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Red Wing Fiddle Project scheduled for Feb 2012

The Fiddlerman’s Christmas Project was such a success among members that the demand has brought us to the next project to play “Red Wing”. Our own “Barry” from the “Fiddle Talk” forum, and the violaman forum, is organizing the project … Continue reading

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Basic Vibrato for Viola

Vibrato produces warmth and character in order to express desired moods in music, notes and phrases. This video will teach you the mechanics of a good vibrato regardless of whether it is an arm, wrist, or finger vibrato. See how … Continue reading

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Nine new one octave scale videos posted

Working on your basic scales is an excellent way to establish finger patterns, good intonation and finger flexibility at a faster rate. Work diligently on your scales as much as you have the patience to do so and try to … Continue reading

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How To Properly Hold A Viola Bow

How To Hold The Bow – Place your thumb in the C of the bow frog and place the other fingers on the other side of the stick with the pointer finger towards the tip of the bow. Keep the … Continue reading

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How to Properly Hold a Viola by Violaman.com

Begin with your legs comfortably spread at about shoulder width apart. Start by placing the viola on your left shoulder/collar bone, lifting your chin slightly and placing the end pin of the viola towards the center of your neck. Lower … Continue reading

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First Time Setting Up An Instrument Shipped From A Store

This is what you do when you first receive an instrument shipped from a store. See how to check that everything is OK and tune carefully so that the bridge doesn’t fall and is in the right position. How to … Continue reading

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New page added to Violaman.com

In an attempt to equal Fiddlerman.com Violaman has added a page called “VIDEOS”. This page will eventually fill with many how to videos and tutorials for viola. Two videos were added today for the basics of how to hold the … Continue reading

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Win a Cecilio CVA-400 Viola

Congratulations to Mustang for winning the CVA400 viola. Details about Mustang soon to come. Thanks for all who participated. The CVA-400 comes with everything you need to get started. It’s a beautiful instrument and produces a great sound right out … Continue reading

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Cecilio’s CVA-600 Viola Review by Violaman.com

First impression when opening the box and the case was that this is a beautiful instrument. Nicer than expected and hard to believe that one could get such a nice instrument for so little money. After checking the instrument and … Continue reading

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What’s going on at Violaman.com?

OK, so we just got violaman.com rolling with much ambition for the future. Presently I am adding simple appropriate sheet music a little at a time with hopes of building a giant unique library much similar to Fiddlerman.com. Today I … Continue reading

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