The Violin

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Violin
also known as a fiddle, is a string instrument, usually with four strings tuned in perfect fifths.
String
the gut, wire, or nylon cord of a musical instrument.
Bow
stick with a ribbon of horsehair strung between the tip and frog.
Pizzicato
in the written music is to be played by plucking the string with a finger of the right hand rather than by bowing.
Peg
is used to hold a string in the pegbox of a stringed instrument.
Sound Hole
an opening in the upper sound board of a stringed musical instrument.
Double Stops
is when two separate strings are stopped by the fingers, and bowed simultaneously,
Vibrato
is a technique of the left hand and arm in which the pitch of a note varies in a pulsating rhythm.
Fingerboard
is a thin, long strip of material, usually wood, that is laminated to the front of the neck of an instrument.
Bridge
is a precisely cut piece of maple that forms the lower anchor point of the vibrating length of the strings and transmits the vibration of the strings to the body of the instrument.