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Buy the violin?

The violin is one of the most famous instruments that has existed for centuries. Known both for the classical orchestra as well as of folk music and even jazz. This instrument is one of the few that has different sizes suitable for children: from the smallest 1/32, the 1/16, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 to the 3/4. For adults the 4/4 size is suitable, but also occasionally the 7/8. The violin has 4 strings that are tuned as follows: G, D, A, E from low to high. These four strings can be made of different materials. The traditional intestine (bald or injured), steel or plastic.Read more...

 

Viool kopen?

De viool is één van de bekendste instrumenten die al eeuwenlang bestaat. Bekend zowel van het klassiek orkest als van de volksmuziek en zelfs jazz. Dit instrument is een van de weinige die verschillende maten heeft geschikt voor kinderen: van de kleinste 1/32, de 1/16, 1/8, ¼, ½ tot de ¾. Voor volwassenen is de 4/4 maat geschikt, maar ook af en toe de 7/8. De viool heeft 4 snaren die gestemd zijn als volgt: G, D, A, E van laag naar hoog. Deze vier snaren kunnen van verschillende materialen zijn gemaakt. Het traditionele darm (kaal of omwonden), staal of kunststof. Lees meer...

Viool kopen?

De viool is één van de bekendste instrumenten die al eeuwenlang bestaat. Bekend zowel van het klassiek orkest als van de volksmuziek en zelfs jazz. Dit instrument is een van de weinige die verschillende maten heeft geschikt voor kinderen: van de kleinste 1/32, de 1/16, 1/8, ¼, ½ tot de ¾. Voor volwassenen is de 4/4 maat geschikt, maar ook af en toe de 7/8. De viool heeft 4 snaren die gestemd zijn als volgt: G, D, A, E van laag naar hoog. Deze vier snaren kunnen van verschillende materialen zijn gemaakt. Het traditionele darm (kaal of omwonden), staal of kunststof. Lees meer...

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Making the violin ready to play

Violins have different parts that need to be properly adjusted. The keys should fit properly without getting stuck or reversing easily. The key must be well scraped and the comb to be the correct height. If you buy a violin it must already be well finished by a skilled violin maker. All our string instruments are ready to play in the house.

 

Buy or rent?

For children, it is advisable to a violin to rent in the beginning. Partly because, of course, it's not yet certain if they'll go through with it. But mainly because they have to do with the growth and change of sizes (1/41/2, 3/4, 7/8). About every two years, a children's violin is exchanged for a larger size. In the end, with the adult violin (4/4) around the age of 12 to 13 years.

 

Repair and maintenance

A violin does not require much maintenance, as long as it is well taken care of. However, it is good to bring the violin to the store every 12 to 18 months for a check-up. Together with our violin maker consultations can be held on possible maintenance. It is also good to replace the strings, depending on how much has been played. Has there been any damage? Then you can always contact us for repair.

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The bow

In order to play the violin, a BowNeed. At Music All In you can find different sticks. The better bows are made of Pernambuco. Brazielhout's sticks for beginners. It is important that the stick is straight and keeps its tension for a long time. Also, the slipper should fit well on the stick and be easy to turn. Stick hair (made of horse hair) Resin necessary to stick well to the strings of the violin. A bow needs new hair about every year and a half. Depending on how much is played.

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