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The only time I would not tune up from below is if the string had been tuned way too high already for whatever reason. In that case, after you tune the string down, it will tend to creep up a bit afterwards because of material memory. Tuning it from above will help counteract this effect. That said, this is only really applicable to certain materials- ...


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I recently started a degree in harpsichord after playing the piano. You do need a different set of techniques for the harpsichord, especially if your goal is to always produce the best quality sound. On the harpsichord, the slightest motion will make a difference so a good way to practice is to experiment with the sound by using different touches. Of course, ...


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Well, Rule Number One is to make sure you wipe down your strings and your instrument after every session. Don't let rosin -- or anything else-- cake up on your axe. What little observation I've done suggests that beginners tend to over-rosin, but you can't really judge by the rate of dust or buildup on the strings. For one thing, different rosins have ...



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