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Often celebrated as the instrument sounding closest to the human voice, the violin has special place in musical history. Find out about the parts of the violin and how you play it.
Miranda Dale explains the various parts of the violin bow and shows how the bow can be used to achieve different sound effects.
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17th-century Italy produced some dazzling performers and composers for the violin. From virtuosity and lyricism to animal sounds, they explored all of it's possibilities.
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Find out which pitches the violin's four strings are tuned to and where to find them on the piano.
An introduction to the techniques used by violinists, and a look at the playing of Yehudi Menuhin, one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century.
The violin had to go through quite a few changes before it arrived at the instrument we known today. The need to make more sound was one of the driving forces in its development.
How the violin is made and a look at the bow. With demonstrations from Lucy Gould and Miranda Dale on how to play it
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Lucy explains how starting to learn the violin was not always easy and talks about her life and career as a professional musician.
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