A small instrument with four strings, played with a bow; a fiddle.
bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow
a book from which music issues forth as clearly as from any music box
a fiddle that went to college
a fragile thing and the risk of breaking the string is always present
a hollow wooden box with rounded ends and a narrow center
a lovely melodic instrument
a musical instrument, a member of the strings family musical instrument families
a musical instrument, and is specifically designed to have resonances, as does a piano, bassoon or guitar - this is how we can tell them apart without looking
a stringed www
a string instrument
Treble-pitched 4-stringed instrument played with a rosined horsehair bow. The two commercially successful automatically-played violins were the Hupfeld Phonoliszt-Violina and the Mills Violano-Virtuoso.
In the violin family, the treble instrument played under the chin.
The violin's four strings are set in vibration (usually one at a time) by drawing a bow across them with the right hand while the fingers of the left hand stop the strings, changing its vibrate length and thus the pitch. Example: Haydn, String Quartet, Op.76, No.2, fourth movement Real Audio: 28k | 56k | About this album
A stringed instrument in which strings are drawn with a box or plucked in order to produce sound