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How to Mute Your Violin or Viola? Which Mute to Choose?

Zlata Brouwer

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Published: October 11, 2013 at 11:48 AM [UTC]

You can mute your violin or viola for different reasons:

1) You want to play 'con sordino' in an orchestra
2) You don't want to bother your neighbors while practicing at home
3) You want to protect your hearing from the sound of your violin

Different situations, different mutes...

In this video you will learn when to use which mute.

Buy your mute here (mutes demonstrated in the video)!

Also I will demonstrate different mutes, so you can pick the one you think is best for your situation.

Is this video useful to you? Please let me know in the comments!



PS: Do you have questions for me on violin or viola playing? Post a comment below or send an e-mail to

From martin swan
Posted on October 13, 2013 at 11:32 PM
Here are some examples of different types of violin mute:

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