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String Instruments

String instruments are any instruments which produce sound by vibrating strings. Many instruments belong in this family, including: banjos, cellos, double basses, guitars, violas, and violins. Questions about these instruments belong here.

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Who played the violin solo in the cricket of Times Square?

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Itzhak Perlman, "Massenet" (Meditation from Thais)

Material uses to make a stradivarius violin?

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There are many materials used in the making of a Violin, one of the important materials is the tone wood used, that wood is usually "Sitka spruce", other wood, (decorative) can be most anything, most of the time highly figured. to help you futher try this webb site: * stewmac.com * or you can get a catolog from:imi@imii.com(E-mail)

How do you apply rosin to a violin bow?

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If you have not used the rosin on your bow before, take a nail file and file the top of the rosin down so that it looks a bit scratchy. Then run the scratchy side of the rosin up and down the horsehair of the bow in long even strokes. You know you have enough rosin on your bow when you draw the bow across the string and it leaves a white rosin trace. Remember to wipe off your strings with a towel when you're done playing to keep the rosin from building up. When applying rosin to the string do not touch the horsehair with your hand because the oils from your hand will ruin the horsehair if you touch it too much.

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Only poor quality or old rosin needs to be scratched before use. I would recommend that having a clear tone tells you when you have enough rosin, if you go as far as leaving rosin dust on the string, you definitely have enough.

What awards has Banjo Paterson won?

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Andrew Barton Paterson, or Banjo Paterson, was actually trained as a fully qualified solicitor. He was also passionately nationalistic, which made him popular with Australians in a newly-established country searching for its individuality apart from Britain. In 1885, Paterson started publishing his poetry in the Sydney edition of The Bulletin, using the pseudonym of "The Banjo", the name of a favourite horse. In 1890 he wrote the poem "The Man From Snowy River", which really caught the heart of the nation, and in 1895 had a collection of his works published under that name. This book is the most sold collection of Australian Bush Poetry and is still being reprinted today. He was also the author of other well known poems such "Clancy of the Overflow", "Mulga Bill's Bicycle" and, of course, "Waltzing Matilda". Paterson was also a war correspondent during the Boer war.

Which is the largest out of the violin viola cello and bass?

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Truthfully I would say that bass is the best instrument. That is if you are looking for a challenge. It is a very large instrument with a large range of notes that can range from a low E (or B if you have a extension or five string bass) to a high G or D. If you want a beautiful instrument you can play cello or violin. But unless you are amazing at either of those instruments you are not going to get very far. There is much less competition if you play bass. This is a completely biased opinion. I hope your instrument searching goes well!

Is the violin a seventh larger than the viola?

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The viola is one-seventh in size of the violin, and the violin is one-fifth higher in pitch.

What type of energy is a violin?

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Sound Energy;)

How much money is a g string on a violin?

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The cost depends on the quality of the string you are using. Mine usually cost around $25.00. You can get them for either a very low price, or a higher price.

Which string instrument uses alto clef?

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The viola, to make it easier for the viola player aka the violist to read music on the staff.

How much is a stradivarius worth?

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A copy of a 1721 Stradivarius violin is actually not worth very much. On the retail market they can be found for about $175 to $400.

What songs have been written for the violin?

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there are lots of fun things to play on the vilolin. you could even make up a song. you would like it the best because you made it. that's what i would do.

What is the value of a copy stradivarius violin?

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i would say they are about $100-150 bucks...they are just cheap copies of the real deal.....but good enough to start with i guess. hope that helps.

What is the cheapest string instrument?

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as far as i am concerned its the Ukulele-cost around £20

What are unique about violins?

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The violin is said to be the most diversely expressive instrument, second only to the human voice.