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  Welcome to Violin-World, The Stringed Instrument Resource for Violin, Cello, Viola,Double Bass
Also a virtual violin making school, advice, articles, teacher's directory, free music lessons and classifieds.
Violin-World's goal is to become the leading provider of quality products and unequalled service of stringed instruments.
To provide customers with the best service and advice available - knowledge and expertise that was passed on to our violin makers by generations of great makers.
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  Great Performances . The Art of Violin | PBS
Learn more about the violin and bow in our special multimedia presentation, Anatomy of the Instrument (the free Flash 5 plug-in is required).
Additional funding for THE ART OF VIOLIN was provided by Robert and Harriet Heilbrunn, Victor Elmaleh, Thea Petschek Iervolino, and the Irene Diamond Fund.
Itzhak Perlman, violin superstar of the latter half of the 20th century.
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  Viola Heaven --- Musical Instruments --- Violin   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A violin typically consists of a spruce top, maple ribs and back, two endblocks, a neck, a bridge, a soundpost, four strings, and various fittings, optionally including a chinrest, which may attach directly over, or to the left of, the tailpiece.
Violins are tuned by turning the pegs in the pegbox under the scroll, or by adjusting the fine tuner screws at the tailpiece.
A violin is usually played using a bow consisting of a stick with a ribbon of horsehair strung between the tip and frog (or nut, or heel) at opposite ends.
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  Violin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
When determining the violin size appropriate for a child, a general rule is to have the child hold the instrument against the neck, and reach out past the end of the scroll.
Violins are tuned by turning the pegs in the pegbox under the scroll, or by adjusting the fine tuner screws at the tailpiece.
A violin is usually played using a bow consisting of a stick with a ribbon of horsehair strung between the tip and frog (or nut, or heel) at opposite ends.
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 Violin
The violin, the most commonly used member of the modern string family, is the highest-sounding instrument of that group.
The overall length of the violin averages about 60 cm (23.5 in), whereas the sounding length of the strings, from bridge to the nut at the end of the fingerboard, is about 32 cm (12.75 in).
Although the basic construction of the violin has been long established, the subtle variations which make an outstanding violin are the stuff of legend.
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 Violin
The violin is usually held under the chin and supported by the left shoulder, often assisted by a shoulder rest.
Needless to say, the violin immediately became very popular, both among street-musicians and the nobility, illustrated by the fact that the French king Charles IX ordered Amati to build a whole orchestra in the second half of the 16th century.
The violin is used as a solo instrument in jazz, though it is a relative rarity in this genre; compared to other instruments, like saxophone, trumpet, piano and guitar, the violin appears fairly infrequently.
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 Violin Guitar Encyclopedia Guitar Chords Guitar Lessons Guitar Practicing Beginning Guitar Tips for Practice
The violin is played by using the right hand to draw the bow at right angles across one of the strings, near the bridge, causing the string to vibrate.
Violin players practice long hours partly to train their fingers to land in the right places, and partly to cultivate the ability to correct the pitch very rapidly as it is played.
Indeed, the violin seems to lend itself to virtuosity more than any other instrument (its only plausible rival is the piano), and top violinists have amazed their audiences with their wizardry since the 17th century.
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 Violin concerto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A violin concerto is a concerto for solo violin (occasionally, two or more violins) and instrumental ensemble, customarily orchestra.
In some violin concertos, especially from the Baroque and modern eras, the violin (or group of violins) is accompanied by a chamber ensemble rather than an orchestra—for instance, Vivaldi's L'estro armonico, originally scored for four violins, two violas, cello, and continuo, and Allan Pettersson's first concerto, for violin and string quartet.
Violin Concerto No. 2 in C sharp minor, op.
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 Violin by Andrea Amati, Cremona, ca.1560
This rare violin, with its long, hooked corners, is one of only fourteen instruments made by Andrea Amati (ca.
Unlike the Museum's smaller Amati violin, made in 1574, this instrument is decorated with gilt paintings of fleurs-de-lis and trefoils on its back, as well as a Latin motto painted in gilt around its ribs.
This violin was one of seven instruments by Andrea Amati, including the Museum's King violoncello and viola, featured in an exhibition mounted for the Ente Triennale Internazionale degli Strumenti ad Arco at the Palazzo Comunale di Cremona, October 9-18, 1982.
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 the violin > Index page
The violin, which developed from its primitive form of fiddler’s instrument to accompany singing and dancing, reached an unequalled level of perfection in only a few decades.
The violin indeed was to prove itself both as a solo and as a concert instrument.
It is no easy task to speak equitably of the immensely rich history of the violin, nor of its music and its masters.
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 Violin acoustics: an introduction
It is the bridge and body of the acoustic violin that transmit some of the vibration of the strings into sound in the air.
Of both the violin and the guitar, we might say that the lowest resonance (associated with the Helmholtz resonance) falls near the pitch of the second lowest string, and the lowest body mode falls near the pitch of the third lowest.
In the violin, all of the sound energy that is produced by the body originally comes from energy put into the string by the bow.
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 Violin Encyclopedia Articles @ LaunchBase.net (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The words "violin" and "fiddle" come from the same Middle Latin vitula, but "violin" came through the Romance languages, meaning small viola, and "fiddle" through Germanic languages.
The bridge is a carefully carved piece of maple, having several purposes: its top curve holds the strings at the proper height from the fingerboard in an arc allowing each to be sounded separately by the bow.
Sometimes the composer or arranger will specify the string to be used in order to achieve the desired tone quality; this is indicated in the music by the marking, for example, sul G, meaning to play on the G string.
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 Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Violin Makers of the Amati Family
Information or research assistance regarding violin makers of the Amati family is frequently requested from the Smithsonian Institution.
It is claimed that he made 24 violins, 6 violas, and 8 cellos for Charles IX of France to be used at the court of Versailles, a few of which survive.
Violins, violas, cellos, several three- string bass viols, and at least one pochette by his hand are known.
www.si.edu /resource/faq/nmah/amati.htm   (467 words)

  
 Violin FAQ
While, oddly enough, the question of refitting the violin comes up rather often, this is, naturally, a separate issue from someone who is merely left-handed and wants to study the violin with a traditional hold.
With the violin literature, I know every crook and cranny of the etude repertoire that students need to master; in the chamber music literature, I'm familiar with all these beloved works that anyone who had studied as long as this, would naturally know.
You could play violin etudes all week without learning that the instrument has a third string (slight exaggeration only!), thus without playing much in the register that is the bread-and-butter, most highly characteristic part of the viola's range.
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 Amazon.com: Austin Bazaar Full Size Violin 4 X 4 with Case - Natural Color: Tools & Hardware   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I bought this violin for my nephew as a beginner's violin and was quite pleased with the value for the price, and it was an affordable way for him to have his own instrument and not have to rent or use a second-hand one.
But when I took it to my violin teacher, she said that it was natural for a violin to not hold its tune at first.
Other than that flaw the violin is perfect for young kids since it is a very durable violin and not to mention cheap, and always remember the violin doesn't make the music as much as the violinist makes the violin make music.
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 Violin Cases, Violin Bows, Violin Strings, Violin Case, Violin Rosin   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kidney shaped cloth covered pad which attaches to violin with rubber straps.
Known as the Poehland C-model violin shoulder rest.
For viola application, you must also purchase viola hardware clamp 96490 and excahnge threaded barrels for the barrels that come with the violin model.
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 Violin links to play and free sheet music page
Violin Maker and repairer from Plovdiv,Bulgaria.Sells the best ever made String Adjusters for instruments of the violin family and silver mounted Bow Frogs.
He is a former instructor at the Violin Making School of America and a past president of the Violin Society of America.
The Hamburg-based maker Andreas Hampel is specialized on making fine copies of classic violins, violas and violoncellos: His instruments are estimated not only for their classical appearance but also for their outstanding tonal properties.
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The violin is almost totally supported by the neck/shoulder.
Southwest Strings is a retailer of student through professional level violins, violas, cellos, and basses at exceptional prices.
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London, 1885 "Violins and Other Stringed Instruments" Hasluck, P.N. "Old Violins and Violin Lore" Haweis, H. William Reeves; London "Antonio Stradivarius: Master Luthier and His Instruments 1644-1737" Henley, William William S. Heinman; N.Y..1961 "Universal Dictionary of Violin and Bowmakers (7 vols.)" Henley, William Amati Publishing Ltd. - 44 Meeting House Lane- Brighton, Sussex, Eng.
Paris, 1909 " The Violin and Bow" Poznanski, I. William Reeves, London " A Few Words on the Violin" Purdy, George " Chats on Violins" Racaster, Olga " A Lost Art Revived; Cremona Violins and Varnish " Reade, Charles orig.
Innsbruck, 1951 "The Violin and All About It" Shelton, Edgar "Tailpieces of the Violin World" Sheppard, Leslie by author; Long Furlong House, Holt, Norfolk, Eng.
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 Violin Composers
This site is for those who are in love with the violin and are looking for classical masterpieces that feature the violin.
This would be the most famous concerto for two violins ever.
We continue to explore one of the greatest violin concerto of the Classical period by W.A. Mozart.
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 Amazon.com: Violin: Books: Anne Rice   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is an eruption of the author's personal demons, as messy as the monster bursting from that poor fellow's chest in the movie Alien.
A beautiful story of a woman coming to grips with the death of her husband, in finding solace in the violin music of Tchaikovsky and a ghost who helps her find her way back to living.
Written with the same vivid emotion and colour as is in all of her books, you will be transported through many emotions, and thoughts as well as the amazing landscape and surroundings Mrs.Rice is known for.
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