The Young Master violin is the top model in our new string line. Constructed with a seasoned spruce top and a flamed maple back that creates a full sound with a rich look. Features include ebony parts and a dressed ebony fingerboard. The spruce top and maple body is covered with a high quality hand applied varnish, the neck has a matte
finish. The completed violin is strung with Prelude strings by D?Addario.
Violins are ideal for young players, because they come in so many sizes. School music programs usually introduce the violin in the fourth grade, and students begin with half-size or three-quarter size instruments, but even the very young (3 year olds) can become quite accomplished with their little sixteenth size instruments. As the child grows, the instrument can be traded for larger sizes until they are able to handle a full size violin. With the renewed educational emphasis on the arts, violin playing has become an increasingly popular choice in school music programs.|
The violin and its extended family (including violas, cellos and basses) are central to the symphony orchestra. While classical music, with which the
viol. is usually associated, is traditionally the music style of the violin player, a great variety of musical opportunities are available to the violinist. There is a long history of various styles of "fiddle" music.
HOW DIFFICULT IS IT TO LEARN THE VIOLIN?
The difficulty of playing the viol. has sometimes been overplayed because the fretless fingerboard seems formidable to those unfamiliar with the instrument. In reality, the
viol. is quite easy to play, and with proper hand position, and the use of "finger tapes," a student can be playing recognizable tunes within a very short time. Once the student has become familiar with the feel of the instrument, and a measure of pitch recognition has been developed, the finger tapes can be removed. The well known Suzuki method, which encourages parents to start children as early as three years of age, uses tape recordings in conjunction with printed music to help students become familiar with how a piece should sound.
CHOOSING A VIOLIN
Because size is very important in choosing a violin, it is advisable to seek out someone that is familiar with
The violin was developed in the early to mid 1500s by Andrea Amati who apprenticed as a lute maker, and became a master instrument maker in 1525. The oldest
viol. known to still exist, dated 1567, is part of a set of instruments made for King Charles IX of France by Andrea Amati. Antonius Stradivarius, the most illustrious of all violin makers apprenticed with Nicolo Amati (Andrea's grandson) about 100 years later, and brought the violin to its perfection in the early 1700s.
THE VIOLIN FAMILY
The violin is the "King" of the string instrument family, but the viol. family also includes the viola, the cello, and the bass viol. All of these instruments can be used in solo performance as well as being played in their traditional section as a part of an orchestra or other group.
Strunal Model 220 Violin 4/4
Bellafina Model 40 Violin Outfit 4/4
4/4 Full Size Student Violin Starter Kit (Bow, Rosin, Case)
Mendini 4/4 MV300 Solid Wood Violin in Satin Finish with Hard Case, Shoulder Rest, Bow, Rosin and Extra Strings - Full Size
VIOLINSMART MV01 Violin Package (Size: 4/4, Color: Black)
Palatino VN-400 Violin Outfit
MAINTENANCE AND CARE
Like most musical instruments, the viol. requires maintenance occasionally. You should expect a few broken strings from time to time. It just happens with
viol. family instruments. If the same string breaks often, have your repair person examine the
viol. to make sure something is not out of adjustment.
Because the instrument is made of wood and is held together with glue it is very susceptible to heat and humidity changes.
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