Violin Tip of the Day
For Violin Students of All Ages
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Today's Tip
It's Ground Hog Day in the United States.  There is a tradition that when the ground hog comes out of his hole on this day he looks around for his shadow.  If he sees his shadow he goes back into his hole because he knows there will be six more weeks of winter.  If there is no shadow he stays out because he knows that there will be an early Spring.

Of course we know this is nonsense.

The ground hog comes out of his hole on February 2 to see if you have changed your violin strings.  Strings get dirty.  Strings wear out.  I suggest replacing strings every six months.  Ground Hog Day is one marker.  The other is August 1.

Replace strings regularly and your sound will be at its best!

Now, is the ground hog going to stay outside his hole to listen to you play, or is the sound your violin makes going to scare him back into his hole?

Tomorrow, a reminder about changing strings.  Do you remember what order to change them in?
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