Violin made in about 1770. (1) Chinrest (2) Tailpiece (3) Bridge (4) Strings (5) Fingerboard (6) Fine-Tuner (7) Sound hole (8) Corner (9) Purfling (10) Body (11) Rib (12) End Button
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In order to correctly play the violin you will need to know what all the parts are. In this article I will teach you the names of the major ones from the top of the violin to the bottom (not in the order of the picture).
- Scroll - This is the decorative part located at the very top of the violin they are mostly hand carved.
- Tuning pegs - These are used to tune the violin, by adjusting them up or down you can tune your violin.
- The Nut - This supports the strings and keeps them away from the fret board.
- Fingerboard - This is the strip of wood on the neck of the violin where the strings are this is also the area where you play or finger the notes.
- The Strings - The violin has four strings tuned a fifth apart from thickest to thinnest they are G, D, A and E.
- The Bridge - This holds the strings in place it is essential as its placement affect the quality of the sound produced by the violin.
- F Holes - These are on either side of the bridge and allow the sound of the vibrating strings to resonate. They are called f holes because they are shaped like an f in italics. Altering the F hole can affect the sound of the violin.
- Tail piece - This is the part that anchors the strings to the violin.
- Chin Rest - This helps the violinist hold the instrument in place while playing the violinist can use their chin to hold the violin freeing up their hands.
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