Monthly Archive: January 2011

Jan 30

How to Prevent Slipping Violin Pegs

I was originally going to entitle this blog “how to install violin strings”. However, after a brief perusal of the Internet, I found a disturbing amount of misinformation about the problem of slipping violin pegs and I decided to write about that instead, since this is a pressing problem that we hear about everyday at …

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Jan 24

Nurturing music in your kids

Recognizing, nurturing and nourishing your child’s musical interest, even though you can’t carry a tune in a bucket, will lead to a lifetime of musical exploration and participation.

Jan 17

Accessories for Every New (Violin) Outfit

Purchasing an instrument seems like a daunting task, and the most difficult part is over once you decide which instrument you want to get. Right? Perhaps… There are many accessories available for anyone who has purchased a violin from Kennedy Violins – from the earliest beginning student to the advanced or professional performer. At Kennedy …

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Jan 10

Learning the Violin: Beautiful Brainpower

The nimble fingers of the violinist appear to dance as they fly over the fingerboard, and the violin itself seems to sing. The musician and instrument almost become one, as the beautiful music lifts your spirits and carries you away. As you watch and listen, an interest in playing the violin yourself is sparked. Or, …

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Jan 05

How to Rosin a New Bow

How to rosin a new bow. I get asked fairly often by customers or students about how to rosin a bow and in particular, how often rosin should be re-applied to the bow. As with most aspects of the violin, there is no easy answer to this question and the solution is somewhat subjective. How …

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Jan 03

We’re bloggin’ now!

Hello and welcome to the Kennedy Violins Blog! We’re just getting started, but feel free to come back and check in with us. We’ll be posting some really helpful information, videos and audio, all relating to all things strings. We also invite comments and questions as the whole reason for this blog is to exchange …

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