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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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20 for 20: Our favorite classical music hand washing themes

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

 

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Liebenzeller Rosin: Yeah, It's Legendary

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

All bowed string musicians use rosin. But even you’re a long-time bowed string musician, you might find yourself asking: what, exactly, is rosin? And why do I really need it?

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PRESTO Impulse Bows: Endorsed by Andrés Cárdenes

Monday, July 18, 2011

See what Conductor and Violinist, Andrés Cárdenes says about the PRESTO Impulse Carbon Fiber Bows:

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Creative Viola Designs by the SHAR Shipping Supervisor

Monday, June 20, 2011

Are you ever amazed at how fast your items from SHAR get to you, wherever you are across the globe?  We have a fantastic shipping department at SHAR that works tirelessly to get every order that comes into the warehouse on its way to you the same…

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Notes from a SHAR Apprentice - Metronomes and Tuners

Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Metronomes and Tuners: For you, not against you!

In my lifetime as a musician, I have owned several metronomes and tuners. From a basic metronome with a dial and an off/on switch, to a Doctor Beat DB90, I have owned the economy model, the deluxe,…

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Mark Wood "Electrify Your Strings" Event, May 25, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

Kudos to Mark Wood and the Tecumseh, MI orchestras for an exciting, eclectic, energetic concert at the Tecumseh High School gym last night.  Mark performed with 320 TSO students, featuring hits such as “Yellow Submarine,” “Live and Let Die,” and Ozzy…

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Notes from a SHAR Apprentice - Cases

Thursday, April 21, 2011

When you're picking out a violin case you usually have three choices of materials - compacted foam, wood, plastic/composite, or carbon fiber. There are benefits and drawbacks to each type as well as structural factors which contribute to safety and…

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Detroit brings home String Project of the Year Award!

Friday, March 11, 2011
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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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