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All You May Want to Know About a Violin


Do you have a passion for music? To be more specific, do you wish to be a violinist? Or perhaps you child is inclined toward music and wants to play the violin? Well, then for obvious reasons you need a violin of the finest quality, and you need to know about this musical instrument which is easily available on stores selling musical instruments.


The violin is a beautiful musical instrument. If you wish to be a violinist or want to buy one, then you need to know about it in detail to make an informed choice. To start with, violins come in different sizes, and the correct size of the violin is determined by the age and the arm length. The size 1/16 and 1/10 is for kids aged 3 to 5 years, and the arm length is 14″ to 15 3/8″ and 15 3/8″ to 17″ respectively. The size 1/8 is again convenient for kids who are aged between 3 to 5 years, and the arm length is 17″ to 17 and a half inches. The size 1/4 is suited to kids between 4 to 7 years, and the arm length varies from 17 and a half inches to 20 inches. The 1/2 and 3/4 are suited for kids between 6 to 7 years and 9 to 11 years respectively. Their arm length is 20″ to 22″ and 22″ to 23.5″ respectively. For kids aged above 11 years and adults, the size 4/4 is ideal, and the arm length ranges from 23.5″ and up.


Talking about the different types of violins, they can be firmly defined into two categories- Acoustic and Electric. The former violin uses a bow and strings to resonate tonewoods which project sound naturally through the ” F-holes.” This can easily found at online stores selling traditional wholesale instruments. The latter violin uses a bow and strings to create a sound that is converted to an electronic signal output to project it through an amplifier or headphones. Without a speaker, it is almost silent, but its sound is higher than an acoustic violin. This violin suits the needs and requirements of advanced players.


Thus, you can easily choose between the two types of the violin. If you want to buy a violin, the better option is to buy at online stores. They offer good discounts on a regular basis to attract the customers.


Violin and other musical instruments are easily available with online stores which are engaged in the business of selling wholesale musical instruments. The musical instrument accessories stores can also be found easily. The best part is that they are tagged at low prices, and so people do not have to spend a fortune on buying musical instruments and musical instruments for kids. They can be easily purchased at reduced prices.


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