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Mutes: What Difference Do They Make?

Friday, June 11, 2021

Hello, Internet! Today, we’ll attempt to demystify the mutes used for violin, viola, cello, and double bass. These simple tools of the trade are essential string instrument accessories, and they're easy enough to use, but they also come with many…

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15 Ways to Optimize Your Violin Practice

Friday, March 26, 2021

 

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Memphis Shakedown: How Blues Fiddle Changed 20th Century Popular Music

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

When one closes their eyes to picture their archetype of a blues musician, most see someone with a guitar. This isn't too surprising: from Charley Patton to Bonnie Raitt, the guitar has been central to blues music throughout its recorded history.…

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Music Stands – Choosing the Right Tool for the Job

Friday, November 13, 2020

What do we do when our live-in butler says they’re tired of holding up our sheet music while we’re practicing? Well, of course usually we’d get our other butler to help, right? But what if I told you there’s an easier, more efficient way of holding…

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Happy Father's Day 2020

Sunday, June 21, 2020

To the dads, our original superheros. For the men by which all others are measured, this emotional and passionate piece played by SHAR's own, violinist, Chenyi Avsharian and pianist Amy Lin-Cheng is our tribute. Featuring our SHAR Family "fathers"…

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Chenyi Avsharian: Finding Confidence

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

I lost it on the way to adulthood - bit by bit, piece by piece.

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20 for 20: Our favorite classical music hand washing themes

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

 

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"Ludwig van Beethoven: Space Traveler, Human Heart Explorer" from In the Key of Strawberry

Monday, March 02, 2020

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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Living a Life of Musical Diversity

Monday, February 24, 2020

SHAR is collaborating with black artists in the string instrument community for Black History Month! Every Monday in February, expect a new blog post featuring black artists' first-hand perspective of various aspects of the music industry. This week,…

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Writing Stories in Music

Monday, February 17, 2020

SHAR is collaborating with black artists in the string instrument community for Black History Month! Every Monday in February, expect a new blog post featuring black artists' first-hand perspective of various aspects of the music industry. This week,…

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