• How to tune your instrument at home

    How to tune your instrument at home
    One of the most common topics that we receive questions about at Bows for Strings, particularly for newer players, is tuning. Specifically, how to tune your instrument safely and what to do when an instrument has gone so far out of tune that a string has come completely free of the peg (which is common when an instrument hasn't been played in a while)....
  • How to correctly attach/take off your shoulder rest

    How to correctly attach/take off your shoulder rest
    Fitting a shoulder rest to your violin and viola is recommended for achieving a comfortable playing position with good posture. Despite seeming daunting for a new player, shoulder rests are simple to put on and take off, once you know the correct technique. In the video above, our Sales Manager and violinist Myles, shows you how to put on your shoulder rest using a 'ratchet' style method...
  • Shopping safely at Bows for Strings

    Shopping safely at Bows for Strings
    To our wonderful musical fraternity, We trust you are safe and well, and leaning into the joy of music like we are during this challenging time.As Melbourne moves into Stage 4 restrictions, our showroom will be closed to customers, however we are pleased to say you will still be able to shop with us online and seek the expertise of our team of musicians and luthiers....
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