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