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    Violin History

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    The history of the violin is pretty cool. People believe that the violin originated from Italy in the early 1500s. It seems to have been evolved from the fiddle and rebec considering they were stringed instruments. The person who is known to be the one who made the instrument is Andrea Amati. Others were recognized also such as Gasparo de Salo and Giovanni Maggini. They were both italians (I guess their not only good for making food.) but during the 17th and early 18th century violin making reached its peak. The violin has been through some innovations, the earliest form of the violin are very different from today’s violin. Back then violins had shorter necks that were thicker and less angled. The fingerboard was much shorter and the bridge…

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    Violins are the most popular and the most well known instrument in the strings orchestra. This often leads to some people thinking of every strings instrument in terms of the violin. For example, a cello is a “big violin.” Lots of strings players who don't play the violin are often enraged by comments like these, but how close are cellos to violins? Cellos are actually very similar to violins, as their alias suggests, but violins and cellos are also very different. Violins, for starters, are…

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    change how the violin looked, but it also changed how the violin was used and held. The Classical era brought a new way of holding the instrument, “[the] early Classical period assured holding the violin on the shoulder, though a few village violinists might still have played violins on the breast.” The shoulder playing technique is how modern violinists play the instrument today, but none of this would be possible if were not for the Classical period and its improvements to the instrument. One…

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    The Violin Research Paper

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    Violins are one of the most popular instruments ever. They are an hourglass-shaped string instrument that reaches the highest pitches in a string orchestra. The violin's history goes a long way back through many different types of medieval instruments such as the viol. The viol was a great instrument, but when Andrea Amati greatly improved its design and called it the violin, many forgot about it. Before violins was invented, the viol family developed in Spain (Parker 148). "There were three…

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    John Juzek Violin Analysis

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    The violin selected for this assignment is a John Juzek Violin. It is a beautiful handmade wooden full size (4/4) violin with a carved spruce wood top, a flamed maple back, and an ivory inlaid tailpiece. The violin is fitted with prelude dominant strings and an Aubert Bridge. The violin came with an accompanying German bow. The violin has a beautiful tonal quality lacking any dead spots in the sound while played in 4th (1st shift) position. Some of the special qualities this violin possesses…

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    History and/or Manufacturers: According to violin maker William Bartruff, the violin first appeared in Italy in the 16th century. While the very first violin is maker is not precisely known, scholars debate between Andrea Amati and Gasparo di Bertolotti da Salò. However, debates lay in Amati’s favor. He was considered a lute maker at the time and as the violin was not well known, he would not be documented as the maker of such. Also, the first four string violin as well as the oldest surviving…

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    Enemies and Violins I came home from school, tired and exhausted. I walked across The hallway to my room. I heard The music as I entered the room, but all that was there was a violin, lay there with its back on the bare floorboards. I carefully picked it up and cradled it as I sat down on my bed. Memories flooded into my mind at the instant. I used to play the violin, but I stopped years ago. I had a best friend I would practice with. she dies in a car accident with her family . We used to…

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    enhance the vibrations of the violin as I start to play my audition piece. My dreams, my passion, all poured into one final song to show my progression. The pain and suffering launched at me to destroy my hopes and dreams were finally coming to an end. Starting my journey as a violinist in middle school, I was filled with inspiration and excitement to learn the violin. Ever since I was little I adored the violinists in my favorite animations and movies and always wanted to be like them.…

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    A choice has been made to pick this delicate instrument, a weapon of my choice—the violin. Carefully, one removes the seals from the case it has been resting in—it made a soft clicking sound like the locks from a prisoner’s cage. The case opens slowly revealing what was inside of it. The instrument patiently waits for its master as it lays on its furry navy blue bed. Silence filled the room as each one stare at each other and talk with their amazed eyes. The violin was glistening with beauty;…

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    Born in rural New South Wales, Kate Young began playing violin at the age of four. Despite growing up in Streaky Bay, a small and remote South Australian town 800km west of Adelaide, at the age of 14, she received a scholarship to study at the Sydney Conservatorium High School. Upon completion, she continued her musical studies at the Elder Conservatorium of Music in Adelaide where she studied under Keith Crellin OAM, graduating with honours in 2008. In the same year, she won first place in…

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