Major Newsletter By:LAylaa Frazier

This is a diagram of the violin

Parts Of A Violin {From Biggest To Smallest}

In this article, I will talk about parts of a violin starting with the violin itself, then going to the body of the violin. next the fingerboard and neck which holds the peg box. then the scroll, next f-holes, which goes to the bridge. then the tailpiece, next the chin rest. Second the pegs, third, the strings, and finally the bow.

The importance of the body, strings and the bow is that the body is hollow allowing sound waves from the strings to be heard. The strings are the makers of the sound the body allows to be heard. The bow is another instrument that you can use other than your fingers to play the violin. These parts are mostly important because they produce the sound of the violin. This is why these three parts are important to the violin in my opinion.

The three important parts of a violin

The history of the violin: The first makers of violins probably borrowed from various developments of the Byzantine lira.The earliest pictures of violins, albeit with three strings, are seen in northern Italy around 1530, at around the same time as the words "violino" and "vyollon" are seen in Italian and French documents.One of the earliest descriptions of the instrument including its tuning, is from the Epitome musical by Jambe de Fer, published in Lyon in 1556.By this time, the violin had already begun to spread throughout Europe.The violin proved very popular, both among street musicians and the nobility, the french king Charles IX ordered Andrea Amati to construct 24 violins for him in 1560.

How to play a D major scale

The importance of playing scales on a violin is highly important. We have to play the scales because we have to make sure we are in tune. Sometimes when we play the scales we learn new notes. Playing the scales is how I know half the notes I know. My favorite scale to play is the D major scale.

A tuning instrument

In order to play a D major scale, you have to First, play an open D which is no fingers on the D string. Second, you have to put 1 finger on the D string making it an E string {Fun Fact: When you play the strings on a string instrument the letters go A,B,C,D,E,F,G then back to A} .Third, you put 2 fingers on the D string making it an F#. Then, you put 3 fingers on the D string making it a G string. Finally you go back down taking on finger off at a time.

There isn't only the D major scale. There is the G major scale which goes open G, 1 G, 2 G, 3 G, then back down. There is also the F major which goes F natural G, A, B flat, C, D, E, F natural. There is the A major which goes A major, 1G, 2G, 3G-closer to nose, D, E, F#, G#, A. Finally there is the C major which goes Cmajor, Three G, D, One D, Two D, Three D, A, One A, Two A.

A C major scale

Comparing A Violin to Viola

In this article, I will talk about similarities and differences between a violin and a cello. In the first paragraph I will talking about some similarities between a violin and a cello. In the second paragraph I will be talking about some differences between a violin and a viola. Then, after this article there is going to be the quiz.

Violin and Viola

Some similarities from a violin and viola are they are both a 4 stringed bowed instrument. Both can be used to play folk, classical, etc. Both are in the stringed family. They have half of the same strings. One name for the both of them are French.

I will now list some differences between a violin and viola. A viola is bigger than a viola. A violin has a higher sound than a viola. A viola uses a alto clef while a violin plays a treble clef. A violin is more arched than a viola.

End of Articles Quiz

1) What are the three most important parts of a violin?

A)Chin rest, Tailpeice, Pegbox



2) How does a D major go?

A}Open D, 1G,3D,4A,2G

B}Open A, 1D, 2G, 4D, 2A

C}Open D, 1D, 2D, 3D

3] Is a Violin bigger than a Viola?

A] Yes

B] No


A major- one of many scales

Bridge- it's an arch that holds up the string

C bout- the waist of the violin

D major- one of the many scales

Created By
Laylaa Frazier


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