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Violets, African: heat stress, mealy bugs, soggy soil
mealy bugs, soggy soil, heat stress: I believe you said the plant was not overly wet? Soggy soil is one of the first symptoms of soil mealy bugs. If it is soil mealy bugs, and if you don t have a large collection to take care of I would suggest you just throw out the plant and buy another...

Violets, African: Insects on African Violet, african violets, bloom stage
african violets, bloom stage, african violet: Norma, First let me apologize for the long wait in answering your question. I actually had to do some research, as I have never dealt with insects on AVs. I ve been lucky. However, I have dealt with many, many insects on other plants! Anyway, my source...

Violets, African: identify my old violet, african violet society, african violet society of america
african violet society, african violet society of america, african violets: Hello: At the African Violet Society of America the organization has a database of almost 15,000 plants. Many look very similar. I have over 200 varieties of African violet standards (large plants) and over 100 semi miniature or miniature plants (little...

Violets, African: LEGGY AFRICAN VIOLETS, african violets, pot size
african violets, pot size, leaf cuttings: Ok this could be from several different things. The first thing that stands out to me is pot size. They like to be root bound. Only use a pot that is 1/3 the size of the plant. They bloom more and are healthier this way. Be careful not to fertlize too...

Violets, African: Leaves turning brown and soft and wilt away, leaf rot, tiny spot
leaf rot, tiny spot, violets: Teresa, If I am understanding you correctly, you are describing a leaf rot problem. It indeed starts slowly, maybe from a tiny spot. It could be the result of a drop of cold water, something touching the leaf, or even the leaf rubbing against a pot. This...

Violets, African: Light for African violets, florescent tubes, african violets
florescent tubes, african violets, avs: FOLLOWUP: Nancy, I have been unable to locate much info that would help you. However, from what I have read it does appear that violets are not usually given more than 40 watts of fluorescent light. If the store you frequent is out of your usual strength...

Violets, African: Long, ugly stumps on my violets, violet pots, self watering pots
violet pots, self watering pots, african violets: I think I know what you are talking about. You mean the actual STEM from which all the leaves originate begins sticking out of the soil. This usually happens to plants which you have had for at least a year. I actually think there are several causes, but...

Violets, African: My leaves are going limp and dying, african violet plant, micro climate
african violet plant, micro climate, new leaves: Old leaves will do that eventually. I would water from the bottom. Fertlize with a urea free fertlizer at a 1/4 the rate on the instructions every watering. Or use fish or kelp extract. Make sure it is in a pot 1/3 the size of the plant. It needs 10 to...

Violets, African: Where leaves touch pot, terra cotta pots, plastic pots
terra cotta pots, plastic pots, african violet: Cherri, You are quite welcome. I am at a loss, too. Both of the texts that I checked stated what I already shared with you. However, if I have any new ideas or come up with any other answers I will be certain to email them to you. I occasionally send...

Violets, African: leaves have yellow around the edges, new leaves, cold temperature
new leaves, cold temperature, water spots: That still is not a lot of info, Bert! I will give it my best shot. Any time AV leaves have discoloring on them is usally a symptom of either temperature change, (usually cold), or water touching the leaves, most specifically cold water. It doesn t sound...

Violets, African: light tan around edge of leaves, tobacco necrosis, african violets
tobacco necrosis, african violets, olpidium brassicae: Celeste, It is very difficult to diagnose a plant just by description. I have never experienced this occurance in my own collection. From your description, I would say it MIGHT be a disease called TOBACCO NECROSIS NECROVIRUS. Many strains of this...

Violets, African: How long will buds take to open?, buds, humidity
buds, humidity, bud: Humidity should help buds to open, but they will still open naturally when the plant has gained the strength to force them to open. Also it could be that some colors open more slowly, grow more slowly as well. White seems to take longer to grow and to...

Violets, African: lowest temperature for african violets, african violets, minimum temperature
african violets, minimum temperature, temperature changes: Judith, African violets are one of the few plants which must have warmer temperatures to not only thrive, but to LIVE. Most reference books will state a minimum temperature of 65-70, and never to drop below 60. The violet may not die at 60 degrees, but...

Violets, African: Mushrooms have moved in with my AV, soil mix, fungus
soil mix, fungus, mushrooms: I have had the same problem in the past. Mushrooms are a fungus so you need to go to your local greenhouse and ask them for a fungiside. Tell them you are using it on a AV and they should be able to direct you to what you need. I use commercial products...

Violets, African: mildew on blooms after a short time, mold mildew, powdery mildew
mold mildew, powdery mildew, plant energy: Janice, I ve never seen powdery mildew affect only the blooms of violets, but the leaves as well. It is a healthy practice to pinch off blooms after a short while. This actually gives the plant energy to produce more blooms. However, if the mildew affects...

Violets, African: miniature violet, african violets, optimara
african violets, optimara, light water: Miniature and semi-miniature AVs develope two crowns or a sucker because of heridity. The grandfather of miniatures Saintpaulia schumensis, was discovered growing wild in Africa. This plant developed the minis and semis we know today as well as the trailers....

Violets, African: molding?, african violet pots, wick water
african violet pots, wick water, african violets: Thanks for the question - I hope you had an enjoyable Labor Day! I have always been mistrustful of African Violet pots - those pots that fit into another pot that serves as a reservoir. The watering method is based on the wick water delivery - which...

Violets, African: my new plant that came up is white, african violet society, shadow magic
african violet society, shadow magic, african violet society of america: I have never heard of Rob s Shadow Magic, is it the name of a violet? Anyway, I do not know why leaves would grow completely white. You can get help from the African Violet Society of America, or you can consult another expert. Good luck. Their address...

Violets, African: newbie I am, african violet society, african violets
african violet society, african violets, mail system: Mike, I went back and re-read your question, and realized you are asking for some actual leaves. I don t mind doing that, but I would worry how they might make it through the mail system. African violets are very sensitive to heat, cold, dryness, etc. ...

Violets, African: numerous AV problems, water mold, optimara
water mold, optimara, reservior: Dear Nati, The white stuff on top of the soil is usually water mold. It should be okay, but if you think it s unsightly, just take a toothpick and stir up the top of the soil gently. Whenever a reservior of water turns green, it s the algae and it s okay...

Violets, African: Overwatered plant?, african violet society, african violet society of america
african violet society, african violet society of america, america web site: Emily: You said the leaves turned brown on just the one side. Was that side next to window? Did the plant get direct sun as well as the room being hot? Direct sun could have caused the problem. Hot sun on the leaves can literally cook them. They don t...

Violets, African: How often or when should you repot violets?, african violets, fertilizer solution
african violets, fertilizer solution, african violet: Hello Judeanne: Generally, African violets should be repotted at least every six months. If left longer than that, the soil can break down and the plant might not get the nutrients it needs. Since I grow for show competition, I repot at least every four...

Violets, African: Pest Control for African Violets, clorox water, systemic insecticide
clorox water, systemic insecticide, african violets: Yes you got it. Next you can use what is called Marathon granduals it is a systemic insecticide. It is hard to get for private growers. Do an internet search and you should be able to come up with several options. Only a very small amount is needed....

Violets, African: Plants "upward", african violet society, african violets
african violet society, african violets, rare occurrences: Bonnie, This is a common problem. In fact, I myself have several violets that are doing this very thing. I have been poring over my materials, and the only thing I can find that addresses this problem simply states to cut back on the fertilizer. You can...

Violets, African: Propagation, hardwear stores, home improvement centers
hardwear stores, home improvement centers, wick water: It may be that they are too wet and that is why they are turning to mush. I find that cutting the leaf straight instead of at an angle ups your chances of babies. Also I lightly water the soil and put them in a plant tray with a lid. If water builds up...

Violets, African: African violet Propagation, african violet propagation, home improvement centers
african violet propagation, home improvement centers, leaf petioles: Oh no problem at all. The only way to get new plants that stay true to description is by leaf or sucker. If you plant seeds it would be new varieties and would not be true to the origional plant. I hope that does not confuse you further. If you want to...

Violets, African: Propogating African Violets, african violet society, african violets
african violet society, african violets, america web site: Stephen: I am very impressed that your violets are doing well outdoors. Yes, you are are on the right track. But don t look for any baby sprouts for a few weeks. Normally it takes anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks. Some of my violet buddies can see sprouting in...

Violets, African: pests on AV?, flower buds, flower bud
flower buds, flower bud, flowers bloom: If the white things move or fly, they must be white fly. However, I bet this is foliar mealy bug. You can touch this with alcohol on a Q-tip and it should disintegrate. You should not have to use a pesticide unless you have a large collection. Once...

Violets, African: please help me!, growing african violets, colored backs
growing african violets, colored backs, blooms: Jacob, If you are describing a green back as well as purple colored backs to leaves from the very same plant, it must have something to do with the maturity of the leaves. In other words, older leaves may have the brighter, more purplish coloring to them...

Violets, African: potting violets, fish emulsion, peat moss
fish emulsion, peat moss, variegated plants: Standard violets should be repotted from 2 to 3 times per year. Soils become depleted of nutrients so need to be replaced. Many growers use a very light soil or soil-less mix including 1/3 part peat moss, 1/3 part vermiculite, 1/3 part perlite so there is...

Violets, African: propagation of violets, growing african violets, room temperature water
growing african violets, room temperature water, plant wilts: Hi Flor, Do you mean the entire violet plant wilts and dies after blooming? That sounds unusual, because most African violet plants can live for many years with proper care. As far as propagation from leaves there is no fast way. It is indeed a slow...

Violets, African: Repotting african violets, repotting african violets, inch pot
repotting african violets, inch pot, goose neck: Hello: African violets should be repotted about twice a year when soil is depleted of nutrients. You can check the size of pot by measuring across your plant and then divide by 3. This give you the number of pot the plant needs. 9 inch plant would...

Violets, African: Repotting probelms, violet pots, african violets
violet pots, african violets, african violet pot: Heather, I want to ask you, is the angry plant a MINIATURE African Violet? The reason is ask is that you said it was in a 2-inch pot. For whatever reason, all violets prefer to be a little root-bound. I m not certain how this promotes flowering, but...

Violets, African: Repotting, fertilizer salts, fertilizer solution
fertilizer salts, fertilizer solution, inch pot: Hello Bob: Your violets seem very, very happy. I have all my plants on wicking reservoirs and they all have roots coming out of the bottom of the pot. Sometimes I see that happening two or three weeks after I repot. Nothing wrong with it for sure. The general...

Violets, African: replanting, violet, bloom
violet, bloom, roots: Yes, you can repot your plants when in bloom. If, however, you need to cut off a lot of roots, you can still leave the flowers but this will take energy from the plant that should be making more roots instead of supplying the flowers with energy. Nanc...

Violets, African: repotting African violet, humidity tray, african violet
humidity tray, african violet, denise thanks: It shouldn t rot as long as you are watering the plant correctly. Using the rooting horomone and the small incision method would promote new roots without a rotting neck. Sometimes you must be bold in assisting plants with thriving. Think of it as mending...

Violets, African: repotting african violets, repotting african violets, inch pot
repotting african violets, inch pot, leafy plants: Usually we advise violet growers to measure the violet, one leaf, then across the top to the opposite leaf. We divide this number by three to get the appropriate pot size. So a violet that measures 9 inches across should be in a 3 inch pot. A 12 inch plant...

Violets, African: repotting problem, african violets, pot size
african violets, pot size, soil mix: Those African Violet mixes are great but they are still too heavy. The plant is staying too wet for too long. I would lighten it up with more perlite and repot it. I am afraid you might loose your plants if you don t. African violets do not like to get...

Violets, African: is this right pot?, decorative pots, mealy bugs
decorative pots, mealy bugs, mealy bug: No, soil mealy bugs do not eat the foliage. They stay in the soil for the most part and damage the roots so the plant can t take up water and nutrients. Destroy the plant only if you see the white powdery substance on the rootball. With a 30 X loupe you...

Violets, African: Self-watering pots, peat moss, self watering pots
peat moss, self watering pots, african violets: You must adjust your soil to the new watering conditions. This means using at least one third perlight and one third vermiculite with one third peat moss. Any soil for African violets can be cut by adding these quantities of perlight and vermiculite which...

Violets, African: Soggy leaves, african violets, root rot
african violets, root rot, pots: These were probably over watered at some time. Just remove the leaves. Repotting will not help these leaves. If all or many of the leaves are soggy, the plant probably has root rot and will die, unfortunately. Remove the plant from the pot and see...

Violets, African: Soil mealy mites discovered!, violet family, african violets
violet family, african violets, fungal spores: Suzanne, It s always a relief, isn t it, when we find out exactly which pest we are dealing with. White patches on the soil near the trunk of the violet is another symptom of soil mealy bugs. (Don t confuse Cyclamen and Broad MITE with Soil Mealy Bugs....

Violets, African: self watering pot, self watering pot, inner pot
self watering pot, inner pot, fertilizer: Cheryl, You can fill a self-watering pot as full as it will hold. If the pot is properly made of quality ceramic, the inner pot (the one holding the soil) should only absorb as much water as it needs. Make sure that you add fertilizer to the water, about...

Violets, African: Toxicity of African Violets, swiss cheese plant, crinum lily
swiss cheese plant, crinum lily, chenille plant: Darl, Please accept my apology for not answering you sooner. I was poring over my books to find your answer. All the years I have raised violets and I did not know the answer to this most basic question! I wanted to provide you with a definite answer,...

Violets, African: Can`t get them to bloom!, african violet society, america web site
african violet society, america web site, proper nutrients: Sheila: How often do you fertilize? I use the constant feed method. I mix 1/4 tsp of fertilizer per gallon of water and water every time with that solution. Then you don t have to try to remember when you fertilized last. Try this formula on your other houseplants...

Violets, African: Unavoidable change for African violets, fish emulsion, african violets
fish emulsion, african violets, pea gravel: Ok a East facing window is the best exposure for them. Make sure they do not get direct sun on the leaves for a long period of time. This will cause the plant to burn. Next could be humidity. Set the plant on a bed of pea gravel with water. Do not let...

Violets, African: Unhappy African violet, african violet society, african violet society of america
african violet society, african violet society of america, african violets: Hello Gita: First of all how long has it been since you repotted your violet? If it has been longer than six months, it may need fresh soil. Soil breaks down over time and the plant cannot take up the nutrients from the soil no matter what fertilizer you...

Violets, African: A V color change in the flowers., night time temperature, soil mixture
night time temperature, soil mixture, african violets: Joe, Let me apologize first of all for the delay in answering your question. I applaud you on your care and knowledge of your AVs. You seem to really know what they need, and you must be experienced in either African violets or gardening of some type!...

Violets, African: violet question, violet pots, optimara
violet pots, optimara, symmetrical pattern: My apologies for the late answer. I had problems logging in with a new password. When plants grow leggy it is most often a lack of light that is the problem. With winter approaching, the plants are receiving much less light. I don t believe tall legginess...

Violets, African: violet question, african violets, bunches
african violets, bunches, fertilizer: When foliage bunches up, it is often an over abundance of light or fertilizer--or possibly an insect, mite. Are you giving 1/4 teaspoon fertilizer in one gallon warm water, given approximately every 7-10 days depending on the humidity in your home? ...

Violets, African: violets, african violets, colorful blooms
african violets, colorful blooms, inbp: Mike, African violets can bloom any time of the year. They are indoor plants, and as such, are not under the constraints that other plants are to bloom seasonally. Some growers say their violets actually can bloom 12 months of the year; in other words,...

Violets, African: Water for African violets, african violets, water devices
african violets, water devices, lowe s: They only work if the plant it big enough for it. The rule of thumb for African Violets is the pot should be 1/3 the size of the plant. They like to be root bound. If the roots do not take up most of the pot it would sit in water and rot instead of drinking...

Violets, African: Watering and pinching back leaves, pot size, avsa
pot size, avsa, rule of thumb: Oh do not remove those leaves. The plant will not look right and you could actually kill it by doing that. If it looks good keep doing what you are doing. A good rule of thumb is the pot size should be 1/3 the size of the plant. Unlike many other houseplants...

Violets, African: Watering, patti patti, fertilizer
patti patti, fertilizer, pot: Patti, It is quite normal for the drained water to be discolored, even brownish, but the part that worries me is the odor you mention. Can you please offer me a little more information? Such as, how old are your plants? What type of fertilizer do you...

Violets, African: White spots on African Violet, african violets, powdery mildew
african violets, powdery mildew, african violet: Brenda, I m almost 100% certain what you have is POWDERY MILDEW. This is a very common problem which affects violets, and can be treated easily, but must be treated quickly to prevent damage to the plant. It is caused by humidity being a little too high,...

Violets, African: White spots on AV, powdery mildew, dish soap
powdery mildew, dish soap, long periods of time: Hello Leslee, If this is powdery mildew, the milk painted onto the leaves should have helped. There is also Lysol Antibacterial Spray. Remember that this spray is very cold and may shock your plant, so hold the can some distance from the plant. Or,...

Violets, African: water on leaves...good or bad?, dappled sunlight, african violet
dappled sunlight, african violet, indirect sunlight: Debra, What a beautiful picture you described-- violets sitting in the warm summer showers! I am certain the foliage is thriving in it. The only thing about this scenario that could kill a violet would be if it got direct sunlight, which is much too strong...

Violets, African: white fuzzy spots all over the stems and leaves of my gloxinia plants., african violets, mealy bugs
african violets, mealy bugs, proof solution: You should always use fresh soil when repotting. It decreases the chance of these things being passed on. There are so many ways you can get these. They can come in on your clothes. The best thing to do is watch them carefully and treat as needed. Don...

Violets, African: white spots on african violets, african violets, mildew
african violets, mildew, mother in law: Rick, I remember answering your question this past weekend. I am unsure why you didn t receive it. I apologize for whatever happened. If you don t mind, I need more information on the APPEARANCE of these white spots. There are several types of spots...

Violets, African: white spots on leaves, african violets, powdery mildew
african violets, powdery mildew, spider mites: Leslee, I want to applaud you for thinking to use something like milk on your leaves. It might not cure the problem, but it shows you know a little (or a lot!) about violets. Your problem with the violet is most likely one of two things: Powdery mildew,...

Violets, African: whitefly?, systemic insecticide, deposit eggs
systemic insecticide, deposit eggs, sticky cards: I would think this is foliar mealy bug rather than white fly eggs or larva, which is easier to take care of than the eggs. Take a Q-tip and dip into a container of rubbing alcohol. Then drag it across the white specks. They should come up fairly easily...

Violets, African: wilted leaves, peat moss, african violets
peat moss, african violets, soil mix: Hopefully your problem stems from the soil mix which is too heavy. Does your soil mix have vermiculite and perlite in it? AV Growers usually use one third each of peat moss, perlite and vermiculite. When packages of soil mix is purchased--even those marked...

Violets, African: yellowing of leaves, yellow violet, african violet
yellow violet, african violet, green leaves: Bonnie, You say all of the leaves are turning yellow? I have never really seen or heard of that. There are several things you can check for: Has your violet been exposed to cold? This could definiately do it. Also, cool or cold water can turn African...

Violin: 1/10 size violin, size violin, vivaldi concertos
size violin, vivaldi concertos, crooked necks: Hello Sharon; I do not remember what info. I gave the lady about the 1/10 size violin. I think she wanted to know which brand or model insttrument in the 1/10 size to buy. It stands to reason that a proper set-up is required. But at any rate a 1/10 insrtument...

Violin: 1/10 size violin, sized violins, size violin
sized violins, size violin, kiso: Aimee: There comes a time in ones life when it is best to tell the truth. I m just sorry that its my turn, but I would rather level with you then tell you a fib. All small sized violins below 1/4 size have a sound that is equal between brands. My suggestion...

Violin: 1/2 size violin, size violins, size violin
size violins, size violin, violin shop: I don t know, but I think I have figured them out. I called a violin shop and was told the string length is 11.5 inches. From my calculations, then, the placement for the first half step (e.g., Bb on the A string) is .69 inches, the next one 1.15 inches, the...

Violin: 1/2 violin, size violin, good ear
size violin, good ear, fingerboard: Unfourtunately, I do not have a 1/2 size violin anymore. Assuming you don t take lessons with a teacher, my best advice to you is to find a friend that knows how to play or has a good ear and let him/her put the markings on for you. (It doesn t take long....

Violin: 1/4 size violin, gruskin violin, ebay purchases
gruskin violin, ebay purchases, size violin: Kristine ~ The price for this instrument is the lowest I have ever seen any violin. I m also wary of ebay purchases of instruments because you ll never really know what it s going to sound like until you receive it. But, if you re buying for a first time...

Violin: 1/4 Violin, violin maker, good shape
violin maker, good shape, inorder: Hi Jim; I do not find any information on A. Schroetter as a violin maker in all of my books. I can only assume that it is a made up name. You are correct about the 1/4 size being for a child, possibly in the 4th or 5th grade. Inorder to make an envaluation...

Violin: 1/8 Violin buying advice, local music store, quality violin
local music store, quality violin, violins: Hi, Since your children will outgrow the violin soon, you re right not to buy an expensive instrument. My advice is to go to your local music store that sells violins (try to go to a store that specializes in stringed instruments) and have an employee take...

Violin: 1749 Strativarious violin, antonio stradivari, strad
antonio stradivari, strad, guarneri: Hi Regina; Antonio Stradivari s designs and labels, as well as those of many other famous makers, have been copied more than just about any art objects in history. Virtually all genuine Strad s and Guarneri del Jesu s that are known to still exist are accounted...

Violin: 1754 Bergonzi - copy or original?, stephen hero, german copy
stephen hero, german copy, harry dean: Hi Ed; More then likely it is a copy. Carlo (I) was the better maker of this family. He was born 1676, died 1747, Worked from 1696-1746, As you can see your inst. is dated 7 years after his death. It is possible one of his sons could have completed the inst....

Violin: 1761 violin, georg august, musikal
georg august, musikal, klemm: Hi Linda; The Klemm family is 7 strong, none have the first name of Georg or August. My reading of the rest of the label indicates that two brothers or relatives established a music shop that handled both instruments & strings (saiten). This does not mean...

Violin: 1902 stradivarius copy, poor shape, good shape
poor shape, good shape, ebay: As my profile indicates, I am not expert in such matters. The best thing would be to find a knowledgeable dealer who could advise you. If you have time, you might surf the net for such sites as EBay to find out what people are asking for similar instruments....

Violin: 1957 Stradivarius copy, stradivarius violin, professional appraiser
stradivarius violin, professional appraiser, violins: Robert ~ I m sorry to say that your violin, most likely, does not carry much value. Stradivarious violins were created in the late 1600 s-early 1700 s. A copy is only created in the image of a true Stradivarious, and doesn t carry much value. However,...

Violin: 1st & 2nd violins, violin, violins
violin, violins, lyn: Hello, Lyn. The difference between the two violin parts is that in an orchestra, the 1st violin has the melody, and the 2nd violin usually plays a countermelody; the 2nd violin is almost always subordinate to the 1st, and also usually has a less important...

Violin: 2 Violin, dryden ny, violin makers
dryden ny, violin makers, violin teacher: Hi Josh; Violin #1, Samuel, Jansen Miller. Born at Dryden N.Y. 1867. Produced first instrument 1884. Made about 200 excellent examples up to year 1930. Modelling sfter the Alard and Messie Strads, and Guarnerius. Workmanship pre-eminently satifactory,...

Violin: 6-7 position, sixth position, vibrato
sixth position, vibrato, orchestral music: Hello, It s very good that your are still learning on your own! I will try to answer all your questions. In third position, the fourth finger note is sixth position when you use first finger to play it. In fourth position, the fourth finger note is seventh...

Violin: accuracy, correct positions, hand position
correct positions, hand position, standard music: Hello, for accuracy you need to do two things- practice double stops and practice using double stops. First double-stop scales will drill a foundation of good hand position into your head- and hand position is the basis of good intonation. This will also ensure...

Violin: appraisal, nashville violins, armstrong ave
nashville violins, armstrong ave, bransford ave: Hi Justin; Here are three places to try in the TN area. NASHVILLE VIOLINS 2810 BRANSFORD AVE. NASHVILLE TN 37204 (615)292-5196 info@nashvilleviolins.com SCOTT KELVIN VIOLINS 1329 ARMSTRONG AVE. KNOXVILLE TN 37917 (865)215-9967 info@ksviolins.com WILLIAMS...

Violin: Bow problems, suzuki book, pinky
suzuki book, pinky, violin: This may have to do with the way you hold your bow. When you use the bottom part of the bow, you need to raise your wrist- naturally, as the action of upbow forces the wrist to move up. Practice whole bows. If you are avoiding using the bottom part of the...

Violin: brand new cello snapped at base of neck, wood dowel, metal screws
wood dowel, metal screws, wooden column: Hi Sarah; You are right in your approach to glueing your cello neck. It is OK to use a wood dowel, use a 3/8 hardwood either oak or maple. I highly recommend Titebond III there is nothing stronger. Make sure you go past the crack at least 1 on each side....

Violin: C Naturals, intonation problems, bad habit
intonation problems, bad habit, c natural: Hi Jordanne, I m glad to hear you re at the point where you know exactly what you want to fix and just want a little help doing so. I believe there would be a number of approaches here. First, you can play the two adjacent notes (e.g. B and C on the A string)...

Violin: Carlo Bergonzi violin, bergonzi violin, grenville st
bergonzi violin, grenville st, carlo bergonzi: Hi Andy; LePAGE FINE STRING INSTRUMENTS the fiddle farm, 2418 TRANS CAN.HWY flat river,pe c.a 180 ca (902)659-2932 info@lepageviolins.com FRANCOIS MALO 5046 rue CLARK H2T2T8 MONTREAL, QC ca (514)271-7838 mafr@videotron.ca JULES SAINT-MICHEL, LUTHIER...

Violin: getting my daughter started on the violin, suzuki program, private teacher
suzuki program, private teacher, innate ability: Hi Julie, 3 years old is a great age to start and she is not too little, although she obviously won t be playing a full size instrument any time soon! Students at this age are introduced to the basics of holding the instrument, posture, how to get their...

Violin: double stops, hand position, high note
hand position, high note, intonation: Hi, It doesn t matter whether the bow is tight or loose! Just make sure the right hand hits both strings at once. It s all about the left hand s technique and the right hand position. Practice double-stops on the left hand and playing the low note only...

Violin: appraisal, nashville violins, e mail
Violin: appraisal, nashville violins, e mail, nashville tn

Violin: Glues, violin restoration, luthiers
Violin: Glues, violin restoration, luthiers, glues

Violin: Did I get ripped off of a Collin Mezin Jr?, mezin
Violin: Did I get ripped off of a Collin Mezin Jr?, mezin

Violin: salary for violinist, professional violinist, resume cv
Violin: salary for violinist, professional violinist, resume cv, artist diploma

Violin: Giving up on learning finger vibrato?, good vibrato, intonation
good vibrato, intonation, joints: The key to a good vibrato is the bending of the first joint- only by moving the first joint can you waver the sound without changing the intonation. Wrist and arm vibrato will still require your student to be able to move his first joint, even by a little....

Violin: Glues, titebond iii, luthier
titebond iii, luthier, h20: Hi David; Hide glue is to be used on all areas that require removal of the part for repairs etc. Titebond III should be used on a crack because it is an area you will want to be permanent. Hide glue is not a permanent type of glue, it is greatly affected...

Violin: left hand pain, e mail address, school music teacher
e mail address, school music teacher, mary godolphin: The first thing you have to do when experiencing significant pain of this nature that is getting worse is to stop playing completely. I know you don t want to hear that, but it is temporary! Since you are affected in such a basic area as holding the violin,...

Violin: hand size in relation to violin., playing the violin, short answer
playing the violin, short answer, viola: I say yes - go ahead with violin and with finding a teacher. Even if your fingers are unusually long, you will be able to find a way to make your hands work with the violin. Most likely you will find the advantages rather than worry about the disadvantages....

Violin: Intervals, interval training, musictheory
interval training, musictheory, false hope: Hi Sabrina, The way you are supposed to learn them is to be able to identify them when they are played. This will improve your intonation. A good way to learn them is to remember the beginning of songs with the intervals. For example, you can remember the...

Violin: I would like more information about obtaining an appraisal of an old violin., antonio strad violin, old violin
antonio strad violin, old violin, violin case: Hi Cecily; Sorry but I do not have a listing in Dallas but maybe you can use one of the following: ANTONIO STRAD VIOLIN 10288 SAN PEDRO #2 SAN ANTONIO TX 78216 (210)349-9788 stradviolin.com CADENZA VIOLINS, INC. 6905 COIT RD. PLANO TX 75024 (469)241-1152...

Violin: J.B. Collin Mezin violin, sharmusic, adams rd
sharmusic, adams rd, s industrial: Hi Katy; Try one of the following: WILSON FINE VIOLINS 725 S. ADAMS RD. STE. 3 BIRMINGHAM MI 48009 (248)258-1125 wilsonfineviolins@gmail.com SHAR FINE INST. & BOWS 2465 S. INDUSTRIAL ANN ARBOR MI 49104 (734)665-4626 fineinst@sharmusic.com HOLMES J.S. FINE...

Violin: label, reading the letters, neuner
reading the letters, neuner, late 1800s: Hi Simone; Of the 15 members of the Neuner family there are none with the T.F. or J.F. fore name. This could be a copy made in the time frame your dealer talked about. Send me your City & State and I shall attempt to send you to a shop that can help. ...

Violin: New Music Learning Strategies, hand fingers, practice habits
hand fingers, practice habits, note key: Hi Johanna, There are two issues here: one is your playing level and the other is your practice habits. The first issue is obvious - if your playing is generally not at the level of your peers you need to get some private lessons, either after school...

Violin: New music learning strategies, stupid mistakes, learning strategies
stupid mistakes, learning strategies, new songs: It sounds like you simply need to practice more, or need to use the half an hour you use to practice more efficiently. Remember that you can practice anywhere! Not only when your violin is in your hand. If you re lining up or waiting for something, go over...

Violin: OLD VIOLIN, coral gables fl, ponce de leon
coral gables fl, ponce de leon, old violin: Hi Alex; The only listings I have in FL. are as follows: ALLEGRO MUSIC CENTER 4537 Ponce de Leon Blvd. #102 CORAL GABLES FL 33146 (305)740-9400 allegromiami@bellsouth.net GAINESVILLE VIOLINS 4240 NW 129th ST. GAINESVILLE FL 32606 (352)331-5555 info@gviolins.cc...

Violin: Old Violin, old violin, long periods of time
old violin, long periods of time, humidity changes: You may want to have it looked at by a dealer just to make sure it s still in good condition. Maybe some tune-ups are required, since damage may happen due to weather, humidity changes, etc. Violins are playable for very long periods of time so I don t think...

Violin: Old Violin - Needs work, drexel hill pa, phildelphia pa
drexel hill pa, phildelphia pa, golden violins: Hi Jacquelyn; GOLDEN VIOLINS 7801 WINSTON RD. PHILDELPHIA PA 19118 (215)242-0307 hgolden@goldenviolins.com ROBERTS CLIFFORD VIOLINS 730/32 BAINBRIDGE ST. PHILADELPHIA PA 19147 (215)440-0406 crviolins@bee.net OSTER FREDERICK FINE VIOLINS 1529 PINE ST. PHILADELPHIA...

Violin: Play LOUDER!, pointer finger, finger board
pointer finger, finger board, three elements: There are three elements of volume- one is, as you know, the pressure of the finger, the second is bow speed and the third is sounding point (where the bow is between the finger board and the tailpiece). You can pull your bow faster and place your bow closer...

Violin: Prelude VS Helicore, medium tension, helicore
medium tension, helicore, model instrument: Hi Ellen, Helicore strings are capable of a more mature, richer, warmer, and fuller tone than the Preludes. If you are serious enough about your playing to ask this question, you should not buy the Preludes, which are basically strings for beginners. ...

Violin: Did I get ripped off of a Collin Mezin Jr?, colin mezin, auction action
colin mezin, auction action, e mail: Hi Jung; You bring up a very interesting but complicated question. One thing you must keep in mind is that an inst. appraisal is not rocket science. An appraisal is one mans best guess with the information at hand at that time. Also want to state that...

Violin: salary for violinist, professional violinist, minute increments
professional violinist, minute increments, consecutive sessions: There are no education requirements for a professional violinist (unless you wish to teach at university or public school), employment is purely based on competitive auditions. Nearly everyone has a bachelor s degree, though, and many have a master s degree...

Violin: Vibrato, vibrato, rapid change
vibrato, rapid change, metronome: To make the range wider you need to practice each unit of vibrato (one down one return to original note). Slowly first, use a metronome and speed up by two each time. E.g. two units per beat, four units a beat, etc. The wider your vibrato, the wider...

Violin: Violin, lee william harris, bein fushi
lee william harris, bein fushi, violin shop: Hi Erin; You might look into one of the following shops: WARREN KENNETH & SONS, LTD. 407 S. DEARBORN STE.1100 CHICAGO IL 60605 (312)427-7475 kwarrenltd@aol.com BOWEN VIOLIN SHOP 410 S. MICHIGAN AVE. 1921 CHICAGO IL 60605 (312)431-1303 NEM BEIN & FUSHI,...

Violin: Violin, flr boston, huntington ave
flr boston, huntington ave, boston massachusetts: Hi Suzanne; CARRIAGE HOUSE VIOLINS 323 COLUMBUS AVE 6TH FLR BOSTON MA O2116 (617)262-0051 info@carriagehouseviolins.com REUNING & SONS VIOLINS 321 COLUMBUS AVE., 4th FLR. BOSTON MA O2116 (617)262-1300 info@reuning.com WIESSMEYER PAUL VIOLINS 295 HUNTINGTON...

Violin: Violin Top Plate Cracks, titebond iii, moist paper towel
titebond iii, moist paper towel, top cracks: Hi David; I always suggest permanent type glue for this type of repair. My choice is Titebond III. You should be able to rub glue into the crack, wipe of excess glue with a moist paper towel, apply clamp pressure from the outer edges. Then apply two or three...

Violin: violin, itzhak perlman, professional violinists
itzhak perlman, professional violinists, proper humidity: Hi Didi, I ll address your second question first with the caveat that I don t know very much about that subject. The humidity level should be somewhat low, which can be a challenge in certain states (like in the Southeast during summer). At the same time,...

Violin: Should I through this violin out., stradivarious, sharmusic
stradivarious, sharmusic, woodhaven michigan: Hi Edie; Try one of the following shops: HOLMES J.S. FINE VIOLINS 1157 WENDY CT. ANN ARBOR MI 48103 (734)668-6745 jsholmes@mindspring.com SHAR FINE INST. & BOWS 2465 S. INDUSTRIAL ANN ARBOR MI 49104 (734)665-4626 fineinst@sharmusic.com WILSON FINE VIOLINS...

Violin: violin, washington valley rd, west berlin new jersey
washington valley rd, west berlin new jersey, martinsville nj: Hi William; I m not aware of West Berlin, even though I was born in Elizabeth and grew up in Roselle Park. You may try one of the following: BACELAR STRING INSTS. INC 2073 WASHINGTON VALLEY RD. MARTINSVILLE NJ O8836 (732)560-1033 alex@bacelarviolins.com...

Violin: violin restoration, violin restoration, violin dealers
violin restoration, violin dealers, violin repair: Hi Ryan; A good luthier should repair the crack successfully. naturally it depends on how the original repair was executed. Look into one of the following shops: CREMONA VIOLIN DEALERS 1254 MARKET ST., #201 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94102 (415)861-2202 cremonasf@aol.com...

Violin: 100 year old Viloin & Bow, maggini violin, bowmaker
maggini violin, bowmaker, local shop: Alvan Sorry I m not going to be much help, but a couple of things. First, the violin may be old but can t be 100 years old and made in Czechoslovakia (there was no Czechoslovakia until after WWI). secondly, I ve never heard of a bow maker named Adama Heinrich,...

Violin: Andreas Guarnerius violin, Santa Teresia, violin teacher, tiny dings
violin teacher, tiny dings, guarnerius: Roger, As you note, I can t give a definitive answer without seeing and hearing the instrument but hear are some things I can answer (or make a pretty fair guess at). First, don t worry about the chip repair and the tiny dings, these are expected of an...

Violin: antique violin, antique violin, repo
antique violin, repo, aunts: Hello Beth, I am not an expert at authenticating instruments...but the Made in Germany inscription tells us that this is not a real Strad. This doesn t mean that the instrument is without merit, however, since no instrument can be judged by the label; you...

Violin: Baltimore violin maker from late 1800s, david bromberg, violin maker
david bromberg, violin maker, bill weaver: I don t know off hand the name of the luthier you describe, but the best source for this information would probably be Bill Weaver at Weaver Violins in Bethesda, MD. Bill s family has had a shop open in the area since 1898 so he may have more knowledge of...

Violin: Bohland & Fuchs violin, jakob johann, violin makers
jakob johann, violin makers, wien vienna: loo, Looked up both Bohland and Fuchs on my database of German & Austrian Violin makers and a couple of items, while none were from Vienna there were some both before 1840 and more recently from both Germany and Austria. Most of the Bohland references had...

Violin: Copy of Georg Klotz made in Czecho-Slovakia, german maker, czecho
german maker, czecho, decent value: Without seeing the Violin it is, of course, impossible to definitively tell you it s age and value, but there are some things that can help narrow it down. Georg Kloz (usually spelled with no T, but some copies have your spelling) was a German maker from...

Violin: Copy of Nicolaus Amati violin, amati violin, bottom seams
amati violin, bottom seams, chinrest: Darce, Very hard to narrow it down with the information you currently have given. Most violins,even today, are a copy of one of the great masters, Strad, Amati, Guarneri, Guadagnini, among others. Not sure if the 129 is the model number or the instruments...

Violin: Electric violins, electric, violin
electric, violin, wood: My previous answers were in response to someone merely wishing to amplify their natural violin sound; in this case a true mic is preferred over a pickup. But if your daughter is looking for an electric violin to do alternative types of music and use various...

Violin: Ernst Heinrich Roth, francesco ruggeri, heinrich roth
francesco ruggeri, heinrich roth, string violin: Irene, First there are 2 Ernst Heinrich Roth s (Uncle and Nephew) the older was born in 1877 and died in 1948 and the younger was born in 1938 so we ll (obviously) assume that your instrument was from the Uncle. The fact that it was a copy of a Ruggieri...

Violin: France violine, best guess, vosges
best guess, vosges, amount of time: Aivars, While my French is poor (to say the least) my best guess is that your label is a repair label from the Vosges workshop in Mierecourt. Sadly this does not identify either the original maker or when it was made. In Mierecourt they have been making...

Violin: Bohland & Fuchs violin, german school, school style
Violin: Bohland & Fuchs violin, german school, school style, violin

Violin: Copy of Nicolaus Amati violin, hello ladies, violin
Violin: Copy of Nicolaus Amati violin, hello ladies, violin, verdienen

Violin: left handed violins, left handed violin, playing the violin
Violin: left handed violins, left handed violin, playing the violin, lefty

Violin: Rothenburg Violin
Violin: Rothenburg Violin

Violin: left handed violins, left, handed
left, handed, reverse: In a left-handed violin the following changes are made: -altered shape to bridge -bass bar on right -sound post on left -strings in reverse -peg box in reverse -left-handed chinrest on right side Advantages for left handed players on traditional...

Violin: Intonation, school orchestras, musical endeavors
school orchestras, musical endeavors, orchestra conductor: Hi Jessica, I understand this situation. The problem with school orchestras is that some musicians are far more motivated than others, and if much of a section has difficulty staying in tune, it can be hard to convince the other students to practice their...

Violin: J:ServerhtdocsAndreas Guarnerius Fecit Cremona Sub Titulo Santa Teresia 1707, violin shop, guarnerius
violin shop, guarnerius, teresia: You are correct about the years not matching up; people traditionally have not gone to great lengths to be accurate when creating fake labels for their violins. Anyway, you should take the instrument to a violin shop/maker for appraisal and they can advise...

Violin: Karl Knilling Violin, karl knilling violin, knilling violins
karl knilling violin, knilling violins, chevy cavalier: Liane, While I am personally not a huge fan of Knilling Violins, I think they are decently made but almost always have too much wood which makes them durable but inhibits sound, I absolutely HATE Cremona Violins. There are so many problems with your situation...

Violin: learning violin alone, violin shop, violin teacher
violin shop, violin teacher, detailed explanations: Hello Anna, I have answered both of these questions in previous responses, so I will refer you to those for more detailed explanations. But in brief: 1. Learning violin alone is usually impossible, but many have done it. However, it seems that your boyfriend...

Violin: old violin, old violin, string violin
old violin, string violin, violin shop: While I can t say for sure without seeing the instrument I can venture a couple of guesses. First, many instruments both decent as well as some not so good are copied after great violins of the past including violins from Amati, Strad, and Guarneri among...

Violin: old violin, quality standpoint, old violin
quality standpoint, old violin, violin makers: Danielle, The value of any violin is primarily tied to its sound and to a lesser extent its condition, so without seeing and hearing your instrument I can t give to much of an idea on its value. What I can tell you is that made in Nippon actually means...

Violin: R. Doestchkail bow, bill weaver, violin bow
bill weaver, violin bow, german bow: The Violins you see are the Rudolf Doetch (sp?) line of Violins. There is no such person as Rudolf Doetch this is a line of instruments that were first imported from Germany in the white by Weaver Violins and were hand set up by Bill Weaver and were a fairly...

Violin: Rothenburg Violin, quality violin, viola cello
quality violin, viola cello, size violin: No problem with the questions. Yes, I think that the step up to the $300 (or at least high $200 s) would be a big difference in sound quality and construction. There will still be some bad violins in this price range so still choose carefully and try many....

Violin: Ruggeri violin, old violin, german names
old violin, german names, old case: Cheri, Sorry but I wasn t able to get much more information for you on Ruggieri. As to the cloth being drilled through the scroll, this, while not being typical, was done to make the instrument easier to carry, which lends credence to the claim made by...

Violin: STRADIVARIUS QUESTION, stradivarius violin, old violin
stradivarius violin, old violin, columbos: No. Most violins are a copy of a design from an old master, Strad, Guarneri, Amati, etc. That does not mean that they do or don t have any value of there own. But this violin you have is a copy of a Stradivarius violin distributed by Jackson-Gulden. The...

Violin: starter, beginner, new
beginner, new, violin: The best thing for you to do is to visit a violin/string instrument shop and have them set you up with a beginner s outfit. I recommend this, as opposed to a general music store, because the staff at a violin shop are experts on the instruments and will have...

Violin: thumb position on violin bow, thumb, bow
thumb, bow, pain: The thumb on the bow hand is susceptible to irritation because the tip of the thumb is wedged in between the crook of the frog and the start of the bow grip. You can see that this quarter-inch or so of the exposed wood stick is lower than the surrounding...

Violin: Value, conn selmer inc, heinrich roth
conn selmer inc, heinrich roth, auction guides: Not exactly sure of Roth s of that time period. Earlier Roth s (1920 s) were made by Roth or at Roth s workshop and sell for between $500 and $6,000, depending on quality, actual maker, and current condition. Since a 1965 model wouldn t be from the same...

Violin: Violin, violin string, brian newman
violin string, brian newman, quality shops: Mary, My suggestions will depend on what you are looking for and how far you may want to travel. The 2 best shops in North Carolina are over in Raleigh, and while that s a pretty far distance from Lincolnton, it may be worth the trip. Here s why: In North...

Violin: Violin, flr boston, kellogg ave
flr boston, kellogg ave, old violin: Hi Paul; Try one of the following: STAMELL STRINGED INST. INC. 18 KELLOGG AVE. AMHERST MA O1002 (413)256-0936 stamell@crocker.com EASTHAMPTON VIOLIN CO. 108 COLLAGE ST. Luthier s co-op EASTHAMPTON MA O1027 (413)527-8033 ron@easthampton.com CARRIAGE HOUSE...

Violin: Violin and bow ???, mother of pearl inlays, violin shops
mother of pearl inlays, violin shops, violin string: Couple of things here, first, virtuoso(which, roughly translated means great player) is usually the model not the company. That s why many companies, even from back when your grandmother got this violin, will have a virtuoso model. Since there are so many...

Violin: Violin Label (stamp) identification, violin label, possesion
violin label, possesion, charles ii: Shawn, Not able to get too much info, especially on Paul Claudot. There are a group of Claudot instruments out there including Charles, Albert, Augustin, and Charles II. Based on auction pricing some are made in the Claudot workshop and others (especially...

Violin: value of a violin?, time melissa, searching the internet for information
time melissa, searching the internet for information, lamy: Melissa, Thibouville-Lamy Violins were made in France in the late 1800 s and very early 1900 s with most being made between 1880 and 1925. These violins were the first to be machine made and while that is not considered a good thing in today s violins,...

Violin: violin, quality violins, antonius stradivarius
quality violins, antonius stradivarius, antonio stradivarius: Well, sorry to rain on your parade, BUT...., what you have is a violin from an unknown maker made in Czechoslovakia between 1920 and 1998 and is a copy of a Strad model 1713. Now, how do I know this without seeing your violin? First, there was no Czechoslovakia...

Violin: violin appraisals, violin appraisals, saul cornell
violin appraisals, saul cornell, violin shops: Typically violins with that type of head and carving are from the early 1900 s up to 1922. The value would depend on the model, it s condition, and sound. Unfortunately there aren t a lot of credible violin shops in Northern or Central Florida. Gainsville...

Violin: Wurlitzer, rudolph wurlitzer, old violin
rudolph wurlitzer, old violin, gibson inc: Lila, The best I could find in my Wurlitzer information was 5 models Numbers 4650, 4651, 4652, 4654, and 4655 which are described as Cremona models and are made in the Tyrolean area. Each model is similar with 4651 being a little better than 4650 and 4652...

Violin: antique violin, antique violin, stradivarius violin
antique violin, stradivarius violin, magnolia dr: Hi Michelle; You may try one of the following shops: STEARNS VIOLINS INC. 10341 MIDDLEBRANCH AVE. NE HARTVILLE OH 44632 (330)877-8584 roger@stearnsviolins.com WILLIANS REESE 4440 W. 210 ST. FAIRVIEW PARK OH 44126 (440)333-5984 ryswill@cox.net ZARET PETER...

Violin: beginner, fiddle players, classical musician
fiddle players, classical musician, note reading: It is possible, and often happens, that a great musician develops from being self-taught. This is more prevalent in piano, guitar and voice due to the nature of the instruments, and singers/guitar players often fail to develop their reading skills and rely...

Violin: E. R. Pfretzsxhner, old violin, rehair
old violin, rehair, scherl: Steve, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, Your instrument is a Scherl & Roth Model #3011. This model is not made any more but Scherl & Roth are still in business distributing student to mid grade Violins. The model #3011 is in the mid to upper...

Violin: Francesco Ruggeri Violin, ted brown music, francesco ruggeri
ted brown music, francesco ruggeri, violin shop: Richard, Ruggieri Violins have a very good value if they are actual Ruggieri s. Many, just as is the case with Strad s, Guarneri s, Amati s, and others are copied after the past masters style. If your violin is a copy that does not mean that it may not...

Violin: antique violin, million dollars
Violin: antique violin, million dollars

Violin: Francesco Ruggeri Violin, francesco ruggeri, actual condition
Violin: Francesco Ruggeri Violin, francesco ruggeri, actual condition, san antonio tx

Violin: Nicolaus Amatus Fecit In Cremona 1630, violin cremona, cremona violin
Violin: Nicolaus Amatus Fecit In Cremona 1630, violin cremona, cremona violin, cremona italy

Violin: Nicolaus Amatus fecit in Cremona 1645, phoenix area, scottsdale rd
Violin: Nicolaus Amatus fecit in Cremona 1645, phoenix area, scottsdale rd, valley of the sun

Violin: G string, customer worth, g string
customer worth, g string, arnold: Keith, Have you tried having your sound post adjusted? Sometimes just a slight change in placement can open up dead strings especially the 2 outside strings (G & E). Usually a shop will adjust your sound post for a very small amount especially if you...

Violin: German Violins, toolmarks, cerl
toolmarks, cerl, rhost: Hi Gary; Even if the Glass is a factory made violin, it could still have a good sound. Do not be swayed by the underside of the fingerboard, you must remember that the fingerboard does not add to the sound quality of the instrument. Also the f/b is an after...

Violin: How to hold the violin and bow, shoulder, pad
shoulder, pad, straight: I am happy that you are re-evaluating this and experimenting with different positions. That is why you do the competitions and get the comments - to receive some fresh alternative input from someone outside of your private teacher. Over the years you should...

Violin: Info needed on violin, violin maker, being scottish
violin maker, being scottish, decent value: Andrew, Sorry but I can t give you very much help with the limited information available. The stamp on the back of the neck could be the maker or it could be the model. If its the model name, it doesn t help too much and as to makers, Vitali is the only...

Violin: Knilling, knilling violin, student violins
knilling violin, student violins, cracks: Virginia Since most Knilling s are considered student violins, including the model 8KF, it s value will depend somewhat on sound and condition. If the sound is acceptable and its condition is OK (no major cracks but little dings are OK) your probably looking...

Violin: Looking for Violin, quality violin, classical strings
quality violin, classical strings, quality level: Micaela, The Johannes Kohr K500 is available at many shops, we carry it both for sale as well as rental (our price for a 4/4 size is $520 for the outfit for your reference). Other brands that are in this price range and quality level are the Rosalia model...

Violin: locked violin case, old violin, violin string
old violin, violin string, violin case: Gary, Bring it to a local Violin/String shop (or possibly a luggage repair shop). Most locks on cases are fairly simple type locks and most shops have 8 or 9 different keys from different style cases laying around. It s possible one of these may fit and...

Violin: Who made a particular violin and how much is it worth?, german instrument, pawn shop
german instrument, pawn shop, stradivarious: Christine, Not going to be able to give you too much information but here s what I have. The Violin is a copy of an Antonio Stradavarius violin, common since Strad s and Guarneri s are the most commonly copied violins today. The fact that it is a copy...

Violin: Nicolaus Amati violin, violin cremona, amati violin
violin cremona, amati violin, stratton company: Lee, I m not sure how close these are by zip code, but 3 shops I know of in Long Island are: Antonio Donato in E. Islip (631) 277-4898; Long Island Violin Shop (Charles Rufino) (631) 427-3569; and Ed Maday in Woodmere (516) 374-4943. There s another shop...

Violin: Nicolaus Amatus Fecit In Cremona 1630, violin fiddle, hays family
violin fiddle, hays family, violin shop: Hi Donna, You will have to take a trip to Fayettville for the Borman violin shop - Borman Violins 1221 E. Rodgers Dr., Fayetteville, AR 72701 Shop 479-935-9483 Fax 479-935-9716 There may be one closer to you, but these guys are the only ones I know....

Violin: Nicolaus Amatus fecit in Cremona 1645, santa anita ave, violin shop
santa anita ave, violin shop, sons music: Hi Brenda; Sorry but I have no listings in AZ. You may have to travel into Southern Cal.: MARQUIS VIOLINS INC 289 S. SANTA ANITA AVE. PASADENA CA 91107 (626)793-4567 marquisviolins@aol.com A. DZINA & SONS MUSIC 2366-C N. GLASSELL ST ORANGE CA 92865 (714)637-9665...

Violin: Old Hopf Violin, hopf violin, violin repair
hopf violin, violin repair, violin performance: Lauren, This question is difficult because while you re asking a legitimate question about your specific violin it attempts to get an answer as to what truly makes a violin have value. Is it primarily sound? Workmanship? The maker or workshop it was made...

Violin: Origin of a fairly old violin, old violin, instrument number
old violin, instrument number, wonderful sound: Sarah, Tough to give any kind of definitive answer with the information you have. Depending on the type of label it s on, the 2413 could be either a model number, the instrument number of a certain model, or a maker or shops serial number as to the instrument...

Violin: R. Doestchkail bow, violin society of america, violin bow
violin society of america, violin bow: No I haven t gotten any more information from some of my bow expert friends yet. This week is the Violin & Bow making competition at the VSA (Violin Society of America) and most are either entered, judging, or going up to the convention this week. Sorry...

Violin: Reg: Appraisal of an Antonius Stradiuarius Violin, meenakshi sundaram, antonius stradiuarius
meenakshi sundaram, antonius stradiuarius, antonio stradivarius: Mr. Sundaram, Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but.... Your violin may have some value and be a great sounding instrument but it is NOT a Strad. First, no Strads were made in Germany and no history of Antonio Stradivarius ever even mentions him ever...

Violin: Sore arms, switch, viola
switch, viola, hold: Taylor, A couple of suggestions: When I first switched I experienced various areas of soreness and discomfort as I became accommodated to a larger and heavier instrument. Most of these went away as I grew accustomed to the viola, so just be sure to take...

Violin: Starting violin?, international piano competition, beethoven sonata
international piano competition, beethoven sonata, professional conductor: 1. I don t think a switch to violin is a smart choice considering your goals. The best route to being a professional conductor is to be a great pianist with exceptional sight-reading and score-reading skills. Violin lessons would be great as a secondary...

Violin: scroll origin, brobst, carrabba
brobst, carrabba, cello: Harry, I m sorry for the delay in getting back to you. My level of knowledge might not be enough to help in this case. Maybe someone like Rafael Carrabba in Seattle or Gerald Brobst in Alexandria, VA would be a good choice to contact. Both are very knowledgeable...

Violin: Value of a Violin, european maple, maple sides
european maple, maple sides, student instruments: Steven, Well I can come close to answering your question precisely but not exactly. My Lyon & Healy catalogs from 1904, 1910, 1918, and 1924 don t list the model 1025 but my 1924 catalog does list the models 1022, 1023, 1024, 1027, 1028, and 1029 so we...

Violin: VIOLA MAKER, viola maker, italian instrument
viola maker, italian instrument, german bow: Alan, Sorry I can t be much help but my knowledge of UK makers is very limited. I m much better at German, French, Austrian, and Italian instrument makers and Brazilian, French, US, and German bow makers. Sorry that I can t be any help this time. If...

Violin: Violin, violin teacher, bill weaver
violin teacher, bill weaver, martin beck: Mary, I also consider myself a friend of Bill Weavers and much preferred his Doetsch models to the current ones supplied by Eastman. At my shop I still get a line of old (1880/1890 s) German instruments from Bill as well as his current Martin Beck line....

Violin: Violin, nicolo amati, first violins
nicolo amati, first violins, size violin: Lynn, Sorry for the delay in getting back with you, but starting to get into a busy season at my shop. Your instrument is a 3/4 size violin (to make sure measure just the body and it should be 13 ). My translation skills are mediocre to say the least...

Violin: Violin, hopf violin, reference material
hopf violin, reference material, sorry for the delay: Eamon, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you on this. I have a decent amount of old reference material on Hopf copies and I was trying to track down one with a crown. As of yet I haven t found one, but if you can give me until this coming Friday I...

Violin: Violin History, violin history, same time period
violin history, same time period, oliver ditson: Diane, I haven t found anything yet. I have some reference books that I haven t had time to get to but the closest so far has been Oliver Ditson (same time period) and Edward Dickerson (slightly different time period). Sorry for the lack of help. Good...

Violin: Violin Practice and Technique, book, method
book, method, technique: I recommend Principles of Violin Playing and Teaching by Ivan Galamian. The book will demonstrate the setup and technique that you will need to improve your playing, and is helpful to all levels of players. Of course, a teacher of some sort would be additionally...

Violin: Violin positioning, sore, neck
sore, neck, redness: This varies by the individual; some people have more sensitive skin than others. I have been playing for 20 years and have the same problem, so I doubt it will improve - other than the fact that you will grow accustomed to it and it will bother you less over...

Violin: Violin Value-, munich germany, repair restoration
munich germany, repair restoration, violin: Hi Joe; S. Thumhardt B. 1749, D. 1817, Worked from 1769 to 1810 in Straubing and Munich, Germany. Recognized as best maker of this family. It is difficult to put a price without seeing and hearing the violin. $2,000 seems high for restoration, but I have...

Violin: violin, bill maxwell, end of wwi
bill maxwell, end of wwi, best guess: Bill, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I need to get a better idea of how the words are laid out. Are both words on the same label just separated? Are they hand written on the wood with no label? Are they stamped/written/labeled on different...

Violin: violin maker, violin maker, antiqueing
violin maker, antiqueing, guarneri: Jocelyn, Probably not an antique. The Pfretzschner family made violins from the late 1700 s for over 6 generations. The name is still attached to a German company that manufactures violins for a wide range of quality/price points. Those label E. R. are...

Violin: violin vs. electric violin, electric, acoustic
electric, acoustic: Melissa- An electric violin is not appropriate for a 7 year old in my opinion. A young student should be trained on a traditional violin in order to learn the proper techniques for tone production, bow strokes, etc. Electric violin is most useful for professionals...

Violin: Alard Strad - O. H. Bryant, flr boston, choral musician
flr boston, choral musician, kellogg ave: Hi David; I have two listings in Florida as follows: GAINESVILLE VIOLINS 4240 NW 129th ST. GAINESVILLE FL 32606 (352)331-5555 info@gviolins.cc ALLEGRO MUSIC CENTER 4537 Ponce de Leon Blvd. #102 CORAL GABLES FL 33146 (305)740-9400 allegromiami@bellsouth.net...

Violin: Antique Violin Bow, eduard remenyi, mother of pearl inlay
eduard remenyi, mother of pearl inlay, antique violin: Jenny, Sorry for the delay, I am waiting to get an answer from a friend who is a bit more of a bow expert but since he is on vacation over the holidays I continue to wait. Give me until January 8-10th and I will post more information. Again, sorry for...

Violin: approximate value of a violin, mittenwald germany, violin makers
mittenwald germany, violin makers, neuner: Mary, The sound post is not an issue and won t affect value (assuming the new one is correctly cut and fitted). The key issue on your violins value is whether it was made by one of the Neuner family in the late 1800 s (both Mathias V (the fifth) and Ludwig...

Violin: Bretton Violin, violin shop, french model
violin shop, french model, violins: Vicky, I have a lot of material on violins with Breton (One T) stamped on the back but none with Bretton (Two T s). The Breton model violin are patterned after a Thibouville Lamy French model noted for it s light yellowish-golden color. Many of...

Violin: Carlo Bergonzi Violin, bergonzi violin, cremona violin
bergonzi violin, cremona violin, santa anita ave: Hi Matthew; I ve heard of Visalia, but not sure of it s location. So I send you my list of CA shops that might be able to help: WEISHAAR MUSICAL INSTS. INC. 627 N. LARCHMONT BLVD LOS ANGLES CA 90004 (323)466-6293 mail@hweisshaar.com CREMONA VIOLIN SHOP...

Violin: Ch J B COLLIN MEXZN, exposition universelle 1900, maleny queensland
exposition universelle 1900, maleny queensland, quality violin: David, Sorry for the delay in replying, this is the busy season (along with August) in our shop. One thing as to value, to get a true idea of value you might need to determine whether this is made by J B Collin-Mezin I, II, III, or from the Collin-Mezin...

Violin: Emile Ouchard violin bow, violin bow, phoenix area
violin bow, phoenix area, valley of the sun: Laverne, My former boss, Vito Vissicaro would be the best in the Phoenix area. If you brought it to me or to Mike Long we would both show it to Vito to verify. Not sure if Vito is in town or on the road (he is co-owner of Arcos Brasil USA a bow making...

Violin: Bretton Violin, violin maker, family history
Violin: Bretton Violin, violin maker, family history, excellent condition

Violin: Josef Klotz violin, violin collector, klotz
Violin: Josef Klotz violin, violin collector, klotz, dad

Violin: Looking while playing, suzuki books, private tutor
Violin: Looking while playing, suzuki books, private tutor, easy music

Violin: Glotz Violin, violin maker, quality workmanship
violin maker, quality workmanship, great grandmother: Lucy, A couple of things before I answer your question. I wasn t able to find any information on either a George Cloz (with a C) or a George Glotz (with a G and a t) but I was able to find information on a Georg (no E) Gloz from Mittenwald a violin maker...

Violin: Is Gustav Ficker model 22 a good violin?, violin school, ficker
violin school, ficker, julie julie: Julie Sorry for the delay in replying, this is the busy season (along with August) in our shop. I also was trying to find more info on the model Vagra violin you mention. I wasn t able to find anything on the VAGRA model per se, but I was able to find info...

Violin: Josef Klotz violin, fool proof method, violin shop
fool proof method, violin shop, reputable shop: Laura, Sorry for the delay, this tends to be (along with August) the busy season here at the shop. As to your violin, an easy way to somewhat narrow it down is to check how the label was written. Most labels made for instruments in the late 1700 s were...

Violin: Looking while playing, full length mirror, learning to play the violin
full length mirror, learning to play the violin, muscle memory: You are correct regarding the left hand; not only should your ears guide you in note placement but your head position will be better if you are not craning your neck around to see the left hand. The best posture with the violin is the same as if you are standing...

Violin: Mahler violin, plywood base, asian manufacturers
plywood base, asian manufacturers, 3 things: Lisa, You should be able to tell by yourself on the purfling issue. On set-in purfling, no matter how well it was done, there are going to be some small imperfections especially as it goes around the corners near the f-holes in the rib area. On painted...

Violin: Meinel violin, violin makers, violin shop
violin makers, violin shop, violin maker: Susan, Sorry for the delay in replying, this is the busy season (along with August) in our shop. There are 3 or 4 different parts to your question, so I will answer them separately. First is to make sure that you indeed have an authentic August Meinel or...

Violin: MY MOMS OLD VIOLIN, old violin, cancer
old violin, cancer: Hi Penni; There is not enough information to make an evaluation of merit or value. The violin could have value it depends on its condition and how well it sounds. Send me your city and state and I shall attempt to send you to someone that can help. Al...

Violin: nurnberger violin bow, having trouble finding information, bow person
having trouble finding information, bow person, violin bow: Lauren, I apologize for the delay in getting a response to you but the holiday season is here and things sometimes get a little busy at my shop. To best answer the most important part of your question I want to know if my bow is really a Nurnberger bow there...

Violin: Old Violin, old violin, violin shop
old violin, violin shop, decent value: Chip, Sorry for the delay, this tends to be (along with August) the busy season here at the shop. It would be fine if you wanted to stop by on the 15th. I will be at a suppliers early in the morning but will be back in the shop by 10am. In Tucson try...

Violin: Old Violin, north florida area, carlo bergonzi
north florida area, carlo bergonzi, old violin: Tracie, While there are 2 shops in the north Florida area that I know (and like) the owners I m not sure of there expertise on antique instruments. That is to say, I know of their knowledge of modern instruments and repairs but I ve never had any discussions...

Violin: old violin, violin dealers, old violin
violin dealers, old violin, italian makers: Cremona is a town in Italy famous for its history of violin making. Perhaps your violin is billing itself as made in the style of the old Italian makers - I would say this is the most likely explanation. As for age, violin dealers have catalogs that...

Violin: rough value of an Ant. Strad Violin, oil varnish, workshop models
oil varnish, workshop models, violin bow: Brenda, My best guess is that you have a violin made by Friedrich A. Glass (II) and is a copy of a Strad model 1736. FA Glass (II) made violins from the 1880 s up to his death in 1906. His violins have a broad value depending on whether they were completely...

Violin: A. Schrotter bow, viola bows, violin bows
viola bows, violin bows, mother of pearl inlay: Rebecca, A couple of things, first no bows from Schrotter show up in my auction results from 1995 to 2006 so it s hard to assign a current value without seeing the bow and judging it on playability, workmanship, and quality of wood. Secondly, the fact...

Violin: Strad, nashville violins, armstrong ave
nashville violins, armstrong ave, bransford ave: Hi Tracey; I have no listing in Alabama lamb, but you may try some of the following shops: HUTHMAKER ROLAND 3140 MAIN ST. DULUTH GA 30096 (770)476-9443 fiddlefolk@aol.com WILLIAMS GENGAKKI VIOLINS, INC 3104 E. SHADOWLAWN AVE. NE ATLANTA GA 30305 (404)233-2811...

Violin: Stuck bow screw, needle nose pliers, screw plate
needle nose pliers, screw plate, metal screw: Stella, First lets make sure that our definitions are the same. To me the bow screw is the (almost always) brass screw that the button screw goes into and in turn screws down into the wood of the bow through the metal screw plate. If this is the screw...

Violin: squeaky bow, bow, speed
bow, speed, weight: Hi Drew: if your bow is well-rosined and your strings are properly tuned, then getting these squeaks out of your sound is not difficult. 1: Be sure to supply enough weight (downward force) onto the string that you are getting solid contact between the...

Violin: Tourte violin bow and old violin, cremona violin, santa anita ave
cremona violin, santa anita ave, violin dealers: Hi Amber; Sorry no listings in AZ. area. The best I can offer is in CA. area. WEISHAAR MUSICAL INSTS. INC. 627 N. LARCHMONT BLVD LOS ANGLES CA 90004 (323)466-6293 mail@hweisshaar.com CREMONA VIOLIN SHOP 3213 MIDVALE AVE. LOS ANGELES CA 90034 (310)475-5897...

Violin: Violin Stamped Paganini, wurlitzer model, concert violin
wurlitzer model, concert violin, concert model: Sue, While Paganini didn t make violins himself, some companies paid him to use his name on certain models of theirs. I have found catalog listings from both Wurlitzer s 1898 catalog and Lyon & Healy s 1910 catalog listing a Paganini model with the name...

Violin: Violin Value, old violin, violin shop
old violin, violin shop, reputable shop: David, Sorry for the delay, this tends to be (along with August) the busy season here at the shop. I don t know that label offhand and wasn t able to find a shop that used one similar. My French is too rusty to translate it well either. My best suggestion...

Violin: Violist curious about Violin, violin section, college sophomore
violin section, college sophomore, music in my life: Hi Nathaniel, In general, violists who attempt to learn violin have significantly less success than violinists who pick up viola. But if you like the sound and are interested in a new challenge, why not give it a try? I would only say it is foolish if...

Violin: Voilin details, italian instruments, italian makers
italian instruments, italian makers, internet nick: Nick, I m sorry but while I would say my knowledge of modern Italian makers is fair, I m afraid I don t know this particular maker. My suggestion would be to try Reggie Williams at Williams-Gengakki Violins in Atlanta or Robert Ray at Robert Ray Violins...

Violin: violin, kansas city mo, decent shape
kansas city mo, decent shape, string instruments: Lynn, I m not acquainted with the Caprice brand, but at that price if it sounds good that is all that is important. A couple of things to check, 1) Is it a laminate construction or Spruce/Maple. 2) Is the purfling set in or just painted on (a fairly...

Violin: violin bow, violin bow, gram range
violin bow, gram range, quality instrument: Donna, 3 or 4 things to consider before deciding on price/value of this bow. First, is the light weight a positive or negative for your son? Many older French bows were in the 58-59 gram range while most modern bows are between 60 and 62.5 grams. The difference...

Violin: violin Ludovico Ricozali, dalton potter, allexperts
dalton potter, allexperts, best bet: Martin, Sorry for the delay in replying, this is the busy season (along with August) in our shop. Your best bet is to bring the violin into a reputable shop, preferably one with a competent luthier and have them take a look. This is the only true way...

Violin: violin shift, shifting, positions
shifting, positions: Often there is no such notation; most music leaves it up to the performer to come up with their own fingerings/position choices. In study books, there are several notations: 1: fingering only; the editor will put the finger number over the notes, for...

Violin: violin value, size violin, huang bo
size violin, huang bo, german makers: Tami, I have more current knowledge of Italian and German makers but I am trying to get some information from some of my Chinese distributors who may know this maker. Since many are closed for the holidays, give me until Jan. 8-10th and I will post what...

Violin: William Lewis & Son, ss number, german makers
ss number, german makers, deborah lewis: Deborah, Lewis & Son didn t, to the best of my knowledge, have any in-house makers, all of their products came primarily from Europe and they used different German makers and workshops to supply their instruments. It is possible that the SS initials referred...

Violin: About my Breton violin, french violin, violin maker
french violin, violin maker, de cesare: Hi Michael; A tradename used by Thibouville-Lamy (JTL). The name Breton was used by many makers through the years. The inst. could have a value of approx. #3,000. Send me your City & State and I shall attempt to send you to a shop that can help. Al...

Violin: Carlo Bergonzi Violin, bergonzi violin, carlo bergonzi
bergonzi violin, carlo bergonzi, duluth ga: Hi John; I m sorry but I have no listings in Alabama. You may want to look at one of the following: WILLIAMS GENGAKKI VIOLINS, INC 3104 E. SHADOWLAWN AVE. NE ATLANTA GA 30305 (404)233-2811 reginald@wgci.com HUTHMAKER ROLAND 3140 MAIN ST. DULUTH GA 30096...

Violin: Carlos Bergonzi, bergonzi violin, forest hill ave
bergonzi violin, forest hill ave, cremona italy: Hi Kristen; Try one of the following shops: BROBST VIOLIN SHOP 5584 GEN. WASHINGTON DR. ALEXANDRIA VA 22312 (703)256-0566 brobstviolins.com FRISCH GARY VIOLINS 3008 WESCOTT ST. FALLS CHURCH VA 22042 (703)533-5883 NEM COHEN DONALD M. BOW MAKER 110 N. COLUMBUS...

Violin: Carlos Bergonzi, quality violins, chesapeke
Violin: Carlos Bergonzi, quality violins, chesapeke, bethesda md

Violin: Long looking crack in violin, violin repairs, luthier
Violin: Long looking crack in violin, violin repairs, luthier, glue

Violin: Please help identify an old "American Era violin", maple back, spruce top
Violin: Please help identify an old "American Era violin", maple back, spruce top, mother in law

Violin: Violin repair, metal bridge, violin
Violin: Violin repair, metal bridge, violin, aluminum

Violin: grandfather's violin, washington valley rd, martinsville nj
washington valley rd, martinsville nj, wamsley: Hi Lynn; J.T.L. is a trade mark used in Paris, France from 1900 to 1920, they made thousands of violins. Some J.T.L. violins sold at auction from $240 to $2,730. Try one of the following shops: BACELAR STRING INSTS. INC 2073 WASHINGTON VALLEY RD. MARTINSVILLE...

Violin: Jerome Thibouville-Lamy, violin case, auction action
violin case, auction action, silver tip: Hi Reba; The Company J. Thibouville-Lamy was started by Louis Emile Jerome B. 1833, D.? Worked 1855 to 1890 In Paris France. Auction Action from $135 to $8,835 USD.Owned large factory producing ten of thousands of decent violins of all grades. Factory outlived...

Violin: Joseph Guarnerius fecit Cremonae anno 1713 IHS, joseph guarnerius, jesus and the cross
joseph guarnerius, jesus and the cross, joseph guarneri: http://www.violinist.com/luthiers/index.cfm?state=Colorado If you go to the above link, you will find some listings for Colorado luthiers that you can look at. You should also be able to find other local shops by searching on the internet with the particular...

Violin: Karl Schneider Violin, lyon and healy, karl schneider
lyon and healy, karl schneider, carl schneider: Hi Dave; There are 12 makers with the name Schneider, but none with the name Karl. I find a Christoph Carl Schneider Born-Died? Worked 1756-1790 in Klingenthal, Germany. The value of his violins is between $1,000 to $2,999. The biggest motive for Chinese...

Violin: Long looking crack in violin, finger tip, leon aubert
finger tip, leon aubert, violins: Hi Craig; The only reason for wetting a crack before applying glue is to allow the glue to be pulled into a crack that is closed very tight, and will not open enough to allow the glue to enter. If the crack is open and flex s you should be able to push the...

Violin: Open Up Violin, tone production, violin
tone production, violin, lulu: Hi Lulu, You just need to push the envelope of your tone production as you practice. This means that you should play right near the bridge with heavy, slow bowstrokes and go past the point where the tone is nice . The more you do this, and if the violin...

Violin: Please help identify an old "American Era violin", flr boston, antique violin
flr boston, antique violin, ebay store: Hi Craig; Sorry to inform you, of the 20,000+ violin makers in my file there is no listing of the listed American Era instrument. Aubert on the bridge is no help, because the bridge is an after market item. The pix do not help either. You may take your...

Violin: proper preservation for a violin, proper preservation, practice session
proper preservation, practice session, violin: Hi Hugo, If you clean your violin of rosin residue, etc. regularly with a violin cleaner and polish it you should be able to keep it in top condition. Cleaners and polish can be bought at your nearest music store. For strings, you can use a strings cleaner...

Violin: shoulder rests and chinrest, violinists, abrasion
violinists, abrasion, handkerchief: If your chin is actually getting pinched by something, you may need to replace or at least adjust the position of the chinrest. There are a variety of chinrest designs depending on where you hold your instrument - some are centered over the tailpiece while...

Violin: soloist's violins, wealthy patrons, patron of the arts
wealthy patrons, patron of the arts, strads: Great question. Other than a handful of wealthy individuals, most violinists cannot afford their own elite instrument such as those by Stradivari, which can fetch into the millions of dollars each. Stepping into the void are corporations, foundations, museums,...

Violin: Trying to find a reputable violin appraiser, santa anita ave, violin shop
santa anita ave, violin shop, sons music: Hi Terry; Try one of the following: MARQUIS VIOLINS INC 289 S. SANTA ANITA AVE. PASADENA CA 91107 (626)793-4567 marquisviolins@aol.com A. DZINA & SONS MUSIC 2366-C N. GLASSELL ST ORANGE CA 92865 (714)637-9665 adsmusic@earthlink.net METZLER VIOLIN SHOP...

Violin: Viola, violin family, violin maker
violin family, violin maker, bass al: Hi Georgia; You must remember that I am a violin maker not a musicologist. To the best of my knowledge the violin family is not connected to voice registers. If there is correlation the violin would be the soprano, viola would fall into the alto, cello would...

Violin: Violin, old violin, trade copies
old violin, trade copies, stradivari: Hi Linda, It is just impossible without seeing, holding and playing your instrument to give you a value. The label is not genuine (Stradivari did not make instruments in Germany), so I don t know the maker or even the year it was made. This is my disclaimer....

Violin: Violin identification, flr boston, kellogg ave
flr boston, kellogg ave, carl gottlieb: Hi Shirley/ A pix would not help. Try one of the following shops: STAMELL STRINGED INST. INC. 18 KELLOGG AVE. AMHERST MA O1002 (413)256-0936 stamell@crocker.com EASTHAMPTON VIOLIN CO. 108 COLLAGE ST. Luthier s co-op EASTHAMPTON MA O1027 (413)527-8033 ron@easthampton.com...

Violin: Violin repair, violin varnish, violin repair
violin varnish, violin repair, old violin: Hi Larry, Applying violin varnish yourself is very dangerous unless you know what you are doing because it affects the sound and needs to be matched with the rest of the instrument. I would never mess with this myself. I recommend taking this to a violin...

Violin: violin theory, instrument piano, theory book
instrument piano, theory book, playing piano: Correct. If you switch strings as described you are transcribing the music up a fifth each time, one of the violin s natural advantages. I recommend the Berklee books for theory; there are several of them. Playing piano will help you a great deal with...

Violin: two violins, antonio strad violin, coit rd
antonio strad violin, coit rd, violin shop: Hi Jeremy; Both of your questions can be taken care of and your refurbishment covered by one of the following: ANTONIO STRAD VIOLIN 10288 SAN PEDRO #2 SAN ANTONIO TX 78216 (210)349-9788 stradviolin.com CADENZA VIOLINS, INC. 6905 COIT RD. PLANO TX 75024...

Violin: wolf on E string, flr boston, hi eden
flr boston, hi eden, professional violinist: Hi Eden; Wolf Notes do not fall under rocket science. There are many conditions that can cause them. You have worked through the string changing routine already, without luck. There are many things that can cause WN s, some may need the care of a luthier....

Violin: Beginner bowing problem, repetition, video camera
repetition, video camera, violin: Hi D.W., You are describing a common problem and it is excellent that you are able to recognize and describe it. You may be finding that as you upbow, the tip of the bow starts pointing toward you as well, or that may not be the case at all. I m glad that...

Violin: bowing for Vivaldi, third mvmt of Summer, string play, practice focus
string play, practice focus, g strings: Hi Mike, I will try to answer your question, bearing in mind that I haven t played the piece before but I do have access to the music. Looking at the solo at bar 41, I find it would be best played with your 1st finger kept on the A of the A string. Play...

Violin: breton violin, north wales uk, violin shop
north wales uk, violin shop, brevel: Hi Michael; I can not give you any info. on the Breton. other then it sounds like a copy. You might try one of the following shops: VIOLIN SHOP the 7/11 BLACKIE ST. YORKHILL, 63 8tn GLASGOW,SCOTL uk (44)0141 339 8078 enquiries@theviolinshop-glasgow.co.uk...

Violin: Electric Violin, electric violin, percussive effects
electric violin, percussive effects, acoustic instrument: I always recommend that if you are young it is best to spend time learning to play violin well on an acoustic instrument and adding the electric after you have reached an advanced level. I feel this way because the motor skills you need to master on violin...

Violin: Karl Becker Violin, karl becker, fiddle
Violin: Karl Becker Violin, karl becker, fiddle, beck

Violin: I want to upgrade my daughter's violin, size violin, antonio strad violin
Violin: I want to upgrade my daughter's violin, size violin, antonio strad violin, violin shop

Violin: Guiseppe Guarnerius Violin... Authentic?, old violins, eckels
old violins, eckels, french trade: Hi Alex, As you probably already know, many of the labels in old violins are what is euphemistically termed facsimile labels, meaning they may or may not have anything to do with a real person making instruments; even though it may be a really nice instrument....

Violin: Januarius Gagliano - 1732, ocean county area, washington valley rd
ocean county area, washington valley rd, nassau ave: Hi Christine; Try one of the following shops: BACELAR STRING INSTS. INC 2073 WASHINGTON VALLEY RD. MARTINSVILLE NJ O8836 (732)560-1033 alex@bacelarviolins.com WAMSLEY W.E. RESTORATION 26 TANNER ST. HADDONFIELD NJ O8033 (856)795-4001 wwamsley@earthlink.net...

Violin: Karl Becker Violin, dalton potter, old violins
dalton potter, old violins, size violin: As you probably already know, many of the labels in old violins are what is euphemistically termed facsimile labels, meaning they may or may not have anything to do with a real person making violins; even though it may be a really nice instrument. So many...

Violin: Q about my violin backround, dalton potter, violin history
dalton potter, violin history, old violins: Good Morning Sarah, As you probably already know, many of the labels in old violins are what is euphemistically termed facsimile labels, meaning they may or may not have anything to do with a real person making instruments; even though it may be a really...

Violin: relaxing right hand wrist?, elbow joints, playing the violin
elbow joints, playing the violin, finger and thumb: 1- be sure that your fingers and hand are not squeezing on the bow. This extra pressure often manifests in a tighter wrist/arm. 2- practice a detache bow stroke with the point of your right elbow placed against a wall or door jam. The only possible way...

Violin: The tricks of the Viola..., violin and viola, violin teachers
violin and viola, violin teachers, bearer of bad news: A quick warning that the viola is very different from the guitar in finger spacing. The half-steps on viola are much closer, so if you put tapes to indicate every half-step you will end up with at least 90% of your fingerboard covered in tape. Like the guitar,...

Violin: Violin (IS IT POSSIBLE?), youth orchestras, playing the violin
youth orchestras, playing the violin, private teacher: I recommend that you set the following goals: (1) get a good private teacher if you don t already have one. (2) discuss with the teacher your goals of where you would like to be at the end of high school. (3) practice the heck out of your violin. (4)...

Violin: violin, sienna italy, auction info
sienna italy, auction info, nashville area: Hi musicmom3g; Bartolomeo Bimbi, Born,? Died,? Worked 1753 to 1769 in Sienna, Italy. Auction Info. $7,540 to $15,740. Excellent maker. Gabrielli model. WILLIAMS FINE VIOLINS 1103 16th AVE. S. NASHVILLE TN 37212 (615)429-2927 dustin@WilliamsFineViolins.com...

Violin: violin, sympathetic vibration, violin maker
sympathetic vibration, violin maker, new bridge: Hi Bill, There is no reason why you need to completely avoid touching the other strings with the exception of certain types of double-stopping (playing notes on two strings simultaneously). Since you have only been playing for a short time I assume you are...

Violin: violin, mirecourt, french trade
mirecourt, french trade, good shape: Hi Rick, I would have to look at the Jaques LeClerc for you to see if it is authentic. There was maker by that name making instruments (mostly violas)around the turn of the last century in Mirecourt, France. The ones we have had in the shop were of the good...

Violin: violin, violin shops, old violins
violin shops, old violins, stradavarious: Hi Joanne, my sales manager, Simon Rundlet was not able to recommend anyone specifically in the Yorkshire area. There is a website hosted by Strad Magazine (http://www.thestrad.com/) that features a number of violin shops located in England because that s...

Violin: violin repair, chinese violin, violin repair
chinese violin, violin repair, wood glue: Hi Mick; I would not use wood adhesive. You should use Titebond Hide Glue. The fingerboard is a removable part and should not be glued with a permanent wood glue. Clean off all the old glue from the neck and fingerboard before using the Hide glue. Al...

Violin: I want to upgrade my daughter's violin, antonio strad violin, coit rd
antonio strad violin, coit rd, violin shop: Hi Ted; I m not familiar with McAllen TX, but you may be near one of the following shops: ANTONIO STRAD VIOLIN 10288 SAN PEDRO #2 SAN ANTONIO TX 78216 (210)349-9788 stradviolin.com CADENZA VIOLINS, INC. 6905 COIT RD. PLANO TX 75024 (469)241-1152 cadenzaviolins@aol.com...

Violin: 1722, dalton potter, antonio stradivarius
dalton potter, antonio stradivarius, old violins: Before you get all excited, you should know that many of the labels in old violins are what is euphemistically termed facsimile labels, meaning they may or may not have anything to do with a real person making violins; even though it may be a really nice...

Violin: 1805 violin, universal dictionary of violin and bow makers, dalton potter
universal dictionary of violin and bow makers, dalton potter, musician friend: Hi Carol, Sorry it took me a couple of days to research this one. As far as I can tell, the label you refer to is a repair label put in by Monsieur LaPlante whose life as a violin maker or restorer goes unrecorded in the major reference works like William...

Violin: 20 inch violin, musical instrument companies, dalton potter
musical instrument companies, dalton potter, flea market prices: Hi Cate, The traditional method for sizing a violin is to measure the length of the back, not including the bump where the neck joins the body. In answer to your question, yes, there is a specialty market for older student instruments. Many shops (like...

Violin: Accident with violin, dowel pins, dowel pin
dowel pins, dowel pin, least three times: Hi Bill; Dowel size depends on the width of the wood thickness on the side wall of the peg box. I use either 1/8 or 1/16 hard maple or hard oak dowel pins. The dowel pin needs to go past the crack by at least three times the diameter of the dowel. The pins...

Violin: Aegidius Kloz old violin, old violin, age history
old violin, age history, sweet sound: Good Morning Marika, There are a huge number of violins bearing Klotz labels, partially because the Klotz family history extends over several generations. Mathias was the Grandad of the family (1653-1743)and was a really great maker. His violins tend...

Violin: Andreas Guarnerius violin, grandfathers fiddle, violin shop
grandfathers fiddle, violin shop, violin maker: Hi Terry; Try one of the following: LUNDIN S VIOLINS 3202 NORTH FOURTH ST. COEUD d ALENE ID 83815 (208)665-7074 lundins@coldreams.com VON S VIOLIN SHOP 1869 S. PEARL ST. #202 DENVER CO 80210 (303)778-1349 vonsviolinshop@hotmail.com PRIER PETER PAUL VIOLIN...

Violin: Aegidius Kloz old violin, grand dad, two generations
Violin: Aegidius Kloz old violin, grand dad, two generations, orange brown

Violin: Getting more professional gigs. How do I get my name known?, getter, free monthly newsletter
Violin: Getting more professional gigs. How do I get my name known?, getter, free monthly newsletter, gig

Violin: My violin, violin
Violin: My violin, violin

Violin: German Violin, dalton potter, german violin
dalton potter, german violin, someway: Hi David, It s hard to work from just a text description but I can tell you that with a couple of notable exceptions, most of the German-made violins from the past century were not signed or inscribed by the maker in any way. The often have facsimile labels...

Violin: guarnerius violin, old violin, duluth ga
old violin, duluth ga, shadowlawn: Hi Stephanie; I only show the following in FL: WILLIAMS GENGAKKI VIOLINS, INC 3104 E. SHADOWLAWN AVE. NE ATLANTA GA 30305 (404)233-2811 reginald@wgci.com HUTHMAKER ROLAND 3140 MAIN ST. DULUTH GA 30096 (770)476-9443 fiddlefolk@aol.com But you may try...

Violin: Info on Johann Strobl, dalton potter, old violins
dalton potter, old violins, old violin: Hi Anthony, I have seen a number of Strobl violins and a also a (larger) number of copies. As you probably already know, many of the labels in old violins are what is euphemistically termed facsimile labels, meaning they may or may not have anything to...

Violin: Intonation, caution point, musical endeavors
caution point, musical endeavors, visual cue: Hi Jojo, While intervals have their purpose, you should definitely learn to determine when an individual note is in tune or out of tune. A good way to do this is to play one note on the violin while listening to the same note played on a piano, but first...

Violin: Jacobus Stainer Violin, classical music studies, dalton potter
classical music studies, dalton potter, stainer violin: Hi Marcia, Jacob Stainer was a really GREAT maker and his instruments are very well thought of by professional makers and players. His work has been widely copied and unfortunately, the easiest way to identify the copies is by the brand on the back that you...

Violin: Need ur help,, desicion, recreation and leisure
desicion, recreation and leisure, private lessons: You should not hesitate to start violin if you are interested. You can start an instrument at any age and enjoy yourself, although violin employs skills that are more difficult to acquire as an adult than those needed for proficiency on other instruments....

Violin: original 1728 stradivarius, dalton potter, violin dealers
dalton potter, violin dealers, violin dealer: Hi Melinda, Boy, you really need to see someone about this. Please be aware that as a violin dealer, we hear from folks all the time who really believe they have a real Stradivarius. Unfortunately, virtually all of these situations end in disappointment...

Violin: Getting more professional gigs. How do I get my name known?, professional gigs, school orchestras
professional gigs, school orchestras, musician friends: You have two huge advantages over professional musicians: (1) You can work for less money because you do not rely on the income (2) Wedding music is so simple that there will not be much difference to the average listener between a quartet of good high schoolers...

Violin: Rought estimate of Violin and if its valuable, student violins, violin shop
student violins, violin shop, mail box: Hi there Don, I need a little more to go on. If the inscription as you have copied it is EXACTLY as written, it is misspelled. This is one clue pointing to the likelihood of it being a German or Czech copy from around 120 years ago. They are famous for decent-quality...

Violin: Stradivarious Violin, broadway ste, stradivarious violin
broadway ste, stradivarious violin, walker st: Hi Anne; Give a try at one of the following shops: GAGE DAVID STRING INSTS. 36 WALKER ST. NEW YORK NY 10013 (212)274-1322 davidgage@davidgage.com TARISIO AUCTIONS 1776 BROADWAY STE. 2200 NEW YORK NY 10019 (212)307-7224 info@tariso.com CHIN YUNG 250 W....

Violin: Upright Bass, dalton potter, ebay
dalton potter, ebay, student instruments: Hi Jacqueline, Because the Czech basses came in both solid carved wood and also laminated (plywood) versions, its hard to be accurate without seeing it. The B&J New York label appears on instruments manufactured between the 1920 s and the early 1960 s....

Violin: Violin, dalton potter, violin shop
dalton potter, violin shop, italian maker: Hi Jose, to my knowledge no one has ever bothered to copy a Breton Brevete violin. Because they are a fairly common type of French trade instrument, it makes more sense financially to find and restore one of these than to bother with the expense and trouble...

Violin: Violin, electric violin, playing the violin
electric violin, playing the violin, quality tone: The reason is that a sound technique is required to produce a quality tone and execute proper bow strokes on a violin, but the way the tone is produced on an electric violin will give you a false sense of how your technique is working. It is much more difficult...

Violin: Violin Appraisal, dalton potter, student instruments
dalton potter, student instruments, mint condition: Hi Ryan, I will need to see a photo of the front, back, and (side-view) of the scroll in order to give a dollar figure. Aubert is a French brand name - but the Romanians have been all too happy to disregard the intellectual property of other countries and...

Violin: Violin maker, dalton potter, violin maker
dalton potter, violin maker, klingenthal: Hello John, While I am not immediately familiar with that particular maker, I will say that the Germans in Klingenthal were responsible for producing huge numbers of trade violins, especially during the period between 1880 and 1920. Many of names and...

Violin: Violin Strings, violin strings, medium gauge
violin strings, medium gauge, thick string: Strings need to be matched to the instrument, as that dictates what kind of performance the string will give you. Generally, a thicker than normal string will require more tension in order to bring it up to pitch, resulting in more volume and sometimes a...

Violin: Violin value, dalton potter, old violins
dalton potter, old violins, e mail: Hi Joyce, As you probably already know, many of the labels in old violins are what is euphemistically termed facsimile labels, meaning they may or may not have anything to do with a real person making violins; even though it may be a really nice instrument....

Violin: violin, violin shops, old violins
violin shops, old violins, stradavarious: Hi Joanne, my sales manager, Simon Rundlet was not able to recommend anyone specifically in the Yorkshire area. There is a website hosted by Strad Magazine (http://www.thestrad.com/) that features a number of violin shops located in England because that s...

Violin: My violin, e mail address, italian violin
e mail address, italian violin, italian makers: Hi Sam, Without actually seeing it or seeing some pictures, I can only give you so much. Ludovico Ricolazzi (also Ricozali) did indeed work in Cremona during the mid 1700 s and made some well respected instruments. His violins tend to be a little smaller...

Violin: my violin bow, violin shop, violin bow
violin shop, violin bow, incert: Not a big problem, this part breaks down from time to time when it gets worn down. Just take your bow to a violin shop and it will be an inexpensive repair. If you have a very inexpensive student bow they may tell you it is cheaper to buy a new bow.....

Violin: violin/fiddle, violin fiddle, dalton potter
violin fiddle, dalton potter, old violins: Hi Jeremy, As you probably already know, many of the labels in old violins are what is euphemistically termed facsimile labels, meaning they may or may not have anything to do with a real person making instruments; even though it may be a really nice instrument....

Violin: violin maker info, universal dictionary of violin and bow makers, history of anti semitism
universal dictionary of violin and bow makers, history of anti semitism, violin maker: Hi Mike, I haven t heard of that particular maker, but I have an archive of books and auction listings going back a number of decades in my shop so it may take until the middle of next week to get you an answer. I take as a challenge so I m looking forward...

Violin: virbrato, quality tone, vibrato
quality tone, vibrato, violin: Hello Sondra, I have several responses in the archive relating to techniques and practice methods for vibrato development, so I will refer you to those for a detailed response. I will repeat my main two ideas for you here: 1. Work on your motion with...

Violin: 1924 Neuner u. Hornstiener, dalton potter, student violins
dalton potter, student violins, german violin: Hi Mathew, I have been traveling on business and have not been available to answer your question. A 4/4 size Neuner Hornsteiner Amati copy in good condition should start around $1200. They are considered to be above-average student violins from the 1800 s...

Violin: Adolph Seidel violin, forest hill ave, violin shop
forest hill ave, violin shop, battlefield blvd: Hi Daniel; I m sorry but the only listings in your area are as follows: BROBST VIOLIN SHOP 5584 GEN. WASHINGTON DR. ALEXANDRIA VA 22312 (703)256-0566 brobstviolins.com FRISCH GARY VIOLINS 3008 WESCOTT ST. FALLS CHURCH VA 22042 (703)533-5883 NEM COHEN DONALD...

Violin: Age/Worth of Violin, stradivarious, stradivarius
stradivarious, stradivarius, violin: Hi Matt; The 1753 is the date of the A. Stradivarius as listed. Due to the fact that the inst. was made in Germany means that the inst. is a copy. The inst. was imported into this country by the Bruno Co. in about the 1950 to 1960 time frame. Without seeing...

Violin: Andreas Guarnerius, south central colorado, cremona italy
south central colorado, cremona italy, violin shop: Hi Lola; It could also be possible that one of his sons might have finished off this violin. But let one of the following give you help. TZANKOW ALEXANDER VIOLINS 13884 W. 76th AVE. ARVADA CO 80005 (303)403-4314 tzankow@msn.com VON S VIOLIN SHOP 1869 S....

Violin: Armando Altavilla, dalton potter, mentor relationship
dalton potter, mentor relationship, english instruments: Hi Janine, Actually, it s just as common to use replica labels that are less well-known in hopes of passing an instrument off as genuine. I have seen dozens of Altavilla-labeled instruments over the years. There really isn t any way to avoid having an expert...

Violin: antique violin, antique violin, violin shop
antique violin, violin shop, boulevard plaza: Hi Byron; The only listings in your area is as follows: McHUGH VIOLIN SHOP 2726 BOULEVARD PLAZA WICHITA KS 67211 (316)681-2925 look@mcfiddles.com MASON STEVE LUTHIERS 3809 W. 24th ST. LAWRENCE KS 66047 (785)841-0277 ask-a-luthier@sunflower.com K.C. STRINGS...

Violin: Modessier Violin, professional cellist, unique maker
Violin: Modessier Violin, professional cellist, unique maker, moitessier

Violin: Sequence of learning, learning to play the violin, concert violinist
Violin: Sequence of learning, learning to play the violin, concert violinist, real joy

Violin: Violin Value (?), reccomendation, evaluator
Violin: Violin Value (?), reccomendation, evaluator

Violin: violin i have, west germany, wwii
Violin: violin i have, west germany, wwii, violin

Violin: GLASS VIOLIN, lycoming creek rd, phildelphia pa
lycoming creek rd, phildelphia pa, havertown pa: Hi Bob; The Glass family is quite large, there is not enough info. to make a fair judgement of its value. Al; Try one of the following shops for some help: ROBERTS CLIFFORD VIOLINS 730/32 BAINBRIDGE ST. PHILADELPHIA PA 19147 (215)440-0406 crviolins@bee.net...

Violin: Guarnerius Violin, old violins, quality trade
old violins, quality trade, decent quality: Hi Marlene, As you probably already know, many of the labels in old violins are what is euphemistically termed facsimile labels, meaning they may or may not have anything to do with a real person making violins; even though it may be a really nice instrument....

Violin: LOOKING FOR VALUE OF VIOLIN, gatt treaty, mass producer
gatt treaty, mass producer, student instruments: Hi Maria, Without seeing it, it s very hard for me to attach a specific value to an instrument. Most likely, Because the Country of Origin clause in the GATT treaty (The General Agreement on Tariff and Trade) was established after the founding of the...

Violin: Modessier Violin, dalton potter, french production
dalton potter, french production, vuillaume: Hi De Ann, Sometimes people guess, you know... However, there was a French maker from the Mirecourt community between 1780-1824, who is not generally well-thought of because he experimented with odd designs - not very successfully, I m afraid. His name...

Violin: Nicola Guesetto violin, dalton potter, violin maker
dalton potter, violin maker, violin player: Hi Mary, Sorry I couldn t respond sooner. Without seeing some photos of the instrument I can t say much. Most of the head violins were copied after some professional-level instruments made mostly in France for members of the nobility of the late seventeenth...

Violin: Another "old" violin question, brobst violin shop, forest hill ave
brobst violin shop, forest hill ave, old violin: Hi Mary; Nicola Gusetto Born?, Died?, Worked 1725-1785 in Cremona, Italy. WILLIAMS GENGAKKI VIOLINS, INC 3104 E. SHADOWLAWN AVE. NE ATLANTA GA 30305 (404)233-2811 reginald@wgci.com HUTHMAKER ROLAND 3140 MAIN ST. DULUTH GA 30096 (770)476-9443 fiddlefolk@aol.com...

Violin: price of violin, dalton potter, hey vince
dalton potter, hey vince, friend need: Hey Vince, Any dumb ole county boy that s willing to help out his friend need is OK by me.. Here s you re answer: I can t tell you much without seeing it. There are thousands of instruments around with funny labels inside that say all kinds of stuff....

Violin: repair of bass neck, dowel pins, bass neck
dowel pins, bass neck, loose fit: Hi David; If you are gluing the neck into a normal neck block that has a sound tongue and grove you may not need dowel pins. If you have a loose fit you may want to shim up the needed areas and dowels would not be out of order. If you feel that pins are needed...

Violin: rhythm, bow arm, muscle memory
bow arm, muscle memory, short memory: Wind players tend to be much stronger with rhythmic reading than their string counterparts thanks to a wonderful practice habit: regular sight reading practice with a metronome. You have to force yourself to get through a reading without stopping or getting...

Violin: Sequence of learning, lesson material, beautiful sounds
lesson material, beautiful sounds, performing group: In general your teacher s balanced approach is more correct because a beautiful and mature tone takes time and plenty of hours playing to develop. Often you have to move on to more advanced techniques before the arms and hands gain the required skills to...

Violin: Stainer violin, dalton potter, violin makers
dalton potter, violin makers, e mail: Hi Barbara, The number of Stainer copies floating around almost out numbers the number of Stradivari copies. The name Glass is very common and there was a family of violin makers in Kligenthal in the 1700 s and 1800 s that were very highly thought of. Most...

Violin: Stradivarius Cremonenfis Faciebat Anno 1711, german violin makers, dalton potter
german violin makers, dalton potter, nike sneaker: Hello Sayaka, As you know, the sticker on the inside is almost meaningless other than to denote the MODEL from which the violin was copied . I will say that although the pre-war German violins outnumber them, there were a large number of nice quality Strad...

Violin: When to upgrade?, resale, value
resale, value, upgrade: I have never known a fine violin that decreases in value unless you run it over with a car, so you should not take sell-back price into account unless you are in it purely for financial investment. Since it sounds like you are in this as a musician, your...

Violin: Violin, french violins, skilled repair
french violins, skilled repair, perfect adjustment: Hi Tammy, The easy part is answering what a real 1887 Collin-Mezin is worth. The answer would be that replacement (retail) value on an instrument like this would be somewhere between 12K and 15K depending upon it s condition, how well it sounds, and the market...

Violin: Violin, violin shop, newington church
violin shop, newington church, oju: Hi Andy; Not being privy to the Highlands, my only suggestion is to try one of the following shops: VIOLIN SHOP the 7/11 BLACKIE ST. YORKHILL, 63 8tn GLASGOW,SCOTL uk (44)0141 339 8078 enquiries@theviolinshop-glasgow.co.uk BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS MUSIC...

Violin: Violin Bow, violin bow, dust mites
violin bow, dust mites, horse hair: Hi Fancy; I do not know of any lice infestations, but dust mites are very popular. One nice thing is they only work in the dark. If you store your bow out of the case the bugs will not bother the hair. Keep your bow in a well lighted area and the bugs will...

Violin: Violin Corner Block, dalton potter, violin shop
dalton potter, violin shop, treble side: Hi Joe, The lack of a corner block (or blocks) indicates that the instrument was mass-produced with very little consideration given to the long-term use of the instrument. It was also common practice (mostly in Czech or German violins) to glue a piece of...

Violin: Violin lessons, violin lessons, leisure clothing
violin lessons, leisure clothing, musical abilities: Hello Andrew, Obviously, your musical abilities are already developed by long years of study and practice at the piano. Do not be discouraged about your age; life is long and you have barely started. So many of us who started earlier than you will tell...

Violin: Violin Origin, czech origin, there some sort
czech origin, there some sort, insurance purposes: Hi Bruce; It takes years of experience and many volumes of data to ID violins. There is no single reference guide that would begin to give you the information you are seeking. There are about 20 members in the Klotz family, I think the small notch is a...

Violin: Violin Value (?), old violins, size violin
old violins, size violin, dendochronology: Good Morning Karen, I apologize for not having gotten back to you sooner. It is such a pleasure to have a a question from someone so thorough and with such a well-documented instrument! If you are not already aware of it, having papers from the Wurlitzer...

Violin: Violins/ Viola, violin and viola, viola player
violin and viola, viola player, violin solo: If your goal is to pursue music as a profession, I recommend that you specialize in one of the instruments due to your age. At this point in your life, where you will be auditioning for music schools, you need to perform at a very high level that is difficult...

Violin: violin, joseph guarnerius, dalton potter
joseph guarnerius, dalton potter, violin world: Hello Tamara, You and I might hold different definitions about the term fake . I would not dispute that it is most likely a genuine German copy of a Guarneri-model violin (therefore not a fake German instrument) on the other hand, it is most certainly...

Violin: violin i have, dalton potter, stradivarious
dalton potter, stradivarious, student instruments: Hi there Matt, I apologize for not having esponded to your inquiry sooner. My business requires that I travel frequntly and I am unable to get to my emails regularly. J. Bruno and Sons were importers of German student instruments until the beginning of WWII....

Violin: Carlo Bergonzi Violin, bergonzi violin, carlo bergonzi
bergonzi violin, carlo bergonzi, nassau ave: Hi Richard; Listed are all the connections I have in the N.Y. area; GAGE DAVID STRING INSTS. 36 WALKER ST. NEW YORK NY 10013 (212)274-1322 davidgage@davidgage.com TARISIO AUCTIONS 1776 BROADWAY STE. 2200 NEW YORK NY 10019 (212)307-7224 info@tariso.com ...

Violin: Giuseppe Guarnierius Violin, cremona, giuseppe
cremona, giuseppe, violin: Hi Lillian; Of the three Giuseppe Guarnierius none worked as early as 1640 #1 worked 1684-1720 #2 worked 1706-1740 #3 worked 1727-1745 I can only assume it must be a copy, Send me your City & State and I shall attempt to send you to a shop that can help....

Violin: Grandfather's violin, carlo bergonzi, velvet and brass
carlo bergonzi, velvet and brass, verona italy: Hi Richard; I m very sorry but I am unable to tell you anything about your Gio. Bap. Lucca violin. I have one listing on a Lucca, Antonio that worked from 1905-1923 in Verona, Italy. Your instrument is a copy of some sort. Send me your City & State and I...

Violin: gasparo de sallo - 1590, santa anita ave, violin shop
santa anita ave, violin shop, sons music: Hi Gene; You may try one of the following shops, I m not familur with zip 93449: MARQUIS VIOLINS INC 289 S. SANTA ANITA AVE. PASADENA CA 91107 (626)793-4567 marquisviolins@aol.com A. DZINA & SONS MUSIC 2366-C N. GLASSELL ST ORANGE CA 92865 (714)637-9665...

Violin: great aunt's violin, flr boston, kellogg ave
flr boston, kellogg ave, huntington ave: Hi Susanne; Try one of the following shops: STAMELL STRINGED INST. INC. 18 KELLOGG AVE. AMHERST MA O1002 (413)256-0936 stamell@crocker.com EASTHAMPTON VIOLIN CO. 108 COLLAGE ST. Luthier s co-op EASTHAMPTON MA O1027 (413)527-8033 ron@easthampton.com CARRIAGE...

Violin: music festivals req'd, festivals, summer
festivals, summer, networking: Yes it is true - sorry! This is a necessary part of a musician s education for several reasons: 1. You have more time at the summer festivals to focus exclusively on practicing, rehearsing, and performing on the instrument than during the school year....

Violin: Queston about music, learning to play the violin, music backing
learning to play the violin, music backing, queston: If you are searching for classical music backing tracks, these are found under the title Music Minus One and can be purchased online or at many music retailers. They include a cd with both the full performance and the ensemble performance with the excised...

Violin: Strat - Violin, spring hill florida zip code, coral gables fl
spring hill florida zip code, coral gables fl, ponce de leon: Hi John; I have two listings as follows: ALLEGRO MUSIC CENTER 4537 Ponce de Leon Blvd. #102 CORAL GABLES FL 33146 (305)740-9400 allegromiami@bellsouth.net GAINESVILLE VIOLINS 4240 NW 129th ST. GAINESVILLE FL 32606 (352)331-5555 info@gviolins.cc Al...

Violin: How to sell old violins, appraisal, auctions
appraisal, auctions, selling: Hello Robert, I recommend going to a reputable violin shop in person to show them the instruments and gauge their interest in purchasing the violins. A reputable dealer is not in the business of ripping people off, so you should have no fear of this. If...

Violin: stradavarius, lee william harris, reuter fritz
lee william harris, reuter fritz, fritz reuter: Hi Matt; Try one of the following shops: WARREN KENNETH & SONS, LTD. 407 S. DEARBORN STE.1100 CHICAGO IL 60605 (312)427-7475 kwarrenltd@aol.com BOWEN VIOLIN SHOP 410 S. MICHIGAN AVE. 1921 CHICAGO IL 60605 (312)431-1303 NEM BEIN & FUSHI, INC. 410 S. MICHIGAN...

Violin: Violin from 1801, anderson ln, violin maker
anderson ln, violin maker, newport kentucky: Hi Erin; I have no liting of a McGovney as a violin maker. Try one of the following shops: BLACKERBY VIOLINS LTD. 1111 W. ANDERSON LN. AUSTIN TX 78757 (512)469-9343 info@violinshop.com CRAIG S VIOLINS 214-B SAILMASTER AUSTIN TX 78734 (512)797-9155 c.w.viol@juno.com...

Violin: Violin- 'Apollo' by RUSHWORTH & DREAPER, violin shop, newington church
violin shop, newington church, oju: Hi Kirsty; Try one of the following shops: VIOLIN SHOP the 7/11 BLACKIE ST. YORKHILL, 63 8tn GLASGOW,SCOTL uk (44)0141 339 8078 enquiries@theviolinshop-glasgow.co.uk BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS MUSIC INST DEPT 101 NEW BOND ST Wi Si Sr LONDON uk 44 207 488...

Violin: Violin value, paris france, true value
paris france, true value, colleen: Hi Colleen; Ludovicus (Louis) Guersan, B.1713, D.1781. Worked 1730-1770 in Paris France. Very good maker, beautiful, but lack in tone. Auction from $820 to $17,269. Send me your City & State and I shall attempt to send you to a shop that can help. Al...

Violin: violin, key, signature
key, signature, flats: Hello Julie, the key you are to start in is dictated by the sharps/flats placed directly after the clef at the beginning of the first staff. Since you are just starting out you will only be using two or three different keys and these will not be difficult...

Violin: 1865 Stainer Violin, cremona violin, santa anita ave
cremona violin, santa anita ave, midvale ave: Hi Bert; I m sorry but I have no listings in AZ land. You will have to try one of the following: CREMONA VIOLIN SHOP 3213 MIDVALE AVE. LOS ANGELES CA 90034 (310)475-5897 kgwaton@earthlink.net WEISHAAR MUSICAL INSTS. INC. 627 N. LARCHMONT BLVD LOS ANGLES...

Violin: apraiser, french violin, rue de rome
french violin, rue de rome, paris fr: Hi Peter; I only have two available in France, take your pick: ROBERT BREWER YOUNG SENTARAILLE BERDOT MONTFA ARIEGE 09350 fr (33)561687910 robertbreweryoung@gmail.com SARL DUPUY 50 rue de ROME 75 008 PARIS fr 33 145 22 10 49 christophe.schaeffer@wanadon.fr...

Violin: a copy of stradivarius, hammond ashley, st seattle
hammond ashley, st seattle, repair person: Hi Hanako; Try one of the following shops: BISCHOFBERGER VIOLINS LTD 1314 E. JOHN ST. SEATTLE WA 98102 (206)324-3119 bviolins@wolfenet.com STONE DAVID VIOLINS 5629 UNIVERSITY WAY NE SEATTLE WA 98105 (206)526-5542 archet@wolfenet.com FILIMONOV FINE INST....

Violin: violin, nw area, luthier
Violin: violin, nw area, luthier, cello

Violin: guarnerius violin, washington valley rd, martinsville nj
washington valley rd, martinsville nj, old violin: Hi Diane; Try one of the following shops: BACELAR STRING INSTS. INC 2073 WASHINGTON VALLEY RD. MARTINSVILLE NJ O8836 (732)560-1033 alex@bacelarviolins.com WAMSLEY W.E. RESTORATION 26 TANNER ST. HADDONFIELD NJ O8033 (856)795-4001 wwamsley@earthlink.net ...

Violin: What kind of violin do I need, new, price
new, price: $3,000 is plenty of money to spend on a violin for the uses you have outlined. We do not, however, typically shop by name-brand for violins. Rather, I recommend that you go in person to one or two violin shops in your area (make sure they are dealers that...

Violin: Model Antonious Stradivarious Cremonious Anno 17violin, antonio stradivari, guarneri
antonio stradivari, guarneri, strad: Hi Jerry; Antonio Stradivari s designs and labels, as well as those of many other famous makers, have been copied more than just about any art objects in history. Virtually all genuine Strad s and Guarneri del Jesu s that are known to still exist are accounted...

Violin: New violin bow, bow, stick
bow, stick: My first recommendation would be to consult a violinist if you can, because the problem you are having with the the bow may be a technique problem. Even though this did not happen with your previous bow, a more responsive stick may cause the jumping and vibrating...

Violin: NICOLAUS AMATUS VIOLIN, antonio strad violin, cremona italy
antonio strad violin, cremona italy, coit rd: Hi Ted; Listed are all of my leads in the TX area: ANTONIO STRAD VIOLIN 10288 SAN PEDRO #2 SAN ANTONIO TX 78216 (210)349-9788 stradviolin.com CADENZA VIOLINS, INC. 6905 COIT RD. PLANO TX 75024 (469)241-1152 cadenzaviolins@aol.com BLACKERBY VIOLINS LTD....

Violin: old violin, old violin, violin shop
old violin, violin shop, violin maker: Hi Sil; Pictures do not help, I have the the following in OR land: KERR DAVID VIOLIN SHOP 4451 SE 28th AVE. PORTLAND OR 97202 (503)238-4515 dkerr@kerrviolins.com SCHUBACK VIOLIN SHOP 1255 NW 9th AVE. #11 PORTLAND OR 97209 (503)916-4430 violin@schuback.com...

Violin: stradivarius copy?, antonio stradivari, odessa ukraine
antonio stradivari, odessa ukraine, old violin: Hi Valeri; Antonio Stradivari s designs and labels, as well as those of many other famous makers, have been copied more than just about any art objects in history. Virtually all genuine Strad s and Guarneri del Jesu s that are known to still exist are accounted...

Violin: Thomas Baleftrieri, Cremonenfis, Fecit Mantuae, Anno, syracuse ny usa, mantua italy
syracuse ny usa, mantua italy, auction info: Hi Marjorie; Tomaso Balestrieri, B.?-D.1790, Worked 1720 - 1780 in Mantua, Italy. Auction Info. $33,000 to $168,850. Superior maker - Brother of Pietro. Sometimes listed as student of Stradivari. Some scrolls have an extra 1/4 turn. Take it to the following...

Violin: Ton-Klar the Herrmann, boulevard plaza, violin shop
boulevard plaza, violin shop, kansas city missouri: Hi Christie; I think everything is worth an appraisal. Try one of the following shops: McHUGH VIOLIN SHOP 2726 BOULEVARD PLAZA WICHITA KS 67211 (316)681-2925 look@mcfiddles.com MASON STEVE LUTHIERS 3809 W. 24th ST. LAWRENCE KS 66047 (785)841-0277 ask-a-luthier@sunflower.com...

Violin: Violin, antonio stradivari, cremona italy
antonio stradivari, cremona italy, strad: Hi Pete; If the label says made in Germany, it is a fake. Strad worked in Cremona, Italy.Antonio Stradivari s designs and labels, as well as those of many other famous makers, have been copied more than just about any art objects in history. Virtually all...

Violin: Violin Bridges, violin bridges, finger board
violin bridges, finger board, lakshman: Hi Lakshman; Your question is not easy to answer on the internet. First of all the dimensions are approximate at best. They are dependent on a persons taste. Also the bridge does not have a standard height. The height is measured at the height of the strings...

Violin: violin, old violin, violin shop
old violin, violin shop, colorado springs co: Hi Kate; The only info. I have in CO land, try one of these: TZANKOW ALEXANDER VIOLINS 13884 W. 76th AVE. ARVADA CO 80005 (303)403-4314 tzankow@msn.com VON S VIOLIN SHOP 1869 S. PEARL ST. #202 DENVER CO 80210 (303)778-1349 vonsviolinshop@hotmail.com Al...

Violin: 1915 violin, great grandmother, farmington mo
great grandmother, farmington mo, hand writing: Hi Sarah: With the possibility of the name not being correct makes things very difficult to track down. I did a search for Farmington MO. with a negative result. There is no listing of a maker by the name of Radle. See if you can recheck the spelling. Al...

Violin: Andreas Guarnerius violin, grandfathers fiddle, santa anita ave
grandfathers fiddle, santa anita ave, violin shop: Hi; Melissa; The following is a list of shops in South CA. I have nothing in San Diego itself. MARQUIS VIOLINS INC 289 S. SANTA ANITA AVE. PASADENA CA 91107 (626)793-4567 marquisviolins@aol.com A. DZINA & SONS MUSIC 2366-C N. GLASSELL ST ORANGE CA 92865...

Violin: Antonius Stradiuarius violin, antonio stradivari, guarneri
antonio stradivari, guarneri, strad: Hi Dan; Antonio Stradivari s designs and labels, as well as those of many other famous makers, have been copied more than just about any art objects in history. Virtually all genuine Strad s and Guarneri del Jesu s that are known to still exist are accounted...

Violin: andreas guarnierius viola, guilford ave, casa del sol
guilford ave, casa del sol, mishawaka: Hi Tom; Photos really do not help, take your viola to one of the following shops for some help: FRANK S VIOLINS 6356 N. GUILFORD AVE. INDIANAPOLIS IN 46220 (317)251-5950 info@franksviolins.com CASA del SOL VIOLINS, LTD. 4302 E. 62nd ST. INDIANAPOLIS IN...

Violin: Bergonzi Violin, sons music, carlo bergonzi
sons music, carlo bergonzi, orange ca: Hi Ray; I can help with your violin ID question. I can look at your violin and can tell within a few moments if it is real or not. There is no charge for that service. If I determine it has value and you would like an appraisal it will cost $50. A. Dzina...

Violin: Bow, computer problems, tension
computer problems, tension: Hi Zach, In my opinion, the tension in the bow when you rosin it can be about the same as the tension when you play. The correct tightness of the bow for playing is that at which the distance between the hair and the stick, at the narrowest point, is approximately...

Violin: bowing, vibrato, whole
vibrato, whole, bow: Hello Charlie, if you are happy with the way you play then I cannot impugn your lack of vibrato. It will be most noticeably absent in classical music, and learning to vibrate nicely would increase your beauty of tone if learned properly. You would need...

Violin: buying a german made violin, violin maker, german skills
violin maker, german skills, german maker: Hi Liamme; Go to the listed shop I m sure they can help you: MOES & MOES VIOLIN MAKER STAMMERSTR, 8 82380 PEISSENBERG gr moes&moesandmoes.com Try as many violins as you can and let your daughters ear guide you to the correct violin. Do not buy by label,...

Violin: Clean a violin not played since feb/84.., coral gables fl, ponce de leon
coral gables fl, ponce de leon, allegro music: Hi Rudy; I have the two following listings in FL land. ALLEGRO MUSIC CENTER 4537 Ponce de Leon Blvd. #102 CORAL GABLES FL 33146 (305)740-9400 allegromiami@bellsouth.net GAINESVILLE VIOLINS 4240 NW 129th ST. GAINESVILLE FL 32606 (352)331-5555 info@gviolins.cc...

Violin: Having a career in music; what is it like?, career, skills
career, skills, theory: The primary focus for you now should be on becoming the best violin player you can be and gaining entrance into a good music school with a great teacher. There are many more aspects to becoming a good professional musician, but being a great player comes...

Violin: Dodd bow, kim hi, approximate value
kim hi, approximate value, exact price: Hi Kim; There are at least five Dodd bow makers. Without knowing which did make your bow makes it difficult to put an exact price on it. Your bow could fall between $590 to $3,500. I also want to let you know that I have repaired bows with the same damage...

Violin: Francois Breton Violin, violin label, french violin
violin label, french violin, violin shop: Hi George; Take you violin to one of these shops; VIOLIN SHOP the 7/11 BLACKIE ST. YORKHILL, 63 8tn GLASGOW,SCOTL uk (44)0141 339 8078 enquiries@theviolinshop-glasgow.co.uk BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS MUSIC INST DEPT 101 NEW BOND ST Wi Si Sr LONDON uk 44 207...

Violin: finding sheet music, sheet, music
sheet, music, songs: Actually, Zach, you have been on the right track. The music of the artists you mentioned is published in songbook formats for piano (and/or guitar) and voice. To play these on the violin you would merely need to play the vocal line that the singer would...

Violin: Guldan Violin, violin shops, formal appraisals
violin shops, formal appraisals, violin shop: You will need to take your violin to an accredited violin shop where they will be able to assist you in information about your violin. Usually these can be found in an area near you using the phone book or internet and searching specifically for violin shops...

Violin: Johann Urlich Fichtl 1763, lindenhurst ny 11757, nassau ave
lindenhurst ny 11757, nassau ave, east meadow ny: Hi Carolyn; There are many Fichtl members, you are right. But the name Johann Ulrich Fichtl belongs to just three. Number 2 fits into your date of 1763. He has no info. on when he was born or died but he worked between 1750 and 1769. Auction info. between...

Violin: How do I know if my rosin is good?, rosin
rosin: Rosin does not go bad in my experience, although perhaps in certain circumstances or environments it may become too brittle to use. If you take good care of it you should have no problems. Different rosins vary in quality, such as hardness/softness, and...

Violin: lupot vilon, violin shop, boulevard plaza
violin shop, boulevard plaza, old violin: Hi Nora; The only listings close to you are below: McHUGH VIOLIN SHOP 2726 BOULEVARD PLAZA WICHITA KS 67211 (316)681-2925 look@mcfiddles.com MASON STEVE LUTHIERS 3809 W. 24th ST. LAWRENCE KS 66047 (785)841-0277 ask-a-luthier@sunflower.com K.C. STRINGS...

Violin: Old Kronotone Violin, stradivarius violins for sale, antonio stradivari
stradivarius violins for sale, antonio stradivari, violins for sale: HI Marcia; See which one of these shops is close to you: GIVENS CLAIRE VIOLINS INC. 1004 MARQUETTE AVE. MINNEAPOLIS MN 55403 (612)375-0708 egivens@givensviolns.com SMITH JOHN MICHAEL, LUTHIER 2190 CARTER AVE. ST. PAUL MN 55108 (651)647-1148 jms_luthier@earthlink.net...

Violin: orchestras, technical portion, solo piece
technical portion, solo piece, sight reading: Hello Liz, I assume from your question that you are a young student, and the first thing that you need to know is that an audition program must be prepared. You will need to contact the orchestra you want to join and find out what their requirements are...

Violin: phycological concern, practice, privacy
practice, privacy, mute: Whenever I have been in a place where practice would be disruptive to others, I have done my best to find a private place to play. There must be a room, building, church, etc. that is not in use 24 hours a day that you could gain access to for practice. ...

Violin: squeaking, squeak, contact
squeak, contact: That s me...nice to hear from you, Jessica. You probably need more contact (weight) with the bow, and be sure to keep the hair of the bow as flat as possible to increase the contact. Also be sure that your string crossing is fluid, like an arc, where you...

Violin: Violin Bow Hairs Popping Out?, violin bow, hairs
violin bow, hairs, centimeter: Hi Sheila; Hairs should not pull out of the bow tip. Unless, if any hairs have worn and broken and were pulled off instead of being cut off, it can loosen the knot inside the tip and other hairs can then be pulled out under normal tension. Take it to your...

Violin: violin purchase, music stores, violins
music stores, violins, ebay: Hi Kevin; Do not buy an instrument on ebay. Most music stores should be stocking instruments in the $200 range. Have the music store fit your student to the correct size and hear as many violins as you can. This is something you can t do on ebay. Al...

Violin: Writing Programmne Notes for Violin Exam, repertoire, concerto
repertoire, concerto, sonata: Harry, I strongly recommend that you make a visit to a library with a good music section, such as a university library. The internet is not a good resource for projects like this and the information is often scant and unreliable. A good music library will...

Violin: Animal hide glue, hardware stores, glue
hardware stores, glue, violin: Hi Arijit; Hide glue is the only glue you should use to put a violin together. Titebond Hide Glue is available in large hardware stores, it comes in a small bottle in liquid form and is as strong as the dry mix type. Put a search in goggle for Titebond...

Violin: About buying Violin..., new, violin
new, violin, label: Hi Jessica, due to the expense of a purchase like this and the fact that your son would be expected to use this violin for several years it is worth some further investigation. I would tend to trust the shop s opinion, especially if they say the Stainer violin...

Violin: Caspar de Salo Violin, violin shop, cundill
violin shop, cundill, oliver ditson: Very few actual De Salo Violins are around due to their age, much older even than Amati s, Strad s, or Guarneri s. Many De Salo copies of varying degrees of workmanship, some very good with a decent value in today s market, some not so good. Many were made...

Violin: Double Stops, double, stops
double, stops, arrangement: Paul, the Db - Bb will work fine; on violin/viola you can write pretty much any double stop except having two notes below the third string (below D on violin and G on viola). Speaking as an arranger myself, a hard and fast rule for any instrument is that...

Violin: E.R. Pfretzschner violin, quality bows, antonius stradivarius
quality bows, antonius stradivarius, pfretzschner: First, the background. The Pfretzschner family has been making Violins in Germany for hundreds of years. The higher end (hand made by one maker) instruments have a first and last name while the standard grade (hand made by a variety of makers each making...

Violin: Faciebat anno, faciebat, anno
faciebat, anno, label: Faciebat anno is not a company; it is a latin term meaning made in the year that many violin makers place on their labels directly before the year marking. The name of the maker or company should be elsewhere on the label, usually before this inscription...

Violin: Good Quality Violin Bows, violin bows, quality bows
violin bows, quality bows, pernambuco wood: OK, I deal with this question a lot, both in my shop and when I was selling better quality bows to other shops around the country. Since this is a very important process, I hope you won t mind that the answer is long. First, the materials, bows (except for...

Violin: help finding out about a violin I have, violin repair, old violin
violin repair, old violin, violin maker: Robin, Give me a day or so to decipher the label and then I will contact you regarding the pictures. I did not find any information on Anton Woich who (depending on the translation) either made or repaired this instrument in 1879. Geigenbau/Geigenbauer...

Violin: who is the maker?, violin bow, bowmakers
violin bow, bowmakers, two swords: Daniel, Give me a day or two to check my reference books and ask some of my friends that are more knowledgable on German Bows. One of them has the Der Bogen reference books that list German bowmakers so that should give me a little more information...

Violin: Nicolaus Amatus 1645, saint louis mo, amati family
saint louis mo, amati family, gmail: Hi Angie; The only listings I have are as follows: SAINT LOUIS STRINGS 6331 CLAYTON AVE. SAINT LOUIS MO 63139 (314)644-8999 kocherviolins@gmail.com CLEMENS VIOLINS ETC. LLC. 6353 CLAYTON RD. ST, LOUIS MO 63117 (314)727-4787 robert@clemensviolins.com Al...

Violin: Nicolaus Amatus, Cremona 16 violin, flr boston, kellogg ave
flr boston, kellogg ave, old violin: Hi Christine; Here are all my MA listings:STAMELL STRINGED INST. INC. 18 KELLOGG AVE. AMHERST MA O1002 (413)256-0936 stamell@crocker.com EASTHAMPTON VIOLIN CO. 108 COLLAGE ST. Luthier s co-op EASTHAMPTON MA O1027 (413)527-8033 ron@easthampton.com CARRIAGE...

Violin: Practicing, practice, time
practice, time, rehearsal: Joe, the fact that you have been playing for three years means you have great potential for improvement on your instrument and in general as a musician. The key to your question is that you should be developing your skills on the instrument (preferably with...

Violin: quality violin, instrument, buy
instrument, buy, purchase: Hi Suzanne, I do not recommend purchasing an instrument over the internet because you cannot try out the instrument, hear the quality, and when you receive it I doubt that it would be set up properly because of the instrument bouncing around in the mail, etc....

Violin: Repair/problems, violin string, wood choice
violin string, wood choice, ebay: Of course without actually seeing the Violin we re making a most likely guess. Typically when violins get out of tune quickly the main culprits are loose or ill-fitting pegs, broken fine tuner(s), old/defective strings, or a warped bridge (although this...

Violin: A recently acquired violin, brazilwood, very reasonable price
brazilwood, very reasonable price, antique store: Familiar with William Lewis & Sons, but not with this model. Here s what I do know. William Lewis and Sons sold/distributed violins for many years. These instruments were primarily made in Germany and Eastern Europe and labeled for Lewis. The Dancla...

Violin: Suzuki Violin, suzuki violin, violin string
suzuki violin, violin string, auction houses: The Suzuki Violins that I have seen have typically been of average student grade, and if that s the case here (obviously hard for me to say without seeing/hearing the instrument) the price would be fair. With that being said, two things to consider: 1) most...

Violin: Violin, gianna violins, wilhite
gianna violins, wilhite, hickory nc: Depending on which area is better for you I am listing 4 shops that I would recommend in you area. Blue Ridge Violins, Hickory, NC (828) 827-4610 Winston-Salem Violins, W-S, NC (336) 723-6564 Gianna Violins, Friendsville, TN (outside of Knoxville) (865)...

Violin: Violin, nashville violins, armstrong ave
nashville violins, armstrong ave, bransford ave: Hi Dawn; Try one of the following shops: VIOLIN SHOPPE THE 1926 E. 7th ST. CHARLOTTE NC 28204 (704)3739551 NEM MONTGOMERY JOHN INC. 509 HILLSBOROUGH ST. RALEIGH NC 27603 (919)821-4459 john@montgomeryviolins.com NASHVILLE VIOLINS 2810 BRANSFORD AVE. NASHVILLE...

Violin: Violin appraisers in Illinois, lee william harris, reuter fritz
lee william harris, reuter fritz, bein fushi: Hi Tom; I am sending you all the IL listings I have including St Louis MO as follows: WARREN KENNETH & SONS, LTD. 407 S. DEARBORN STE.1100 CHICAGO IL 60605 (312)427-7475 kwarrenltd@aol.com BOWEN VIOLIN SHOP 410 S. MICHIGAN AVE. 1921 CHICAGO IL 60605 (312)431-1303...

Violin: Violin brand?, karl knilling violin, violin class
karl knilling violin, violin class, inexpensive instrument: Rosemary, 5 years ago the description that Chinese made Violins were inferior was definitely true. The wood wasn t well cured and over time seams would open and the wood would warp. Since then the industry has seen rapid improvement from most Chinese...

Violin: value of a violin, ivolti, old violin
ivolti, old violin, violin string: Sorry, but I haven t seen this particular label before (and my Italian is a bit rusty). Most often, this would mean that this is a copy of an instrument made in 1773 but whether it is a copy of an Ivolti made by Petrus or a copy of Petrus made by Ivolti is...

Violin: violin, markneukirchen, west germany
markneukirchen, west germany, johann georg: Hi Camille; The West Germany does indicate after WWII. This violin must be a copy because J.G.Kessler was B.1735, D.1801 Worked 1734 - 1790 in Markneukirchen, Germany. The violin was imported during the period of 1940 to 1960 by the Bruno & Sons in N.Y....

Violin: violin appraisal, lycoming creek rd, golden violins
lycoming creek rd, golden violins, phildelphia pa: Hi Jeff; The only PA listings are as follows: GOLDEN VIOLINS 7801 WINSTON RD. PHILADELPHIA PA 19118 (215)242-0307 hgolden@goldenviolins.com ROBERTS CLIFFORD VIOLINS 730/32 BAINBRIDGE ST. PHILADELPHIA PA 19147 (215)440-0406 crviolins@bee.net OSTER FREDERICK...

Violin: violin appraisal, buckhead area, italian instruments
buckhead area, italian instruments, violins: Sadly, not much close to you in SC. Decent shop in Greenville, but probably not best for this request. Charlotte also, good shop but not for high-end appraisals. Best 2 options for you are in Atlanta (Williams-Gengakki Violins in the Buckhead area of Atlanta...

Violin: violin appraisal, magnolia dr, worldnet att
magnolia dr, worldnet att, violin shop: Hi Myer; Look into one of the following: STEARNS VIOLINS INC. 10341 MIDDLEBRANCH AVE. NE HARTVILLE OH 44632 (330)877-8584 roger@stearnsviolins.com WILLIANS REESE 4440 W. 210 ST. FAIRVIEW PARK OH 44126 (440)333-5984 ryswill@cox.net ZARET PETER & SONS VIOLINS...

Violin: I have a violin and know -nothing- about it..., detroit lakes mn, violin makers
detroit lakes mn, violin makers, marquette ave: Hi Jason; Sorry I have no listings in Fargo, all I can share is the following: GIVENS CLAIRE VIOLINS INC. 1004 MARQUETTE AVE. MINNEAPOLIS MN 55403 (612)375-0708 egivens@givensviolns.com SMITH JOHN MICHAEL, LUTHIER 2190 CARTER AVE. ST. PAUL MN 55108 (651)647-1148...

Violin: What violin am I looking at?, violin string, violin makers
violin string, violin makers, answer back: Donna, The stamp/label that is in your Violin signifies what model this particular Violin was copied after. This does not make it less or more valuable, it s just that most Violin makers as well as many Violin making shops use a model from one of the top...

Violin: violin playing, violin playing, fingerboard
violin playing, fingerboard, vibrato: Yes, the string must be depressed to the fingerboard for held notes and any notes on which you wish to vibrato. I can t think of an exception to this, so perhaps your teacher was referring to fast runs where you want to be lighter off the fingerboard? Even...

Violin: violin playing, violin playing, fingerboard
violin playing, fingerboard, vibrato: Yes, the string must be depressed to the fingerboard for held notes and any notes on which you wish to vibrato. I can t think of an exception to this, so perhaps your teacher was referring to fast runs where you want to be lighter off the fingerboard? Even...

Violin: violin types, violin shop, ebay
violin shop, ebay: I have answered many similar questions to this, so it might be worth your time reading through them. I do not recommend purchasing a violin over the internet. Every one sounds different and you need to play it in person to judge it properly. Go to a violin...

Violin: 1831 american violin, hutchinson family, abraham lincoln
hutchinson family, abraham lincoln, queen victoria: Hi Clavers; There is a listing of a William Darracutt Dr. B.1799 D.1868 Worked 1842-1867 in Milford, NH. Note the spelling of Darracutt and the 1831 does not match. Send me your City & State and I shall attempt to send you to a shop that can help with the...

Violin: Bow arm, bow, arm
bow, arm, level: The position of the arm/elbow has everything to do with the bow hold. If the fingers are not in good positions on the bow and the hold is not well balanced, the arm angles will be affected. The optimum look of the bow arm is such that the hand, wrist,...

Violin: bow, judy judy, deceased father
judy judy, deceased father, horse hair: Judy, Two things, first just because the violin is a fake Stradivarius doesn t mean it doesn t (possibly) have some value. Many (most) instruments are copies of one of the major makers of the past and some are junk and others are very good and have good...

Violin: CHRISTIAN SAMUEL FICKER, famous violin maker, international violin company
famous violin maker, international violin company, auction price: Hi Bill; Many factors enter an appraisal, the cost of the violin that the dealer had to pay for the instrument, a mistake may have been made in looking over the large number of makers in the Ficker family more than 25 members. Who made the $14,500 appraisal...

Violin: Claude Namy, Paris ~ Violin, old violin, namy
old violin, namy, carol carol: Carol, I have the J.W. Pepper catalog from 1920 and the Claude Namy model is not listed. In my catalog they list a model number besides the name of the maker/shop. For example, they have the Carlo Pasta violin from Padna, Italy, a Guarnerius model, model...

Violin: child's violin, antonius, stradivarius
antonius, stradivarius, czechoslovakia: Hi, Arthur! I m sorry but I cannot tell you much about your particular violin without actually looking at it. Appraisal isn t one of my strengths, but I will tell you what I know. There are literally thousands of copies of Strads out there, and Czechoslovakia...

Violin: cretan lyra, traditional greek music, living organisms
traditional greek music, living organisms, sogdian: Good day to you as well! The history of the lyra in general extends to 5000 years before present and according to ethno-musicologists it originated in Central Asia (Horasan, Sogdian, Kazakhstan). From there it was introduced to the Byzantines having a pear-like...

Violin: temperature and violin strings, high pitch, violin
Violin: temperature and violin strings, high pitch, violin, pitch

Violin: finger independence and flexibility, thirds, double
thirds, double, stops: Without seeing you it is very difficult to analyze, so I would recommend playing for a teacher to get the best answer. This sounds to me like a flexibility issue. You will need to do some left hand exercises that will soften up your hand and increase the...

Violin: Guarnerius Violin, sharmusic, adams rd
sharmusic, adams rd, gmail: Hi; Robert; The only listing near you is as follows: WILSON FINE VIOLINS 725 S. ADAMS RD. STE. 3 BIRMINGHAM MI 48009 (248)258-1125 wilsonfineviolins@gmail.com HOLMES J.S. FINE VIOLINS 1157 WENDY CT. ANN ARBOR MI 48103 (734)668-6745 jsholmes@mindspring.com...

Violin: who made my violin, model answer, decent value
model answer, decent value, exact age: Carly, I can give you a little idea on your violin with the updated information you sent me, but without a label to go by or seeing the instrument I m not going to be able to narrow it down too much. First the Vuillaume model refers to the bridge itself...

Violin: Old violins, old violins, violin shop
old violins, violin shop, carlisle blvd: Hi Rafael; I have only two listings in NM, as follows: ROBERTSON & SONS VIOLIN SHOP 3201 CARLISLE BLVD. NE ALBUQUERQUE NM 87110 (505)889-2999 marie@robertsonviolins.com NEWNAM FINE VIOLINS 4585 FAIRWAY DR. LOS ALAMOS NM 87544 (505)622-9679 post@mindspring.com...

Violin: Purchase options for a voilin, violin, fiddle
violin, fiddle, size: Hi, Sue! The fractions you are describing represent the different sizes that violins are made in. The largest size a violin comes in is a full size which is designated by the fraction 4/4. So, a 3/4 violin is a violin that is three-fourths the size...

Violin: problem with set-up of violin, bridge height, harsh sound
bridge height, harsh sound, fingerboard: It is quite normal for a string to have a vibrating and a bit harsh sound when playing past the end of the fingerboard. The reason is simple: Any chord isn t that much tight as you play further away from the bridge, so it might vibrate and give a bad quality...

Violin: Ruggeri violen, minnetonka blvd, marquette ave
minnetonka blvd, marquette ave, francesco ruggeri: Hi Carrie; You could try one of the following shops: SMITH JOHN MICHAEL, LUTHIER 2190 CARTER AVE. ST. PAUL MN 55108 (651)647-1148 jms_luthier@earthlink.net GIVENS CLAIRE VIOLINS INC. 1004 MARQUETTE AVE. MINNEAPOLIS MN 55403 (612)375-0708 egivens@givensviolns.com...

Violin: temperature and violin strings, violin tuning, violin construction
violin tuning, violin construction, kenmore wa: Jordan, I can t help you directly on your project as I haven t seen any data on direct temperature changes and how it affects sound. I have noted how severe temperature and humidity changes can affect the instrument both in sound as well as functionality...

Violin: Violin, family ancestor, ancestor name
family ancestor, ancestor name, magnolia dr: Hi Christine Try one of the following shops: BABBITT, B 1720 BERLIN STATION RD. DELAWARE OH 43015 (740)363-7904 B.babbittviolins@worldnet.att.net ANTONIO VIOLINS 4009 MAIN ST. HILLARD OH 43026 (614)527-0030 antonioviolin.con LOFT VIOLIN SHOP THE 4604...

Violin: Violin by Adolph Seidel, flr boston, kellogg ave
flr boston, kellogg ave, huntington ave: Hi Michael; Following is my list of MA shops that should be able to help you: STAMELL STRINGED INST. INC. 18 KELLOGG AVE. AMHERST MA O1002 (413)256-0936 stamell@crocker.com EASTHAMPTON VIOLIN CO. 108 COLLAGE ST. Luthier s co-op EASTHAMPTON MA O1027 (413)527-8033...

Violin: Violin/Bow, florida gulf coast, coral gables fl
florida gulf coast, coral gables fl, ponce de leon: Hi Roseann; The only listings I have are as follow: GAINESVILLE VIOLINS 4240 NW 129th ST. GAINESVILLE FL 32606 (352)331-5555 info@gviolins.cc ALLEGRO MUSIC CENTER 4537 Ponce de Leon Blvd. #102 CORAL GABLES FL 33146 (305)740-9400 allegromiami@bellsouth.net...

Violin: Violin Lessons, violin lessons, violin playing
violin lessons, violin playing, arm muscles: 5-6 years old is ideal for begininng violin lessons. It may not sound like a great deal of progress at first, but at least they are getting their small hand/arm muscles developed for violin playing. And if they are taught with correct technique they will...

Violin: violin, hoyer family, zurich sw
hoyer family, zurich sw, rare violins: Hi AC; Try one of the following shops: BAUMGARTNER, ROLAND INNERE MARGARETHEN STRASS CH-4051 BASEL sw (+)41612269191 info@geigenbau-baumdartner.ch FABRICE GIRARDIN NUMA-DROZ 19, 2300 LA CHAUX de FONDS sw (41) 32 968 4642 violins@fabrice-girardin.ch MACHOLD...

Violin: 2 questions, music violin, composition students
music violin, composition students, tenor voice: Hi Emma, 1. I don t know of any pieces for tenor voice and violin, but all you need to do is find something you both would like to do and have it arranged. There are always composition students around a music school that want to have their stuff played,...

Violin: antonius stradivarius, antonio stradivari, old violins
antonio stradivari, old violins, guarneri: HI Robin; Antonio Stradivari s designs and labels, as well as those of many other famous makers, have been copied more than just about any art objects in history. Virtually all genuine Strad s and Guarneri del Jesu s that are known to still exist are accounted...

Violin: Block Fingering vs. Independent Fingering, block, independent
block, independent, fingering: Hi Violet, In my teaching experience, block fingering is easiest to begin with if you have no other musical experience, and even if you do, it s a lot easier to approach violin intonation with this systematic method, rather than to just place the finger...

Violin: dad's violin, rutherford rd, german makers
rutherford rd, german makers, humid climate: Hi David; Antonio Loveri is a name some German makers used on there tradename (factory made violins.) During 1925. Try one of the following; BERNHARDT HOUSE OF VIOLINS 10 HOWE ST. GREENVILLE SC 29601 (864)282-8887 bernhardt@bellsouth.net CLINTON JIM VIOLINS...

Violin: Enders violin, nashville violins, bransford ave
nashville violins, bransford ave, auction price: Hi Jt; There is no date for Born or Died. He worked from 1900-1950 in Markneukirchen, Germany. The instruments are factory made units and a auction price of $3,050 was found. Try going to one of the following shops: NASHVILLE VIOLINS 2810 BRANSFORD AVE....

Violin: electric violin, violin, electric
violin, electric, violin lessons: Without knowing your daughter it would be impossible for me to evaluate her playing level. After 5 years, you might consider seeking out a qualified local teacher for a baseline evaluation of her skills and needs. A well built electric instrument can require...

Violin: Finding a Viola, starter outfit, viola
starter outfit, viola, real money: Starter instruments start around 200 dollars, but these are bad instruments. However, if you have never played the viola you have no way of trying out instruments yourself. If you are going to spend real money on an instrument, you will want to try out several...

Violin: Fret Tapes, fret, tapes
fret, tapes, spacing: Hi Violet, If you are going to teach yourself - and it sounds like you are - I recommend learning to play by ear rather than trying to hit spots on the fingerboard. If the tapes are the slightest fraction off, you will have spent a lot of time learning...

Violin: Stradivarius Label on Violin, antonio stradivari, king of poland
Violin: Stradivarius Label on Violin, antonio stradivari, king of poland, royal orchestra

Violin: Where to have a violin appraised, violin bow, american federation
Violin: Where to have a violin appraised, violin bow, american federation, canada

Violin: locating a violin appraiser near me, baldwin county al, coral gables fl
baldwin county al, coral gables fl, ponce de leon: Hi Joy; Sorry but no listing in the areas you mention. The only help I can give you is as follows: GAINESVILLE VIOLINS 4240 NW 129th ST. GAINESVILLE FL 32606 (352)331-5555 info@gviolins.cc ALLEGRO MUSIC CENTER 4537 Ponce de Leon Blvd. #102 CORAL GABLES...

Violin: Shoulder Rests, violin, fiddle
violin, fiddle, shoulder: The same companies that make chin rests for violas also make rests for violins, so all you should have to do is ask at the sales counter for a violin version (or send them an email if you re shopping online). They also offer them in smaller sizes. If they...

Violin: Sternberg Violin, luneberg, hillsborough st
luneberg, hillsborough st, sternberg: Hi Barbara; There is one Sternberg listed, Heinrich Franz. Worked 1720-1758 in Luneberg, Germany. His instruments were not highly regarded. Try one of the following shops: MONTGOMERY JOHN INC. 509 HILLSBOROUGH ST. RALEIGH NC 27603 (919)821-4459 john@montgomeryviolins.com...

Violin: Stradivarius Label on Violin, violin, stradivarius
violin, stradivarius: This is a very common question and a common fallacy. The Strad label you are seeing indicates that the instrument is a copy of the design originally produced by Stradivarius in Cremona, Italy. It is almost certainly *not* an original. Apart from that...

Violin: Ton-Klar Herrmann, lee william harris, violin shop
lee william harris, violin shop, mail: Hi Stephen; Try one of these shops: WARREN KENNETH %26 SONS, LTD. 407 S. DEARBORN STE.1100 CHICAGO IL 60605 (312)427-7475 kwarrenltd@aol.com BOWEN VIOLIN SHOP 410 S. MICHIGAN AVE. 1921 CHICAGO IL 60605 (312)431-1303 NEM BEIN %26 FUSHI, INC. 410 S. MICHIGAN...

Violin: true notes!, tune, pitch
tune, pitch, intonation: Hi. We actually just start out by practicing our major scales. All major scales should sound the same no matter what note you start on. All these scales have the same construction, which is why they sound alike. The notes should be in succession and in...

Violin: Violin History, cremona violin, violin dealers
cremona violin, violin dealers, violin history: Hi Michele; Try one of the following; CREMONA VIOLIN DEALERS 1254 MARKET ST., #201 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94102 (415)861-2202 cremonasf@aol.com GREENWOOD JOHN BOWMAKER 301 CARL ST. SAN FRANCISCO CA 94117 (415)664-2624 jgreen415@yahoo.com IFSHIN VIOLINS 1633...

Violin: Where to have a violin appraised, grenville st, videotron ca
grenville st, videotron ca, violin shop: Hi Don; Try one of the following: ALTSHULER M. VIOLIN SHOP 9131 DAYTON AVE. RICHMOND, BC ca v6y1e1 (604)278-5413 almike1331@yahoo.ca V.A. HILL FINE STRINGS, LTD. 6999-11 ST. ABT2H251 GALGARY ca (403)640-3773 vahill@shaw.ca SOUND POST, THE 93 GRENVILLE...

Violin: wolf tones, wolf tones, fingerboard
wolf tones, fingerboard, viola: I would be surprised if you have wolf tones on open D and A strings - they are normally on notes higher up on the fingerboard, and usually on thicker strings such as the G and C. I recommend you do all of the common checks first: openings or cracks in the...

Violin: Authentication, antonio stradivari, guarneri
antonio stradivari, guarneri, strad: Hi Patricia; Antonio Stradivari s designs and labels, as well as those of many other famous makers, have been copied more than just about any art objects in history. Virtually all genuine Strad s and Guarneri del Jesu s that are known to still exist are accounted...

Violin: no access to private lessons., private, violin
private, violin, fiddle: Hi Danny, You can do anything you want, private lessons or not! As long as what you are producing with your instrument is a professional sound worth being paid for, then nobody is really going to ask if you ve had private lessons or not. Plus, it s what...

Violin: Left arm pain from Violin, violin, arm pain
violin, arm pain, Bill Alpert: Ben, there s no way I can know what the problem is from here. Everyone has a chin rest and shoulder pad. You may have the wrong chin rest. You may not even need a shoulder pad. Or the one you have might be the wrong/size or type. Your teacher might be...

Violin: Authentication
Violin: Authentication

Violin: sharp vibrato--ahh!!, performance anxiety, propranolol
Violin: sharp vibrato--ahh!!, performance anxiety, propranolol, heart rate

Violin: Learning to Play Violin at 58, starting the violin as an adult
starting the violin as an adult: Short answer is YES! I ve worked with students into their 60s and 70s. I m 54 years old, and still learn more about the violin each time I pick it up. Everyone brings a set of expectations with such an endeavor, and if yours is focussed on ENJOYMENT,...

Violin: learning violin online, violin videos, Bill Alpert
violin videos, Bill Alpert: My advice to anyone beginning the violin: find an experienced violin teacher in your area. Ideally this is a person your feel comfortable working with, and that has an excellent track record of results working with many students close to your age level. ...

Violin: movie violin music, psycho, movie
psycho, movie, alfred: Hi Miguel, The music you re referring to is just simply called Murder and is found on the Psycho Complete Original Motion Picture Score. It was composed by Bernard Herrmann and was composed specifically for the movie. It s what is known in the business...

Violin: Position, finger position, g string
finger position, g string: Hello Larry, The answer to the first question is yes . If you play the B note with the first finger, then you have moved to the 2nd position. Otherwise, if you play it with the second finger, then you are at the 1st. Got it? Best wishes, Michae...

Violin: pursue music career., professional violinist, private teachers
professional violinist, private teachers, music career: Yes, but you will absolutely need to get private lessons. Entrance to music school is highly competitive, and only an experienced violinist will be able to guide you correctly. In a few years, it will be too late for you to develop the proper flexibility...

Violin: sharp vibrato--ahh!!, musical gesture, energy need
musical gesture, energy need, solo pieces: Comments from adjudicators of auditions and competitions can indeed provide useful feedback about your playing. This is especially true if different judges have echoed the same comments. The fact that you are aware and presumably in control of your vibrato...

Violin: stainer violin, phildelphia pa, golden violins
phildelphia pa, golden violins, egg harbor nj: Hi Judy; Try one of the following shops OSTER FREDERICK FINE VIOLINS 1529 PINE ST. PHILADELPHIA PA 19102 (215)545-1100 NEM MICHIE DAVID VIOLINS LLC. 1714 LOCUST ST. PHILADELPHIA PA 19103 (215)545-5006 info@davidmichieviolins.com MOENING WILLIAM %26 SON...

Violin: teaching violin, suzuki
suzuki: Elizabeth, Here is a link to a book you can use: http://www.amazon.com/Suzuki-Violinist-Teachers-Parents-International/dp/0874876052 If you are going to continue teaching young students using this method, you should consider taking a suzuki certification...

Violin: violin my finger, violin teacher, string instrument
violin teacher, string instrument, fingerboard: The fourth finger (the pinky) as always the most challenging to play on a string instrument. It s the shortest and weakest finger, and hardest to vibrate. Still, there s no trick to using your fourth finger. It s all about the overall shape of your hand....

Violin: violin holding without shoulder rest., shoulder rest, cordially
shoulder rest, cordially, violins: No shoulder rest means that shoulders won t rest. You cannot lift the violin with the left hand and play, neither can you move your shoulder in order to enclose it between your neck-chin and shoulder. Otherwise you mean that the distance between your neck...

Violin: violin prices, personal interpretations, student model
personal interpretations, student model, violins: Yes, price is one of the important factors in the quality of a violin s tone, especially at the levels you mention. A $100-$200 violin is a factory-produced student model, whereas a violin at the $5,000 level will be handmade and produce a vastly superior...

Violin: violin tone, violin, tone
violin, tone, bill alpert: At once bright and brilliant, then dark and brooding. As unique as your fingerprint, yet fickle as your mood. Immutable as physics but as variable as the weather. Change your strings, you ll transform your tone. Tweak your vibrato and your sound is transformed...

Violin: two violins-value?, antonius stradiuarius, antonio stradivari
antonius stradiuarius, antonio stradivari, sole importers: Hi Maureen; Antonio Stradivari s designs and labels, as well as those of many other famous makers, have been copied more than just about any art objects in history. Virtually all genuine Strad s and Guarneri del Jesu s that are known to still exist are accounted...

Violin: Music Career & Medical Career., professional music career, professional violinist
professional music career, professional violinist, violin lessons: If you mean a professional music career playing in a major orchestra, it would be impossible to do this and have a medical career because of the limits to our time continuum. Both of these are elite fields and require a complete dedication; you would not...

Violin: I'm interested in the violin, beginning, violin
beginning, violin, fiddle: Hi Jelissa, It may look easy, but learning the violin is extremely difficult, at least in the very beginning. It s not something that comes easy for anyone, and it takes a LOT of practice (and elbow grease and determination) just to make it through the...

Violin: Question about strings, value judgment, better science
value judgment, better science, acoustical properties: A physicist with an expertise in vibration/acoustics can provide you the best answer for your question, but I can share the limited knowledge required by my occupation. Strings that produce higher pitched notes are necessarily thinner because thin strings...

Violin: Restarting, violin, etudes
violin, etudes, adult students: I ve enjoyed teaching beginner adult violin students who are accomplished in other areas of music. Progress can be rapid, and the possible routes of fulfillment are many. If you already read music well, and are experienced as a solo performer playing from...

Violin: vibrato and shifting positions, violin, vibrato
violin, vibrato, shifting: This is an excellent question: What are the exact contact points between the player s hand and the violin s neck? There s no one solution that fits every person and every hand. Watch great violinists closely, and you ll begin to understand that many different...

Violin: violin, rosin
rosin: Most likely you did not actually get any rosin on the bow when you rubbed it on the hair. A new cake of rosin needs to have the surface scratched up a bit in order to access the rosin. You also need to be very aggressive in applying a liberal application...

Violin: what violin to buy, Bill Alpert, The Alpert Studio of Violin
Bill Alpert, The Alpert Studio of Violin, Selecting a Violin: James, Finding a violin that is playable, in good working condition and has a great tone can be a challenge, especially on a tight budget. I d suggest working with a local reputable violin shop, if you have one within a few hours drive. This would typically...

Violin: 3rd, 5th positions...etc., glissando, open strings
glissando, open strings, open approach: I see now. It s indeed very interested what I ve just read. With persons like you I doubt if I can be of assistance. Your appetence to learn and go on so quickly will help yourself much more than my suggestions. It s a matter of time I guess and be sure...

Violin: Antonius Stradiuarius violin, violin shop, violin maker
violin shop, violin maker, lincoln st: Hi Laura; Try one of the following shops: KERR DAVID VIOLIN SHOP 4451 SE 28th AVE. PORTLAND OR 97202 (503)238-4515 dkerr@kerrviolins.com SCHUBACK VIOLIN SHOP 1255 NW 9th AVE. #11 PORTLAND OR 97209 (503)916-4430 violin@schuback.com GUSSET DAVID VIOLIN MAKER...

Violin: antique violin, cremona violin, santa anita ave
cremona violin, santa anita ave, midvale ave: Hi Christine Try one of the following shops: WEISHAAR MUSICAL INSTS. INC. 627 N. LARCHMONT BLVD LOS ANGLES CA 90004 (323)466-6293 mail@hweisshaar.com CREMONA VIOLIN SHOP 3213 MIDVALE AVE. LOS ANGELES CA 90034 (310)475-5897 kgwaton@earthlink.net MARQUIS...

Violin: antique violin, nashville violins, antique violin
nashville violins, antique violin, armstrong ave: Hi Lenny; Try one of the following: NASHVILLE VIOLINS 2810 BRANSFORD AVE. NASHVILLE TN 37204 (615)292-5196 info@nashvilleviolins.com WILLIAMS FINE VIOLINS 1103 16th AVE. S. NASHVILLE TN 37212 (615)429-2927 dustin@WilliamsFineViolins.com SCOTT KELVIN VIOLINS...

Violin: Beginning Violin, violin, fiddle
violin, fiddle, child: Hi Cheryl! As I say in my profile, I m not very good with brand names. There are just so many! However, I can still try and help you a little. I know the Knilling brand. They re not fabulous, but they re not garbage, either. I like their planetary...

Violin: Bowing technique, musical endeavors, bowing technique
musical endeavors, bowing technique, violists: Hi Taylor, Fatigue in the arms has a number of different causes. One possible and likely cause of tiredness in your left arm is that you are trying to support the viola with your arm, because you haven t yet become accustomed to the extra weight relative...

Violin: Carlo Bergonzi violin, bergonzi violin, carlo bergonzi
bergonzi violin, carlo bergonzi, minnetonka blvd: Hi Steve; SMITH JOHN MICHAEL, LUTHIER 2190 CARTER AVE. ST. PAUL MN 55108 (651)647-1148 jms_luthier@earthlink.net GIVENS CLAIRE VIOLINS INC. 1004 MARQUETTE AVE. MINNEAPOLIS MN 55403 (612)375-0708 egivens@givensviolns.com HOUSE OF NOTE 7210 MINNETONKA BLVD....

Violin: Difference, what's the difference between a violin and a fiddle?
what's the difference between a violin and a fiddle?: Hi Wanda! To dispell any rumors you may have heard, there is no difference between a violin and a fiddle, and I m glad you asked. Contrary to popular belief, there is no difference in size, tuning, instrument quality, construction, or sound. A violin...

Violin: double stops?, fiddle, violin
fiddle, violin, double: Hi Emily! A double-stop is simply the term for two notes that are played at the same time. Three notes would be called a chord . It s called a double-stop because technically the term applies only to notes that are played by stopping (pressing...

Violin: Electric violins., helmholtz, resonance
helmholtz, resonance, electric: Hi Chris! As far as the strings, notes, size, and how the instrument is played, there is no difference between electric and acoustic violins. However, they do differ in the way they are constructed. Electric violins contain an electronic system for...

Violin: Antonius Stradiuarius violin, strad, gl
Violin: Antonius Stradiuarius violin, strad, gl

Violin: Carlo Bergonzi violin, bergonzi violin, sydney australia
Violin: Carlo Bergonzi violin, bergonzi violin, sydney australia

Violin: Intonation, violin, fiddle
violin, fiddle, bridge: Hi Tucker! I ll answer your question as best I can without having a look at the instrument. It sounds like a bridge problem, since you say that it has not happened in the 14 years you have played. So, let s take a look . We may have to follow up with...

Violin: Koch Violin - Questions about Repair and Value, coral gables fl, ponce de leon
coral gables fl, ponce de leon, allegro music: Hi Mark; I have only two listings in your State as follows: GAINESVILLE VIOLINS 4240 NW 129th ST. GAINESVILLE FL 32606 (352)331-5555 info@gviolins.cc ALLEGRO MUSIC CENTER 4537 Ponce de Leon Blvd. #102 CORAL GABLES FL 33146 (305)740-9400 allegromiami@bellsouth.net...

Violin: playing violin with your fingers, pizzicato, pizz
pizzicato, pizz, play: Hi Andrea! The term pizz is an abbreviation of the Italian word pizzicato (pronounced pitzi-KA-toe ). Loosely translated, it means plucked . So, to play pizzicato or pizz (pronounced pitz ) is to play the violin with one s finger while the violin...

Violin: Stradivarius, nashville violins, coffin case
nashville violins, coffin case, old violin: Hi Marsh; Try one of the following: NASHVILLE VIOLINS 2810 BRANSFORD AVE. NASHVILLE TN 37204 (615)292-5196 info@nashvilleviolins.com WILLIAMS FINE VIOLINS 1103 16th AVE. S. NASHVILLE TN 37212 (615)429-2927 dustin@WilliamsFineViolins.com SCOTT KELVIN VIOLINS...