You might remember my violin girl illustration from a while ago. Recently she was licensed to appear in the header of a very informative website that's a treasure trove of resources for the budding violinist.
The-Violin.com offers everything from basic violin terminology and tuning tips to short, online video lessons and even tips on purchasing your violin. The site also serves as a storehouse of links to various online drills, tricks and practice methods for the violin.
This is clearly a labor of love for Stephanie, the proprietor of the site (designed by her brother, Charles). I try to support sites like this, where someone just freely gives of their time, knowledge and expertise in order to help thousands of anonymous web-users from whom they'll rarely hear a 'thank you'. I like that. Giving is good. So if you're an aspiring violinist (or know someone who is), you should check out The-Violin.com. It's a great learning resource and I hear there's some nice artwork in the header. -v