Summerhays Notes

Spending Too Much Time Tuning Your Harp?

May 15th 2017

Spending Too Much Time Tuning Your Harp?

Try one or more of the following tips on tuning your harp so that you can use more of your time for practice!Use only one day out of the week to really tune every string on your harp. The rest of the …

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What to Consider When Purchasing a Bow

Apr 19th 2017

What to Consider When Purchasing a Bow

There are four main things to consider when buying a bow• Material Used• Flexibility• Weight• SoundMaterial Used:Fiberglass is lightweight and affordable. It is known for durability, but not for its r …

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The Correct Use of Fine Tuners

Feb 20th 2017

The Correct Use of Fine Tuners

A professional instrument will often only have one fine tuner on the E string.Over time the fine tuner will get screwed all the way in and become useless in tuning.Before you start the tuning proces …

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The Correct Position of a Violin Bridge

Feb 3rd 2017

The Correct Position of a Violin Bridge

Christian Rapp of Summerhays Music works with all sorts of bow-string instruments. Many students bring in instruments with broken bridges and say “I opened my case and the bridge was broken. I didn’t …

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How to String a Violin

Jan 28th 2017

How to String a Violin

The first step in stringing a violin is to take your strings from their packaging and identify them. Most strings are rolled in an envelope. Different brands of strings have different colored silking …

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