National Violin Day
The violin is a wooden string instrument, generally known as the fiddle. They contain four strings tuned in perfect fifths. Violins are the smallest and highest- pitched member of the violin of string instruments. The others are viola and cello. The person plays the violin is called fiddler or violinist. There are a lot of techniques are used by the musician to produce music from the violin. The music is created by drawing a bow across the strings. National Violin Day comes across 13th December of every year.
Over the years the violinists have shown the versatility of violin in different genres such as classical, folk music, jazz music, baroque music, roll, rock and soft rock music. Thus violin is a versatile instrument in music, and that’s why there’s a Violin Day to celebrate it.
History of Violin Day
On 16th century the violin was first introduced, and further modifications were made during the 18th and 19th century. On 1660’s Violin is the most famous in Europe. Moreover, the violin is in the most prestigious musical groups in the world. There is a believed that Turkic and Mongolian horseman from Asia was the world’s earliest violinists.The horsehair string strung’s with the two-stringed upright fiddle. They played them with horsehair bows and often featured a carved horse’s head at the end of the neck. The violins that we play today, and whose bows are still screwed with horsehair, are a legacy of the nomads. The origin and creator of violin day are still unknown.
“Singing has always seemed to me the perfect means of expression. It is very spontaneous. And after singing, I think the violin. Since I cannot sing, I Paint.” – Georgia O Keeffe.
How to celebrate National Violin Day
If you know how to play the violin you can play violin in honour of National Violin Day. Or you can hear some violin music, and you can use #NationalViolinDay to post on social media.
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