The ground hog is back.  February 2, the ground hog showed up to see if you had changed your violin strings.  (Some people think Ground Hog Day has something to do with weather.  They are wrong!  He comes out because he, too, is a violin lover and wants to make sure that you get the best out of your instrument!)

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! (And don't forget to check your bridge often. Make sure it's standing straight!)

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 the rules for changing strings?

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Violin Tip of the Day - August 1
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Violin Tip of the Day -- Violin Student Central -- February 1
Today's Tip in a Nutshell:
Check Your Strings and Your Bridge!
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