Violins can be found in history.

The Importance of the Violin in the Arts and Culture

Culture is not only food for the soul - Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres The violin is one of the most famous instruments in our contemporary society. Piano, clarinet, double bass, oboe, guitar, every note of these instruments, even played with genius, does not resemble the violin, which is a potent symbol for the culture of […]

17 January 2019 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Where is the violin most popular?

How Is the Violin Played Around the World?

“If it is true that the violin is the most perfect of musical instruments, then Greek is the violin of human thought.” - Helen Keller The violin, viola, and cello all originated in Europe and Italy, in particular. So does that mean that the violin is played in the same way in Europe as it […]

19 September 2018 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

How do you play the violin?

Our Advice to Progress in Violin

“A gift without technique is nothing more than a dirty habit” [Un don sans technique n’est rien qu’une sale manie.] - George Brassens (1921-1981), Le mauvais sujet repenti. Learning to play the violin is a great idea, especially if you're really enthusiastic about music! However, there are no frets, a complicated bow technique, complicated tuning, […]

18 September 2018 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Would you like to learn to play the Violin?

Have you been told that it is difficult to learn the violin?

We will not lie to you, this can sometimes be difficult, but that is not a reason to be intimidated or discouraged. With a good teacher, practice, violin lessons and perseverance, you can learn to play the violin!

So, if you have trouble, do not worry, you are not alone! Everyone is struggling with some aspects of this instrument. On Superprof you can find a Violin teacher to help you with violin lessons.

 

It can take years to get good with this instrument

How To Take Violin Lessons?

The only way to raise your proficiency in the violin is to practice. In the world of the string instruments more than any other, practice makes perfect. There is so much to learn and so many ways to learn the violin. You will need to employ targeted focus to your violin lessons to allow yourself […]

8 August 2018 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Buying a violin can be daunting, but Superprof is here to help!

Buying a Violin – What to Consider?

Whether you’re completely new to music lessons or you’re simply looking to fully commit to your musical education by purchasing a violin of your very own, the process of looking for a suitable violin can quickly become complicated. When it comes to choosing a violin to suit you as a player, music teachers can be […]

9 April 2018 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Is learning the violin as hard as everyone says?

Learn How to Play the Violin

Many of us dream of having the ability to play a musical instrument. We usually find ourselves inspired by the orchestras on the BBC Proms, or even the beauty of the musical instruments themselves as we yearn to experience the euphoria of being a part of such a wonderful sound. Watching violinists can be a […]

22 March 2018 ∙ 12 minutes reading time

How can you learn to play violin?

Taking Violin Lessons: FAQs

The violin (or fiddle) isn’t an easy instrument to learn. It requires a lot of hours of practise and even more motivation, especially if you're trying to join an orchestra and become a concert violinist. There are very few people in this world who don’t like music. Music is for everyone, after all. That being […]

8 March 2018 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

How can you learn to play the violin?

Learning Violin

The violin is often thought of as one of the harder orchestra instruments to learn and is seen as inaccessible to many. Of course, this becomes less true by the day. In recent years, new ways of learning have helped bring the violin (or fiddle) to almost everybody. Playing violin is for everyone, after all. […]

8 March 2018 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

When was the violin invented?

Violin Facts: Everything You Need to Know About the Violin

Buying a violin or fiddle is good, knowing your instrument is better. As both a 16th-century invention and a musical instrument, the violin is an amazing object and full of history. From Mozart to Vivaldi via Lully, the violin underwent several changes and luthiers like Stradivarius (one the most famous violin makers) helped make the instrument […]

8 March 2018 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Essential Accessories for Violinists

  • A violin.
  • A bow. This isn’t always included with a violin and can cost around £100;
  • A shoulder rest;
  • Rosin (a resin made from various trees and plants which helps the bow to make its sound when it makes contact with the violin strings);
  • A music stand for your sheet music;
  • A stand for your violin when you’re not playing.

Facts About the Violin

The violin is one of the smallest stringed instruments. It’s made of wood, has 4 strings (metal or nylon wrapped in aluminium/silver), and is held on the left shoulder by the violinist’s chin.

Violins make up the largest section of an orchestra.

Their role is to play the melodies and some of the best solos. The violin is an agile and adaptable stringed instrument and that’s why it’s king of the orchestra.

In addition to being one of the most important members of an orchestra, the violin is also one of the most popular solo instruments.