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                An Introduction To Violins

The history of the violin runs for centuries as an instrument that is
used in various musical genres like classical, pop, jazz and country. It
is a small, hollow stringed instrument with a long neck and four
strings tuned from low to high; with each note having a perfect fifth
to the one below it.

The violin is made of different kinds of wood where the top is usually
made of spruce while the sides and back are usually of maple. The
fingerboard of the violin is usually made of ebony; however,
sometimes ivory is also used. Violin strings were originally made of
gut but is today made of different materials. Different kinds of violin
strings give different tones and sound quality. Some violin strings
also stay in tune, and last longer than others. Violin strings are today
usually metal, synthetic core or gut strings.




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Metal violin strings produce pure, clear and loud tones and are easy
to play. Beginners and intermediate players prefer using steel core
strings. The synthetic core violin strings are made of the nylon perlon
and produce subtler sounds than metal strings and don’t have to be
tuned often.

Today, there are also electric violins that send signals via an electrical
pickup device. There are also electric violins that work only when
plugged in. Electric violins have a solid body design with wiring and
batteries found in its body. Being a new invention, electric violin
makers today can use their imagination to decide on the shape of the
electric violin.

Violins are best bought in violin stores for a better range of violins.
There are some violin stores that sell violins from different
manufacturers, and some that manufacture their own violins. Some


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violin stores also rent out violins and sell used violins. As new violins
cost between two hundred to twenty thousand dollars, beginners
usually rent violins or buy used ones. Whatever the case, make sure
that the violin comes with a violin case to provide it protection from
any damage.




                               Violins

"When we listen to a piece rendered by Yehudi Menuhin, the famous
American violinist, we are transported into a different world thanks
to his music. Yehudi, like many others is known to have begun


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playing the violin from the age of 3 and became among the leading
violinists and music conductors. The way the notes flow by, and the
soothing sound of the violins is enough to get a person hooked on this
instrument. Violins are also string instruments, much like the viola
and cello, except they are smaller in size which is made up with their
high pitch ranges. Also called the fiddle, these have been around for
decades now, swaying people across the globe with its gentle sounds.
Originally bowed instruments are said to have originated from the
Asian continents and eventually spread to other parts of the world.
The kind of music that is emitted from a violin depends largely on its
shape and the wood that has been used in its making. The varnish
coated on top and the wood that has gone into it, are said to get better
with age, which is why older violins are far more expensive than new
ones.

Some of the violins are admired for their ability to produce music
while others for their appearances. What was once originally used
mainly in classical music has today transitioned to being a part of
Rock bands and even Jazz music compositions. A good example of
this is “The Corrs”, a band that relied primarily on their lead violinist
to give the song its warmth and feel. For example, when we listen to
“Devil’s trill” by Vanessa Mae, we feel the strength of the instrument
and the way different notes are played on it. And if one watches the
video, they can enjoy the beauty of the instrument and the different
shapes and sizes, colours it is made in. This goes to show that
different people are comfortable using different kinds of violins and
words no longer matter when the instrument is powerful enough to
mesmerize the listener. The violin is capable of helping a person relax
or get up and dance, depending on the way it is played, for it can
reach high notes without sounding harsh.



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Another popular band that has made the violins famous is the
Australian quartet called Bond, who use violins as the base for all
their songs. Most of the violins are made using the best European
woods and available in different sizes to suit one’s needs. So, if you
are interested in taking lessons or are looking for a good violin, you
can check out stringworks to understand the way they are made, and
how each of them. If you are looking for violins that produce rich
sounds and look smart, you can try out the ones in the Artist
collection. These websites not only sell or rent out violins, but have
forums where people can ask queries or have discussions on topics
related to violins."




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Foreword

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