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Sheet Music for Violin and Other String Instruments

By Helen Baxter

The violin is a bowed stringed instrument and is the highest pitched member of the violin family. It sits along side its cousins – the other members of the violin family – the viola, cello, and double bass.

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The bow of the violin is a narrow, slightly incurved stick of Pernambuco about 75 cm long, with a band of horsehair stretched from end to end of the bowstick. The violin has four strings tuned a fifth apart, to the notes G, D, A, and E.

On early violins the strings were of pure gut. Today they may be of gut, gut wound with aluminum or silver, steel, or perlon.Continue reading Sheet Music for Violin and Other String Instruments