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Violin Terminology

Violins, or fiddles, are very popular and versatile string instruments. Violin lessons are used by musicians to play anything from folk music to classical masterpieces. Whether using an antique or electric violin, the principles are the same. Beginners may find it helpful to familiarize themselves with basic violin terminology before embarking on their first lesson.

  • Pegs - The knobs are used to tune a violin by tightening or loosening the strings. A staff member of an instrument store, or a teacher can assist a beginner with properly tuning an instrument.
  • Neck - The length between the pegs and the body of the instrument.
  • Fingerboard - The part of the violin where musicians press the strings down, creating different tones.
  • F Holes - The openings in the body of the violin that allows sound to be heard. Electric violins may not have f holes, as they have a different method of amplification.
  • Bridge - The part of the violin that raises the strings away from the neck and fingerboard of the instrument, and keeps the strings separated from one another.
  • Bow - The part of the instrument that is run over the strings, producing music.
  • Case - A protective cover for transporting a violin. They are relatively cheap, and are very important for protecting the instrument from damage.
  • Sizes - Violins come in a range of sizes, denoted as fractions. A 1/16 violin is appropriate for a three to four year old child, whereas a 4/4 violin is suitable for teenagers and adults. Rental services and used instrument stores provide a cheaper alternative to purchasing new instruments for growing children.
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    David Kerr Violin Shop
    4451 Se 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97202
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    (503) 238-4515
    User Review: "I knew that I needed new strings for my violin and didn't want to do it myself. Current strings were old, steel strings..." - donald (OR)
    Farwell Perry Electric, Inc.
    Ne Portland, Portland, OR 97212
    Your source for Beaverton Violins. Top quality Beaverton Violins
    (503) 890-2352
    Anna Sandys Violins
    3939 Ne Mlk Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
    Violin family repair business we specialize in making violins and sales. Serving the local area violin repairs, part replacement, restoration on old violins and more.
    (503) 481-5606
    Geesman Fine Violins
    900 Sw 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
    (503) 226-2998
    Schuback Violin Shop
    1255 Nw 9th Ave Apt 011, Portland, OR 97209
    (503) 916-4430
    Pete's Upright Bass Shop
    4233 Se Boise St, Portland, OR 97206
    (503) 777-7027
    Kennedy Violins
    508 Se 117th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98683
    (800) 779-0242
    Mark Moreland Violin Shop
    1002 Se Grace Ave, Battle Ground, WA 98604
    Mark Moreland is an internationally respected award-winning luthier. Trained in both instrument making and restoration, Mark has had the benefit of contact with master makers of today and past.
    (360) 723-5385
    Langsather David Violin Maker
    3425 Fairhaven Ave Ne, Salem, OR 97301
    (503) 364-8685
    Strobel Henry Violin Shop
    10878 Mill Creek Rd Se, Aumsville, OR 97325
    (503) 749-1742
    Nancy Rohn Violin Shop
    810 Se Park Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333
    (541) 754-9612

    Violins are essentially string instruments that date back to the 16th century. They typically have four strings, and are tuned in perfect fifths. The violin is played with a bow, and is most commonly seen in classical orchestras. There are many modern and antique violins for sale, which can be played or simply collected and displayed. As you may already know, many middle and high school students play the violin in band or classical music classes. When you buy an instrument like this, it usually comes accompanied with a storage case and bow. The violin is a very popular string instrument made from wood, and is sometimes compared to the viola, fiddle, and cello. The viola is actually a much larger instrument, and is generally tuned a fifth lower than the violin, while the cello is a very large bass instrument with strings. As for the fiddle, it is essentially the same as the violin, but it is used to play folk and country music, as opposed to classical. There are music lessons available for the violin through music tutors and private instructors across the country. As for shopping for this instrument or having it repaired, there are several shops and stores that can assist with this. When people play the violin, they often read from sheet music in order to create harmonic tunes. If you have a music store in your area, it is easy to get more information on new and antique violins for sale, as well as accessories like bows and extra strings for this instrument.
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