the fascinating world of the violin...
musical instrument tuned in fifths, played with a bow,
and held between the shoulder and the chin.
is hard to believe that this small instrument, made of simple
pieces of wood cut out and glued together, consisting of only
four cords, and whose sound range and volume are relatively
low, has acquired such prominence in the world of music. The
prodigy is one of the incomprehensible phenomena of the history
web site has been created with the aim of unveiling the
mystery behind the violin; going into its history, its manufacture,
discovering the composers and musicians who play it, and learn
how it is played. Our presentation will include the other members
of the violin family (strings) as well as some scientific information.
violin, which developed from its primitive form of fiddlerís
instrument to accompany singing and dancing, reached an unequalled
level of perfection in only a few decades. It became, in the
hands of great musicians, the preferred instrument for expressing
The violin indeed was to prove itself both as a solo and as
a concert instrument.
is no easy task to speak equitably of the immensely rich history
of the violin, nor of its music and its masters. We shall attempt,
however, to cover the basic elements related to the vast complexity
of what is denominated "violin".