Do Violin Strings Need to Be Tight?

Do Violin Strings Need to Be Tight?

If you were to browse forums that attract beginner violinists from all over the globe, you’d notice something fairly interesting. Their questions mostly revolve around the tightness of the strings (or their sharpness, if we’re looking at guitar forums). In...
Why Are Violin Strings So Expensive?

Why Are Violin Strings So Expensive?

Certain regal qualities that the violin possesses make it a class of its own. Perhaps that is why violins and violin strings are so expensive and why violinists are often deemed well-off and a bit snooty. Although come to think about it, some people consider even...
Can You Hang A Violin On The Wall?

Can You Hang A Violin On The Wall?

The violin is a gentle, sensitive instrument that requires maintenance and attention. Regular maintenance includes cleaning and using a special type of rosin that is applied to the strings of the fiddle bow, changing the snapped strings, and applying new ones. People...
Should You Loosen Violin Strings When Not Playing?

Should You Loosen Violin Strings When Not Playing?

There are no universal strings for everyone. The point is to find strings that complement the quality of your instrument and playing style. Each type of string has specific characteristics that can change the sound of the instrument. These characteristics can make...