Asked in Violin
What is the name of the second group of violins in an orchestra?
Second Violins. (There is a difference between First and Second violins, but they are still violins. First Violins typically take the high notes, and often the melody, while the second violins play the lower registers and echo the first violins. Sometimes Second Violins take the melody.) ...
Asked in Violin
Why are there two sets of violins in an orchestra?
First Violins and Second Violins. First Violins typically take the high registers and the melody. Second Violins play the lower parts and are an 'echo' to the first violins, though they can play in unison, or have the melody. ...
How many first violins in an orchestra?
It depends on the size of the orchestra. If you have a larger orchestra, there will be more 1st violins. If you have a smaller orchestra, there will be less 1st violins. Also, it depends on how the conductor decides to split the violins. The conductor may try to split the violins evenly or have one section of violins that is bigger than the other section(s) of violins. ...
What is the difference between normal violins and stradivarius violins?
Stradivarius violins are very expensive violins that some professionals use because of their excellent tone and sound quality. They are of much better quality than standard violins that most people have. ...
Asked in Music, Musical Instruments, String Instruments
Does viola usually play the same melodies as first or second violins?
Usually as second violins, but in some parts they also can have the melody of the first violins! ...