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HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES, AND TOES: MOVEMENT AND THE IMPORTANCE OF AN ERGONOMIC SHOULDER PAD AND CHINREST

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The children’s song “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” has been used over the last sixty years to teach young children anatomy and to get them moving as they point to each part. The tune is actually a good advertisement for how we, as violinists and…

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Violin and Viola Accessories: The Top Five List

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Are you or your child just starting to play the violin or viola? Here are a few necessary accessories that you will need as you start out on this exciting journey.1. RosinWithout rosin your bow won’t work. It helps to create friction between the…

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Notes from a SHAR Apprentice - Shoulder Rests

Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Shoulder Rests:Choose your own Adventure!by Christine Beamer

Like most violists, I have tried pretty much every shoulder rest out there in search of a perfect fit. While some people find a shoulder rest that fits them to a tee, do not panic if…

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Viva La Musica Shoulder Rests

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

SHAR now carries a full line of solid wood Viva La Musica shoulder rests for violin and viola.  These ergonomically-designed shoulder rests are all fully adjustable for height and width, and they have a unique lateral adjustment system which gives a…

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