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Violins: Modeled after the Greats

Guarneri Model (left) and Stradivari Model (right) Have you ever wondered why so many violins have labels inside them that say “Antonius Stradivarius”, usually accompanied by a year in the 1700s that has nothing to do with when the instrument was actually made? In the violin-making world, two names reign above all others: Antonio Stradivari and Giuseppe Guarneri. Almost every violin ever made (and certainly every mass-produced one) is modeled after one of these greats. […]

StringOvation- new online publication for string players

  Ever find yourself wondering how to deal with stage parents? Or whether or not there were apps just for violinists? Or what sort of careers are available to you or your child as a musician? Connolly Music has launched an online publication just for those of us who find ourselves consumed by all things strings- and those of us who are just starting out. Filled with tips and information about everything from learning the […]