1011, 2017

Best Viola Dampits and Humidifiers

Musicians have to travel to different places time and again. Viola players, in particular, need to carry with them their musical instrument wherever they go – whether they are a part of a touring band or they are asked to perform. Either way, a traveling viola player should be aware that the humidity of the environment may affect their violas. If you are a viola player, you should be mindful that the tone and the material quality of the violas are affected when they are constantly exposed to a frosty weather or a dry environment. Cracks and warps may

710, 2017

How to Get Free Sheet Music for Viola

With the rise of the Internet, accessing and finding free viola sheet music has become easier than ever. There are a lot of places online to find free sheet music for viola. While there are many ways to obtain viola music illegally, the resources we list here are only legal ways of getting free sheet music. Remember, music is copyrighted and if you obtain sheet music through illegal means, you are breaking the law. You can find a lot of different music through these resources, so feel free to explore them all!   8notes.com 8notes.com’s key focus is providing free

110, 2017

How to Use a Viola Dampit

Are you a regular traveling musician or keep your viola in a dry place? If so, you'll want to invest in a dampit. Harsh winter weather and dry environments can cause severe damage to your viola in the form of cracks. A single crack on your fine viola not only reduces the sound quality but is also detrimental to your equipment. You never want to open your case and see a crack running down your instrument. One proven way of preventing damage to your instrument is to use a viola dampit.   See Dampits on Amazon     What is

1908, 2017

How to Get Musical Instrument Insurance for Your Viola

Buying a viola can be a fun experience, no matter if it's your first or tenth viola. However, losing your wonderful sounding viola due to theft or damage can be detrimental. Not only can it cost thousands of dollars to replace or repair, but you'll lose valuable time practicing. That's where musical instrument insurance comes into play. Below you'll learn how you can get viola insurance so that you are sure that your precious instrument is protected. Insuring your viola is the best move you can take to ensure that you get back to playing quickly in case your instrument is

2707, 2017

Famous Viola Players

While one of the lesser known instruments today, the viola used to be extremely popular. In fact, many people known as composers today were originally famous viola players. These include Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorak, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Glinka, Hindemith and many more. Some of the most famous viola pieces were written by these composers. These composers were not, however, the most famous viola players throughout history. Below we talk about seven of the most famous viola players. William Primrose (1904 - 1982) Primrose lived in the 20th Century during which he was known to be a world-class viola teacher and performer.

2206, 2017

How to Prepare Your Viola for Summer

Summer is upon us so it's time to get your viola ready for summer. In order to make sure your viola stays in perfect playing condition, we have provided a set of tips for you to consider as the temperatures and humidity increase this summer.   Watch the Humidity Unlike in the winter where the risk is low humidity, we have the opposite issue in the summer. With hot summer temperatures also comes high humidity, the kind that can wreck havoc on your precious viola. When humidity interacts with your viola, it can lead to two major problems: wood expansion and

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