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

Thursday, May 05, 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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New at SHAR - Fall 2016: Cello and Bass Strings, Electrics, Accessories, and Cases!

Saturday, August 08, 2016

Since 1962, SHAR has been making new products available to string players every year. The fall season is usually when we debut most of our new products in preparation for new school years, concert seasons, and holidays! This year is no exception with…

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New AT SHAR 2016: Violin and Viola Cases, Electrics, and Accessories

Friday, August 08, 2016

Since 1962, SHAR has been making new products available to string players every year. The fall season is usually when we debut most of our new products in preparation for new school years, concert seasons, and holidays! This year is no exception with…

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How the Finissima Violin mute Can Help You Finesse Your Tone Color

Thursday, June 06, 2016

We live in a fast-paced society these days. Gone are the days where children would play outside until being called in for dinnertime. Few people make elaborate dinners each day from scratch, complete with a homemade dessert. We’re all a little…

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Blackwing - The Music Pencil

Tuesday, March 03, 2016

Last fall I wrote a blog on the importance of students (and experienced musicians for that matter) learning to write music, and not just learning to read notes. The act of putting pencil to paper in the musical arena is one of great importance - and…

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7 Names you won't give your New Violin or Viola Cushy!

Wednesday, August 08, 2015

It's a CUSHY case cover, and it just wants to give you and your instrument a hug.

     The new and improved CUSHY© Deluxe Carry-All™ Backpack Case Covers are now available to fit over violin and viola, shaped and oblong cases! Our top product…

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How to Win Friends and Influence People: The Metronome Edition

Tuesday, June 06, 2015

Have you ever lost track of time while on a hike? You’re marveling at the beauty of trees, streams, and mountains, feeling downright absorbed by nature for what feels like at least 2 hours—only to discover that 4 hours have passed? Or have you ever…

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Why You Should Only Buy the Original Tourte Mute

Thursday, April 04, 2015

Differences are invisible until discovered. A common picture riddle found in children’s coloring books includes a number of seemingly identical snow men (or teddy bears, men in raincoats with umbrellas, etc.), one of which has a slight difference.

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The Best Metronomes and Tuners

Tuesday, May 05, 2013

Ever wondered what the best metronome or tuner is for you? In our newest e-catalog, the 2013 Metronome and Tuner issue, we have some handy charts that compare tempo range, beat, display, calibration, power source, and more. If you're in the market…

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