecting the right strings.
  • From Horse to Bow
    An interesting article about the hair on your bow.

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