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Making Violin Instruments

Making good quality violin instruments isn't easy. Neither is purchasing one, unless you’re a fan of taking a second mortgage on your valued home, or seeing a big figure accompanied with a minus sign on your dwindling line of credit.

This wonderful instrument is heavily associated with Andrea Amati (1525-1611), who’s violin making skills helped greatly in the development of this instrument. Another great violin maker, Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737) would have probably been the ultimate person to receive violin building advice from.

Famous performers of the past and present include Joseph Joachim, Jascha Heifetz, Yehudi Menuhin, Itzhak Perlman and Anne-Sophie Mutter, among many others.

The instrument has a range of over three and a half octaves and its strings are tuned as such: g, d’ a’, and e’’. The apostrophe refers to the d and a just above middle C. Similarly, two apostrophes (following the letter e) refer to the e found a major tenth above middle C.

Violins are one of the most expressive instruments ever invented. Try to write for it and consult with a performer about the complexities of bowing. Often times, an eager performer will even help you in this process.





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Piano Music | Chamber Classical Music | Inspirational Orchestral Music | Classical Composers | Name That Music | Free Composition and Piano Lessons | Piano Music Notes | Learn Music Theory | Finale Music Writing Software | Composing Music to Films | Writing Classical Score | List of Instruments | Music Sound Recording Studios | Multitrack Recording Process | Music Mixing Advice