Friday, January 20, 2012

D'Addario Pro-Arté Strings

Great strings at great prices. Daddario's Pro-Arté
Not as powerful and bright as my favorite "Zyex" but warmer and pleasant.
Could be preferred for on certain instruments depending your instruments characteristics and your needs and desires.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Fiddlerman's International Youtube project, "He's A Pirate"

All interested violinists and violists are welcome to learn the parts arranged and available on Some time in the beginning of March (deadline not decided) members will record themselves individually using a click-track provided by Fiddlerman to create a memorable international youtube video of "He's a Pirate". Download the appropriate part or all the parts and learn them as well as you can.

See more details here.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Motivation to practice

One of the very best motivations to practice is SEEING your instrument. Those who keep it in a case are not as liable to practice if they have 10 minutes of free time before leaving. Or waiting for the guests to arrive.

Check out all these cool violin hangers.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Check out all the new products that I added to
Instruments among other things.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Learn to Play Lux Aeterna on the Violin

After receiving a few requests I made this video on playing Lux Aeterna on the violin. At first I felt as though the piece was not well suited to being played solo. However, after looking at it I changed my mind and came to the conclusion that it will make a great etude for fourth finger strengthening. It also helps with coordination between the left and right hands. Practice the sixteenth notes slowly and keep the fingers close to the string. Try to hear the first part in your head while playing the 16ths for better rhythm. This piece is also perfect to play if you have a loop pedal or effect box. ENJOY!!!


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Strad Violin vs Modern Violins

Check out the results of a competition comparing great modern new fiddles to Stradivarius. You may be surprised :-)

Read all about it here.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

My new store

Check out my new store:
D'Addario 4/4 Violin Sets
Fiddlermans favorite strings ---> Zyex Violin Set list price $88.75 - $31.99
Kaplan Golden Spiral E list price $8 ->$3.99
Helicore Violin Set list price $77.75 ->$26.99
Prelude Violin Set list price $32 ->$12.99
Pro-Arté Violin Set list price $56 ->$20.99