The Violin – Part 2

Yesterday you had the opportunity to learn more about the history of the violin. Today, we thought that telling you more about each part of this instrument would be interesting.

The parts of the violin can be classified in decorative and functional elements:

The top part is called scroll and is a decorative element. In the same time this is the ending part of the neck.

Just below the scroll, you can observe the pegbox. This element is very important because the pegs are inserted there and they help the violin to create its beautiful sound.

Another very important element of the violin is the nut. Its role is to support the strings and to assure a certain distance for them.

The strings, are 4 to a regular type of violin, but for some modern and futuristic representations of this instrument, the number may be different.

The bridge and its importance is due to the fact that it influences the quality of the sound produced by the violin and the strings.

Under the bridge, one can observe the sounding post, which has the role to support the pressure created inside the violin.

The fingerboard is the piece of wood, on which the strings are positioned. It is called fingerboard, because while playing the instrument, the person doing the action presses the strings.

Maybe the most important part of a violin is the F hole. It is called ”F” hole because it has the form of the letter ”f” in italic. This hole allows the sound to come out from the violin.

The tailpiece holds the strings at a right distance from the bridge.

The last element of the violin is the Chin Rest. The chin helps the violinist to hold the violin while playing.

Sources:

  1. http://brebru.com/violin/v3/v3.html
  2. http://musiced.about.com/od/beginnersguide/a/vparts.ht

 

 

 

 

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