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Violin

Negative Scanned l Nikon FM2 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 Ai (Manual Focus) | Fujifilm PRO 160 S l Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS, Kuala Lumpur

 

The violin is a bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It is the smallest and highest-pitched member of the violin family of string instruments, which also includes the viola and cello.

 

A violin is sometimes informally called a fiddle, regardless of the type of music played on it. The word "violin" comes to us through the Romance languages from the Middle Latin word vitula, meaning "stringed instrument"; this word is also believed to be the source of the Germanic "fiddle".

 

A person who plays the violin is called a violinist or fiddler, and a person who makes or repairs them is called a luthier, or simply a violin maker.

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Taken on July 10, 2008