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Monthly Archives: December 2014

National Violin Day

Violin Day

Learn to play violin

The older the violin, the better the sound!

Violin Day is celebrated on December 13th of each year.

The violin is an incredibly versatile musical instrument, allowing for music of great passion and incredible delicacy.  The violin is a string instrument, with four strings tuned in perfect fifths.  The modern violin is made of 70 different pieces of wood and is the smallest, highest-pitched member in the  family of string instruments.

The violin is sometimes informally called a fiddle, regardless of the type of music played on it. The word violin comes from the Middle Latin word vitula, meaning stringed instrument; this word is also believed to be the source of the Germanic “fiddle”. The violin, while it has ancient origins, acquired most of its modern characteristics in 16th-century Italy, with some further modifications occurring in the 18th century.

Learning to play the violin is one of the most popular past times of  musical students.  Learning to play the violin takes patience and dedication.  If you desire to play beautiful music, why not try to learn to play the violin?