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How to Groove on Strings

Tuesday, September 09, 2018

We invited legendary electric violinist Tracy Silverman to tell us about what inspired him to create his groundbreaking new books on Strum Bowing. Simply put: There was no defined pedagogy for learning the rhythmic bowing required for non-classical…

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Good Vibrations: Musicians Making a Difference

Wednesday, September 09, 2018

Musicians are generous – they create music and share it with everyone. They teach, enabling others to experience the joy of creating music. And in the heartland of America, the Omaha Chamber Music Society is making sure that all students who attend…

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#CaseConfessions on Instagram - What are you Hiding in Your Instrument Case?

Tuesday, September 09, 2018

Five years ago SHAR asked people to send in their #caseconfessions photos, showing everything in your case except the instrument and bow - old rosin and cleaning cloths, tuners, random toys, photos, and whatever else you need with you and your…

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Prepare to Transform Yourself Into a Total String Player

Friday, September 09, 2018

In his last SHAR blog post, Christian Howes introduced us to his Creative Strings Academy and the pedagogy that he developed especially for string players. In this new article, Christian shares the lessons of a master.

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A New Day At SHAR: Introducing Our New Website and eCatalog

Tuesday, August 08, 2018

The string instrument community is growing more diverse and innovative each day. SHAR's goal is to offer all the support and resources that we can to help the string community navigate this ever-changing industry. With that in mind, we want to…

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Introduction to Creative Strings Academy

Monday, August 08, 2018

For many classical string players, sticking with classical music is enough. In fact, it’s plenty. After all, the repertoire is incredible, and the technique required to play it is both challenging to learn and rewarding to use. But for others, it is…

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"Michael" from In the Key of Strawberry

Wednesday, August 08, 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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The Total Violinist

Friday, August 08, 2018

Most of us violinists (as well as violists, cellists and bassists) are our most comfortable in an orchestra setting. Of course, the music is fantastic, and usually very challenging to learn and play. But learn and play we do, after woodshedding our…

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SHAR Spring 2018 Photo Contest Results

Monday, July 07, 2018

After weeks of deliberation over your photo contest entries, we have selected winner for this year’s Spring 2018 Photo Contest! We had huge number of submissions this year, which made our job even harder. Of all the wonderful photos we received, we…

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How to Bring Music into Your Busy Life

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

There are more people who miss playing music than there are people who actually do play music. There are countless reasons for not going back to playing, including fear, lack of time, bad memories from childhood experiences, not knowing others who may…

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