Monthly Archives: May 2021

The Right and Wrong Ways to Use Bow Rosin

The Right and Wrong Ways to Use Bow Rosin

When most people think about playing the violin, cello, double bass, viola, or any other string instrument they tend to picture the bow and the instrument. After all, that’s all you need, right? Wrong! There is a crucial third component in that partnership that can make or break your playing. Rosin is solid pine resin. […]

What to Bring to Orchestra Camp

So, you’re off to orchestra camp. Lucky you! Now, you’ve probably already packed your instrument, but what else do you need to bring? Let’s take a look! For Practice Ring-binder Pen and pencil Staff paper Eraser Sheet protectors Bow rosin Spare strings Instrument stand Chin/shoulder rests Instrument case Cleaning cloths and solutions Toolkit for repairs […]

Difference Between Viola and Violin

Difference Between Viola and Violin

  One of the biggest music-related confusions for non-instrumentalists (and even some practiced musicians!) is the difference between the viola and the violin.  They’re both stringed instruments, they look very similar, and their names even sound the same – so what exactly is the difference, and how do we tell them apart? Fear not, music […]

How Many Strings Are On A Violin?

How many strings are on a violin

With so many different string instruments it can often be difficult distinguishing between them all. There are more than 300 different instruments in the string family alone – including the violin. Those who don’t know a lot about these stringed instruments may often wonder how many strings are on a violin? There’s no need to […]