Violin

  • As we showed in our recent post, there are several virtuosos out there, yet not only is their number small compared to the overall population, but few could compare with one of the originals, Niccolò Paganini. Despite a short life, he managed to change the violin technique as few others have. Who was Niccolò Paganini? Niccolò Paganini (also known as Nicolò Paganini) was a violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer of Italian origins. He lived between…
  • Yehudi Menuhin is considered by most music critics as being one of the best violinists of all time. You’ll find more info here about his life, his career and the honors and awards he received during his lifetime, as it is a truly fascinating one! The long history of the Menuhin family Yehudi was born on the 22nd of April 1916 in New York City, in a family of Lithuanian and Jewish heritage. His mother…
  • American classical violinist Sarah Chang started as a child prodigy and became one of the world’s best known classical musicians. Check it out here how she managed to do so and what achievements she has under her name. What is a child prodigy? Psychology experts define a child prodigy as being someone who by the age of ten has managed to produce something considered to be meaningful, in various domains, at a level that would…
  • If you are to ask a specialist who was the best violinist, chances are Jascha Heifetz will be one of the answers. Not only a violinist but also a teacher, Jascha left his mark in the classical genre. Even reviews of student violins mention his name to this very day! The early life of Jascha Heifetz Jascha was born in Vilna, the Russian Empire, present-day Vilnius, in the Baltic state of Lithuania. His family was…
  • Itzhak Perlman didn’t become a maestro of the violin by playing the best student violin or knowing the benefits of playing an instrument. He was simply gifted from birth so even his hard work in becoming one of the best came naturally to this legendary violinist, conductor, and music teacher. Who Is Itzhak Perlman? In short, Itzhak Perlman is an American violinist, conductor, and music teacher of Israeli origin. From 1958 until the 2021s he has accomplished quite…
  • Everybody knows that playing an instrument can enhance the networks in your brain, making all your brain parts work together at the same time. People playing the guitar, piano, electric cellos or drums, are known to have stronger brains, are less stressed out, become more creative and have better social lives than the ones who don’t. If your artistic side wants to get out and you want to transfer your feelings to the people around…
  • The violin is a beautiful instrument that requires a lot of discipline and practice before you can master it. If playing the best electric cellos seems like a difficult task, don’t think even for a second that playing the violin is easier. Developing the right skills takes time and patience, and if you start with the most complex songs you might get frustrated. Playing an Instrument Music played on classical music instruments can be splendid,…
  • Instruments, like many other objects, are in the best state when they are new, and that is when they perform the best. So if you’re looking for some brand new Cecilio instruments, we have a guide on that. Beginner instruments especially should be as new as possible, but you can be lucky and find a great second-hand violin for a decent price. Purchasing a second-hand violin is up to your decision, but there are some…
  • If you’re interested in how violins are made, you might also be looking for some electric violins from Cecilio. Making a violin is something that takes years of practice and expertise to do right. Violin makers treat each of their instruments with great care and getting from a piece of wood to a fully-functional instrument can take them years. So let’s see how they do it. Creating the ribs Violin makers start building the instrument…
  • We previously wrote an article about how to find the most suitable children’s violin, so we thought it would be a good idea to give beginners some tips on how to differentiate between a violin and a cello. These instruments are part of the same family and they have many common features; however, there are some things that set them apart. Let’s find out more about these things in this guide. The size One of…
  • Choosing a violin and electric fiddle is a complex task, taking into account all the different instruments that you can find out there. Unlike classical instruments, the electric violin can be found in many different shapes and colors, each violin coming with its own wide variety of effects. So let us help you make a decision depending on your budget and how you want to use the violin. Cheap electric violins For some people, the…
  • You can use various methods to tune your instrument, and fortunately, if you want to play the violin you can also find tuner apps that will help you greatly. Of course, those aid you a lot if you’re a beginner. More experienced players will prefer adjusting their strings using their talent and experience. Here are some other methods that you can use. Use an electronic chromatic tuner A chromatic tuner is a high-tech and cool…
  • Maybe you’re here after you’ve finished reading our recent article about the best electric violins that you can find. And if you’re not, make sure to read that guide too. You might be tempted to start your music career with an electric violin, but that can be more challenging than you think. Here are some details that will help you choose wisely. Beginners should look for acoustic violins Many professional players won’t recommend an electric…
  • When buying an expensive violin you need to make sure you know how to take good care of it, including having some knowledge about the violin rest position and what kind of shoulder rests to use to make it sound great. Although many musicians discuss this idea on forums and they say they don’t use a shoulder rest, this accessory is used by three-quarters of the violinists. Some of them, however, don’t know how to…
  • If you have just started playing the violin, you know that this instrument is harsh at first and you might be looking for some information on how to tune your violin. Fortunately, we have written an article on that for you, and if you also want to learn more about the differences between acoustic vs electric violins, we recommend reading our guide on that. Naming the best violin player in the world is a hard…
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