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By: Adam Fischer
Table of Contents Chapter 1: Why You Should Play The Violin Chapter 2: Basics Of The Violin Chapter 3: Parts Of The Violin Chapter 4: Violin vs. Cello Chapter 5: How To Play The Violin Chapter 6: Taking Care of The Violin Glossary
Chapter 1: Why You Should Play The Violin Are you going to play video games all day because you’re bored??? Video games are not the answer. Grab a violin, a stand, some music, and play that sweet tune. The violin is a fun activity for everyone you know to do all day. The violin relieves stress, and with practice, you could have a job because you’re so good at the violin!!! You can even play the violin in orchestras!!! stand
Chapter 2: Basics Of The Violin The violin is a fun instrument that is used to pass time and just so you can play your own music! The violin has many parts. The violin looks a little bit like an oval with a peg sticking out of it. There are many parts of the violin that you will learn about in another chapter. The violin is one of the main instruments played in orchestras. It is practically impossible to have an orchestra without at least a few violins.
Chapter 3: Parts Of The Violin Again, there are many parts of the violin including the fingerboard, the bridge, the strings, the f holes and many other parts. In this chapter, you will learn about these parts. Let’s start with the fine tuners. There are four fine tuners on the violin, because there are four strings on the violin attached to the fine tuners. When the strings on your violin get out of tune (too tight or too loose), whether you turn the fine tuners left or right (tightening or loosening), the fine tuners will make teeny adjustments to how your strings sound when you play them. Tuning Pegs: The tuning pegs, like the fine tuners, make adjustments to the strings; except, the tuning pegs make large adjustments to the way your strings sound. Bridge: The bridge is what keeps the strings supported.
Chapter 3: Parts Of The Violin Continued The bridge is located in between the fingerboard and fine tuners. Chin Rest: The chin rest is where you rest your chin when you play the violin. Fingerboard: The fingerboard is where you put your fingers on the strings. Putting your fingers closer to the bridge makes a higher note. Those are the parts of the violin. Chin rest Bridge StringsFingerboard Fine tuners Violin Bow Tuning pegs f holes
Chapter 4: Violin vs. Cello The violin and cello are both great instruments, but they have their differences. For instance, the cello is a lot bigger than the violin. There are many differences and similarities between these two instruments, and in this chapter, you will learn about them. Well then, let’s get stared!!! The violin makes a much smaller sound than the cello. The cello has different kinds of strings than the violin. You have to sit down to play the cello, but you can sit down or stand up to play the violin. Here are some similarities between the cello and the violin. The cello and the violin both have a bridge, fingerboard, tuning pegs, fine tuners, strings, and f holes.
Chapter 5: How To Play The Violin The violin is a hard instrument to play at first, but after you practice a lot, you’ll get really good at it and at that point, it’s loads of fun!!! In this chapter, you will learn how to play the violin. Ready, let’s go!!! The first thing you will learn about are the letter names of the strings. There are four strings. They each have their own names. The names are all letters. The lowest string is G, it makes the lowest notes out of all the strings. The second lowest note is D. The second highest string is A. The highest string is E. On the fingerboard, you put your fingers on the strings to make a specific note. Now for the bow. The bow actually isn’t part of the violin. It’s separate. When you play, you move the bow up and down between the bridge and the fingerboard. Now you will learn about accompaniments. Accompaniments are where another instrument, like the piano, plays in the background while you…
Chapter 5: How To Play The Violin continued …play as the star! Duets are fun because a duet is when somebody plays a piece with you. Now, you may think that duets are the same thing as accompaniments, but in duets, unlike accompaniments, you’re both the stars!!! Pizzicato: Pizzicato is a fun part of playing the violin. Sometimes when you are playing the violin, on your music above the staff, it will say pizzicato. Pizzicato means to pluck the strings with your index finger.
Chapter 6: Taking Care Of Your Violin Taking care of your violin is simple. You rosin your bow, clean your strings, and tighten and loosen your bow. Now, before you play, you tighten your bow. Also, before you play, you rosin your bow. After you play, you loosen your bow. You might also want to clean the white stuff off your strings. That’s some rosin from your bow. THE END
Glossary Stand– A stick with three legs and a shelf to hold your music on top. Orchestras– A group of instruments playing different pieces of music together to make it sound like it is all one song. Instrument – Anything that can make music. Note– A symbol in a piece of to show what to play on an instrument Cello– A string instrument like the violin, only it is much bigger and makes lower notes. Rosin- A substance that you put on a string instrument’s bow to make it stick to the strings more. Pizzicato To pluck the strings instead of using your bow.
About The Author Adam Fischer is a third grade student at Birmingham Covington School. Adam enjoys reading, drawing, making comics with his older brother Paul, and wrestling with his oldest brother Perry. Adam also enjoys playing the violin, playing the piano, and playing video games. Adam loves his whole family including his mom, his dad, his oldest brother Perry, and his middle-older brother Paul.