String instruments have always been beautiful – to see and to hear. They have a stylish, elegant shape. Good violins aren’t built by machines like identical cars in a factory: each one is crafted by hand out of top-quality wood and carefully varnished. Old instruments were sometimes even decorated with beautiful patterns.
The shape of the violin family instruments is a bit like the female body. Many of its parts have the same names as parts of the human body: belly, neck, back, shoulders.
All string instruments are ‘chordophones’: the sound is made by vibrating strings that are stretched between two points.
String Instruments contain several instruments that make up the family with various ranges and timbres.
The strings are the largest section in an orchestra and include:
- 1st Violin
- 2nd Violin
- Double Bass