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Rhiannon Nachbaur, Fiddleheads' award-winning owner and instructor, is posting her expert answers to frequently asked questions.

We hope this information is helpful to you and that you will kindly consider offering Fiddleheads Violin Studio your business come time to purchase a violin, bow or any accessories.

Instrument & Technique Topics

Skipping a Violin Size?

Bon Musica Shoulder Rest Advice

Upper Bow Arm Moving

Stiff Bow Shoulder

What's the difference between a 1- or a 2-piece back?

Which Bow to Buy for a Player who Presses Hard on the Bow?

What's the difference between Violin and Fiddle?

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Skipping a Violin Size?

Q: I have a 12-year-old daughter who is in transition from a 1/2 sized violin. I have received vendor suggestions that she can step into a 4/4 violin - based on her long arms. However, her teacher is concerned that she may not be able to handle one and so suggested the move to a 3/4 sized one.point.

Would you suggest that I should go 3/4 or 4/4?

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Bon Musica Advice: Click on the question that applies

- I just purchased a Bon Musica shoulder rest and I really don't understand how to fit it properly.

- The Bon Musica appears too small/tight for my instrument yet I bought the right size

 

Upper Bow Arm Moving

Q: Are you supposed to hold your upper bow arm/shoulder absolutely still, or just move it a little? Mine moves a little, and I'm wondering if that is proper.

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Stiff Bow Shoulder

Q: I am a beginning violinist and I seem to have trouble keeping my bowing arm loose. My teacher said my upper arm is to tense, and this affects the playing. Is there anything I can do to loosen up? Any input would be most appreciated.

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What's the difference between a Violin with a 1- or a 2-piece back?

Q: Can you tell me the difference between a full back and a split back in terms of instrument quality, strength, sound, etc. Also, is the belly a single piece?

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Which Bow to Buy for a Player who Presses Hard?

Q: Thanks for all the information on the bows, Rhiannon. More often than not, I have a problem of pushing down on the bow too hard. This seems to be a problem with me in many things, like holding the club too tight in golf. I am concentrating very hard to stop this bad habit.

Would a stiffer, or softer bow be more to my advantage in this situation?

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