You can play all types of music on a violin

Buying a Violin for Beginners

What You Should Know Before Buying Your First Violin If you're in any way familiar with the Monterey Jazz Festival, you've surely heard of Jean-Luc Ponty. Many credit this French-born jazz violinist with pioneering violin technique in jazz music; others accord him the loftier title of Father of the Jazz Fusion genre. It's not like […]

24 Aug 20217 minutes reading time

How can you learn to play violin?

How to Start Learning Violin for Beginners

Violin for Beginners: All the Tips You Need The fiddle or violin is one of the most challenging instruments to learn and even though it requires hours of dedication and practice, it can be extremely rewarding especially you have hopes of becoming a concert violinist. Of course, when it comes to learning violin for beginners, […]

18 Jun 20218 minutes reading time

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How to Become a Violin Player

Learn Violin and Make a Dream Come True “A gift without technique is nothing more than a dirty habit”  - George Brassens (1921-1981), Le mauvais sujet repenti. For many, learning to play the violin is like a dream come true, it’s also a natural calling when almost everything in your DNA seems to be shouting, […]

15 Jun 20216 minutes reading time

All the violin family shares in common the fact it is made of wood and string.

Different Types of Violin in the Violin Family

The Different Violin Instruments Do you know the violin? Well, the violin is but one instrument in the family of violins which includes the viola, cello, and double bass. It is interesting to know how these instruments in the violin family differ considerably from each other yet work together to form the traditional orchestra. Let’s understand […]

10 Jun 20217 minutes reading time

Learn to Play the Violin

Although it may be difficult, with a good teacher, practice, violin lessons and perseverance, you can learn to play the violin!

Our violin teachers are here to give you their advice and share knowledge from years of experience.

From your first bow strokes to professional performances, our tutors can help you to create beautiful music.

There are talented violinists from across the country registered on our website to help you learn everything from legato to down-bow staccato.

Consult their profiles today to start taking violin lessons near you or online.

 

 

 

Here are details on how to learn the violin and where.

Where Can We Learn To Play The Violin?

How To Learn The Violin And Where Let's say you've always yearned to play a musical instrument but, for whatever reason, you simply never got the chance as a child. Now, master of your own destiny, you intend to satisfy the need to express your artistic side by studying music and learning how to play […]

15 Apr 201913 minutes reading time

Violins can be found in history.

The Importance of the Violin in the Arts and Culture

Which Works Of Art Are Inspired By The Violin? Culture is not only food for the soul - Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres The violin is one of the most famous instruments in our contemporary society. Piano, clarinet, double bass, oboe, guitar, every note of these instruments, even played with genius, does not resemble the violin, […]

16 Jan 20197 minutes reading time

Where is the violin most popular?

How Is the Violin Played Around the World?

How Do Violinists Play Around the World? “If it is true that the violin is the most perfect of musical instruments, then Greek is the violin of human thought.” - Helen Keller The violin, viola, and cello all originated in Europe and Italy, in particular. So does that mean that the violin is played in […]

18 Sep 20187 minutes reading time

Buying a violin can be daunting, but Superprof is here to help!

Buying a Violin – What to Consider?

What Should You Ask Yourself Before you Buy a Violin? Whether you’re completely new to music lessons or you’re simply looking to fully commit to your musical education by purchasing a violin of your very own, the process of looking for a suitable violin can quickly become complicated. When it comes to choosing a violin […]

5 Apr 20187 minutes reading time

How can you learn to play the violin?

Learning Violin

Top Tips for Learning How to Play the Violin The violin is often thought of as one of the harder orchestra instruments to learn and is seen as inaccessible to many. Of course, this becomes less true by the day. In recent years, new ways of learning have helped bring the violin (or fiddle) to […]

26 Feb 20187 minutes reading time

When was the violin invented?

Violin Facts: Everything You Need to Know About the Violin

Learn More about the Violin’s Great History Buying a violin or fiddle is good, knowing your instrument is better. As both a 16th-century invention and a musical instrument, the violin is an amazing object and full of history. From Mozart to Vivaldi via Lully, the violin underwent several changes and luthiers like Stradivarius (one the most […]

23 Feb 20187 minutes reading time

Essential Accessories for Violinists

  • A violin.
  • A bow. This isn’t always included with a violin and can cost around £100;
  • A shoulder rest;
  • Rosin (a resin made from various trees and plants which helps the bow to make its sound when it makes contact with the violin strings);
  • A music stand for your sheet music;
  • A stand for your violin when you’re not playing.

Facts About the Violin

The violin is one of the smallest stringed instruments. It’s made of wood, has 4 strings (metal or nylon wrapped in aluminium/silver), and is held on the left shoulder by the violinist’s chin.

Violins make up the largest section of an orchestra.

Their role is to play the melodies and some of the best solos. The violin is an agile and adaptable stringed instrument and that’s why it’s king of the orchestra.

In addition to being one of the most important members of an orchestra, the violin is also one of the most popular solo instruments.