Category Archives: Violas

Viola Friends book 2 (Violin Friends 1)

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With custom, handcrafted instruments designed and built in the USA, we are dedicated to a truly unique concept in manufacturing. Over the course of the past 30 years in violin making and restoration I have come across a large number of pre-18th-century violins, violas and celli that did not abide by the modern standard of stop length and neck length, which in combination determine the playing string length of a given instrument.

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Three Quintets: For Two Violins, Viola, and Two Cellos

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You'll find violins, cellos, violas, double basses, harps, and other stringed instruments exquisite in appearance and tone. The consideration here is the trade off between how easy it is to thread the end of the string into the string hole in the peg, vs weakening the peg with a slightly larger hole, and wondering if it might break somewhere down the line, causing a lot of inconvenience for the owner of the instrument. The Zyex recently became available for bass and is well worth a try.

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Time Pieces for Viola: v. 1: Music Through the Ages in Two

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However, if you are in the intermediate or very good level, do not buy strings as a package. The violin produces louder notes when the player either moves the bow faster or pushes down harder on the string. There were two main types of viola at this stage - the alto and the tenor (see 'Different Violas By Size' section for an explanation). As a trusted retailer of hard-to-find strings, we carry only brand name, high-quality strings.

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Spitzer - Easy Classics for Viola and Piano

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Sign up and we'll send you tips and advice from our blog written by industry experts. If you look at Thomastik's tension figures, you'll see that medium Spirocores are much more tense even than stark Dominants! If that's the "contralto viola" of 1660-1670 ca. from the State Collection in Moscow, the body length is 416mm, about 16.38 inches. In 1976, I graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Chemical Engineering and stayed in that field for only two years, before switching to instrument making.

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Sitt, Hans - 20 Double Stop Etudes From Op 32 For Viola Solo

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How do you get a violin to sound like a viola? Violas are thicker than violins because they have a lower range, and that is also the reason why they are bigger. The viola is larger than the violin and therefor requires more effort to produce the strong rich tone the viola is known for. The tuning head is flat, with friction pegs or machine tuners. Animato Strings’ customers can visit the on-site workshop and watch experts at work, setting up new instruments or servicing older instruments.

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Marcello: Sonata in e minor for Viola and Piano

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Violas only require one measurement; the body (measurement #2). 2. Obsolete. a ligament, nerve, or the like in an animal body. verb (used with object), strung; strung or (Rare) stringed; stringing. to furnish with or as with a string or strings: to extend or stretch (a cord, thread, etc.) from one point to another. to thread on or as on a string: to connect in or as in a line; arrange in a series or succession: She knows how to string words together. to adjust the string of (a bow) or tighten the strings of (a musical instrument) to the required pitch. to equip (a bow or instrument) with new strings. to provide or adorn with something suspended or slung: a room strung with festoons. to deprive of a string or strings; strip the strings from: verb (used without object), strung; strung or (Rare) stringed; stringing. to form into or move in a string or series: The ideas string together coherently. to form into a string or strings, as a glutinous substance does when pulled: Good taffy doesn't break—it strings.

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The Hot Cross Buns Book for Viola

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They also do instrument repair, every thing from the most basic student repairs to the most complex. They have a significantly reduced playing-in time compared to other gut strings, a soloistic tone, and an easy response. Multi-packs are generally cheaper per set of strings than individual sets. Paris, 1775-90; appointed maker to the Duchess of Orléans; instruments well made; yellow-brown varnish; Gagliano pattern.

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Debussy, Mahler and More - Volume II (Viola)

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Vuillaume at Paris, and worked with him until 1837; then François Lupot died, and Dominique succeeded to his business at 18 Rue d'Angivilliers; returned to Mirecourt; ranks next to François Tourte as a bow-maker; at first sold for 16s., now price quadrupled. Our trade-in policy gives you the flexibility to upgrade the instrument freely, without losing value on your initial investment. The VA7SG viola is handcrafted from carefully selected, high quality wood and is finished and adjusted by expert artisans.

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Chamber Music for Two String Instruments, Bk 2: 2 Violas

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The humidifier should be checked daily for moisture during the winter months. Once strings settle, they usually hold their tune really well on this instrument, whether it's between use or during play. The Patina Strings 3100 Metropolitan Cello Case with its lightweight construction and variety of carrying options, this case is perfect for the active musician. Change nationality or generation and different qualities are sought after.

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Intermediate Classic Duets for Viola and Cello: 22 Classical

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Hans Weisshaar, Master Violin Maker, arrived in the United States in 1937 after studying at the famous German State School for Violin Making in Mittenwald and working in Switzerland, Holland, and Germany. If you are interested in this instrument please contact us and quote STVLA1201. They are made of high quality materials and are individually hand finished by caring craftspeople. The newest volume now available in this popular series. Anthony Nickolds UK based online violin sales, where good service, pride in our work and value for money go hand in hand.

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