What year was the first violin invented?

Answer The modern four-string violin was invented by Italian instrument maker Andrea Amati, apparently in 1555 (the oldest surviving violin is an Amati dating to about 1564). Three-string violins had appe... Read More »

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How old was andrea amati when he invented the violin?

Andrea Amati was an immensely talented violin maker. He was first listed for making violins as an apprentice in 1526, when he was approximately 21 years of age. He was a crucial part of creating th... Read More »

Does Celtic music have a first violin part and second violin part?

According to Fiddling Around the World, traditional Celtic music does not typically have first and second violin parts. Usually, a Celtic music ensemble will be small and consist of only one fiddl... Read More »

How to Buy a Violin?

The violin (sometimes called a fiddle when used in folk music) is a four-stringed classical instrument played by rubbing the strings with a bow and using your fingers to adjust the sound of the str... Read More »

How to Buy a Violin Bow?

Whether you're a student starting out on the violin, or a professional musician, choosing the right violin bow to buy can be difficult. There are a variety of violin bows available in the marketpla... Read More »