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Red Shoe Company: An Arts Collective on a Mission of Happiness!

Thursday, November 11, 2017

Violinist Teagan Faran’s unique vision combines great music, virtuosic performance, artistic collaboration and community involvement. Red Shoe Company is the product of this vision. SHAR is proud to support this incredible ensemble of talented and…

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You Know You're a Busy String Musician When...

Friday, July 07, 2016

 

This is to all those who gig, teach, travel, and play - who have changed a tire in a dress or tux, who know no distance too far, no venue too unusual, and no coffee unwelcome. If you've ever glanced in the backseat to make sure you instrument and…

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String Musician EssentialS for Outdoor Wedding Gigs!

Wednesday, May 05, 2015

There's a lot that can go wrong when planning a wedding, so the live music should be the last thing the couple has to worry about. However, if you're the musician gigging at a wedding, it is your temporary raison d’etre and you owe it to your clients…

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Are You a Bassist? Minimize Your Travel Stress

Wednesday, July 07, 2014

We recently published a blog on traveling with your cello. SHAR has long been the go-to shop for violinists and violists, but we've often failed to provide useful content and products for our cellists and bassists. Here's our second blog to remedy…

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Lost & Found: Fritz Kreisler's University of Wisconsin Football Songs

Friday, April 04, 2013

Today we have a marvelous story from SHAR Apprentice James Engman. James shares with us his discovery, in the musty, dank corners of the University of Wisconsin's School of Music Library, two Fritz Kreisler pieces composed for the UW football team.…

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Choosing Music

Tuesday, October 10, 2012

We have a wonderful guest blog today from Kim Wren, the upright bassist for the indie-folk band Doug Mains & the City Folk. Ms. Wren has been a member of Doug Mains & the City Folk since 2010 and is currently a senior music education major at…

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Violin Pickups: What Are They And Why Would I Use One?

Monday, July 07, 2012

For most of us “classically trained” violinists, the thought of installing a pickup is confusing, frightening, and weird. The good news is that it isn’t as complicated as it seems and we have a variety of options to suit your individual needs!If you…

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Violin Accessories: Must-Have Accessories for Outdoor Gigs

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

As the weather gets nicer, many musicians find themselves playing more gigs outside. From weddings to dinner parties, do you have what you need to make sure that you don’t get blown away while you’re playing outside?A Sturdy Music StandI can’t tell…

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SHAR's 50th Anniversary Recital: A Video Diary

Thursday, June 06, 2012

To celebrate SHAR's 50th Anniversary, we held a recital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Employees and friends of SHAR came out to watch their coworkers and community memebers perform their favorite pieces. The applause was hearty, the music was excellent,…

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SHAR's 3rd Annual String Quartet Competition

Tuesday, April 04, 2012

SHAR Music is proud to announce the winners of its third annual Quartet Competition!

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