Posts Tagged ‘Violin History’

Where Gut Violin Strings Really Come From

Where Gut Violin Strings Really Come From

Getting that truly Classical, Renaissance or Baroque sound from a violin really requires the use of ‘gut’ strings. The combination of rich, deep tones and complex overtones give a unique authenticity that only good gut core strings seem to come close to. So, you’ve heard the terms ‘gut’ or ‘catgut’ – but where do these strings really come form, how are they made and what’s behind their unique sound and

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Test Your Violin History Knowledge

Test Your Violin History Knowledge

The instrument from that we recognise today as a ‘Violin’ emerged over 500 years ago from Italy. The

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