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SHAR Coloring Contest 2016 Winners!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Toward the end of May this year, SHAR sent out information introducing our first ever SHAR Coloring Contest. We really had no idea what the response would be, but after discussing the recent coloring book craze that has become popular among kids and…

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Which SHAR Product is Uniquely Popular to your State?

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

What do string players in Florida buy that those in Wisconsin don't? When putting together our catalog of products, SHAR always keeps in mind that every product we carry is the right product for someone out there. There are ubiquitous best-selling…

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Introducing the SHAR Music Coloring Book Contest!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

UPDATE: The SHAR 2016 Coloring Contest has come to an end, and the winners were selected! View the winning entries and read more about this very popular contest here.

What do performing music and coloring have in common? Well, I think a lot, actually.…

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5 New Years Resolutions for the string player

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

The start of a New Year is commonly a time in which people feel encouraged to better themselves, take on new adventures, or kick a bad habit. We all hear about the flood of new gym memberships, but what about new years resolutions in the practice room?…

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How to survive the Zombie Apocalypse as a string player (and maintain an acceptable practice schedule).

Friday, October 30, 2015

Nowadays, the average string player is able to balance many leisurely activities with the playing of a stringed instrument. We go about our normal lives, putting in a little practice time here and there, walking to the coffee shop, laughing at wind…

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Top Five Weirdest Violin Buskers

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

It's always fun to spend some time on a street corner with your instrument. But what if you add props and unusual content to your playing? These people did. Here are the top five most unusual violin buskers that I could find!

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Violins From Around the World: Part Two

Friday, June 08, 2012

There are so many types of violins around the world that an orchestra could be filled with all of them! Here are five more exotic violins.

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Violins from Around the World: Part One

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

We are all familiar with the Western violin, but what about violins from other cultures? Check out these five violins from around the world.

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Violin Jokes -- 100% Original!

Monday, May 21, 2012

It seems like our dear violists have a heavy weight to bear with the millions of viola jokes out there. So, how about some violin jokes to offset this burden? These are all original, written by my dad, Russell Barnes.

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Quiz: Which Classical Composer are You?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I know you've wondered who you'd be if you were a composer. Here's your opportunity to find out!

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