The violin is the best known bowed string instrument and is also called a fiddle. Used by all music styles from classical to rock, folk/traditional music and pop.

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Is there a chance for heavy violin strings to harm the instrument?

Is there anything like that that heavy or other kinds of violin-strings should break down the instrument?
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Do I need a teacher to learn violin?

I'd like to take up the violin, but I travel too much to take lessons. Is it reasonable to learn violin without a teacher? And I take 'unreasonable' to mean "don't even bother- you'll be much better ...
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What can I do to learn violin before going to a teacher?

Well, I just got a violin today. Got it set up, tuned up (I think), aaaand... Most horrible sound ever heard in my life! :D So, it is time to learn to play it. Apparently, it is highly advised to get ...
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Tension when practice arpeggios on the violin

I have played the violin for 2 years. One of the most persistent problems for me is the unbearable tensions in the left hand. The tension is much increased when I practice the arpeggios, with the ...
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Violin strings breaking in fingerboard area

My violin's strings have been breaking every 3 to 4 weeks. I only practice about 10 hours a week. It is not normal for strings to be breaking constantly and though the problem could be an incorrect ...
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How to achieve a rapid violin tremolo

I heard a romanian gipsy fiddler playing dizzyingly rapid tremolo. How can I achieve that?