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Becoming a Total String Player: The Elephant in the Room

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Any classical string player who has ever attended an improvisation workshop led by Christian Howes will tell you that it is a life-changing experience. In fact, for most classical-only players, the very thought of attending such a workshop is a…

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Play Them Today: Chamber Music For Holiday Concerts and Group Classes

Monday, December 12, 2018

Just a few short weeks ago, SHAR introduced Martha Yasuda’s masterful digital downloads. Their popularity with teachers, students and parents have exceeded all of our expectations! With the holiday concert season upon us, we asked Martha to share her…

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A Musician's Holiday Wishlist

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Struggling with what to get for that special musician in your life this holiday season? We've got a HUGE selection of gifts that will please students, teachers, stand partners, and everyone in between! Just decide on your budget and finish holiday…

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Music by Black Composers

Monday, November 11, 2018

Fresh off her visit to SHAR, where she conducted a master class with student musicians from the Community Music School of Ann Arbor, Rachel shares her insights behind her exciting new book series, Music by Black Composers.

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Writing with SIZZLE: Introducing Martha Yasuda's Arrangements of Classic Works and Favorites

Friday, November 11, 2018

Attention Teachers: Enrich Your Studio With Martha Yasuda’sGorgeous Arrangements of Classic Works and Favorites

When we first saw Martha Yasuda’s music books, several years ago, we were really impressed with their quality. The arranging was top-notch;…

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"Halloween Special" from In the Key of Strawberry

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Editor's Note: The following blog post originally appeared on Arnold Steinhardt's blog In the Key of Strawberry and is republished with permission. Steinhardt is the founding member of the Guarneri String Quartet and the author of two books: Violin…

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Rachel Barton Pine at SHAR Music

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

SHAR Music is pleased to announce the visit of concert violinist Rachel Barton Pine, 2:00pm Saturday, November 10th, at the SHAR retail showroom, 2465 S. Industrial, Ann Arbor. The event is open to the public. Ms. Pine will greet guests starting at…

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Violin and Cello Bow Force Teaching Aids

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

One of our most popular products for young violinists and violists is the Violin Bow Force. Now, as we introduce the new Cello Bow Force, we asked the inventor, teacher Becky Fields, to explain how she came up with her idea for this unique and…

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Dry Air = Danger: Prepare Your Stringed Instrument for the Cold Months Ahead

Tuesday, October 10, 2018

Dry Air = Danger

As autumn gives way to winter, with dryer and colder air on the way, your stringed instrument may be dreading it even more than you are. Here at SHAR, we live by the old Norwegian adage (some say Finnish, others say German!): “There…

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"The World of the String Quartet" from In the Key of Strawberry

Monday, October 10, 2018

Editor's Note: The following blog post originally appeared on Arnold Steinhardt's blog In the Key of Strawberry and is republished with permission. Steinhardt is the founding member of the Guarneri String Quartet and the author of two books: Violin…

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