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Violin rosin

What is rosin – and why do violinists need it?


This portable double bass breaks into separate pieces – so you can travel with it

guitarist fingers

11 things they didn't tell you about learning a musical instrument

Star Wars performed by a double bass quartet

A double bass quartet playing the Imperial March from Star Wars is as monumental as you’d expect

Cello hair problems

16 string player confessions that will make you say ‘same’

Margarida Castro was refused entry to a Virgin train with her double bass

Double bass player says Virgin Trains wouldn’t let her on board with her instrument

string instruments quiz

How well do you know your string instruments?