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The Violin and Bow parts and How to Play
it
By Lihuan
The Body of the Violin
• Where the sound
comes from
• 1-2 piece backing
• Colors are red to brown
to honey and in
between....
The Pegs, Scroll, Strings, and
Bridge• Pegs are for tuning
• Scroll is mostly for
decoration.
• The strings make the
sound...
Chin Rest and Shoulder Rest
• Shoulder rest goes on
the bottom of the
violin
• Chin rest is on the top
of the violin
• Bot...
The Box and F-holes
• The box is hollow and
vibrates a little when
you play
• F-holes direct sound
• On the inside of the
...
The Bow
• Helps get the loudest
sound out of the violin
by running hairs along
string
• Can’t just play the
bow
• Many dif...
Stick and Hair
• Stick is attached to
hair and both get
tightened at the same
time
• Put rosin on hair
• Plays best when
t...
Frog, screw, and Pad
• Loudest sound is near
the frog
• Screw tightens bow
• Pad is where the first
finger is placed
• Fin...
Tip
• Topmost part
• Tip is where the
weakest sound
comes from
• Not usually the best
place to play
Tip
• Topmost part
• Tip is where the
weakest sound
comes from
• Not usually the best
place to play
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The Parts of the Violin

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Learn the basics of the violin. Learn about the parts and how they contribute to the making of a beautiful instrument.

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The Parts of the Violin

  1. 1. The Violin and Bow parts and How to Play it By Lihuan
  2. 2. The Body of the Violin • Where the sound comes from • 1-2 piece backing • Colors are red to brown to honey and in between. Occasionally you can get them in green, black, or blue • The top and back of the violin is made of spruce • Spruce, poplar, or willow are placed in molds for the violin
  3. 3. The Pegs, Scroll, Strings, and Bridge• Pegs are for tuning • Scroll is mostly for decoration. • The strings make the sound by vibrating when plucked or bowed • Plucking strings is a method called pizzicato • The names of the strings are G [lowest], then D, A, and E [highest] • Bridge helps you play one string at a time G D EA
  4. 4. Chin Rest and Shoulder Rest • Shoulder rest goes on the bottom of the violin • Chin rest is on the top of the violin • Both of these make violin playing more comfortable
  5. 5. The Box and F-holes • The box is hollow and vibrates a little when you play • F-holes direct sound • On the inside of the violin is usually info about the maker
  6. 6. The Bow • Helps get the loudest sound out of the violin by running hairs along string • Can’t just play the bow • Many different colors
  7. 7. Stick and Hair • Stick is attached to hair and both get tightened at the same time • Put rosin on hair • Plays best when tightened by screw on bottom of bow Stick Hair
  8. 8. Frog, screw, and Pad • Loudest sound is near the frog • Screw tightens bow • Pad is where the first finger is placed • Fingers from the right hand are placed on top of the bow in order to play
  9. 9. Tip • Topmost part • Tip is where the weakest sound comes from • Not usually the best place to play
  10. 10. Tip • Topmost part • Tip is where the weakest sound comes from • Not usually the best place to play

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