What Is a "Student Violin Outfit" and What Are Its Benefits?

"Outfit" is another word for "set," as in how the three primary components (violin, bow, and case) are sold in a package. Sometimes it's a better buy. ...

An Examination of Carbon Fiber Bows

All stringed instrument players know the importance of a good bow. But how do carbonfiber bows stand up to Pernambuco, Brazilwood, fiberglass and composites?The history of fine violins, violin making -...

Environmental Theme of Rio Olympics With Colors, Curves and Coolness

It may not have had the power and glamor of Beijing 2008 or the sophisticated elegance of London 2012. But Rio de Janeiro showed that low budget could be high impact...

2 Ways You Can Help Urban and Rain Forest Conservation Efforts From Home

Advocates of rain forest conservation are working to preserve the plant and animal species living there, especially the ones that have yet to be discovered by scientists. For...

Rainforest Deforestation and Its Impact on World Climate

As the world population reaches a crescendo, the need for wood in various forms has only increased. Unfortunately, the naturally occurring wood available in rainforests across the world is becoming a...

Destruction Of the Rain Forest – Not All Acai Products Are Equal

The Amazon encompasses 1.2 billion acres on the South American continent's north side of which the part is in Brazil and covers almost one half of that extensive country. Tha matter...

South American Deforestation – Not the Usual Reasons

South America is home to some of the world's largest and lushest rainforests. Fully one fifth of the different species of flora and fauna on the planet can be found in...