Creative Prompt #324: Violin

Stradivarius

A Rarity Reclaimed: Stolen Stradivarius Recovered After 35 Years

violin concerto, Op. 35 by Tchaikovsky

Suzuki method

Violin Monster

violin solo

violin teacher

The Violin Society of America

The Violin (2005 movie)

fiddle

The Violin Channel – The world’s leading violin, strings & classical music news source.

Vaccine Investigation and Online Information Network

Fastest violin player (Guinness Book of World Records)

Definition: “The violin, also known as a fiddle, is a string instrument, usually with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It is the smallest, highest-pitched member of the violin family of string instruments, which also includes the viola, and the cello. The modern word is derived from the Italian word violino, literally meaning ‘small viola’.

Someone who plays the violin is called a violinist or a fiddler. The violinist produces sound by drawing a bow across one or more strings (which may be stopped by the fingers of the other hand to produce a full range of pitches), by plucking the strings (with either hand), or by a variety of other techniques. The violin is played by musicians in a wide variety of musical genres, including Baroque music, classical, jazz, country music, bluegrass music, folk music, metal, rock and roll, and soft rock. The violin has come to be played in many non-Western music cultures all over the world.The violin is sometimes informally called a fiddle, regardless of the type of music played on it.

The violin is first known in 16th-century Italy, with some further modifications occurring in the 18th and 19th centuries. Violinists and collectors particularly prize the instruments made by the Stradivari, Guarneri and Amati families from the 16th to the 18th century in Brescia and Cremona and by Jacob Stainer in Austria. According to their reputation, the quality of their sound has defied attempts to explain or equal it, though this belief is disputed.[1][2] Great numbers of instruments have come from the hands of “lesser” makers, as well as still greater numbers of mass-produced commercial “trade violins” coming from cottage industries in places such as Saxony, Bohemia, and Mirecourt. Many of these trade instruments were formerly sold by Sears, Roebuck and Co. and other mass merchandisers.

A person who makes or repairs violins is called a luthier. The parts of a violin are usually made from different types of wood (although electric violins may not be made of wood at all, since their sound may not be dependent on specific acoustic characteristics of the instrument’s construction), and it is usually strung with gut, Perlon or other synthetic, or steel strings.” (Wikipedia)

The Violin Making School of America in Salt Lake City

Cremona

Geige

kerman

Composite chordophone sounded by a bow (Wikipedia)

The stroh violin is self-amplified variation on the classic violin design with a resonating metal body and horn.

The American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers provides standards for the string instrument community including standards for violins and the bow family.

Violin Craftsmanship Institute

The Wandering Violin Mantis is one of the most amazing looking mantis species. It is a large mantis with amazing camouflage.

Black Violin is the blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music.

Violin Memory transforms the speed of business with high performance, always available, low-cost management of critical data and applications.

Post the direct URL (link) where your drawing, doodle, artwork is posted (e.g. your blog, Flickr) in the comments area of this post. I would really like to keep all the artwork together and provide a way for others to see your work and get familiar with your blog or website.

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Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

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