Well, what better place to start than with the instruments of chamber music? Almost all types of music require the use of instruments (voice being the only exception) and thus the instruments are the most fundamental parts of music. So what instruments exactly are we talking about? Well, the most commonly used instruments in chamber music are the violin, viola, cello, and piano.
Composers have written music for almost every feasible combination of these instruments. Before we get involved with more advanced theories and practices used in music, we'll take a look at these simple yet versatile instruments which make music possible. In the following pages, we will go into depth on the origin and development of these instruments into their modern day variations as well as discussing many interesting facts about them.
If you are already familiar with the instruments that we have
already mentioned, we still encourage you to read our explanations,
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