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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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    Fegley Instruments and Bows
    400 W 37th St, Reading, PA 19606
    Handcrafted with experience, care and quality, Fegley Instruments and Bows is more than just violins, violas, cellos and bows
    (610) 779-0665
    Gammuto Stringed Instruments
    1933 Clearview Ave, Jeffersonville, PA 19403
    We specialize in the restoration and repair of stringed instruments of all national origins and value. Each project, large or small, is treated as a unique challenge. We also carry a wide selection.
    (610) 986-8379
    David Bromberg Fine Violins
    601 N Market St, Wilmington, DE 19801
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    (302) 472-6700
    User Review: "We have purchased 2 violins from db and have been more than satisfied. Would recommend , and do often, to anyone looing..."
    Meadowood Music
    8521 Allentown Pike, Blandon, PA 19510
    (610) 916-1285
    Scrolls and Strings Violin House
    608 Penn Ave, Reading, PA 19611
    (610) 374-3350
    Montero Violins
    705 Chestnut St # Frnt, Emmaus, PA 18049
    (610) 965-2756
    Water Violet Bows
    112 Pinnacle Point Dr, Lancaster, PA 17601
    (717) 892-3757
    Kot's Violin and Bow Workshop
    33 Devonwood Rd, Wayne, PA 19087
    (610) 225-1870
    Kot's Violin and Bow Workshop
    1048 W Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
    (610) 527-5552
    Golden Violins
    7801 Winston Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19118
    (215) 242-0307
    Stevens Paul E Violin Maker & Restorer
    15 Simpson Rd, Ardmore, PA 19003
    (610) 649-0737
    Christopher Germain Violin Maker
    1625 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    (215) 545-2500
    Moennig William & Son Violins
    2039 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    (215) 567-4198
    David Michie Violins
    1714 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    (215) 545-5006
    Roberts Clifford
    730 Bainbridge St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
    (215) 440-0406

    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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