We have put together a short list of the Gear, we use and recommend
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Like most beginners, I started with a “lower end” Student Violin, that I still own and play, even now. But the love of my life is my 1880s German made violin. It has so much history and character. Most of the time I can’t bear to be apart from it.
And although I have tried a few different violin string manufacturers. At the moment I am using Pirastro Tonica, as they are super affordable – https://amzn.to/38r4HtW
I have a few… more than I can list here.
We have a few…
We like to have 2 options, for in our Studio, and for portable use…
Most of the time we work on a PC Lap Top with Windows 10
DaTuner – A great app for Tuning ‘anything’.
Violin, Cello, Guitars, Bass, Banjo, Ukulele, Mandolin, Harp and Much much more! the Free version Contains Ads – from the Play Store
Yamaha Chord Tracker – If you have not seen this, or used it before , you need to go and see what it does, right NOW.
What does it do.? It’s like Magic.! All I can say is I LOVE Yamaha for making this and sharing it FREE, it’s 100% free – Compatible with Android and iPhone/iPad – from uk.yamaha.com
MuseScore – The best music score writing software I have used, and it has a Free version – Compatible with Android, iPhone/iPad and Windows PC – from the Play Store
Synthesia – Start playing immediately, even if you can’t read sheet music. Use the touchscreen or connect a digital keyboard and play using real piano keys! – Compatible with Android, iPhone/iPad and Windows PC – from Synthesia.app
Simply Piano by JoyTunes – A great way to learn the piano – Compatible with Android and iPhone/iPad – from www.joytunes.com
FlowKey – A great way to learn the piano, and if you have a Yamaha Keyboard, you get to use the App for 3 months, Free – Compatible with Android and iPhone/iPad – from www.flowkey.com
These have beem recomended to us:
Stave’n’Tabs for iOS – Write notes to the score using different modes of virtual instruments: update, insert or real-time recording. In free play mode you can practice your playing skills with a virtual piano keyboard or a fretboard.