8 terms

The Violin


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A long rod, originally curved but now nearly straight, with horsehairs stretched from one end to the other, used for playing on a musical instrument of the violin and viol families.
A thin, fixed wedge or support raising the strings of a musical instrument above the sounding board.
The string in which you pull the violin bow across to make music.
A pin of wood or metal in the neck of a stringed instrument that may be turned in its socket to adjust a string's tension.
The treble instrument of the family of modern bowed instruments, held nearly horizontal by the player's arm with the lower part supported against the collarbone or shoulder.
A pulsating effect, produced in singing by the rapid reiteration of emphasis on a tone, and on bowed instruments by a rapid change of pitch corresponding to the vocal tremolo.
Played by plucking the strings with the finger instead of using the bow, as on a violin
Double Stops
Two or more notes bowed simultaneously on a stringed instrument, as the violin.

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