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How good an investment is a violin? better than gold or property

Stringed instruments can be a better financial bet than shares, gold or property, says Ivan Hewett, as he goes behind the scenes at Beares auction house When it comes to a safe haven for your money, little can beat a rare old violin. Other things always have their ups and...

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The Szasz Friderich Line at Golden Music

Featured Violin - the Szasz Friderich line exclusive to Golden Music; we have been visiting Romania and buying the "fritzy's" since 2007. At an affordable price for a single maker master instrument, the Fritzy's are hand crafted in Reghin, Mures, in the heart of Transalvania, population 33,000.  The industry of...

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Violin Strings, Viola Strings, Cello Strings and Bass Strings - Golden Music has them all!

We carry a full line of bowed instruments strings.  From Helicore to Dominant, from Pirastro to Obligato, Vision to Evah Pirrazi.  We have all of them in stock in Lakewood ready for you.  Our prices are competitive also, to internet pricing.  

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More about violins as an Investment

(continued) You can play your Strad to your heart’s content, or rent it out to violinistJoshua Bell. Just be sure not to drop it. Not much has changed in the field of violin production and dealing since Antonio Stradivari set up shop in Cremona, Italy, during the late 17th century....

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The Kirschnek Violin Line at Golden Music

    The Kirschnek Violins - This company was established in 1880 in Erlangen/Bubenreuth, West Germany.  It is still run by the family.  The owners of Golden Music have had many lovely visits with this family, including a tea party in their heavily treed back yard of their house which...

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The European Influence in our Violin Workshop... in Colorado...

The violin emerged in its present form in Italy, France and Germany in the mid 1500s. The richness and true knowledge base of the art of violin building is embedded in Europe and the makers trained in the schools in those countries. From traveling worldwide, Golden Music has befriended many...

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Three Ways to Become a Much Better Violinist

  From Violinist.com Over the years it has seemed to me that there are,  in the case of many players,  three basic, uncomplicated things they can do to become seriously better players.  Here they are: 1)  Learn the even numbered positions.  If I could have a dollar for every player...

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A Brief History of the Violin

The violin is a descendant from the Viol family of instruments. This includes any stringed instrument that is fretted and/or bowed. It predecessors include the medieval fiddle, rebec, and lira da braccio. We can assume by paintings from that era, that the three string violin was in existence by at least...

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Children Who Take Music Lessons Have Higher IQs

from Business Insider Some researchers believe that learning to play an instrument directly causes increases in general intelligence. Others acknowledge that music training can cause small increases in IQ, and that there is indeed a relationship between music lessons and substantial differences in intelligence. But they also say significant differences...

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International Scales - now featured on Golden Music's Professional Folders - Free

Coming in August, we'll have the international scales on our Professional Folders. The notes used in Western music—or, more accurately, the relationships between the notes used in Western music—have a strange power. Bobby McFerrin demonstrated this dramatically by showing that an audience somehow knows what notes to sing when he jumps around the...

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